College Professor Presents SAP UA to Wake Technical CC
On November 9, 2017, Dr. Mark Angolia, assistant professor and program coordinator for the industrial distribution and logistics (IDIS) degree program within the College of Engineering and Technology’s Dept. of Technology Systems, conducted a presentation to the Business and Public Services Technologies Division at Wake Technical Community College. The topic was how IDIS utilizes SAP in the classroom.
Wake Tech is investigating joining the SAP UA and was seeking information about the product and approaches to integrating SAP into their curriculum. Natalie Aman, program director, Supply Chain Management at Wake Tech stated, “We now have a clearer understanding of an implementation process and how to incorporate SAP into several departments and courses within our division.”
SAP is one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise software, providing applications and services to more than 365,000 customers across the globe. ECU is one of more than 3,200 members of the SAP University Alliance (UA) from more than 110 different countries, delivering curriculum content through a live, fully-functional software environment. Use of the SAP software allows faculty to teach a variety of business, information systems and analytical content using real-world software. Students can put classroom knowledge and theory into practice, and with this experience, they also can increase their marketability as they search for their first post-graduation employment.
Angolia remarked, “IDIS has been engaged with the SAP UA since 2009 and was happy to share our experiences as we’ve worked our way up the SAP learning curve in the curriculum. We have always seen the use of SAP as a great teaching tool and student employment advantage, and want to help Wake Tech take advantage of the numerous lessons we’ve learned over the years.”
The IDIS program has offered support to Wake Tech as they pursue joining the UA and launching SAP for the 2018-19 academic year.