Digital Design Software (TECH 102)
Learn to use industry-standard software to explore the principles of graphic design. You learn the principles of design production and develop the ability to communicate effectively in a visual format.
Fundamentals of Technology (TECH 110)
The study of the philosophy and objectives of technology with emphasis on the theories, principles, and concepts of technological systems in business, industry, and educational institutions.
Computer-Aided Design (TECH 122)
You are introduced to computer-aided design/drafting using AutoCAD software and technical drawing techniques to include blueprint interpretation, various projections, pictorials, dimensioning, developments and tolerancing. Hands-on exercises and drawing problems are reflective of industry and business.
Energy Fundamentals (TECH 200)
The objective of the Energy Fundamentals course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge to understand, and qualitatively and quantitatively calculate how energy is converted from basic energy sources such as fossil fuels, biomass, solar energy and wind to electrical energy.
Electromechanical Fundamentals (TECH 201)
The study of the fundamental properties of mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic/electrical systems (primarily those that revolve around Direct Current (DC)) including an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Experiential learning is facilitated through the use of project design and development.
Prerequisite: MATH 103
Co-requisite: PHYS 161
Advanced Application of CADD Techniques (TECH 202)
The advanced study of computer aided design/drafting to include 3D coordinates and layout, subsurface meshes, regions, solid modeling, and the connection to computer numerical control (CNC). The creation of presentation graphics using bitmap files, shading, and rendering is also presented.
Prerequisite: TECH 122 or consent of instructor
Production Processes & Material Testing (TECH 203)
This course provides students with an understanding of manufacturing processes and the strong interrelationships between manufacturing processes, product design, and material properties. Emphasis is placed on standard manufacturing processes such as casting, heat treatment, forming, turning, and milling. Additional topics covered will include material testing and inspection, and the interpreting technical drawings.
Industrial Materials (TECH 204)
The theoretical and laboratory study of the physical and chemical attributes of organic and inorganic materials for conversion into industrial materials are explored. Source, structure, characteristics, properties, and practical applications of metallic, polymer, wood, ceramic, and composite materials are introduced. Laboratory activities are designed to explore the attributes of these materials as well as to practice the material testing processes.
Electric Circuits and Devices (TECH 211)
The subject matter covered in this course will include concepts, principles, and operational characteristics of electronic/electrical components with a focus on Alternating Current (AC), discrete and integrated devices including computer driven electronic control systems. Design and developmental activities are facilitated through the use of simulation-Multisim software-and Ultiboard, a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and development software.
Prerequisites: TECH 201, MATH 103 and 105
Visual Literacy (TECH 212)
This course introduces the basic concepts of graphic design and visual communication. You sharpen brainstorming and problem-solving skills via design principles, color theory, and typography as they sharpen brainstorming and problem-solving skills.
Prerequisite: TECH 102
Wood Products Manufacturing (TECH 213)
A study of material processing methods and techniques utilizing tools and machines leading to the production of constructed assemblies.
Prerequisite: TECH 110 or 204 or consent of instructor
Applied Synthetics (TECH 223)
A study of synthetic/polymer materials emphasizing identification of characteristics and properties; and their application as related to industrial products.
Prerequisite: CHEM 115/115L or 121/121L
User Experience and Interface Design (TECH 230)
Have you ever felt frustrated using a website or digital interface that didn't function properly? This course introduces you to the common ways in which humans interact with digital interfaces. Through study of user experience principles, you will design digital interfaces that are easy to use.
Web Design (TECH 232)
Learn how to design for the web using HTML and CSS. This class provides you with the principles and tools to create modern, aesthetically pleasing websites that are easy to navigate.
Design Thinking (TECH 270)
Ever had a problem you didn't have any idea how to solve? Design thinking is actually a problem solving process you can learn! You will learn to approach highly unstructured problems and to create opportunities of them. Design thinking is an important entrepreneurial skill, but it is an equally important life skill. Design thinking is empowering--and a lot of fun.
Technology and Society (TECH 300)
A lecture-recitation course emphasizing the various impacts of technology on the individual, society, environment and basic institutions. Technological matrix of various cultures.
Computers and Emerging Technology (TECH 311)
An introductory course to the personal computer with an emphasis on system hardware, boot-up sequence, configuration and customization, operating systems, upgrading, and troubleshooting. The course will also examine emerging computer technologies, various peripheral devices and interfaces, including network and computer wireless communications systems.
Digital Photography Fundamentals (TECH 322)
Taking good pictures is more than point and click! This course is introduces the basic aesthetic and technical theories and techniques of digital photography. A digital camera with aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, and exposure compensation is required.
Quality Assurance (TECH 330)
The study of principles and techniques of quality assurance and quality management, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of quality assurance for products, process control, and process capability. Related topics include quality design review, fundamentals of statistics, sampling and control chart systems, quality reporting, process capability analysis, tool and gauge control, document control, and troubleshooting quality control.
Prerequisite: ECON 210 or consent of instructor
Industrial Design (TECH 332)
In this industrial design course students will learn how to design products in support of human activities and interactions. Principles and techniques of needs assessment, patent research, concept realization, design alternatives, and prototype development will be introduced through a creative and inventive process to address various instrumental factors such as product aesthetics, functionality, materials, sustainability, and usability.
