S. Cotton, Chairperson
Preparing students for challenging careers in business, industry, and teaching is the major focus of the Department of Technology. Bachelor’s degree programs in construction management, graphic arts management, industrial technology (computer technology), industry and technology, technology teacher education, and career and technical teacher education prepare students for a broad range of such careers.
Internship programs are available in the construction management, industrial technology, and graphic arts programs and are arranged in a wide variety of businesses and industries for students seeking firsthand experience in the day-to-day operations of contemporary organizations. Qualified students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in technology may choose internship programs after completing the freshman year of study. Students arrange positions through the internship coordinator.
The teaching major in technology education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The construction management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
The department’s curricular coordinators will assist students in selecting appropriate majors, minors, and courses, and will provide career counseling. An exit assessment must be completed by all majors and minors in the department.
See Interdepartmental Programs for the minor in foundations of computer systems.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Purdue University, in cooperation with Ball State University, offers an associate of applied science degree in mechanical engineering technology on the Ball State University campus.
Mechanical engineering technology concerns the generation, transmission, and use of mechanical and fluid energy and the design and production of tools and machines and their products.
The program prepares students to become laboratory technicians, engineering aides, plant maintenance persons, layout persons, production assistants, and technical salespersons. With additional experience, graduates may become eligible for such positions as industrial supervisors, machine and tool designers, technical buyers, production expeditors, and cost estimators.
Students may continue for the bachelor of science degree in mechanical technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette or the bachelor of science degree in industrial technology at Ball State University.
COMM CS ENG MATH PHYC
210 120 103 108 112 161 110 112
Fundamentals of Public Comm Computer Science 1 Rhetoric & Writing Intermediate Algebra Precalculus Trigonometry Applied Calculus 1 General Physics 1 General Physics 2
3 4 3 3 3 3 4 4
104 111 141 142 160 211 213 214 220 230 242 105 307
Industrial Organization Applied Statics Material and Processes 1 Material and Processes 2 Appld Eng Comp Analysis Applied Strength of Materials Dynamics Machine Elements Heat and Power 1 Fluid Power Manufacturing Processes Technical Design Graphics Applied Statics
3 3 3 3 2 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
MAJOR IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 92-95 hours
Students preparing for management positions in the field of construction will complete the program below with a required minor in business administration. The option prepares graduates to become project managers, estimators, project planners, technical trainers, CAD technicians, safety officers, site superintendents, product marketing representatives, and purchasers.
Two required internship experiences provide students with relevant work experience in the field of construction.
CHEM ECON MATH PHYC TCST PLAN TDPT
111 201 112 110 104 106 180 200 250 300 350 252 or 440 160
General Chemistry 1 Elementary Microeconomics Precalculus Trigonometry General Physics 1 Introduction to Construction CAD for Const Management Construction Documents Site Preparation Construction Methods Matls 1 Structural Mechanics Mechanical/Electrical Systems Building Diagnostics (3) Building Performance (3) Technical Analysis
4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
310 320 355 365 400 420 460 380 390
Ethics in Construction Estimating Planning and Scheduling Construction Safety Const Proj Mngmnt Construction Finance and Law Capstone in Construction Internship in Technology (3) Training and Devel in Industry
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 3
Technical electives approved by advisor
CHEM 111, ECON 201, and PHYC 110 are required as part of the University Core Curriculum.
Minor in Business Administration for Construction Management, 15 hours
ACC BL ISOM MATH ECON MGT
201 260 251 181 or 221 200
Principles of Accounting 1 Principles of Business Law Introductory Operations Mgt Elementary Probability Stats (3) Business Statistics (3) Management Principles
3 3 3 3 3
The prerequisite for ECON 221 is a C or better grade in MATH 111 or a passing grade in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166. Other prerequisites may be necessary for MATH 111.
MAJOR IN GRAPHIC ARTS MANAGEMENT, 82 hours
Students preparing for management positions in the graphic arts industry will complete a departmental major in graphic arts management and a minor in business administration. A required internship gives students experience in the graphic arts industry. Plans for internship credit are arranged with assistance and approval of the program coordinator and internship coordinator, who also supervises the internships.
180 181 182 183 184 281 282 286 382 383 387
Introduction to Graphic Arts Flexography Offset Lithography 1 Screen Printing Comp Applications-Graphic Arts Ink and Substrate Digital Imaging 1 Digital Photography 1 Digital Imaging 2 Offset Lithographic Presswork Digital Photography 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
380 390 381 385 480 484 488 489
Internship in Technology Training and Devel in Industry Quality Control Commercial Printing Capstone in Graphic Arts Printing Management Print Estimating Cost Analysis Prod Control Printing Ind
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required Business Administration minor
General Chemistry 1 Elementary Microeconomics
MAJOR IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, 76 hours
The computer technology program transforms students into technology leaders in a sustainable global economy. This is achieved by presenting students with a strong foundation in the concepts, theories, and practices that serve as the basis for the varying aspects of information technology. This includes the design, implementation, and administration of secured systems and networks. Students then have the opportunity to develop expertise in specialty areas of interest through electives in higher level technology courses.
Since the purpose of information technology is to facilitate the goals and objectives of a business or organization, students are required to complete the Minor in Business Administration. With an understanding of how organizations operate, students will be able to more effectively design systems and networks that will support the needs of the business or organization.
