Applied Technology (APTC)


APTC 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE: PRODUCTION LAB. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: TECH 490, CMTC 490, DNTC 490, MNTC 490.
Pre-requisites: senior standing.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
The course simulates the real world situation that many of the graduates from the department will face. The students will work in teams to apply techniques of production management, product design/development, plant layout, scheduling, cost accounting, assembly, inspection and quality control to produce a product. The course will simulate a real world design team concept by utilizing a design group that contains members of different program majors. The team, to accomplish its goals, is required to draw on each other's unique skills learned in stated goal. In industry often a design team is formed to develop a new product. The team is made up of members from different departments in the company. Learning to deal with the team dynamics while learning to take advantage of the synergy that can be gained by a diverse team is a valuable learning process for our business as well as civic life. Each student team is to produce a new product (to be massed produced and demonstrated by producing a minimum quantity of 25 units built with unskilled labor utilizing jigs, fixtures and/or CNC controlled machines) and create a final written report to demonstrate how the process and goals of the course have been realized.

APTC 491. SENIOR PROJECT. 3-10 Credits.

Cross-listed: TECH 491, CMTC 491, DNTC 491, MNTC 491.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor.
Independent and/or group study and implementation of a design and development project. (variable time).

APTC 495. INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

Cross-listed: TECH 495, CMTC 495, DNTC 495, MNTC 495.
Notes: Graded Pass/Fail. This course may be repeated.
Pre-requisites: junior or senior status and permission of the instructor, department chair and dean.
A maximum of 5 credits may be earned toward electives for a Technology major. Students considering electives for a Technology minor should consult with their departmental advisor.

APTC 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-6 Credits.

Cross-listed: TECH 496, CMTC 496, DNTC 496, MNTC 496.
Experimental Course.

APTC 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

Cross-listed: TECH 497, CMTC 497, DNTC 497, MNTC 497.
Workshop, short course, conference, or seminar.

APTC 498. SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

Cross-listed: TECH 498, CMTC 498, DNTC 498, MNTC 498.
Seminar.

APTC 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Cross-listed: TECH 499, CMTC 499, DNTC 499, MNTC 499.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Designed for students wanting to pursue a subject beyond the scope of regular courses.