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Industrial Technology (IT)

College-Program Codes: 4-25. Check with department for semester when these courses are offered. Read each course description for prerequisites.

1100 ORIENTATION TO INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS (1 credit) An introduction to program planning, employment trends, technical developments, license requirements and future trends in the various programs. Required of all first year or transfer students in Industrial Technology. Topics covered also included Right to Know, industrial safety and preprogram planning.

1210 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES - FORMING (4 credits) An overview of forming processes used in manufacturing such as welding, casting, spraying, compacting, bending, laminating, extruding, rolling, shaping, fastening, and drawing. Also included are the primary materials which are formed in the manufacturing environment and the application of the forming processes to contemporary industry.

1220 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES - SEPARATING (4 credits) A comprehensive study of the separating processes which occur in manufacturing production. Traditional and non-traditional processes are introduced, along with the primary materials which are utilized in the separation processes.

1310 MECHANICAL POWER (2 credits) An introduction to the general field of power. Theory and operation of the power source converters and a study of the sources themselves. Covers the sun, fuels, external combustion, turbojet, diesel and gas turbine operation.

1350 ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY (4 credits) Fundamental principles of electricity and electronics. Various topics are explored including basic circuits, transformers and motors.

1410 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (3 credits) Students will gain an understanding and experience the skills necessary for effective management of communication in a virtual office environment.

1460 TECHNICAL GRAPHICS (3 credits) A introduction to the principles and practices of technical drawing. The course provides a working familiarity with computer-aided design and drafting through the study of multi-view and pictorial drawing systems.

1501 TECHNICAL FOUNDATIONS I (4 credits) Exploratory introduction to the processes and techniques used to create images for the design industry. Explores basic photography techniques, the ideation process along with pictorial and illustrative techniques. Students also gain experience in the critical thinking process used to analyze imagery.

1502 TECHNICAL FOUNDATIONS II (4 credits) Exploratory introduction to the computer-related processes and techniques used to create 2-D images and layouts for the design industry. Computer-related applications used allow students to create and edit bitmap and metafile graphic images along with electronic publishing documents. Students also gain a basic understanding and experience in preparing and managing the image files for electronic and print output. Prerequisite: IT 1501 or consent of instructor.

1600 MODELING COMMUNICATIONS (3 credits) An introduction to three-dimensional communication techniques. Attention to detail, design and technical problem solving will be applied in each assignment.

2100 IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY (2 credits) A survey of technological trends, production techniques and manpower needs. A study of the social implications of automation and cybernetics on modern society. Geared for general interest. Liberal Education Categories 5 & 9

2210 ADVANCED FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY (3 credits) Welding techniques with gas, arc, MIG, TIG, applied to a variety of metals. Other joining processes of assemblies also applied. Prerequisite: IT 1210. (Might not be offered every year)

2250 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (2 credits) A broad study of the building and heavy construction industries. Emphasis is given to residential and light commercial applications of materials, methods, tools, equipment, structural systems and personnel. Prerequisite: IT 1220.

2260 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND PRACTICES (3 credits) Comprehensive study of construction materials, their characteristics, applications and testing. Prerequisites: IT 2250 or consent of instructor.

2310 SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES (3 credits) The theory and operation of small 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines. Laboratory exercises and rebuilding of components and engines. Prerequisite: IT 1310. (Might not be offered every year)

2370 AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY (3 credits) An introduction to the field of automation as found in the industrial environment. Concepts of CNC, CAM PLC's, vision systems, bar coding and robotics are explored.

2410 PHOTOGRAPHIC/ELECTRONIC IMAGING (3 credits) Advanced photographic and digital imaging techniques with special application to design and communication areas. Includes black and white, color, large format and digital processes. Prerequisite: DT major only, IT 1501, IT 1502, or consent of instructor.

2599 EXHIBIT DESIGN (3 credits) Exploratory introduction to the exhibit design industry. Examines major fields of emphasis with a focus on 2-D and 3-D communication of creative design solutions in a global marketplace. Prerequisites: DT majors only, VSAR 1101 or IT 1501 or consent of instructor.

2607 MODEL MOLDING, CASTING, AND FINISHING (4 credits) Principles and techniques of current technology in model molding, casting, and finishing, including the study of chemical characteristics, surface preparation, application procedures, environmental issues, and safety. Prerequisites: IT 1210, IT 1220, and IT 1600.

2608 COMPUTER-CONTROLLED MACHINING (3 credits) Introduction to computer-controlled machining operations. Emphasis on tools and materials as applied in a wide variety of manufacturing and modeling applications. Prerequisites: IT 1210, IT 1220, and IT 1460, or consent of instructor.

