Courses

All 4000-level courses may be applied toward master's degree requirements, subject to limits established by the department and approval of the graduate adviser.

Undergraduate technology courses are arranged alphabetically according to subject matter areas, as follows:

Aviation Administration

TECH 1400 - General Aeronautics (3)
Prerequisite; none.  Introduction to aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight instruments, regulations, airport operations, meteorology, aircraft performance, pilotage, navigation and communications procedures.

TECH 1430 - Airport Operations (3)
Overview of the operation of general aviation and commercial airports.  Course includes ground and baggage handling, terminal and airfield operations, aircraft emergencies, ground access, and FAR Part 139.

TECH 3400 - Airline Operations  (3)
Operational techniques and current problems confronting airlines: control tower operations, airport lighting, radio and meteorological service, reservations, ticketing, passenger trends, feasibility route studies, fire and crash protection, and air route traffic control centers. Field trips included.

TECH 3410 -  General Aviation Operations and Administration  (3)
Airport administration; organization, personnel, maintenance, zoning, facilities adequacy, financing, planning, operations, revenues and expenses, public relations, evaluation and safety; socioeconomic effect of airports on communities served.

TECH 3420 - Airline Administration  (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing. An introduction to the deregulated and global airline industry of the 21st century, including LFA competition, fleet and network realignment, mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcies.

TECH 3430 - Airport Administration  (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing or with permit of instructor. Airport operations management; lighting, fuel systems, , field marking, field buildings, hangars, communications, maintenance, protection/security, fire-fighting, and surrounding security problems and airport strategic management.

TECH 3440 - Aviation Law  (3)
Prerequisites:Upper division standing. Introduction to aviation law within the context of local, state, federal and international regulations, treaties and conventions.

TECH 3450 - Air Cargo (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing or with permit of instructor. Business plan for start-up cargo airline includes mission/vision statements, forecasting, payload/range analysis, market opportunity research, sales and promotion strategies, and cost/revenue analysis.

TECH 3460 - National Airspace System and Air Traffic Control  (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing or with consent of instructor. U.S. system of air navigation and air traffic control; communications, facilities, airways, controlled and special use airspace, and authorized flight procedures.

TECH 4400 - Safety Factors in Aviation  (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Aviation safety related to air traffic control, passenger service, maintenance, and ground/air operations; history, accidents, terminology, liability, worker performance, information source, and safety program organization.

TECH 4410 - Aviation Sales  (3)
Prerequisite Upper Division Standing. Sales in airline operations and aviation industry; research, demand analysis, advertising and promotion, traffic and price determination.

TECH 4420 - Airport Planning  (3)
Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing. Concepts of airport planning and construction; community surveys related to social, economic, and physical characteristics; political influences and phases of airport construction.

TECH 4430 - Air Transportation  (3)
Prerequisite: Upper Division standing. Facilities, state and federal regulations, legal characteristics, problems, and services of U.S. carriers; organizational function of Federal Aviation Agency, Civil Aeronautics Board, and U.S. Bureau of Transportation. 

TECH 4460 - Airport Finance (3)

Introduction to airport finance and the tools to analyze it. Includes interactive spreadsheet analyses of airport operating budgets, airport development feasibility, and project financial evaluation.

TECH 4470 - Senior Seminar:  Aviation Problems  (3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing. Selected topics about current aeronautical administration problems; interaction with aviation executives. Field trips may be required.

TECH 4480 - Case Studies in Airline Finance (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Case studies of airline finances and the tools to analyze them.  Includes interactive spreadsheet analysis of airline economic base, financial statements, sources and uses of funds, and financial planning.  

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Computer Integrated Design

TECH 1100 - Introduction to Design Application and 3D Modeling  (3)
Application of theory and fundamentals of  design: basic understanding in drafting techniques, engineering design, freehand sketching, use of latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

TECH 3130 - Product Design and Development (3)
Indepth examination of the process of designing products for manufacture. Analysis and application of the methods, models organizations, standards and practices used in industry.

TECH 3150 - Project Design and Document Control (3)
Prerequisites: TECH 3130. Concepts, applications and procedures necessary to control, protect and access graphical data used in the management of design and manufacturing documentation.