CS MATH TCMP TDPT TMFG
116 120 132 111 210 211 310 311 465 466 380 390 270 371
Visual Programming Computer Science 1 Brief Calculus Computer Assembly Trblshooting Internetwork Fundamentals System Admin Fundamentals Internetwork Design Admin Infrastructure Services Information Security Capstone Computer Technology Internship in Technology Training and Devel in Industry Industrial Electronics Microprocessor Machine Interfa
3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
221 321 330 340 380 400 410 421 430 440 450
Alt Desktop Operating Systems (3) Alt Server Operating Systems (3) Internetwork Switching (3) Wireless Networks (3) Electronic Communication Admin (3) Sustainability in Info Tech (3) Scalable Internetworking (3) Data Storage Disaster Recovery (3) Convergent Networks (3) Directory Services (3) Ent Infrastructure Design (3)
ISOM MGT MKG ISOM
125 251 200 or 300 300 or 300
Micro Apps for Business Introductory Operations Mgt Management Principles (3) Managing Behavior in Org (3) Principles of Marketing (3) Project Management (3)
3 3 3 3
ACC ISOM MGT MKG
201 135 226 311 261 341 310 320 325 460
Principles of Accounting 1 (3) Business Information Systems (3) Business Systems App Dev (3) Info & Enter Sys: Analys/Des (3) Personnel and Supervision (3) Intro to Entrepreneurship (3) Consumer Behavior (3) Advertising Management (3) Professional Selling (3) Strategic Supply Chain Mgt (3)
MAJOR IN INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY, 32 hours
MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, 18 hours
Open only to Department of Technology majors except construction management majors (see business minor for construction management majors).
ISOM MGT MKG ISOM
125 251 200 or 300 300 or 300
Micro Apps for Business Introductory Operations Mgt Management Principles (3) Managing Behavior in Org (3) Principles of Marketing (3) Project Management (3)
ACC ISOM MGT MKG
201 135 226 430 261 341 310 320 325 460
Principles of Accounting 1 (3) Business Information Systems (3) Business Systems App Dev (3) ERP App & Process Integ (3) Personnel and Supervision (3) Intro to Entrepreneurship (3) Consumer Behavior (3) Advertising Management (3) Professional Selling (3) Strategic Supply Chain Mgt (3)
MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 15 hours
ACC BL ISOM MATH ECON MGT
201 260 251 181 or 221 200
Principles of Accounting 1 Principles of Business Law Introductory Operations Mgt Elementary Probability Stats (3) Business Statistics (3) Management Principles
MINOR IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, 18 hours
111 210 211 310 311
Computer Assembly Trblshooting Internetwork Fundamentals System Admin Fundamentals Internetwork Design Admin Infrastructure Services
3 3 3 3 3
TCMP elective course
MINOR IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 18 hours
104 180 320 355 400
Introduction to Construction Construction Documents Estimating Planning and Scheduling Const Proj Mngmnt
106 200 250 252 300 302 310 350 365 420
CAD for Const Management (3) Site Preparation (3) Construction Methods Matls 1 (3) Building Diagnostics (3) Structural Mechanics (3) Highway Construction 1 (3) Ethics in Construction (3) Mechanical/Electrical Systems (3) Construction Safety (3) Construction Finance and Law (3)
MINOR IN DESIGN TECHNOLOGY, 18 hours
184 286 385 387
Comp Applications-Graphic Arts Digital Photography 1 Commercial Printing Digital Photography 2
3 3 3 3
MINOR IN DIGITAL PUBLISHING, 18 hours
180 184 282 286 382 387
Introduction to Graphic Arts Comp Applications-Graphic Arts Digital Imaging 1 Digital Photography 1 Digital Imaging 2 Digital Photography 2
3 3 3 3 3 3
MINOR IN FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS, 19-21 hours (See Interdepartmental Programs.)
MINOR IN GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNOLOGY, 18 hours
180 181 182 183 184 282 or 381
Introduction to Graphic Arts Flexography Offset Lithography 1 Screen Printing Comp Applications-Graphic Arts Digital Imaging 1 (3) Quality Control (3)
3 3 3 3 3 3
MINOR IN INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP, 18 hours
MGT TDPT TMFG
200 261 360 390 161
Management Principles Personnel and Supervision Industrial Safety and Health Training and Devel in Industry Intro Manufacturing Industries
MINOR IN INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY, 24 hours
Courses in industry and technology are elected with the advice of the department chairperson.
See the Miller College of Business, Departments of Information Systems and Operations Management, and Marketing and Management, for the minors in industrial technology for students with majors in management or marketing.
MINOR IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COMPLIANCE, 18 hours
EMHS TDPT TCST TDPT
350 101 201 301 365 or 360
Haz Mat Health and Safety (3) Fund S & H Technology (3) S &H Reg Compliance (3) Develop/Manage S & H Programs (3) Construction Safety (3) Industrial Safety and Health (3)
AQUA HSC NREM PEP TDPT WWIN
260 301 250 346 347 250 380 201
First Responder (3) Instructor of CPR & First Aid (2) Emergency Health Care (3) Indoor Environmental Quality (3) Occupational/Indust Hygiene (3) First Aid (2) Internship in Technology (3) Improving Worker Wellbeing (3)
MINOR IN PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY, 16 hours
CHEM TDPT TMFG
111 125 105 225 325
General Chemistry 1 Survey of Plastics Technical Design Graphics Industrial Plastics Plastics Product Design
4 3 3 3 3
MINOR IN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, 15 hours
104 265 365 375 425
Introduction to Six Sigma Applied Quality Control Advanced Six Sigma Project Planning and Control Design of Experiments
Students can add Professional Certification, with permission, by completing the following:
Six Sigma Project 1 Six Sigma Project 2
TEACHING MAJOR IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, 52 hours
The career and technical education curriculum prepares students for teaching positions in career and technical programs in public high schools, area career centers, or other technical institutions. Career and technical teachers may serve as either trade or occupational teachers or instructors of related subjects. Teachers may also train apprentices or workers. By completing additional course work, career and technical teachers may become certified as cooperative career and technical coordinators.