2640 MODEL LIGHTING AND CONTROLS (3 credits) Model lighting design and control, micro lamps, light emitting diodes, fiber optics, solid state logic, programmable controls, model making applications. Prerequisites: IT 1210, IT 1220, and IT 1600. (Might not be offered every year)

3100 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (2 credits) An overview for professionals in the field of Industrial Technology. Students research and report on such topics as historical and future technological developments, personality inventories, trade and professional organizations, professional publications, and personal professional development plans. Educational degree requirements and policies to meet development plans are also reviewed.

3217 MATERIALS SCIENCE AND METALLURGY (3 credits) A study of the five primary classifications of materials used in manufacturing. Basic physical and chemical aspects are reviewed, including fundamental laboratory testing processes, structure analysis and engineering requirements.

3218 ADVANCED MACHINING PROCESSES (3 credits) An extended study of the traditional and non-traditional machining processes used in manufacturing. Thread cutting, gear design and manufacture, precision grinding and application of CNC concepts are focused upon in this course. Prerequisites: IT 1220 or consent of instructor.

3250 PRINT READING AND PROJECT DOCUMENTATION (3 credits) An introductory course in production specifications and contract usage. Includes the study of materials, methods and labor functions as they relate to use of specifications, contracts and drawings. Prerequisite: IT 2250 or consent of instructor.

3260 PROJECT BIDDING AND ESTIMATING (3 credits) A foundational course in the analysis and determination of construction and manufacturing project costs. Bidding strategies and proposals; material, equipment and labor estimate; as well as overhead and profit are examined. Prerequisite: IT 3250 or consent of instructor.

3310 FLUID POWER (3 credits) Theory of fluid power systems including both hydraulics and pneumatics. Study and systematic analysis of industrial systems, components, circuitry and the laws relating to pressure and force development. Prerequisite: IT 1310.

3350 GENERAL POWER (3 credits) Theory and operating principles of internal combustion engines with over fifty cubic inches of displacement. Laboratory experiences include rebuilding procedures and related technical specifications and data. Prerequisite: IT 1310. (Might not be offered every year)

3380 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (4 credits) In this laboratory-based course, students experience a variety of emerging technologies and understand how such content could be delivered in a technology education program. Examples of emerging technologies include transportation, space colonization, and biotechnology. Prerequisites: IT 3850 and Junior status.

3410 DIGITAL VIDEO (3 credits) Introduction to digital video production, including preproduction planning, videography, lighting, non-linear editing, and post-production processes that support multimedia, Web, and training video production. Prerequisites: DT majors only, IT 1501, IT 1502, IT 2410, or consent of instructor.

3420 PUBLICATION PROCESSES I (4 credits) Study and practices in publication production includes copy preparation, electronic publishing and imaging used to create single and multi-color documents. Production practices in offset reproduction, photo conversion, finishing and basic planning. Prerequisites: DT major only, IT 2410, VSAR 2701, VSAR 2702, or consent of instructor.

3430 3-D COMPUTER IMAGING I (4 credits) Study of 3-D computer illustration construction methods to create environmental structures. Includes environmental/structure construction, material development, lighting, and walk-thru renderings. Also explores relationship of CAD and specialty 3-D software. Prerequisites: DT major only, IT 1460, IT 1502, or consent of instructor.

3460 PARAMETRIC 3-D MODELING (3 credits) Examines current topics, research, exploration, testing, and evaluation of computer-aided drafting and design programs for Windows computers. Prerequisite: IT 1460.

3520 MULTIMEDIA PROCESSES I (4 credits) An overview of the internet and Web design from the visual designer’s perspective, with an emphasis on theories of interactivity, navigation, and structure. How proper preparation, research, goal formation, marketing, and customer relationships inform the production of Web graphics, pages, and sites using image editing programs and HTML editors. Prerequisites: DT major only, IT 2410, VSAR 2701, or consent of instructor.

3570 COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE (3 credits) Planning and design of commercial buildings and their structural systems, city and industrial planning, and landscaping. (Might not be offered every year)

3599 EXHIBIT PROCESSES I (4 credits) Study of the essential components of the exhibit industry as they relate to exhibit architecture. Prerequisites: DT major only, IT 1460, IT 2599, or consent of instructor.

3600 ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING MODEL MAKING (4 credits) A study of architectural and engineering model making and their processes and materials. From technical drawings, a teamwork approach is used to complete a professional quality model. Prerequisites: IT 1600, IT 2607, IT 2608, or consent of instructor.

3610 INDUSTRIAL PROTOTYPES (4 credits) Development of industrial quality prototypes from engineering or designer prints. Includes the selection of materials and processes for production feasibility and market testing prototypes. Prerequisites: IT 1600, IT 2607, IT 2608, or consent of instructor.

