Mission and Vision


    "Technology Application and Human Resource Development" refers a series of action based, hands-on, minds-in courses that allow students to work with and study modern technology and the impact that it has on our society. Beginning with an "Introduction to Technology" in high schools, "Explorations in Technology" in the middle schools level - students may explore study or specialize in many educational areas that interest them. 

    Technology Application and Human Resource Development prepares secondary school-through-university students for successful transition to the workforce and participation in the home, community, and post-secondary education. Students in TAHRD programs today are mastering curricula featuring basic scientific principles, mathematical concepts, and communication skills in the career pathways of communication technology, construction technology, engineering and design technology, manufacturing and product development technology, transportation technology, energy and power technology, and information technology as well. 

    The Technology Education program is designed to prepare students for a teaching career of Living Technology in secondary schools. The transformation to industrial technology education continues to provide all students with basic knowledge and skills needed for the next millennium. Students are prepared to teach in communication, construction, manufacturing, and transportation technology areas. Industrial Technology Education is a hands-on program using an investigative, design-and-construct, problem solving approach to teaching. Students study the resources, systems, processes, products, and impacts of technology. The curriculum is designed to allow students to teach in a laboratory setting using modern technological facilities and equipment. 

    All programs have a technology base, with the majority of courses providing laboratory experiences in state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition to find a teaching position at secondary schools, all programs are designed to prepare graduates qualified for a wide range of positions in business, government, education and industry. 


    The purpose of the Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development is to provide courses in the three curriculum areas of a teacher preparation curriculum of Living-Technology, Human Resource Development for Higher Education and Industry, and programs in Computer Applications and E-learning. Graduates from these degree programs are employed in various educational institutions, business, industries, and government agencies. 

    To our students, the Department provides world-class integrated curricula in Industrial Technology Education, Human Resource Development, and Computer Applications relevant to students' life and careers, valuable in terms of content and competencies, and connected to the needs of business and industry. The Department provides an environment that fosters excellence in learning.

    To our faculties, the Department of Industrial Technology Education provides an environment that nurtures discovery of knowledge for advancement, academic excellence in the classroom, and professional growth; and that embraces the principles of collaboration and teamwork. 

     In order to increase more job opportunity to our graduates, this department was renamed to Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development from 2009. For the Bachelor degree, the curriculum was divided into two divisions, which are the “Division of Learning and Technology” and the “Division of Design and Technology”, to develop excellent technology teachers for technology education and human resources development specialists for industry. For the Master degree, the curriculum was divided into the three divisions, which are the “Division of Technology and Engineering Education”, the “Division of Human Resource” and the “Division of Web-based Learning”, to develop graduate students’ professional competency and research abilities in different learning fields. For the PhD degree, the curriculum was divided into two divisions, which are the “Division of Technology and Engineering” and the “Division of Human Resource”, to develop professional teaching and research talents.
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