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SIU Undergraduate catalogs 2017-2018

Technical Resource Management (TRM), p. 467-470.
Information Systems and Applied Technologies (ISAT), p.295-299.


1. University Core Curriculum Requirement (41 hours) 

2. Requirement for Major in Technical Resource Management (36 hours)

3. Career Electives (43 hours)


1. University Core Curriculum Requirement (41 hours)

  • The Capstone Option reduces University Core Curriculum requirement to 30 hours.

2. Requirement for Major in Technical Resource Management (36 hours)

      TRM Core Requirements (or approved equivalents) - 15hours :

  • TRM 316-3 Applications of Technical Communication. (Same as ISAT 366) The course will increase students’ abilities in communicating various workplace documents common to technical disciplines. Oral presentations use computerized presentation software. The course is designed to meet the writing portion of the College’s Communication-Across-the-Curriculum initiative. A grade of C or better is required. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 w/C or better. Restriction: College of Applied Sciences and Arts.

  • TRM 364-3 Work Center Management. (Same as EST 450) This course is an introduction to the language and concepts of management. Focus is on ethical and social responsibility, the planning process, organizational structure and culture, leadership, and managerial controls. Management topics such as decision making, organizational change, staffing, motivation, and communication will be addressed. A grade of C or better. Restriction: TRM major.

  • TRM 383-3 Data Applications and Interpretation. (Same as EST 365, ISAT 365) This course will give students an understanding of the basic principles and techniques involved in the statistical treatment of data, including the selection of data sources, the design of statistical studies, and the analysis, synthesis, and utilization of data. Students will gain experience in using data for decision-making in their respective professions. Technical Resource Management majors must earn a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: University Core Curriculum Mathematics. Restriction: College of Applied Sciences and Arts.

  • TRM 464-3 Managing For Quality. The course focuses on management techniques used to upgrade the level of quality of products and services in organizations. Topics cover the processes of continuous quality improvement: strategies and objectives, quality measures, participative management practices, worker empowerment, customer preferences and expectations, vendor/supplier inputs, process technology outputs, integrated feedback loops, and quality audits and review. A grade of C or better is required. Prerequisites: UCC Mathematics, TRM 364, 383 with grades of C or better. Restriction: TRM major.

  • TRM 470-3 Project Management. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the project management process based on the knowledge areas/processes developed by Project Management Institute (PMI). This course further provides an in-depth examination of the activities needed to successfully initiate, plan, schedule, and control the time and cost factors of the project from a technical management perspective. Course emphasis using the content of the PMBOK prepares a student for the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) examination/certification. A grade of C or better is required. Prerequisites: TRM 364 and TRM 383, with grades of C or better. Restricted to TRM majors.

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      TRM Support Courses, select from - 6 hours :

  • TRM 332-3 Labor-Management Relations. (Same as EST 387) The student will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of modern labor-management relations. Topics covered include labor history, labor law, unions, labor contracts, collective bargaining processes, grievance and arbitration procedures, and the move towards participative models of labor relations. Restricted to TRM major.

  • TRM 361-3 Fiscal Aspects of Technical Management. (Same as EST 385) An introduction to fiscal structures and problems encountered in the technically oriented enterprise. Restriction: TRM major.

  • TRM 362-3 Legal Aspects of Technical Management. (Same as EST 388) An introduction to the types of legal problems encountered in the technically oriented enterprise. Restriction: TRM major.

  • TRM 421-3 Professional Development. (Same as EST 441) Presents prevailing elements to attain technical career success. Organizational cases explore management and leadership roles, training, strategic planning, and career research explores employment processes and applications practices. Deliverables include a portfolio comprised of career case studies and professional profile materials. Prerequisite: TRM 316 w/C or better or ENGL 102 w/C or better. Restriction: TRM major.

  • TRM 426-3 Technology and International Trade. The international trade of products and services is studied by examining the technology development and transfer concerns of transnational corporations and national governments in industrialized, newly industrialized and developing countries.

  • TRM 440-3 Technology and Management of Sustainable Enterprises. This course focuses on the technology and business principles found in the growing sector of environmentally green enterprise. A variety of sustainable business practices will be studied.

  • TRM 483-3 Quality Measurement. Specialized study of the design of quality control for the improvement of processes and to enhance product or service outcomes. Instruction will focus on the construction of Statistical Process Control (SPC) diagrams and charts appropriate to the technologies found in various types of work environments. The major course project requires students to design aspects of an SPC program based on their specialty area. Lecture three hours. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: TRM 383.

  • TRM 490-3 Technical and Professional Theory. A department honors seminar with challenging assignments and limited enrollment to prepare the student for the values, needs, demands, ethics, epistemologies, and socioeconomic roles of technical work, technicians, professional arenas and professional fields. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: 3.25 or better GPA in major, TRM 316 or ISAT 366.

  • or approved equivalents

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       Approved Electives (specialization, minor, or individualized plan) - 15 hours

3. Career Electives (43 hours)

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