Textile Technology (BS): Supply Chain Operations Concentration

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The B.S. in Textile Technology provides students with basic knowledge of fiber materials, science and technologies of fiber processing, as well as fiber-based product design and development. The curriculum prepares students in product design and development processes, beginning with understanding of application to material selection to appropriate technologies to utilize.

The Textile Technology degree program offers a well rounded versatile degree, which prepares graduates to collaborate effectively with professionals in a global interdisciplinary environment. After introductory exposure to several of the fundamental aspects of fiber science and textile technology, the student can build additional depth in one of the three concentrations of Medical Textiles, Technical Textiles, and Textile Supply Chain Operations or stay in the general degree which allows students the flexibility of designing their own interest or transferring from other programs or community colleges. The Medical Textiles concentration covers design and methods of production of state-of-the-art textile products and devices used in medical applications including sutures for wound closing to cardiac support devices. The Technical Textiles concentration covers design principles, understanding of applications, and technologies relevant to the vast array of technical textiles materials and products used in such areas as transportation, storage, packaging, automobile engineering, geotechnical engineering, and much more. This concentration offers two options: Materials and Nonwovens. The Textile Supply Chain Operations concentration focuses on the design, management, and coordination all the activities required to transform raw materials into finished textile products to retail. Students in this degree program will participate in the TE/TT Capstone Design Program, where projects are sponsored by industry partners and government agencies.  More information about the degrees is available on the TECS TT website.

Plan Requirements

Orientation
T 101Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles1
Acad Writing Research 14
MA/ST and Natural Sciences
Select one of the following: 14
Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A
Computational Mathematics for Life and Management Sciences
Calculus I 1
MA 231Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B3
or MA 241 Calculus II
ST 311Introduction to Statistics3
or ST 370 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
CH 101Chemistry - A Molecular Science 13
CH 102General Chemistry Laboratory 11
Select one of the following:4
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory
College Physics I
Select one of the following:4
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
College Physics II
Major Requirements
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3
FTM 217The Textile Industry3
MT 366Biotextile Product Development3
PCC 302Technology of Textile Wet Processing4
TE 200Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering3
TMS 211Introduction to Fiber Science3
MT 105Introduction to Medical Textiles3
or TT 105 Introduction to Textile Technology
TT 327Yarn Production and Properties4
TT 331Performance Evaluation of Textile Materials4
TT 341Knitted Fabric Technology3
TT 351Woven Products and Processes3
TT 380Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems3
TT 401Textile Technology Senior Design I4
TT 402Textile Technology Senior Design II4
TT 404Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
TT 431Quality Management and Control In Textile Manufacturing3
TT 481Design and Technology of Technical Textiles3
Supply Chain Operations Concentration
TT 480Operations Management Decisions for Textiles3
TT 486Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry3
ACC 210Concepts of Financial Reporting3
BUS 320Financial Management3
Supply Chain Operations Concentration6
GEP Courses
GEP Humanities6
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives5
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Total Hours120

Acad Writing Research

Acad Writing Research
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research4
FLE 101Academic Writing and Research4
Transfer Sequence
ENG 202Disciplinary Perspectives in Writing
ENG 1GEP100 Level English Composition3

