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TECH 110: Blueprint Reading for Construction
The course is an introductory course in the basics of construction blueprint reading. All persons involved in the planning, supplying, and/or building of structures should be able to read construction blueprints. Topics include types of drawings, nomenclature, and applications of technical drawings. 2 HRS

TECH 111: Blueprint Reading for Industry
The course is an introductory course in the basics of industrial blueprint reading. The course emphasizes understanding and interpreting single part and assembly prints used in common industrial applications. Topics include types of drawings, nomenclature, and applications of technical drawings. 2 HRS

TECH 114: Introduction to Technical Graphics
This is an introductory course in the basics of industrial blueprint reading and standard drafting practices; sketching and manual drafting techniques will be covered. Topics include types of drawings, nomenclature, and common applications of technical drawings. 3 HRS

TECH 121: Principles of Engineering
Prerequisite: Permission of division dean. Course will offer students a unique opportunity to earn dual credit for high school level Project Lead the Way (PLTW) coursework; students must be enrolled in approved high school level PLTW programs in order to qualify for this course. This survey course exposes students to major concepts, including mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions. 3 HRS

TECH 122: Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisite: Permission of division dean. Course will offer students a unique opportunity to earn dual credit for high school level Project Lead the Way (PLTW) coursework; students must be enrolled in approved high school level PLTW programs in order to qualify for this course. Students explore the evolution of flight, navigation and control, flight fundamentals, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, and orbital mechanics. In addition, this course presents alternative applications for aerospace engineering concepts. Students analyze, design, and build aerospace systems. They apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final presentation about the future of the industry and their professional goals. 3 HRS

TECH 123: Biomedical Engineering
Prerequisite: Permission of division dean. Course will offer students a unique opportunity to earn dual credit for high school level Project Lead the Way (PLTW) coursework; students must be enrolled in approved high school level PLTW programs in order to qualify for this course. In this course students explore the diverse fields of biotechnology. Hands-on projects engage students in engineering design problems related to biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, genetic engineering, tissue engineering, biomedical devices, forensics and bioethics. 3 HRS

TECH 124: Civil Engineering & Architecture
Prerequisite: Permission of division dean. Course will offer students a unique opportunity to earn dual credit for high school level Project Lead the Way (PLTW) coursework; students must be enrolled in approved high school level PLTW programs in order to qualify for this course. Students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture and apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, students use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Students communicate and present solutions to their peers and members of a professional community of engineers and architects. 3 HRS

TECH 125: Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Prerequisite: Permission of division dean. Course will offer students a unique opportunity to earn dual credit for high school level Project Lead the Way (PLTW) coursework; students must be enrolled in approved high school level PLTW programs in order to qualify for this course. How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? While students discover the answers to these questions, they’re learning about the history of manufacturing, robotics and automation, manufacturing processes, computer modeling, manufacturing equipment, and flexible manufacturing systems. 3 HRS

TECH 126: Digital Electronics
Prerequisite: Permission of division dean. Course will offer students a unique opportunity to earn dual credit for high school level Project Lead the Way (PLTW) coursework; students must be enrolled in approved high school level PLTW programs in order to qualify for this course. Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and high-definition televisions. Students are introduced to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, engineering standards and technical documentation. 3 HRS

TECH 127: Engineering Design & Development
Prerequisite: Permission of division dean. Course will offer students a unique opportunity to earn dual credit for high school level Project Lead the Way (PLTW) coursework; students must be enrolled in approved high school level PLTW programs in order to qualify for this course. Students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. 3 HRS

TECH 296: Special Topics in Technology
Prerequisite: Faculty approval. Course will offer students an opportunity to study a topic which is (1) unique and infrequently offered as a part of their program curriculum or (2) of special interest to industry. Each student wishing to enroll in Special Topics in Technology will be reviewed based on (1) previous experience, (2) courses completed, and (3) aptitude/ability match with selected topic. 1-4 HRS

TECH 297: Independent Study in Technology
Prerequisite: Faculty approval. Students will work with faculty to select a technology-related (1) project on which to work or (2) problem to solve. This project or problem should be selected from an area of specialization in their technology-related program. Students gain understanding in this selected area. 1-4 HRS

TECH 299: Internship in Technology
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one college level technology-related course with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor. Students will work with faculty to select an area of specialization in their technology-related program. Students gain practical work experience in this selected field. Students must complete 75 work hours for each credit hour. Each candidate for the Internship in Technology will be reviewed and selection will be based on (1) previous experience, (2) courses completed, and (3) aptitude/ability match with internship site needs. Students may receive up to 6 internship credits toward graduation. 1-6 HRS