From 28-32 hours of credit may be granted for occupational experience and technical competencies. Verification of occupational experience (up to three years—6,000 clock hours) and technical competencies should be completed early in the program. After verification of vocational competence, credit for occupational experience and technical competence will be recorded during the senior year when all other requirements for graduation have been met.
People interested in pursuing positions in career and technical education should contact the department for a full explanation of details and procedures.
CS TDPT TEDU TMFG
116 360 290 292 390 490 492 161
Visual Programming Industrial Safety and Health CTE Student Organizations Principles N Philosophy of CTE Trade N Occupational Analysis Study in Technology (1-3) Organization & Coord of CTE Intro Manufacturing Industries
28 hours from approved departmental electives, occupational experiences, and technical competence
TEACHING MAJOR IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, 45 hours
The technology teacher education curriculum prepares students to teach technology education at the secondary level (grades 6-12).
MATH TCST TDPT TEDU
111 250 100 204 210 303 406 108 304 305 403 410
Precalculus Algebra Construction Methods Matls 1 Technology and Society Energy Processing Engineering Principles Manufacturing Systems Technical Decision Making Production Techniques Transportation Systems Communication Systems Technological Enterprise Capstone Technology Education
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
TCST TEDU TMFG
106 102 105
CAD for Const Management (3) Design Techniques (3) Technical Design Graphics (3)
CS TCMP TGRA
110 111 180
Intro to Computer Science (3) Computer Assembly Trblshooting (3) Introduction to Graphic Arts (3)
Material Processing (3) Manufacturing Materials (3)
SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM
EDFO EDJH EDMU EDPS EDRD EDSE TEDU
420 385 205 251 390 320 380 460 465 195 395 396
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl Intro to Multicul Ed Development Secondary Educational Psychology Content Area Reading Princ of Tchng in Sec School Student Tchng: Sec Schl (6-7) Elective Student Teaching Exploring Technology Education Teaching Technology Prgrm Plnnng Implemt
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 7 5 3 3 3
PURDUE UNIVERSITY—MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (PUME)
102 Production Drawing (3)Application of principles of engineering drawing to detail, assembly, design layout, equipment installations, and related drawings. Prerequisite: TMFG 105.
104 Industrial Organization (3)Organizational structures, operational, financial, marketing, and accounting activities; duties of management, planning, control, personnel, safety, wages, policy, and human conditions necessary for effective management.
111 Applied Statics (3)A study of force systems, resultants and equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, shear, and moments in beams. Prerequisite: MATH 112; PUME 160.
141 Materials and Processes 1 (3)Structures, properties, and applications of metals, ceramics, and polymers commonly used in industry. Includes primary production processes, as well as heat treatments and hot or cold working to meet varied commercial needs. Introduces metallurgy and environmental considerations.
142 Materials and Processes 2 (3)Basic casting, welding, and joining processes. Foundry areas include patterns, cores, molding, melting, and cleaning. Presents basic arc, gas, TIG, and MIG welding methods as well as the metallurgy of welding processes.
160 Applied Engineering Computational Analysis (2) Computations with the electronic calculator. The factor label method of unit conversion of commonly used engineering (including metric) units. Construction, drawing, and use of engineering graphs for both descriptive and computational purposes. Introduces computer programming using the BASIC language with emphasis on development of skills.
211 Applied Strength of Materials (4)Principles of applied strength of materials primarily with reference to application. Prerequisite: PUME 111.
213 Dynamics (2)Applied fundamentals of dynamic forces, including displacement, velocities, accelerations, work energy, power, impulse, momentum, and impact. Prerequisite: MATH 161; PUME 111.
214 Machine Elements (3)Applies theories and methods developed in statics, dynamics, and strength of materials to the selection of basic machine components. Develops the fundamental principles required for the selection of the elements of which a machine is composed. Prerequisite: PUME 211, 213.
220 Heat and Power 1 (3)Principles of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics as applied to the conservation laws of mass and energy, prime movers, and power cycles. Prerequisite: MATH 161; PUME 160.
230 Fluid Power (3)A study of compressible and incompressible fluid statics and dynamics as applied to industrial hydraulic and pneumatic circuits and controls. Prerequisite: MATH 161.
242 Manufacturing Processes (3)Manufacturing processes and tools used by industry to convert bars, forgings, castings, plate, and sheet materials into finished products. Includes basic mechanics of materials removal and forming, measuring, quality control, and safety of operations. Prerequisite: PUME 141.
299 Mechanical Engineering Technology (1-3)Hours and subject matter to be arranged by instructor and approved by MET curriculum committee. Primarily for third- and fourth-semester students with special aptitudes. Prerequisite: mechanical engineering technology major. A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.
TECHNOLOGY: COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (TCMP)
111 Microcomputer Assembly and Troubleshooting (3) Covers various aspects of PC technology and troubleshooting. Through lecture and lab, students will gain an understanding of the design, installation, and maintenance of PC hardware, software, operating systems, and network connectivity.
210 Fundamentals of Network Design (3) Data networks are a fundamental aspect of most organizations. In this course, the core concepts, theories, and practices of network design and implementation will be addressed. These will be reinforced through hands-on projects and case study.
211 System Administration Fundamentals (3)Introduction to the fundamentals of system administration in a client-server environment. Focus on the management of resources on prevailing network operating systems. Prerequisite: TCMP 111.
221 Alternative PC Operating Systems (3) Comparative analysis of current and emerging PC operating systems. In addition to exploring the relative strengths and weaknesses of alternative PC operating systems such as Linux and Macintosh, the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of these operating systems will be explored through hands-on labs. Prerequisite: TCMP 111.