Prerequisite: TECH 122 or consent of instructor
Cost Estimating (TECH 340)
Principles and techniques necessary for the economic analysis and evaluation of industrial design projects.
Prerequisites: ECON 210, MATH 146 or equivalent, or instructor consent
Digital Integrated Circuits (TECH 341)
The study of basic concepts of digital circuits and devices; operational characteristics of digital integrated circuits.
Prerequisite: TECH 211 or consent of instructor
Advanced Manufacturing Processes (TECH 373)
This advanced course in manufacturing covers both the theory and practice of advanced manufacturing. The course will focus on advanced machines and processes that are used to a significant degree in modern manufacturing facilities including conventional CNC machines and also non-traditional processes such as additive manufacturing. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of these processes through a series of lectures, discussions, and laboratory activities with the resultant knowledge necessary to apply these principles and processes to appropriate applications.
Prerequisites: TECH 122 and TECH 203
Field Experiences in Technology (TECH 396)
Provides students with supervised opportunities to engage in various technical, industrial or business experiences by working with and learning from practicing professionals.
Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor
Cooperative Education (TECH 397)
A practical work experience with an approved company in business or industry, arranged by the student, faculty and employer.
Prerequisites: junior standing; 2.5 overall GPA, and faculty approval
Honors Tutorial (TECH 399)
Teaching Technology Education (TECH 400)
An analysis of various methods employed in instructional techniques for industry and education. Development of methods and strategies of instruction use and ordering of instructional materials, based on behavioral objectives and classroom application of instructional techniques; lab activities.
Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor
Product Research and Development (TECH 403)
The study of product development and production planning for manufacture through the application of research methodologies, design processes, and prototype development.
Prerequisite: TECH 203 or consent of instructor
Facilities Design (TECH 420)
Principles and applications of designing industrial/business facilities with emphasis on site location, environmental consideration, qualitative and quantitative modeling. Computer application in facility planning and quantitative analysis; lab activities.
Prerequisite: TECH 122
Advanced Digital Photography and Imaging (TECH 422)
Through specialized shooting techniques, this course builds upon the fundamentals learned in TECH 322 to expand your knowledge and abilities. You will explore several theme-based photographic topics that will challenge you visually and intellectually. Then you create a portfolio of unique photographs to tie these topics together into one theme. A digital camera with aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, and exposure compensation is required.
Prerequisite: TECH 322 or instructor consent
Manufacturing Strategies (TECH 433)
Theoretical and laboratory study of strategies utilized by business and industry to develop and maintain a competitive edge. Topics include lean manufacturing, Kanan, five S's, Kaizan, push and pull modeling, fishbone-4Ms, line balancing, and Pokayoke.
Prerequisites: TECH 122 and 203 and, TECH 330 or TECH 340
Occupational Safety (TECH 440)
The major safety concerns and problems commonly associated with the industrial and occupational environment are addressed. Emphasis is placed on the study of safety rules and regulations, implementation of management tools to benefit people for optimum safety conditions and productivity, and the documentation required for record keeping.
Prerequisite: upper division students only
Industrial/Applied Graphic Design (TECH 442)
We explore the concepts of branding, info-graphics and various avenues of processing and translating information in a visual format. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between text and image through a series of design-based problems. The visual and conceptual aspects of branding focuses on the development of practical, multi-component design solutions including logo design and other business communication applications. Understanding and ordering complex data into useful and persuasive informational tools takes form via info-graphics, visual processes and procedures. Emphasis is placed on the use of formal design principles, creative brainstorming, conceptualizing, critical thinking, collaboration, and presentation.
Prerequisite: TECH 212
Packaging Design(TECH 450)
This course introduces you to the unique challenges of packaging design. Through prototypes and finished products, you develop solutions to 3D design problems that will delight the user. Special emphasis is placed on social, sustainable, and environmental issues in the packaging industry.
Prerequisite: TECH 122
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (TECH 451)
A study of computer integrated systems and their designs to facilitate the manufacture and production processes. Topics covered the application and integration of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), microcontrollers, touch-screen, TCP/IP, and voice control systems to facilitate manufacturing processes. Students will also utilize commercial computer-aided design tools, i.e., Multisim and Ultiboard to design, simulate, and test designed manufactured systems.
Prerequisites: TECH 201 and TECH 211
Multimedia Production (TECH 452)
This advanced graphics course is designed to explore multimedia production technologies, concepts, processes, methods, and techniques. The course provides hands-on experience applying multimedia technology to integrate graphics, text, sound and video into meaningful productions.
Workshop (TECH 493)
A workshop course on a specific topic, primarily for, but not confined to, Continuing Education.
Directed Studies in Technology (TECH 497)
Studies in topics relevant to the students' needs in selected topics including but not limited to Graphics, Electronics, Production, and Technology.
Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor
Senior Capstone I (TECH 498)
This course is designed for students to select the topic for their final Senior Capstone project, conduct the preliminary, required research, and plan the final project.
Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor
Senior Capstone II (TECH 499)
The capstone course is designed to integrate and reflect on coursework covered throughout the students' program in order to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competency related to the program goals. The course also facilitates students' transition from the academic to the professional world.
Prerequisites: TECH 498, senior standing and consent of instructor