Technology (TECH) Courses
TECH 101 Materials and Processes I (2-2) 3 hrs.
A first course in materials and processes. A general introduction to engineering materials and modern processes. Topics include mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and processes such as machining, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, and welding. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 104 Materials and Processes II (2-2) 3 hrs.
A continuation of TECH 101. Topics include mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of plastics, ceramics, and composites and processes such as extrusion, injection molding, and thermoforming. Additional topics covered are, CNC machining, inspection, and quality control. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 105 Engineering Drawing I (1-5) 3 hrs.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts related to technical drawing and hand drafting. Topics that will be explored include drawing equipment, sketching, line weights, lettering, geometric constructions, orthographic projection & multi-views, axonometric & isometric views, shading, dimensioning, sections, and working drawings. Architectural floor plans, elevations, sections, & details will also be examined. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 106 Engineering Drawing II (2D AutoCAD) (1-5) 3 hrs.
Techniques for creating, viewing, and plotting 2D AutoCAD drawings will be presented. Lectures, demonstrations, and labs in a variety of applications will enhance the student’s CAD ability and professional development. Topics include drawing, editing, and dimensioning commands; drawing setup; blocks; attributes; and plotting. Prerequisite: TECH 105. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 116 Introduction to Emerging Technologies (3-0) 3 hrs.
The purpose of this "First Year Seminar" course is to introduce students to the emerging technologies careers as observed at site visits of area high technology businesses, and made tangible in classroom through hands on-experiences with tools (LabVIEW) and techniques used in the curriculum. Students will practice industry recommended soft-skills such as communication and team work. Students will learn how other courses including mathematics and physics are crucial for the AAS Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program. Students will learn to articulate the relevance of the curriculum for local and regional economic development based on high technologies. Prerequisites: MAT 097 or placement into Level 2 Math or higher. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 122 Electronic Theory (2-3) 3 hrs.
An algebra based electric circuit analysis course. Topics include: voltage, current, resistance, Ohm’s law, resistor combination, Kirchhoff’s laws, power, source conversion, capacitance, relays, microcontrollers, and residential wiring. Computer analysis of circuits introduced. Lab applies classroom theory, teaches use of multimeters and power supplies, and introduces the oscilloscope, breadboarding, schematic reading and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: MAT 145 or placement into Math Level 3 or higher. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 123 Digital Electronics (2-3) 3 hrs.
This course focuses on the theory and application of digital devices and circuits. Topics investigated include digital signals, binary number systems, Boolean algebra and Karnaugh mapping circuit reduction techniques. Digital devices/circuits tested include basic logic gates, flip-flops, counters, adders, registers, encoders, decoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, and analog-digital converters. The course will also provide an introduction to microcontrollers and applications. Prerequisite: MAT 145 or placement into Math Level 3 or higher. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 130 Construction Materials (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course provides an introduction to the properties and use of materials employed in construction. Topics that will be covered include foundations & soils, wood (light frame & heavy timber), concrete, masonry, steel, roofing, windows & doors, and finishes. Lecture topics may be supplemented with material samples, photographs of built projects, video, guest speakers, and field trips. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 205 Engineering Drawing III (1-5) 3 hrs.
This course includes advanced drafting skills required in a typical engineering design environment. Topics include drawing views, assembly drawings, threads and fasteners, dimensioning, tolerancing, bearings and shafts, gears, cams, springs, keys, sheet metal and weldments, and the design process. Students will use parametric solid modeling software. Prerequisite: TECH 106. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 206 Engineering Drawing IV (1-5) 3 hrs.
A continuation of Engineering Drawing III. Advanced topics include geometric positioning and tolerancing as it relates to symbols, terms, datums, modifiers, geometric characteristics, true position and English/Metric units; and computer numerically controlled (CNC) manufacturing of student’s CAD - documented parts executed via post processor software. The course will include an advanced design project. Prerequisite: TECH 205. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 216 Statics and Strength of Materials (2-3) 3 hrs.
Study of force systems, equilibrium; two and three force members, vectors, analytical methods of solution, friction, moments of inertia of areas. Study of strength of materials concepts: stress, strain, torsional stress and strain, shear and moment in beams, load, shear, and moment diagrams. Prerequisites: PHY 118 and MAT 145 or placement into Math Level 3 or higher required. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 217 Dynamics and Strength of Materials (2-3) 3 hrs.
Continuation of Strength of Materials topics. Deflection of beams (statically determinate and indeterminate), combined load, welded, bolted and riveted connections, and columns. Dynamics topics include kinematics of rigid bodies, work, energy and power, impulse and momentum. Prerequisite: TECH 216. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 219 3D AutoCAD (2-4) 4 hrs.
Techniques for creating, viewing, plotting, and displaying 3D AutoCAD models will be presented. Lectures, demonstrations, and labs in a variety of in-depth application projects will enhance the student’s CAD creative ability and professional development. Topics include 3-D display, User Coordinate Systems, point filters, extrusion, surfaces, solid modeling, plotting, rendering, and software customization. Prerequisite: TECH 106. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 231 Automation of Data Acquisition (2-2) 3 hrs.