3810/VSAR 3810 PORTFOLIO PREPARATION (1 credit) Student will gain an understanding of the preparation of a professional portfolio and interview techniques. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status or consent of instructor.

3850 FOUNDATION OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (2 credits) Survey of the history, philosophy, curriculum, and instructional practices of the technology education field. Emphasizes the goals and objectives of technology education programs in the K-12 public school system. Includes current issues, career options, professional organizations, and licensure requirements. Prerequisite: IT 1100

3857 METHODS OF TEACHING INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (4 credits) Approaches and delivery strategies for teaching technology education. Instructional technologies, records management, lesson planning and classroom practica. Prerequisites: IT 4850, Junior or Senior status, or consent of instructor.

3870 TECHNICAL SALES/PRESENTATIONS (2 credits) The philosophy and practice of consultative selling. The course stresses the methodology and planning, design and negotiation of technical sales. The course also covers the basics of designing technical proposals and presentations.

3877 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING (3 credits) Investigates the terminology, concepts, and analytical techniques essential to solving complex problems which occur in manufacturing.

3878 INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STUDIES (2 credits) Study and visitations of the production industry, highlighting the expanding role of technical and managerial employees.

3879 PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (3 credits) The establishment of time standards essential to the decision making, forecasting, and process control efforts of manufacturing engineering groups and operations management.

3880 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (2 credits) Examines the trends of training and organizational development. Includes skills and training, design and implementation.

3890 MATERIAL HANDLING AND PLANT LAYOUT (2 credits) Introduction to the scope, problems, management, concepts and organization of material handling and the relationships between plant layout and material handling.

4259 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (3 credits) An advanced study of construction project planning, contracting, and supervision. The management functions of a construction business environment are emphasized. Attention is given to the differences between construction management and construction contracting.

4340 INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS (4 credits) A study of industrial controls including electromechanical devices, programmable logic controllers and computer control. Prerequisite: IT 1350. (Might not be offered every year)

4349 PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY (3 credits) A laboratory based study of electrical, mechanical, thermal and optical systems which combines theory and practice to develop an understanding of technological systems based on mathematical and physical models.

4420 PUBLICATION PROCESSES II (4 credits) Advanced study of practice and skills in electronic publishing and color reproduction systems. Includes advanced electronic publishing techniques, color separation and color offset printing. Prerequisite: IT 3420, DT major only, or consent of instructor.

4430 3-D COMPUTER IMAGING II (4 credits) Advanced study of 3-D computer animation and special effects methods to create logo and character animations. Includes character construction, material development, lighting, and structure animation. Also includes storyboarding and production controls and management. Prerequisites: DT major or IT 3430 or consent of instructor.

4520 MULTIMEDIA PROCESSES II (4 credits) Advanced applied study of multimedia production processes for interactive presentations. Production integrates 2-D and 3-D animation, digital imagery, digital video, and digital audio into multimedia presentations. Prerequisites: DT major only, IT 3410, IT 3520, or consent of instructor.

4537 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN (3 credits) Exploration of the industrial design process balancing form and function. Includes defining specific customer needs and the research, identification, testing, evaluation and implementation of effective solutions to technological problems. Also included is the development of a design proposal, written and graphic documentation, determining appropriate materials, processes and the ethical, environmental, social and economic impacts of design solutions. Prerequisites: IT 1210, IT 1220, IT 1410, and IT 1460, or consent of instructor.

4568 TOPICS IN COMPUTER IMAGING (to be subtitled) (2 credits) Current topics, research, exploration, testing and evaluation of computer-aided drafting and design programs and/or imaging programs for MS/DOS, Windows or Macintosh computers.

4599 EXHIBIT PROCESSES II (4 credits) Study of the essential components of the exhibit industry as they relate to environmental design. Prerequisites: DT majors only, IT 3430, IT 3599, or consent of instructor.

4600 MODEL CULMINATION (2 credits) Advanced student directed study and execution of an architectural/industrial model for clients. Emphasis on proper use of materials, processes and interpretation of client documentation. May be repeated for a total of 4 semester hours. Prerequisite: Senior status.

4610 CUTAWAYS AND DIORAMAS (2 credits) Application of various materials and techniques in the construction of cutaway models and dioramas, museum quality in scale size, colors and textures will be represented accurately. Prerequisites: IT 1600.

4699 ADVANCED EXHIBIT DESIGN (4 credits) Creative application of design processes to exhibit industry design problems rendered in appropriate 2-D and 3-D computer programs. Prerequisites: DT majors only, IT 4430, IT 4599, or consent of instructor.

4810/VSAR 4810 PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION (1 credit) Final preparation and presentation of a well designed portfolio and resume in preparation for seeking internships and employment. Prerequisites: Senior status and IT/VSAR 3810 or consent of instructor.

