UEAB TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT:
Our department is known as one of the four pillars of Baraton. Formally known as Industrial Technology, Theology, Business Administration and Agriculture were the first four departments to be introduced to the University. Courses that were being introduced at that time were metal technology, wood, photography, automotive, building and construction, printing, welding, architectural drawing, automotive and auto mechanics, while the other offered general courses were still under Andrews University. Our department has been under several chairpersons from our very first Dr. Melvyn Holmes, Hannon, Labbs, Edwards, Watkins, and to John Mativo who brought change to the department’s name from Industrial Technology to the what is now known TECHNOLOGY in 1992 when he arrived. He was followed by Mr. Mwangi, then Mr. James Ayiemba. Our current chairperson is Prof. Jesse Role.
The Department of Technology operates on the Seventh-
The Department of Technology provides and advances a wholistic quality Christian education which develops men and women to be earnest seekers of truth and equips them with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepares them to use their hands, heart and mind in service to God and man.
The Department of Technology envisions being a center of excellence in market driven programs in Automotive, Computing and Electronics technologies.
Programs in the Department of Technology are designed to:
Provide the education and training necessary to become entrepreneurs in various fields of Technology.
Equip students with the requisite technical skills needed for employment in industry and institutions.
Prepare students as instructors in technology oriented courses in secondary and technical institutes in the fields of Automotive Industry and Technology, Computing, Electronics, Welding and Wood Technology.
Prepare students for the rigors of postgraduate studies.
Inculcate the basic principles of practical Christianity such as honesty, dignity of work, and respect of authority.
Provide an academic environment that emphasizes and advocates critical thinking and research.
Foster collaboration with other institutions and industries in conjunction with the relevant office.
Automotive technologists qualify for management positions in customer relations, credit and finance personnel, sales, marketing, inventory control, technical adviser, parts manager and fleet management. They find employment as field service personnel, assessors, diagnostic tool and service manual developers, dealership managers, warranty auditors, or automotive technology instructors.
Electronics technologists work as members of "engineering teams" in applied design, product development, installation, maintenance, manufacturing production, or operations. They find employment in technical services including field engineering, customer support, marketing and sales, line managers in semi-