The automation of data acquisition is essential for measurements in R&D as well as industrial environments where massive amounts of data are collected, especially when the data are to be collected much more rapidly than what is possible manually. The main topics covered are sources of signals, selection of appropriate transducers, and signal conditioning needed before signal is converted to digital format for computer controlled data acquisition and analysis. Students will complete a team-based case study project in which they will define and develop an innovative data acquisition solution using appropriate hardware and software tools. Prerequisite: ESC 174, MAT 152 or placement into Math Level 4, TECH 122, TECH 123. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 232 Automation Control I (3-2) 4 hrs.
Control tools and techniques used in automation are introduced using Microcontrollers, Programmable Logic Controllers, and Programmable Automation Controllers. Students will apply concepts and techniques learned to complete a team based case study project to solve problems encountered in high technology businesses. Prerequisites: ESC 174, MAT 152 or placement into Math Level 4, PHY 109 or TECH 122, TECH 123. Corequisite: TECH 231. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 233 Introduction to Process Improvement (3-0) 3 hrs.
Six Sigma techniques, introduced to industry in the late 1980’s, facilitate using data driven decisions to reduce defects, drive down costs and increase efficiency. Six Sigma is a methodology that focuses on minimizing process variation, thereby enabling the process to operate more smoothly and efficiently. The technique uses data based decisions for process and product improvements. Lean is a process that focuses on eliminating waste and streamlining operations. Lean Six Sigma, a more recent technique combines the two processes. Data driven decisions are still present, but the emphasis on speed for the process improvement is key. Combining these two methods into Lean Six Sigma provides a powerful tool to make improvements in any business. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and MAT 152 or placement into Math Level 4. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 234 Automation Control II (3-2) 4 hrs.
Control tools and techniques used in automation are developed using Mechatronics (automated motion control) and Industrial Machine Vision (acquisition, processing and use of images in automation control). Students will apply concepts and techniques learned to complete a team based case study project to solve problems encountered in high technology businesses. Prerequisite: TECH 231, TECH 232. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 242 Construction Management (3-0) 3 hrs.
An overview of principles and practices in the administration of architectural construction projects is presented. Topics include construction methods and materials, planning and scheduling, job cost control, contracts, specifications, safety, and labor relations. Prerequisite: TECH 130. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 244 Residential Design & Drafting (1-5) 3 hrs.
Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts required for the design and drafting of residential buildings by working through the steps required for a residential project. Students will begin with conceptual design and by the end of the semester a set of construction drawings will be prepared. Topics that will be explored include the building code, the energy code, presentation drawings, construction drawings, site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, foundations, framing, and schedules. Prerequisites: TECH 106, TECH 130. F View Course Syllabus
TECH 246 Commercial Design & Drafting (1-5) 3 hrs.
Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts required for the design and drafting of commercial buildings by working through the steps required for a commercial project. By the end of the semester a set of construction drawings will be prepared. Topics that will be explored include the building code, ADA requirements, the energy code, construction drawings, site plans, floor plans, ceiling plans, elevations, sections, foundations, framing plans, and schedules. Prerequisite: TECH 244. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 248 Structural Design (3-2) 4 hrs.
Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts related to the design of building structures. Topics that will be covered include 1) forces, 2) trusses, 3) shear & bending moment diagrams, 4) properties of sections, 5) estimating live & dead loads, 6) designing wood beams, columns, & connections, and 7) designing steel beams, columns, and connections. Prerequisites: TECH 216, MAT 145 or placement into Math Level 3 or higher, required. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 249 Building Mechanical Systems (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course will present an overview of the principles and practices used in the design of mechanical systems for buildings. The fundamentals of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems will be examined. Topics that will be explored include: equipment selection, design of delivery systems, energy conservation strategies, application of building codes, and the integration with/impact on architectural design. Prerequisites: MAT 145 or placement into Math Level 3 or higher, TECH 130. S View Course Syllabus
TECH 250 Technology Co-op 3-6 hrs.
The co-op program enables the technology student to supplement academic studies with work experience. The student will be employed a minimum of 135 work hours (3 credits) or 270 work hours (6 credits) per semester (either full-time or part-time employment). Enrollment is limited to technology students. Prerequisite: Faculty approval. B View Course Syllabus
TECH 259 Special Projects (0-6) 6 hrs.
Student will complete special projects under direction of instructor with the goal of demonstrating integration of knowledge and skills related to instrumentation and control technologies curriculum. An alternative for those students who are unable to undertake or complete TECH 250 Technology Co-op. Prerequisite: TECH 232 and Instructor’s approval. View Course Syllabus
TECH 260 Construction Estimating (3-0) 3 hrs.
Methods for estimating the cost of an architectural project will be introduced. Topics include an overview of the estimating process, an introduction to contracts, bonds and specifications, and the preparation of a final bid for a project including quantity takeoffs, material pricing, labor cost, equipment costs, overhead, and profit. Prerequisites: TECH 130 and MAT 145 or placement into Math Level 3 or higher. Corequisite: TECH 246. S View Course Syllabus
Key to Course Offering Times
|B||Both or either Spring and Fall semester|
|JP||Jan Plan/Winter Session|