310 Internetwork Design and Administration (3) Intermediate course in network design and administration. Topics may include layer-2 switching concepts, intermediate IP addressing strategies, and wide area network (WAN) protocols. The application of concept and theory is achieved through labs and case projects. Prerequisite: TCMP 210.
311 Infrastructure Services (3) A study of the infrastructure services in a network operating system that are required for basic functionality of a networked environment. Topics may include the design, implementation, security, and troubleshooting of infrastructure services such as DNS, DHCP, NAT, and others. Prerequisite: TCMP 211.
321 Alternative Server Operating Systems (3) Comparative analysis of current and emerging server operating systems. In addition to exploring the relative strengths and weaknesses of alternative server operating systems, the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of these operating systems will be explored through hands-on labs. Prerequisite: TCMP 221, 311
330 Internetwork Switching (3) A detailed study of switching technology in a networked environment. Topics may include multilayered switching, multicast, Spanning Tree, trunking, and VLAN. Prerequisite: TCMP 111, 210, 310.
340 Wireless Network Communications (3) A study of current and emerging wireless technologies and their integration into the design and implementation of networks. Topics include fundamental wireless communication concepts, wireless local area networks (WLAN), and their impact on organization communications. Prerequisite: TCMP 310.
380 Electronic Communications Administration (3) A study of electronic communications methodologies in an enterprise network. Topics may include e-mail and groupware systems administration. Design, selection, installation, and management of these systems will be emphasized. Prerequisite: TCMP 111, 211, 311.
400 Sustainability in Information Technology (3) A study of sustainability issues related to the field of information technology. Explores the environmental, economic, and human impact of information technology. Prerequisite: junior standing.
410 Scalable Internetworking (3) A study of advanced network design issues for the large to enterprise level network. Topics may include advanced routing (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP) and advanced IP addressing (IPv6). Prerequisite: TCMP 310.
421 Data Storage/Disaster Recovery (3) A study of the strategies for data storage and recovery. Topics may include SAN, NAS, and disaster recovery methodologies. Prerequisite: TCMP 111, 211, 311.
430 Convergent Network Systems (3) A study of the convergence of services on enterprise networks. With the convergence of voice, video, and data networks, current and emerging concepts, technologies, and practices that facilitate a unified communication network will be emphasized. Prerequisite: TCMP 310, 311.
440 Directory Services (3) A study of directory services and their impact on organizations. Topics will include how directory services can be designed, implemented, secured, and maintained in an enterprise network to achieve a centralized authentication and resource management strategy. Prerequisite: TCMP 311.
450 Enterprise Infrastructure Design (3) Students will explore the requirements for establishing an enterprise level information technology infrastructure. Included will be an in-depth study of datacenter design. Prerequisite: TCMP 111, 210, 211, 310, 311; junior standing.
465 Information Security (3) Covers three tenets of data communications: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Students will be familiarized with a variety of tools used to identify security weaknesses on hosts, servers, and networks. Students will learn to think critically and comprehensively about data security. Prerequisite: TCMP 310, 311. Open only to juniors and seniors.
466 Capstone in Computer Technology (3) Students will be engaged in immersive learning experiences integrating and applying the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed throughout the computer technology curriculum. Prerequisite: senior standing.
TECHNOLOGY: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (TCST)
104 Introduction to Construction (3) Overview of the aspects of construction management including designer-builder relationships, construction documents, estimating, scheduling, project management, safety, materials, and other relevant subjects.
106 CAD for Construction Management (3) Focuses on the application of computer-aided design processes in construction management.
180 Construction Documents (3) Overview in the reading and utilization of construction documents, including print reading. Use and analysis of the project manual and specification section, bidding documents, and other relative subjects.
200 Site Preparation (3) The study of the processes related to the preparation of a construction site. Specific topics include the fundamentals of surveying, soil types, and foundation systems.
250 Construction Methods and Materials 1 (3) Introduction to the application of sequential construction methods combined with the study of materials as they are utilized in structures. Special emphasis on the role of a construction manager in the proper handling and utilization of construction materials.
251 Construction Methods and Materials 2 (3) Team-based integration and management of construction, documentation, testing, and application of construction materials for a specified structure. Special emphasis on the use of concrete, steel, and minor supporting materials to fabricate and combine free-spanning structural components for a specified structural project.
252 Building Diagnostics (3) Overview of building construction and energy systems, energy audit techniques, principles of heat transfer and air movement. Field and laboratory work to include pressurization and remote heat sensing devices to measure energy loss in building.
300 Structural Mechanics (3) The study of static equilibrium, free-body, shear and bending-moment diagram. The computation of loads, moment, and shear for beams and trusses. Prerequisite: MATH 112; PHYC 110.
302 Highway Construction 1 (3) Basic knowledge of sources, properties, design methods, standards, tests, and uses of materials in various types of highway construction. Prerequisite: TCST 250.
303 Highway Construction 2 (3) Highway construction methods and economic applications. Team development of construction scheduling and cost estimates for highway construction projects under closely simulated conditions. Prerequisite: TCST 302, 355.
310 Ethics in Construction (3) Examines professionalism within the modern construction industry. Traces the development of building professions with regard to the foundations of current practice. Focuses on career options and planning, leadership, ethics, and ethical practice using case studies and selected readings. Prerequisite: TCST 104.
320 Estimating (3) An introduction to estimating in construction. Reviews and incorporates knowledge of construction planning and processes, developing estimates using labor costs, and standards used by the industry. Prerequisite: TCST 104, 180, or permission of the department chairperson.
