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Bachelor of Science in Technical Resource Management

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Our program is designed to provide students with the 21st Century knowledge and skill sets to meet the in-demand employment needs of the American workforce. The Technical Resource Management program builds upon your educational and occupational experiences with courses selected to meet technical career objectives. The coursework is designed to develop foundational knowledge and insights to leading personnel in areas like quality control, labor-management relations, finance, business law, statistical analysis, and project management.

The TRM program is available in two convenient formats: online and on-campus. As an online student, you’ll learn from the same outstanding, career-related curriculum as on-campus students do, and with the exact same expert faculty. You’ll have access to many resources like Morris Library, the Career Development Center, The Writing Center, one-on-one tutoring and more available to you as a Saluki, even online.

Degree Requirements

The Technical Resource Management degree program can be earned by fulfilling the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Total Degree Requirements: 120 credit hours
  • University Core Requirements: 39 credit hours
  • Major Requirements : 39 credit hours
  • Career Electives: 42 credit hours
    • Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) from an accredited institution meets this requirement or up to 30 of these hours can come from Work Experience and Occupational/Technical Training.

Compass IconCheck out the Curricular Guides, Technical Resource Management, Organizational Development which helps you outline what courses you would want to take each semester for all four years. View all related undergraduate courses.

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The Organizational Development specialization provides you with a comprehensive curriculum in the management of technical enterprises. You will have the opportunity to explore the labor-management relationship, the relevance of technology and innovation to international trade, the management of a sustainable enterprise, the fiscal and legal aspects of management, and the professional development of the individual, as well as selected special topics.

The broad perspective of the specialization equips graduates for mid-level positions in almost any industry.

Capstone Option

This Capstone-approved program gives you credit for what you already know, and builds on that base to enhance your skills and career opportunities with relevant, career-oriented coursework that you can apply to your new career or advance in your current work environment.

If you’re entering the TRM program with an A.A.S. degree from a wide variety of technical-related disciplines, you may be eligible for the Capstone option. For capstone students, University Core Curriculum requirements are reduced from 39 credit hour requirement for most students to a 30 credit hour requirement. This means you can earn a bachelor's degree in just 60 additional credit hours - and, you can do this on campus or online to better fit your busy life.


We encourage you to participate in co-ops and internships. Working with your professor, you will participate in an occupational internship consistent with your academic program and career goals.

These opportunities allow you to:

  • Learn about industry and engineering from the inside.
  • Gain self-confidence, independence, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Acquire hands-on experience to complement classroom theories and methods.
  • Obtain a professional experience for their resume.

Is TRM Right For You?

Technical Recourse Management is designed to:

Enhance your Degree

Adding a minor  to your degree can enhance your resume credentials and set you apart from the rest, add to your skillset and build to on your current knowledge, and compliment and enhance your degree. Here are a few of the minors that pair perfectly with a TRM degree.


The diverse technical backgrounds of TRM graduates have led to employment opportunities within a wide variety of industries.

Careers includes:

  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Legal Aspects of Technical Management
  • Fiscal Aspects of Technical Management
  • Project Management
  • Managing Quality
  • Sustainability
  • Operations Management
  • Work Center Management
  • Professional Development
  • Technical Communications


The School of Applied Engineering and Technology offers a wide variety of scholarships designed to provide financial support for students to help pay for a college degree. These funds enable students to obtain the education they may not have access to otherwise. Scholarships go further than being financial aid for many students. They reward deserving students with the ability to afford higher education.

Contact Information

Julie Dunston
Program Director
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1230 Lincoln Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901

John Legier
Program Director
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1230 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Carolyn Smith
Program Coordinator
Online Academic Advisor
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1230 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Jack Young
Academic Advisor
Engineering D104
1230 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

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