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Electronics and Internetworking

TECH 1200 - Practical Electronics  (3)
DC circuits;  hands-on experiences in using VOM and DVM for basic electrical measurement and troubleshooting.  Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours. Hands-on applications of electronics with emphasis on how different electronic components and circuits work; project construction to stimulate students understanding of electronics.

TECH 2900 - Tech Program Applicable  (1-3)
Contact Department of Technology for information.

TECH 4210 - Internetworking Technology (3) 
LAN, WAN to Internet, TCP/IP, LAN devices, network access and cabling, Ethernet, network, transport and application layers, IP addressing, subnetting, and routing.

TECH 4220 - Router Configurations (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 4210. The course covers the WANS, Cisco Router and its configuration, Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS), distance vector routing protocols like RIP and IGRP, intermediate TCP/IP, ACLS, and basic router troubleshooting.

TECH 4230 Intermediate Routing and LAN Switching (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 4210. The topics of classless IP addressing techniques: VLSM and CIDR, single area OSPF and EIGRP routing, LAN switching and design, switch configuration, Spanning Tree Protocol, VLANs, and VLAN trunking protocol.

TECH 4240 -  Wide Area Networks (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 4210. Addresses Scaling with NAT and DHCP, WAN physical and data link protocols, WAN connections, LAN/WAN case study, PPP, ISDN, DDR, Frame Relay, network management, and CCNA certification preparation.

TECH 4720 -  Photovoltaic Applications (3)
Prerequisit: TECH 3700 or consent of instructor. Solar photovoltaic principles, wafer and module production, systems and applications. Component and system performance, site assessment, grid and stand-alone system design. Associated electrical and control technologies.

TECH 4740 -  Fuel Cell Applications and Hydrogen Infrastructure (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3700 or consent of instructor. Electro-physical processes in fuel cells, performance, components, various types of fuel cells, fuel cell vehicles, distributed power generation. Hydrogen economy, properties, production, storage, infrastructure, safety.

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Fire Protection Administration

TECH 3500 - Fire Protection and the Community  (3)
Relationship of fire service and fire protection needs to critical urban issues, affirmative action, public education, communication with minority groups, interdepartmental and intradepartmental relations.

TECH 3510 - Fire Defense Planning  (3)
Community defense needs, facilities, master plan development, federal assistance.  Application of ISO grading schedule and guide for determining fire flow requirements, impact on fire insurance.

TECH 3520 - Fire Construction Aspects of Fire Protection (3) 
Building construction including fire resistive materials, protective systems, testing of fire assemblies, heat and smoke detection devices, high-rise structures;  plan checking.  Field trips required. 

TECH 3530 - Fire Disaster Planning (3)
Fire disaster protection organization; disaster laws; establishment of central communication and field control centers; support groups; manpower, and equipment. NIMS

TECH 3540 - Human Behavior and Fire Protection (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of 24 units approved lower division fire core courses. Interaction between fire, building, and occupants; human behavior factors affecting response to fire situations; decision-making; movement-modeling; egress design; evacuation strategies; fire safety strategies for senior and disabled/impaired citizens.

TECH 3550 - Fire Protection Laws  (3)
Study of Fire Laws.

TECH 3560 - Emergency Management and Terrorism  (3)
Prerequisite: Lower division fire courses needed. Focuses on terrorism, emergency management response and mitigation of such events. Review of incident contingency planning and how to apply emergency management principles to terrorism.

TECH 3570 - Fire Leadership and Ethics  (3)
Prerequisite: Lower division fire courses needed. Course examines organizational and leadership tools for fire service administrators, including community approaches, core skills, ethical behavioral, planning and implementation, and community risk management.

TECH 3580 - Advanced Hazardous Materials  (3)
Prerequisite: Lower division fire courses needed. This course provides advanced fire chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including problems of recognition, reactivity, and health encountered by firefighters.

TECH 3590 - Fire Cause Investigation (3)
Examines investigative, legal, and managerial approaches to arson cases, including principles of incendiary fire analysis, detection, environmental and psychological factors of arson, including legal considerations and trial preparation.

TECH 4510 - Fire Laws and Building Codes: Interpretation and Enforcement (3)
Interpretation of the building, fire prevention, and State Fire Marshal Codes; review of building plans, enforcement procedures and techniques; case studies and problems in code enforcement.