350 Mechanical and Electrical Systems (3) The study of codes, design, methods, and materials related to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
355 Planning and Scheduling (3) Planning and scheduling practices for managing construction projects. Topics include parameters affecting planning, presentation of scheduling information, impact of changes, and resource allocation and management. Specific emphasis on critical path method, network diagramming, calculations, and computer applications. Prerequisite: TCST 104, 180, or permission of the department chairperson.
365 Construction Safety (3) Study of the practices used to establish a safe and healthful environment for construction site personnel/occupants. Includes the codes and requirements of safety and health regulating agencies.
400 Construction Project Management (3) The study of project management concepts, procedures, and practices common in the construction industry. Includes construction project management concepts, roles, and responsibilities; labor relations; administrative systems and procedures; cost control data and procedures; documentation at job site and office; change orders; submittal processes; quality control philosophies and techniques; and computer applications. Prerequisite: TCST 104, 180, 320, 355, or permission of the department chairperson.
420 Construction Finance and Law (3) The principles of business law applicable to the construction process including employer, employee, and client rights and obligations, and partnerships. The principles of finance related to construction are also covered. Prerequisite: ACC 201; MGT 200.
460 Capstone in Construction (3) A construction product, process, or system is studied. Conduct in-depth research on an approved topic related to construction. Results of the research are formally presented to peers and faculty. Prerequisite: TCST 104, 180, 320, 355, or permission of the department chairperson. Prerequisite or parallel: TCST 400; TDPT 390. Open only to majors in construction management with senior status.
TECHNOLOGY: DEPARTMENT (TDPT)
100 Technology and Society (3) The history, development, production, use, and assessment of technology and an examination of its effects upon resources, individuals, society, and the environment.
101 Fundamentals of Safety and Health Technology (3) Study of accident-prevention and loss-control methods, procedures, and programs and their impact on people and workplaces; and the ethical application of codes and standards, applicable safety and health-related practices, and safety engineering and management principles.
102 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (3) Designed to provide students with an introduction to the use of computer-aided software utilizing the use of 2-D applications.
110 Instructional Technology in the Elementary School (2) Develops basic skills in the use of instructional technology to support teaching and learning in the elementary school. Includes lab activities outside of class.
125 Survey of Plastics (3) Surveys the plastics industry and introduces the uniqueness of plastics relative to traditional materials. Topics include plastics organizations, environmental issues, career and job opportunities, identification of plastics, manufacture of plastics, application of plastics, etc.
154 Graphic Communication for Interior Design (3) Introduction to the fundamentals of graphic communication techniques used in design fields. Explores sketching, mechanical, and computer techniques to produce graphics for a variety of presentation methods.
160 Technical Analysis (3)The computational and presentation skills needed to solve technical problems.
201 Safety and Health Regulations and Compliance (3) Mandatory safety and health regulations and compliance standards and procedures are investigated based upon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), insurance institute, and workplace standards/practices.
203 Material Processing (3) Industrial materials and processes are studied, including material identification, classification, properties, procurement, processing, use, and disposal. Includes laboratory activities.
204 Energy Processing (3) Examines sources and types of energy and common energy processing techniques. Emphasizes controlling and transmitting energy and the operation of energy conversion systems. Includes laboratory activities.
210 Engineering Principles (3) Examines core concepts and principles of engineering, including constraints, optimization, and predictive analysis. Laboratory experiences emphasize the development of skills required to apply engineering processes. Prerequisite: MATH 111; PHYC 100.
213 Construction Materials, Processes, and Products for Interior Design (3) Designed specifically for housing/home furnishings majors in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Content is organized around specific construction units related to materials, processes, and products of residential and commercial construction.
280 3-D Prototyping (3)Introduction for students from many disciplines to use the 3-D graphics software, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, laser machining, and CNC machining to iteratively manipulate original 3-D product designs and make prototypes.
299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (3-6) Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.
301 Developing and Managing Safety and Health Programs (3) An analysis of the concepts, relationships, and principles of managing an organization's occupational safety and health technology duties and functions; and the development of safety objectives and policies, training procedures and practices for integration into an organization, and evaluation and management of risk and program implementation and evaluation. Prerequisite: TDPT 101 or permission of the instructor.
303 Manufacturing Systems (3)Manufacturing systems, tools, and processes are studied as they are applied to producing products. Laboratory experiences cover manufacturing systems emphasizing tooling design, automated manufacturing, and control systems. Includes laboratory activities. Prerequisite: TMFG 105 or TCST 106, TEDU 108 or permission of the department chairperson.
360 Industrial Safety and Health (3)Study of the practices used to establish a safe and healthful environment for industrial personnel. Includes the requirements of safety- and health-regulating agencies, and hazard recognition and correction.
364 Technology Education for the Elementary Grades (2) A laboratory in technology education emphasizing the use of tools, materials, and processes that provide enrichment of the elementary program. Methods of planning and developing individual and group activity units are examined and evaluated.
369 Cooperative Education in Technology (1-3) A planned continuous placement in a technology-related position that integrates and applies course content to the workplace. A paid work and learning experience for manufacturing engineering technology, industrial technology, and graphic arts management majors. Prerequisite: permission of the work experience coordinator. A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.
380 Internship in Technology (3) Emphasizes internal or external placement in a technology workplace. Provides opportunities to integrate and apply course content to the workplace. A paid or unpaid work experience for majors in the Department of Technology. Prerequisite: permission of the work experience coordinator. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.
390 Training and Development in Industry (3) Training and development in industry and their relationship to the job and organization. Emphasizes skills needed to systematically plan, implement, evaluate, and revise training and development programs. Provides opportunities for practical application and practice.
