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TECH 114: Introduction to Technical Graphics

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites or placement testing requirements for this course

Introduction to Technical Graphics covers the basics of industrial blueprint reading and standard drafting practices including both sketching and manual drafting techniques. Learn about types of drawings, nomenclature, and common applications of technical drawings. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 121: Principles of Engineering

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 122: Aerospace Engineering

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 123: Biomedical Engineering

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 124: Civil Engineering & Architecture

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 125: Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 126: Digital Electronics

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 127: Engineering Design & Development

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 171: OSHA Construction Safety

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites or placement testing requirements for this course

The OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide an entry level construction worker?s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. OSHA Construction Safety requires that students learn basic OSHA safety guidelines such as recognizing general safety and health provisions, health hazards, components of fall protection, and more. Additionally, students will earn a certificate for completing the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training Course; this is a nationally recognized certification. 1 credit hour

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 172: OSHA General Industry Safety

Prerequisite(s):
-There are no formal prerequisites or placement testing requirements for this course

The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide an entry level worker?s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in a general industry setting. OSHA General Industry Safety requires that students learn basic OSHA safety guidelines such as recognizing general safety concerns, hazardous material, personal protective equipment, and more. Additionally, students will earn a certificate for completing the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training Course; this is a nationally recognized certification. 1 credit hour

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 296: Special Topics in Technology

Prerequisite(s):
-Permission of division dean or chair

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 297: Independent Study in Technology

Prerequisite(s):
-Permission of division dean or chair

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

TECH 299: Internship in Technology

Prerequisite(s):
-Permission of division dean or chair

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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