TECH 4520 - Fire Prevention Administration (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 451. Organization of Fire Prevention Bureau; laws and regulations, building and fire code administration; coordination with governmental and other organizations; functions of Fire Prevention Bureau; planning and training.

TECH 4530 - Advanced Equipment and Systems (3)
Theories, principles, and types of fire protection systems, review of fire protection systems plans checking process. 

TECH 4550 - Fire Protection of Structural Members and Building Components and Materials (3)
Prerequisite: Lower division fire courses needed. This course studies building materials under tension, compression and shear during fire exposures, and HAVC systems and their design and fire protection issues with smoke, fire movement.

TECH 4560 - Fire Finance (3)
Prerequisite: Lower division fire courses needed. Course provides skills, knowledge required to manage and administer fiscal activities for the fire service. The major budgeting methods, control mechanisms, forecasting and analysis processes are included.

TECH 4570 - Advanced Fire Leadership and Ethics (3)
Prerequisite: Lower division fire courses needed. This course examines organizational and leadership tools for fire service administrators, including community approaches to administration, core skills, planning and implementation, leading change and ethical leadership.

TECH 4580 - Fire Research Methods for EMergency Managers (3)
Prerequisite: Lower division fire courses needed. Course examines tools and techniques of rational decision making in fire departments, including databases, statistics, probability, decision analysis, resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis, and linear programming.

TECH 4590 - Fire Administration Capstone Course (3)
Prerequisite: Lower division fire courses needed, senior standing and a passing grade on the GWAR. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to examine similarities and differences, integrate and synthesize ideas, conceptualize the fire protection program of study more broadly than normally possible in more narrowly focused classes.  A senior thesis or project is required.

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Graphics Communication

TECH 1300 - Introduction to Graphic Communications  (3) 
General technology course emphasizing the importance of graphic communications in our culture. History, theory, and laboratory application of varied graphic communications processes. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 2310 - Imposition and Electronic Image Assembly  (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 1300 or consent of instructor. Applications of principles of imposition with emphasis on electronic image assembly techniques. This course requires service learning. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 2330 - Presswork Procedures  (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 1300 or consent of instructor. Principles and procedures and practices of graphic reproduction utilizing ink and press technology with emphasis on the photo offset lithographic process. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 2340 - Lithographic and Digital Reproduction Processes  (3) 
Prerequisite: TECH 1300 or consent of instructor based upon previous experience. Lithographic theory and its reproduction, image conversion, preparation of image carriers, image transfer, quality control, chemistry of lithography, printing inks and paper. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 3300 - Graphic Communications Processes and Materials (3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing in Graphic Communications,  Industrial Technology, or consent of instructor based upon previous experience. Examination, application, and control of processes used in the graphic communications industry including prepress, press, postpress operations, major printing processes, digital imaging, and new media production. Nature and control of materials used in graphic communications reproduction processes with emphasis on image on substrate relationships. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 ½ hours

TECH 3320 - Typography  (3)
Prerequisite:  TECH 330 or consent of instructor based upon previous experience.
Intensive study and application of typographic principles with emphasis on their use in a production printing environment. Lecture 1 1/2 hours,  laboratory 4 1/2 hours. 

TECH 3330 -  Presswork Procedures  (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 1300 or Consent of Instruction. Letterpress principles and procedures on platen and cylinder presses, make-ready, inks, automatic feeders. Lecture 1 ½ hours, laboratory 4 ½ hours.

TECH 4300 - Computer Aided Graphic Communications Management (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300 or consent of instructor. Concept, theory, and procedures of applications of computers to the solution of printing job planning, job tracking, data collection, purchase orders, inventory, production scheduling, system utilities, digital file preparation, and file maintenance with emphasis on problems found in the current graphic communications industry. This course requires service learning and cooperative learning. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 ½ hours.

TECH 4320 - Typographical Layout And Design (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300 or consent of instructor. Principles of design applied to graphic communication; selection of type, printing substrates and processes for reproduction; use of layouts and dummies to solve problems of graphic communications production. This course requires service learning. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 4330 - Printing Estimating  (5)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300 or Consent of Instructor. Elements of estimating all classes of printing and photo offset lithography including prepress operations, presswork, bindery, paper, and cost-finding problems.