Supply Chain Operations Concentration

Supply Chain Operations Electives
FTM 310Entrepreneurship & New Product Development in Textiles3
FTM 315Fashion Product Design3
FTM 317Computer Aided Fashion Design 3
FTM 318Fashion Development Processes3
FTM 320Retail Merchandising in Fashion and Textiles3
FTM 382Brand Management in Textiles and Apparel3
FTM 384Visual Merchandising Principles and Management3
FTM 385Fashion and the Consumer3
FTM 387Textile Brand Communications & Promotions3
FTM 400Major Fashion Designers3
FTM 415Fashion Product Development3
FTM 416The Fashion Industry3
FTM 420Retail Buying in Fashion and Textiles3
FTM 460Textile Market Research3
FTM 481Product Costing in the Textile and Apparel Industry3
FTM 482Global Brand Management in Textiles and Apparel3
FTM 483Global Trade & Sourcing3
FTM 484Strategic Planning and Decision Making in the Textile and Fashion Industries3
FTM 485Textile Computer Integrated Enterprise3
FTM 487Human Resource Management and Leadership in the Textile and Fashion Industries3
FTM 490Development Projects in Textile and Apparel Management1-3
FTM 491Special Topics in Textile and Apparel Management1-4
FTM 494International Industrial Internship in Textile Management3
FTM 497Senior Fashion Collection Studio6
FTM 499Textile Senior Project4
MT 323Introduction to Theory and Practice of Medical Fiber and Yarn Formation3
MT 381Medical Textile and the Regulatory Environment3
MT 432Biotextiles Evaluation3
MT 471The Chemistry of Synthetic and Natural Bipolymers3
NW 408/508Nonwoven Product Development3
NW 503Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens3
NW 504Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
NW 506Bonding Principles in Nonwovens3
NW 507Nonwoven Characterization Methods3
PCC 201Impact of Industry on the Environment and Society3
PCC 420Textile Dyeing and Printing3
PCC 471The Chemistry of Synthetic and Natural Bipolymers3
TE 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TMS 521Filament Yarn Production Processing and Properties3
TT 407Characterization Methods in Nonwovens3
TT 408Nonwoven Product Development3
TT 451Advanced Woven Fabric Design3
TT 470Jacquard Woven Fabric Design3
TT 485Textile Computer Integrated Enterprise3
TT 499Textile Senior Project4
TT 500Understanding the Textile Complex3
TT 503Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens3
TT 504Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
TT 507Nonwoven Characterization Methods3
TT 508Nonwoven Product Development3
TT 520Yarn Processing Dynamics3
TT 521Filament Yarn Production Processing and Properties3
TT 530Textile Quality and Process Control3
TT 532Evaluation of Biotextiles3
TT 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TT 535Research Methods and Management3
TT 549Warp Knit Engineering and Structural Design3
TT 550Production Mechanics and Properties of Woven Fabrics3
TT 551Advanced Woven Fabric Design3
TT 553Formation and Structure of Woven and Knitted Fabrics3
TT 570Textile Digital Design and Technology3
TT 571Professional Practices in Textile Design and Technology3
TT 581Technical Textiles3
TT 591Special Studies in Textile Technology1-4
TTM 530Textile Quality and Process Control3
TTM 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TTM 535Research Methods and Management3

Semester Sequence

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Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 1 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A 1 3
TT 105 Introduction to Textile Technology (CP) 3
T 101 Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MA 231 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B 1 3
MA 132 Computational Mathematics for Life and Management Sciences 1
PY 211 College Physics I 4
TMS 211 Introduction to Fiber Science 3
FTM 217 The Textile Industry 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
EC 205 Fundamentals of Economics 3
PY 212 College Physics II 4
TT 327 Yarn Production and Properties (CP) 4
TT 380 Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems 3
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
TE 200 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 3
TT 351 Woven Products and Processes (CP) 3
TT 341 Knitted Fabric Technology (CP) 3
ACC 210 Concepts of Financial Reporting 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall Semester
TT 404 Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
TT 481 Design and Technology of Technical Textiles 3
PCC 302 Technology of Textile Wet Processing 4
GEP Social Sciences 3
TT 480 Operations Management Decisions for Textiles 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
TT 331 Performance Evaluation of Textile Materials (CP) 4
MT 366 Biotextile Product Development 3
TT 486 Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry 3
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) 3
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
TT 401 Textile Technology Senior Design I 4
Textile Supply Chain Oper Elective 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2-3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
BUS 320 Financial Management 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
TT 402 Textile Technology Senior Design II 4
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 3
TT 431 Quality Management and Control In Textile Manufacturing 3
Textile Supply Chain Oper Elective 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours120