Business and Industrial Technologies

The Business and Industrial Technologies Division believes in the value of education and strives to ensure all students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.  Value-based education is an approach to teaching that works with creating a strong learning environment that enhances academic attainment, and develops students' social and relationship skills that last a lifetime.  Working with industry partners, The BIT Division collaborates on creating curriculum that engages students and prepares them to enter the workforce and/or four-year institutions. 

The mission of the Business and Industrial Technologies Division is:

To ensure the skills and knowledge of all students in CTE/STEAM (Career Technology Education/Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) and Academic Certificate and Degree Programs meet current industry standards, enabling graduates to receive a high wage entry-level industry positions and/or to continue their degrees at four-year institutions.

The goals of the Business and Industrial Technologies Division are to:

  • Provide students with a meticulous CTE (Career Technical Education) curriculum that provides high wage upon entry into the workforce
  • Work with business partners to develop CTE curriculum to meet specific industry standards including STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
  • Integrate academic programs with CTE/STEAM programs with project based learning to provide interdisciplinary courses for advancement in the work force and/or four year colleges
  • Monitor student success through assessment and performance measures
  • Assimilate career advisement with academic and career enhancement to strengthen student success

Programs offered within the Business and Industrial Technologies Division:

  • Automotive Technology Certificate
  • Business Administration Certificate and Associate’s Degree
  • Game Design and Simulation Certificate and Associate’s Degree
  • Information Technology Certificate and Associate’s Degree (plus three IT mini-certificates: Networking & Linux, PC Operating Systems & Repair, VMware)
  • Manufacturing Associate's Degree
  • Welding Certificate

Full-Time Faculty in the Business and Industrial Technologies Division:

Anthony Chavez

Lecturer II in Automotive Technology

James Hart

Lecturer I in Information Technology

Ian Burch

Lecturer II in Game Design and Simulation

Stephen Takach

Chair and Senior Lecturer III in Business