TECH 4331 -  Computer Aided Printing Estimating and Job Costing  (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 4330 or consent of instructor. Applications of computers to the solution of estimating problems discussed in TECH 433A with emphasis on problems found in the contemporary printing industry. Theory and application of principles for determining actual costs of specific operation to verify validity of estimates. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, Laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 4340 - Graphic Communications Production Management I (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300. Organization and management of the graphic communications production, planning procedures and application of industrial management strategies. 

TECH 4350 - Color Theory, Reproduction, and Management (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300. Color theory and its application to solving problems in the printing industry; emphasis on examination and evaluation of processes, proofing, reproduction, management, and quality control. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 4360 - Electronic Publishing Technology and Management (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300 or consent of instructor. Theory and application of publishing systems; emphasis on information integration, system configuration, management, and producing digital output. This course requires Service Learning and Cooperative Learning. Lecture 11/2 hours, Laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 4370 - Alternative Media Production  (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300 or consent of instructor. Theory of media development processes; emphasis on multimedia production and management. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, Laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

TECH 4380 - Image Capture, Processing, and Management  (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300 or consent of instructor. Theory and procedures of digital image capture, processing and management; emphasis on total capture technology, image integration and producing open image files. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours. 

TECH 4390 - Digital Workflow Management  (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3300 or consent of instructor. Concept, theory, and procedures of digital workflow planning and management; emphasis on open digital file formats and pre-flighting. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, Laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

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Introduction to Higher Education

TECH 4910 - STEM STEM Education Foundation (3)
Comprehensive introduction to the history, evolution, systems, core concepts, design, and utilization of technology in STEM education. It’s organizational and Connections between STEM subjects will be explored.

TECH 4920 - STEM Connection and Integration (3)
Interdisciplinary approach in designing, connecting assessing and the Integration of STEM curriculum and instructional materials. Emphasis will be placed on current STEM standards and project-based activities.

TECH 4930 - Curriculum Development in STEM Education (3)
Planning, designing, integrating, and assessing STEM curriculum and instructional materials. Strategies for integrating STEM throughout the existing school curriculum and aligning STEM/technology education activities to help students achieve academic standards.

TECH 4940 - STEM Project-Based Learning: Planning, Construction Equipment, and Maintenance (3)
A course designed to teach how to plan integrated STEM curriculum and instructional materials. Students will learn how to map STEM content, design STEM integrated curriculum, and instructional materials.

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Manufacturing Process and Automation

TECH 1600 - Introduction to Metalworking  (3)
Basic metal properties, metalworking processes, casting, welding, and hand and machine tool applications. 

TECH 3600 - Lean Manufacturing (3)
History of manufacturing. Principles, design, and analysis of lean manufacturing systems. Small lot production, setup-time reduction, continuous improvement. Principles and control of push and pull manufacturing systems.  Lecture 2 hour, laboratory 3 hours.

TECH 4160 - ISO 9000 and the Auditing (3)
Prerequisites: Senior Standing or Permission of the Instructor. A study of ISO 9000 series of quality system standards with emphasis on manufacturing and service industry.  It addresses the standards interpretation, documentation, and creation of internal and external audits.  Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.

TECH 4600 - Advanced Manufacturing Processes (3)
Materials and processes used in manufacturing.  Processes to organize industrial activity as well as the hard processes used to shape and form materials.

TECH 4620 - Digital Manufacturing (3)
Development of basic skills needed to perform simulation construction in the virtual manufacturing environment with CNC, CAM, machining and robotics simulation. 

TECH 4660 - Additive Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisites: TECH 1100 or Equivalent. An overview of commercially available Additive Manufacturing technologies, also known as Rapid Prototyping or 3D Printing.  Emphasis will be on operational procedure, post-processes, and applications. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.

TECH 4670 - Emerging Manufacturing  Technologies (3)
Prerequisites: Tech 3600. Variable content of manufacturing topics and processes,  such as Additive Manufacturing, Electrical Discharge Machining , Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Automatic Data Collection and Identification, 3D Scanning, Waterjet Cutting, and other related technologies.  Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.

TECH 4951 - Industrial Technology Senior Project II (3)
Prerequisites: TECH 4950.  Study of Industrial Technology design processes. It includes selection and completion of a faculty-supervised project focusing on typical problems encountered in Industrial Technology practice, and resulting in a formal report and oral presentation. Lecture 1 ½hours, laboratory 4 ½ hours.

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Power, Energy and Transportation

TECH 1000 - Introduction to Automotive Mechanisms (3)
Introduction to major automotive systems, components operation and maintenance in modern vehicle. Vehicle coverage is expanded to include electric, gas, hybrid and fuel cell alternatives for greener transportation.

TECH 3700 - Power, Energy and Transportation (3)
Comprehensive review of traditional and sustainable power technology: available energy forms; power conversion, coal, nuclear, wind power, photovoltaics, fuel cells; mobile applications, engines, clean transportation; energy management.

TECH 4700 - Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3700 or with consent of instructor. Technology and application of electric and hybridvehicles: power plant design, electric motor and heat engine characteristics, energy storage, system controls, fuel cells and solar powered vehicles.

TECH 4710 - Engine Design and Performance (3)
Prerequisite:TECH 3700 or consent of instructor. Theory of engine design and operation; requirements of modern gasoline power plants and performance factors analyzed under varying operating conditions.

TECH 4760 - Measurement, Instrumentation and Control (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 3700 or with consent of instructor. Theory and application of sensor operation, data collection and processing for control in sustainable energy and transportation systems. Circuits, sensors, signal conditioning, microprocessors, logic, programming, data acquisition and system development.

TECH 4780 - Emerging Technologies in Power, Energy, and Transportation (3)
Varying content and topics relating to emerging power, energy, and transportation technologies. Includes research methodologies, proposal preparation, and investigation in individual, team, and class explorations. May be repeated up to 6 units. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.

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Professional and Elective

TECH 1010 - Industrial Safety (3)
Industrial safety related to industry and school shops; history, accident facts, liability, psychology, worker performance, sources of information, and industrial methods of operation. 

TECH 2000 - History of Technology  (3)
Human accomplishment in areas of discovery, invention, and industry from prehistoric times to present; emphasis on the conditions that brought about selected technologies and effects those technologies on humankind.

TECH 2500 - Impact of Technology on the Individual and Society (3) 
An exploration of the ways technology impacts individual human development within global social systems. Including an emphasis on lifelong acquisition of technology skills with an optional service-learning component.

TECH 3820 - Metrology and Statistical Process Controrl (3)
Adapting industrial operations to metric system; standards and application; development of instructional materials; and review of Statistical Process Control (SPC).

TECH 3980 - Cooperative Education (Undegraduate Students Only) (1-3) (see UNIV 3980)
Cooperative Education

TECH 4000 - Written Communication Skills for Technology (3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 and UNIV 4000 or UNIV 4010. Written, oral, and research skills for the professional needs of Technology students with emphasis on education, public, industrial, business education and public sector requirements. Lecture 3 hours 20 minutes. (Graded ABCDF +/-) (WI)

TECH 4540 - Special Topics in Industrial Studies (3)
Current issues, problems, and interests in technology. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units as subject matter changes.

TECH 4880 - Fluid Power (3)
Prerequisite: PHYS 1100. Application of principles of industrial hydraulic and pneumatic circuits; emphases on basic laws and operation of pressure, directional control valves, and actuators as they apply to manual and automated circuits.

TECH 4890 - Industrial Training Methods (3)
Prerequisites: TECH 3700. Training approaches for industrial/technical management personnel; overview of design and management of the training function in the modern work world, instructional design, and delivery systems.

TECH 4950 - Industrial Technology Senior Project I (3)

 

Prerequisites: Completion of an area of concentration, Senior standing and/or instructor consent; must be taken in sequence starting with TECH 4950. Study of Industrial Technology design processes. TECH 4950 includes case studies to discuss the impact of design constraints. A formal report and oral presentation are required at the end of the term. Lecture 1 ½ hours, laboratory 4 ½ hours.  

 

TECH 4990 - Undergraduate Directed Study (1-3)
Project selected in conference with sponsor before registration; progress meetings held regularly, and final report submitted. May be repeated for 6 units of credit.

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