4817 SENIOR PROJECT I (2 credits) Culminating experience in the Design Technology program. To be proposed in consultation with a Design Technology advisor and course supervisor. Must take IT 4818 the following semester if used as a substitute for internship. Prerequisite: Senior status or consent of instructor.

4818 SENIOR PROJECT II (2 credits) Culminating experience in the Design Technology program. To be proposed in consultation with a Design Technology advisor and course supervisor. Must take IT 4817 the previous semester if used as a substitute for internship. Prerequisites: IT 4817, Senior status, or consent of instructor.

4819 DESIGN MANAGEMENT (4 credits) Studies directed to review business structure and management issues within the design industry. Prerequisite: DT major only, Junior or Senior status, or consent of instructor. (Might not be offered every year)

4830 INTRODUCTION TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (2 credits) Designed to provide the technically proficient individual with basic instructional competencies which will enable him or her to function as an instructor in a vocational education program. Opportunity for each participant to experience, develop and practice the principle steps of an instructional system as well as to experience certain basic teaching skills.

4837 EVALUATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (2 credits) A study of testing and measurement techniques and applications in occupational programs. The construction of teacher-made performance test, written tests, rating scales and checklists is emphasized. Vendor and standardized are included. (Might not be offered every year)

4839 INDUSTRIAL/CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENT ORGANIZATION (2 credits) Acquaints students with the issues of planning and implementation of student organizations. Also includes student organizations at the secondary and post-secondary levels and their relationship to state and federal policy and legislation.

4847 METHODS OF TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (2 credits) Instructional methodology used in the implementation of occupationally and technically orientated curriculum.

4848 THE ADULT LEARNER IN A WORK ENVIRONMENT (2 credits) A course intended to acquaint the current practitioner with the basics of adult learning theory and its use in the design of training programs. (Might not be offered every year)

4850 PHILOSOPHY OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (2 credits) A study of the history, philosophy, and practices of vocational education. Includes a survey of curriculum characteristics, certification requirements, professional organizations, and career options. Prerequisite: IT 1100 or consent of instructor.

4858 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, AND CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (2 credits) The philosophy of curriculum and course construction. Gives special attention to the formulation of purposes, selection and sequence of activities and learner outcomes and assessment. Prerequisite: IT 4850 or consent of instructor.

4859 SPECIAL NEEDS IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (2 credits) Objectives, materials, and methods of developing and modifying curriculum in the various vocational fields for students with special needs.

4860 MANAGEMENT IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (4 credits) Managing the learning environment, budget, equipment and student projects in the technology education setting, Also covers safety considerations and investigates strategies for learning within the technological clusters and for accommodating special needs students. Prerequisites: IT 4850, IT 3857, IT 4858, or consent of instructor.

4870 PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT (3 credits) Practical experience in starting a manufacturing business, elements of entrepreneurship applied to designing, manufacturing and marketing a product. Prerequisites: All IT BS technical professional core courses.

4877 INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY (3 credits) A study of maintenance and safety management within industry. Preventive and maintenance, planning and scheduling of maintenance, OSHA and the development of safety awareness.

4878 QUALITY ASSURANCE (3 credits) The course teaches the theory and applications of statistical analysis, quality problem solving and implementation.

4880 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (3 credits) An overview of the current quality control management techniques including process capability, action research and the international standards organization (ISO 9000). Prerequisite: IT 4878 or consent of instructor.

4887 CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE (2 credits) A course designed to acquaint professionals with the various phases of career development, to develop an understanding of the principles. Methods are procedures that can enhance the occupational development of an individual. (Might not be offered every year)

4888 WORK/OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF LEARNERS (2 credits) An investigation of the use of informal and formal techniques used in the design and implementation of occupational assessment with school systems. (Might not be offered every year)

4889 COORDINATION TECHNIQUES OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (2 credits) The course involves the role of teacher-coordinators in the design and implementation of internships and other cooperative experimental learning methods.

4890 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND LEADERSHIP (3 credits) A study of organizational structure and supervision. Course deals with the work of supervisor as leader, staff relations and the improvement of industrial operations.

4897 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3 credits) The combination of people, systems and techniques required to coordinate the resources needed to complete a project according to established goals, standards and deadlines.

4910 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3 credits) Emphasis and quarter hours may vary with field of emphasis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

4920 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (2 credits) When taken as a seminar, the following description applies: Critical analysis of current literature, research, and experimentation pertaining to selected decisions in the development and delivery of instruction by practitioners in training and development: (a) training program delivery, (b) technological strategies for non-school settings, (c) design and utilization of training facilities and workshop formats and delivery systems.

4970 INTERNSHIP: INDUSTRIAL, BUSINESS, AND/OR TEACHING (1-12 credits) Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status.

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