Technology (TECH)

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TECH 197. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 199. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 208. SURVEY OF ELECTRICITY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: pre-university basic skills in mathematics.
Introduces the student to direct current, alternating current (including residential wiring), and amplifying devices. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory per week)

TECH 235. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 102, two years of high school drafting or equivalent.
This course introduces various materials and techniques used in construction. Students gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of structural, physical and long-term performance of some of these materials through lecture and lab experiments. Students also gain an understanding of some of the mechanical and non-mechanical properties of various materials, common construction methods and knowledge of material properties and applications in construction.

TECH 297. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 298. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 299. SPECIAL STUDIES. 1-6 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

TECH 301. METALLIC PROCESSES. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
Metallic Processes is a comprehensive basic course in technical metals which is designed to survey metalworking materials and processes which have been developed by modern industry. The course provides opportunity to learn the theories and scientific principles basic to the application of metalworking tools and procedures.

TECH 305. CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: TECH 235.
This course provides students with the ability to estimate construction costs by reading and interpreting technical drawings. Primary focus is on calculating materials, labor and equipment cost for both residential and commercial building projects. Students generate quantity takeoffs for specific building projects.

TECH 317. COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING. 4 Credits.

Using the computer to draft mechanical, electrical, and architectural drawings in 2- and 3-dimensions. File management methods, job management methods, and macro development techniques are discussed. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory per week)

TECH 320. NON-METALLIC PROCESSES. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 110; junior/senior status or permission of instructor.
Survey of non-metallic materials (such as woods, plastics, and ceramics) and the industrial processes utilized to convert raw materials into finished products. Course includes characteristics and properties of non-metallic materials and utilization of industrial tools and processing equipment.

TECH 330. TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN I. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
Development of advanced skills in technical problem analysis, planning, research, solution strategies, critical thinking and presentation. Computer-aided design tools such as CAD, project-planning software, spreadsheets, as well as imaging and publishing software are used. Emphasis is on consideration of interconnected systems.

TECH 331. TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN II. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: TECH 330.
Development of student's synthesis, design, organizational, and learning skills through examination of current research and/or design topics in Technology.

TECH 335. ARCHITECTURE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 110.
Design, layout, and development of residential dwellings and large structures. (4 hour lecture per week)

TECH 345. SOILS/SURVEYING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: TECH 335.
This course introduces soil mechanics and site surveying. Through lecture and field work the course examines characteristics and compositions of soil, soil classification systems and the strength of soil masses. Students practice fundamentals of construction surveying, including taping, leveling, angular measurement, traversing, topographic surveying, building layout and grade staking.

TECH 354. BUILDING CODES. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: TECH 335.
Building Codes is a comprehensive course pertaining to International Building Codes (IBC). Emphasis is placed on code requirements for both commercial and residential applications to include structural, mechanical, plumbing, fire, fuel gas and private sewage code requirements.

TECH 393. TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION. 4 Credits.

Cross listed: HONS 393.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 101.
Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
Students will investigate the issues surrounding technological change in discrete cultural settings with a historical perspective of the evolution of technology in a global context.

TECH 395. CO-OP FIELDWORK. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-6 Credits.

TECH 397. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 398. SEMINAR. 4 Credits.

TECH 402. MACHINE TOOL I. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 110 and TECH 301.
A comprehensive course in machine tool operations, both conventional and CNC. Course includes cutting operations, precision measurement, set up, and CNC programming. (3 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory per week)

TECH 403. COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 107 or permission of the instructor.
The application of spreadsheets to solve engineering problems, technical graphs, trending and curve fitting. The introduction to the use of computer-aided scheduling of projects, critical path planning, project tracking and cost collection.

TECH 404. COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: TECH 301 and TECH 402.
This course provides the learner with experience utilizing CNC processes. Programming methods will include manual, CAM software and conversational languages.

TECH 406. WELDING TECHNOLOGY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: TECH 301 or permission of the instructor.
Theory and practice of welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Practice in oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc and inert gas processes. (4 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory per week)

TECH 430. MACHINE TOOL II. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: TECH 301 and TECH 402.
Application and theory in the design, development and function of tooling, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures. Laboratory experiences provide a problem solving approach to development of prototypes in both unit and mass production applications. (5 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory per week)

TECH 452. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course focuses on the systematic evaluation of the economic benefits and costs of projects involving engineering design and analysis. Engineering economics quantifies the benefits and costs associated with engineering projects to determine whether they make (or save) enough money to warrant their capital investment.

TECH 454. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
This course explores ways to promote the design and manufacturing of environmentally sound products and processes. Benefits include environmentally-friendly products, more efficient operations and the good will of an informed public that expects a clean, healthy environment.

TECH 456. ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course investigates the elements of professional engineering practice including their relationship to the law, to the public and the ethics of the profession. Topics covered range from ethics, contracts, patents, copyrights, sales agreements and engineering specifications to professionalism, licensing, intellectual property, liability, risk, reliability and safety.

TECH 458. QUALITY ASSURANCE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Application and theory of quality control systems including development and use of process control charts, sampling, time and motion studies, and statistical analysis. (4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory per week)

TECH 462. INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ENGINEERING. 4 Credits.

Fundamentals of safety, classification of hazards, accident statistics, organization problems, safety codes, machine guarding, mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards, ventilation, respiratory and safety devices. (4 hours lecture per week)

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

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.

TECH 491. SENIOR PROJECT. 3-10 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor.
Independent and/or group study and implementation of a design and development project. (variable time)

TECH 495. INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
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.

TECH 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-6 Credits.

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

TECH 498. SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

TECH 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

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.

TECH 504. COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES. 4 Credits.

An accelerated coverage of the theory and applications of communication technologies. Emphasis is on competencies and skills required in business and industry including desktop publishing, computer-assisted image generation and manipulation, data translation and communication, and presentation media development used in advertising, proposal writing, presentations, and publications.

TECH 508. DESIGNING WEB SITES. 4 Credits.

Notes: offered fall.
This course is designed to teach professional methods of designing, producing, and publishing web pages and web sites. Students will create XHTML and XML based pates, along with still and animated graphics. Emphasis will be on working with clients, plannin, developing effective visual and logical designs, optimization for search engines, effective use of color oas well as the technical tools such as code editors, image iditor, and FTP. Final project involves a live job if possible. Students should discuss options and criteria for the final project with instructor.

TECH 539. SPECIAL STUDIES TECHNOLOGY. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 550. COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 110.
Computer graphics hardware and software with the emphasis on computer-assisted design and graphics layout.

TECH 595. INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 596. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-6 Credits.

TECH 597. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

Notes: only one workshop course for up to 3 credits may be used to fulfill graduate degree requirements.

TECH 598. SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

TECH 599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated within the 6 credits allowed to fulfill the student’s goals and needs in specific areas.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

TECH 600. THESIS. 2-6 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Independent research study under the direction of a graduate adviser committee.

TECH 601. RESEARCH REPORT. 2-6 Credits.

TECH 695. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

TECH 696. COLLEGE TEACHING INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Teaching a lower-division college course under supervision of a regular faculty member. Includes course planning, arranging bibliographical and instructional aids, conferences with students, experience in classroom instruction and student course evaluation.