Michael D. Sanders, Director
Purdue Technology Building 107 // (574) 520-4180 // www.purdue.edu/southbend
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Purdue University College of Technology is to provide excellent technical education for students with an interest in, and aptitude for, applied technologies. The college also participates in appropriate applied research and service activities. The college's goal is to produce graduates with marketable skills and the capacity for growth on the job. Its departments serve identified needs for technically trained labor within the state of Indiana.
These goals are achieved by serving students in many ways—counseling, classroom and laboratory teaching, cooperative programs, and broadly-based general education. Graduates acquire not only technical knowledge and skills but also the ability to communicate well. They are prepared for both immediate employment and continuing development as citizens and responsible human beings. Finally, the college makes every effort to help place its students in appropriate jobs after graduation.