400 Capstone in Technology for the Elementary Grades (3)Use of hands-on laboratory experiences to apply, integrate, and assess technological concepts, systems, processes, and products. Includes laboratory activities. Prerequisite: EDTE 120; TDPT 100; or permission of the department chairperson.
406 Technological Decision Making (3) Focuses on technology assessment techniques used to differentiate the potential impacts of alternative technological decisions. Policy development in the public and private sectors, and at the personal level, is examined. Prerequisite: junior status.
450 Industrial Research and Development (3) Focuses on the methodology and practices of technical research and development as conducted in an industrial setting. In laboratory activities students perform basic tasks associated with product and process research and development. Prerequisite: TEDU 403 or TMFG 161.
TECHNOLOGY: EDUCATION (TEDU)
102 Design Techniques (3)Introduces tools and techniques for developing and communicating technological designs. Experiences include sketching, rendering, mechanical and computer-aided drawing, modeling, and presentation skills. Includes laboratory activities.
108 Production Techniques (3) Studies the tools, machines, and processes used in the technology education classroom and laboratory. Laboratory experiences help develop techniques related to material and information processing. Includes laboratory activities.
195 Exploring Technology Education (3)The profession of teaching technology in the public schools is introduced and discussed. Study of the role of education, good teacher qualities, and the development of technology education programs. State and national curriculum trends are analyzed.
202 Product Design (3)A variety of design models and techniques are explored. Focuses on elements and principles of design, design processes and characteristics, developing and evaluating potential solutions, modeling, and presenting solutions. Includes laboratory activities. Prerequisite: TEDU 102, 108.
290 Career and Technical Student Organizations (3) Emphasizes the implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of career and technical student organizations.
292 Principles and Philosophy of Career and Technical Education (3) Introduction to the foundation and operation of various career and technical educational programs. Analyzes legislation in the light of past and present issues of career and technical education and its function as a vital component of the educational system.
304 Transportation Systems (3) Studies transportation technology as it is applied to vehicular and support systems for moving people and cargo in various environments. The effects of transportation technology on individuals, society, and the environment are introduced and explored. Includes laboratory activities. Prerequisite: TEDU 102, 108 or permission of the department chairperson.
305 Communication Systems (3) Includes a study of communication processes and systems. Laboratory experiences involve developing, producing, and delivering electronic and graphic media. How this technology is applied and its effect on individuals, society, and the environment are examined. Includes laboratory activities. Prerequisite: TGRA 180; TCMP 111 or CS 110 or permission of the department chairperson.
390 Trade and Occupational Analysis (3) A study of the fundamentals of analyzing trades and occupations. Techniques of identifying occupations by breakdown into jobs, tasks, and processes.
392 Career and Technical Related Class Content (3) A study of the sources of related materials and techniques of developing and using these materials.
393 Career and Technical Guidance (3) Principles, purposes, and practices of guidance by the teacher. Examines and evaluates educational and occupational information, testing programs, school records, occupational trends, and job-training programs.
395 Teaching Technology (3) Studies the development and implementation of strategies for teaching technology education. Emphasizes planning daily instruction, preparing support materials, classroom management, assessing and evaluating learning, and a variety of teaching strategies and skills in technology education. Includes a public school teaching experience. Prerequisite: TEDU 195.
396 Program Planning and Implementation (3) Design and evaluate technology-based instruction and curriculum for meeting student needs. Facility planning, program planning, and trends in technology education are explored. Includes a public school teaching experience. Prerequisite: TEDU 395.
403 Technological Enterprise (3) Presents the relationship between technology and the corporate sector. Emphasizes organization, management, operation, and impact of technological enterprises. Laboratory experiences include organizing, staffing, and operating a student-managed enterprise. Includes laboratory activities. Prerequisite: TMFG 105 or TCST 106, TEDU 108.
410 Capstone Experience in Technology (3) A technological product, process, or system is studied. Conduct in-depth research on an approved topic related to technology. Results of the research are formally presented to peers and faculty. Prerequisite: junior standing.
490 Study in Technology (1-3) Personal or group study of a technology that is not emphasized in other courses. A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.
492 Organization and Coordination of Career and Technical Education (3) The organizational structure, responsibilities, and roles recognized in the operation of career and technical education programs. Major emphasis on state functions.
TECHNOLOGY: GRAPHIC ARTS/PRINTING (TGRA)
180 Introduction to Graphic Arts (3) The history of printing, computer and traditional prepress processes, conventional and digital reproduction processes, post press operations, and career exploration in graphic communication are examined.
181 Flexography (3) A fundamental course based on the principles and practices utilized in the flexographic printing industry. Instructional emphasis focuses on artwork preparation, image generation/conversion, plates and platemaking, inks, substrates, tooling, presswork, and finishing operations unique to flexography.
182 Offset Lithography 1 (3) The study of offset lithography that includes planning and layout, platemaking, presswork, and multi-color printing.
183 Screen Printing (3) Covers the screen printing process as it relates to graphic communications, and as an auxiliary manufacturing process in other fields. Instructional areas include products, materials, equipment, production techniques and processes, and ink substrate relationships.
184 Computer Applications in Graphic Arts (3) Computer applications for design and graphic communication are examined and applied. Applications include: Windows and Macintosh operating systems, image illustration and manipulation, page layout, Web site, and other graphic design applications.
281 Ink and Substrate (3) Students examine inks, substrates, and ink-substrate interactions. Students also develop skills in ink and paper testing. Prerequisite: TGRA 180, 181, 182, 183.
282 Digital Imaging 1 (3) Emphasizes the theoretical and practical applications of digital imaging. Includes the study of vector and raster graphic file types as well as software applications, image creation, manipulation, and output. Prerequisite: TGRA 180, 184
286 Digital Photography 1 (3) This digital photography course emphasizes design, exposure techniques, composition, basic digital image capture, and electronic image manipulation.
