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UNI offers Bachelor of Arts in technology management entirely at a distance

April 1, 2014

Nilmani Pramanik, associate professor, technology, 319-273-6426,

Linda Reardon-Lowry, recruitment coordinator, technology, 319-273-2562,

Jacie Dahlstrom, communications specialist, continuing and distance education, 319-273-5970,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for the Bachelor of Arts in technology management degree program. The online program, designed for graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree from an Iowa community college, begins this summer and incorporates an applied approach to critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills.

Courses for this program are offered entirely online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system. The program uses a cohort model in which students move together through the course sequence until they graduate. The degree will be offered in cooperation with the Iowa-Advanced Manufacturing (I-AM) Consortium, comprised of Iowa's 15 community colleges. The consortium hopes to promote the concept of moving from credentials available from Iowa's community colleges to a bachelor’s degree from UNI.

"The online delivery of this program opens avenues for nontraditional students with full-time jobs who cannot attend on-campus classes, giving them the opportunity to increase their earning power while keeping up with innovations in technology," said Nilmani Pramanik, program coordinator.

"This affordable program is indicative of UNI's efforts to make educational opportunities more accessible to Iowans, regardless of where they reside. Collaborating with Iowa's community colleges to offer a seamless pathway for students who wish to advance professionally, while addressing the needs of Iowa's manufacturers, provides tremendous benefits to all involved and the state of Iowa as a whole," said Kent Johnson, dean of Continuing Education and Special Programs.

The technology management program is also available in a classroom format for those able to attend courses on UNI's campus. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit

A Master of Science in Technology degree is also available for those interested in pursuing graduate study. Learn more about this program at

For information about additional offerings available from Continuing and Distance Education through the University of Northern Iowa, visit or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.