About FIT Picatinny

Picatinny is located in New Jersey's Morris County approximately 35 miles west of New York City. Although it was established as an Army installation in 1880, the location's colorful history goes back to Revolutionary days, all the way to General George Washington and the Continental Army.

Picatinny is the home of the U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Engineering Center (ARDEC). The mission of ARDEC primarily involves the development and improvement of U.S. military weapon systems and ammunition.

Under agreement with the commander—ARDEC—Florida Tech provides graduate degree and certificate programs to U.S. government military personnel, dependents of the foregoing, and those individuals that may have access to Picatinny under the installation access policy and who meet admission requirements of the university. This agreement has been ongoing since 1978 when Florida Tech's graduate programs began at Picatinny. Florida Tech is dedicated to continuing its participation in the Picatinny community by providing educational programs of distinction in management and technology. Florida Tech's master's degrees are designed to achieve the following:

  1. Increase management skills among military and civilian personnel involved in planning, directing and controlling the various projects and programs assigned.
  2. Provide the latest knowledge in logistics, materiel acquisition, contract management and program management to maintain a strong technological base and promote improved weaponry.
  3. Provide the latest managerial problem-solving techniques in a variety of areas to effectively support United States armed forces.

The curriculum and prerequisites for each degree offered at this site can be found in the university catalog.

Florida Tech also offers distance learning courses via the Virtual Site. Distance learning courses conduct all class activities, including lecture, discussion, homework and report submission, over the Internet.


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