381 Quality Control (3) Explores the quality control process in the printing industry. Focuses on the concepts of total quality management, including statistical process control, printing industry standards ISO 9000, and Six Sigma. Prerequisite: TGRA 180, 181, 182, 183.
382 Digital Imaging 2 (3) Advanced study of digital imaging systems. Topics include the control and calibration of image creation as well as image output and proofing. Importance of current imaging standards will also be stressed. Prerequisite: TGRA 282.
383 Offset Lithographic Presswork (3) Advanced study of lithographic printing designed to provide an understanding of the control, operation, and advancements of the lithographic printing press. Information for both Web and sheet fed operations will be included with emphasis on monitoring and controlling printing press characteristics. Prerequisite: TGRA 180, 182, 282.
385 Commercial Printing (3)Studies practical applications of running a graphic imaging company. Modeled after an actual graphic communication company. Students work together in groups that follow actual print projects from design through creation and output. Students gain an understanding of working with others while building practical skills in areas of production. Prerequisite: TGRA 180, 181, 182, 183.
387 Digital Photography 2 (3) Emphasizes color theory, digital editing software, and composition principles as they relate to the photographic process. Applications to commercial photography, lighting, and the photographic studio will also be covered. Prerequisite: TGRA 286 or ART 231 or the equivalent.
480 Capstone in Graphic Arts (3) A capstone course that focuses on emerging trends, processes, and technologies in the contemporary graphic arts/printing industry. Students are required to complete a senior project related to the graphic arts/printing industry. Prerequisite: TGRA 385.
484 Printing Management (3) Studies planning, organization, control, and motivation as they relate to managing a business. Emphasis is on human relations, decision making, problem solving, and coordination of management, sales, and production for successful management. Prerequisite: TGRA 381, 385.
488 Printing Estimating and Cost Analysis (3) An introduction to estimating practices prevalent to the graphic communications industry. Emphasis will be placed on cost estimating a job by hand and by computer from start to finish based on a selected printing process. Covers break-even analysis and development of budgeted hourly rates. Prerequisite: TGRA 385.
489 Production Control in the Printing Industry (3) Covers production control systems used in the printing and publishing industries. Topics include plant and facility layout, production scheduling, process mapping, decision making, quality control, inventory control, and cost analysis. Prerequisite: TGRA 385.
TECHNOLOGY: MANUFACTURING (TMFG)
104 Introduction to Six Sigma (3) Introduces the tenets of Six Sigma and Lean Performance. Uses descriptive statistics (graphical techniques) to develop analytical and problem-solving skills.
105 Technical Design Graphics (3) Introduction to mechanical design and production drawing. Topics include: sketching, lettering, solid modeling, multiview drawings, isometric drawings, auxiliary and section views, dimensioning and tolerancing, and the creation of working drawings. Unigraphics solid modeling software is the primary design tool used in the laboratory. A weekly laboratory is scheduled.
161 Introduction to Manufacturing Industries (3) Introduction to manufacturing and its managed activities: research and development, production, marketing, industrial relations, and finance. Laboratory experiences involve organizing, staffing, and operating a model manufacturing enterprise.
205 Computer-Aided Design (3) Emphasizes modeling and dimensioning. Additional topics include: feature identification and parametric design, dimensioning and modeling with consideration to part relationships, fundamentals of geometric, dimensioning and tolerancing, advanced work with assembly drawings, design of functional gages, and rapid prototyping. A weekly laboratory is scheduled. Prerequisite: TMFG 105 or equivalent. Parallel: appropriate 100-level mathematics course.
225 Industrial Plastics (3) Study of industrial plastics processes, materials, and product design. Includes polymer chemistry, processing nomenclature, injection molding, extrusion, extrusion blow molding, compression and transfer molding, thermoforming, and other topics. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: CHEM 111.
233 Machine Tools (3) Theory and application of production and automated machine tools. Laboratory includes tool design, cutting theory, basic machines, feeds, speeds, precision measurement, NC programming, and safety. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: MATH 112 or equivalent.
262 Manufacturing Materials (3) Fundamentals of material science with an emphasis on how material properties influence their application in products and processing. Metallic, polymeric, and ceramic materials will be discussed. Laboratory activities using standardized testing procedures will provide a practical understanding of material characteristics. Weekly lab scheduled. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 or permission of the department chairperson.
265 Applied Quality Control (3) Emphasis on application of statistics to quality control. Includes hypothesis testing, statistical process control, measurement system analysis, and review of current quality standards. Prerequisite: MATH 181 or ECON 221, or by permission of the instructor.
270 Industrial Electronics (3) Theory and application of electronics in industry. Includes fundamentals of electricity, DC Circuits, introduction to semiconductor devices, microcontrollers, and integrated circuits. Weekly laboratory scheduled work includes the use of test meters, power supplies, breadboards, and circuit simulation software. Prerequisite: MATH 108 or equivalent.
301 Automation and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems (3) Comprehensive technical introduction to automation in manufacturing. Includes flow line production, material handling, group technology, and flexible and computer-integrated manufacturing. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: TMFG 161, MATH 112 or 132 or permission of the department chairperson.
305 Manufacturing Design with CAD (3) Design of tools and fixtures for manufacturing. Includes general purpose workholders, modular and dedicated fixtures, jigs, fixturing principles, degrees of freedom, locating and clamping components, wireframe and solid modeling, and 3-D to 2-D conversion. Students design solid models of fixtures. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: TMFG 205, 233, 335.
307 Applied Statics (3) Force systems, resultants and equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, and shear and moments of beams are studied. Prerequisite: MATH 161.
325 Plastics Product Design (3) Includes plastic materials testing, ASTM standards, mold design and process considerations, material rheology, failure analysis, mold bases, molding problems and solutions, snap fit design, competitive processes, and other selected topics. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: TMFG 225.
326 Plastic Production Systems (3) Plastics processing with automated production equipment. Emphasizes injection molding, extrusion, and thermoforming. Appropriate applications of process capability, Ishikawa diagrams, control charts, and other process variation identification tools for both process and product analysis. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: TMFG 325.
327 Advanced Plastics Product Design (3) Emphasizes rheology, additives and their impact on processing and final part characteristics, part design, mold flow, cavity fabrication, cavity material selection, part failure, cooling calculations, and rapid prototyping. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: TMFG 265, 325.
331 Automated Machines (3) Theory and application of automated machines in the manufacturing environment. Laboratory focuses on the programming and operation of NC machine tools. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: MATH 112; TMFG 205, 233.
333 Manufacturing Machine Tool Processing (3) Focuses on conditions that influence the control of metal manufacturing processes. Laboratory activities emphasize the significance of locators, power requirements, feeds, speeds, micro-structure, coolants, and other variables. Complex operations are covered on grinding, milling, EDM, and other multifunctional machine tools. Prerequisite: TMFG 233.
334 Welding and Foundry (3) Flat-position welding with electric and oxyacetylene equipment. Limited work with gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment. Emphasizes various casting methods, pattern design, sands, gating, cores, furnaces, pouring techniques, and automated foundry practices. Weekly lab scheduled. Prerequisite: TMFG 262.
335 Applied Mechanics (3) Combined statics and strength of materials with applications in manufacturing. Includes design of bolted connections, simple structures, centroids, moments of inertia, and beam design. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: MATH 161; PHYC 110; TMFG 262.
340 Fluid Power: Hydraulic Systems (3) Fundamentals of hydraulic systems emphasizing applications of Bernoulli’s equation. Includes component types and designs, hydraulic circuit analysis, and design of hydraulic systems. Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: TMFG 307 or permission of the department chairperson.
363 Manufacturing Operations (3) Focuses on analyzing product designs and the design, engineering, and operation of industrial production systems through classroom and laboratory activities. Prerequisite: TEDU 403 or TMFG 105 and 161.
365 Advanced Six Sigma (3) Utilizes statistics to further develop analytical and problem-solving skills. Topics will include: project planning and time management, tactical and strategic planning, process mapping, survey development and Chi-square analysis, and other advanced Six Sigma and Lean Tools. Prerequisite: TMFG 104.
370 AC Circuit Analysis (3) Studies the usage and interaction of discrete electronic components, integrated circuits, and microcontrollers. Weekly laboratory scheduled work includes use of capacitors, diodes, transistors, analog/digital converters, and operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: TMFG 371.
371 Microprocessor to Machine Interfacing (3) Digital microprocessor technology and its applications in machine interfacing and controls. Weekly scheduled laboratory activities include sensor technology, analog and digital instrumentation, machine to computer interfacing, motion controls, basic robotics, and system interconnections. Prerequisite: TMFG 270.
375 Project Planning and Control (3) Focuses on project planning and control. Students will participate in a simulated lean Six Sigma project. Students will take comprehensive lean Six Sigma black belt certification exams. Students who pass all the exams will receive lean Six Sigma black belt certificate of proficiency. Prerequisite: TMFG 365, 425.
407 Applied Strength of Materials (3)The principles of strength, stiffness, and stability are introduced and applied primarily to mechanical components. Prerequisite: MATH 162; TMFG 307 or 335.
425 Design of Experiments (3) Includes, but is not limited to, single-factorial, multi-factorial, and fractional ANOVA and Design for Six Sigma. Prerequisite: TMFG 265.
426 Research and Development in Plastics (3) Development of research started in TMFG 425. Includes aspects of materials, processing, quality, DOE, materials testing, literature searches/review, and others. Capstone course. Extensive laboratory work required. Prerequisite: TMFG 340, 425.
460 Projects in Computer-Aided Manufacturing 1 (3) This is the first course of a two-semester sequence of senior capstone. Encompasses the design of product, the selection of raw materials, and the sequence of manufacturing processing techniques. The course emphasizes teamwork, project management, testing through simulation or prototype, and oral and written communications. Prerequisite: senior standing.
463 Manufacturing Planning and Controls (3) Emphasizes quantitative techniques for manufacturing planning and control. Topics include forecasting techniques, capital equipment justification, production and inventory planning and scheduling (MRP/JIT), and project planning and control (CPM/PERT). Weekly laboratory scheduled. Prerequisite: MATH 162; TMFG 301.
465 Six Sigma Project 1 (3) Student will establish a working relationship with a community partner. A Six Sigma charter will be developed and the define and measure phases of the Six Sigma DMAIC process completed. Trips to the community partner site are likely. A project report is required. Students who enroll in the course and want a pathway to a professional certification must also enroll in TMFG 469 the following semester. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. Parallel: TMFG 375.
469 Six Sigma Project 2 (3) A paid or unpaid work and learning experience where students will be required to complete the Six Sigma project started in TMFG 465. Student will be required to prepare a full project report. Student will spend a significant amount of time working with a community partner. Prerequisite: TMFG 465; permission of the department chairperson.
473 Projects in Computer-Aided Manufacturing 2 (3) This is a continuation of ITMFG 460. It includes CNC, CAD, CAM, robotics, and other computer-based technology in manufacturing systems. Extensive laboratory work required. Prerequisite: TMFG 460.
499 Problems in Industrial Technology (1–3) Individual advanced study and experimentation in technology. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.
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