Industrial Technology Course Descriptions

CAD 113 Computer-Aided Machine Design I (4 credit hours)
Design process with practical and computer-aided evaluation of power transmission devices, including gears, shafts, belts, chains, and other components using SolidWorks software. F S

CAD 117 Advanced AutoCAD - 3D Topics (3 credit hours)
Advanced techniques in computer-aided drafting: 3D design, show motion, libraries, symbols libraries, scripts, and 3D panel/button customization for AutoCAD. Prerequisite: CAD 124 or equivalent. F S

CAD 121 Materials for Industry (3 credit hours)
Survey of materials used by design engineers; ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, plastics, and ceramics; testing, heat-treating, finishing, and use of adhesives. S

CAD 122 Computer-Aided Machine Design II (4 credit hours)
Theory and application of design processes including dimensions, tolerances, assembly, multi-view, and details. Also includes application of the design process to CAD drawings and solid models using SolidWorks software. Prerequisite: CAD 113 or approval of instructor or department chair. F S

CAD 124 Introduction to AutoCAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) (3 credit hours)
Introduction to computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD software; architectural, mechanical, and electrical applications. F S

DRT 119 Blueprint Reading and Technical Drawing (3 credit hours)
Interpretation of working drawings to translate drawings into product; includes technical sketching to communicate modifications; dimensioned projections, sectional views, symbols, and schematics are used. F

ELT 111 Computer Applications for Technicians (2 credit hours)
Introduction to personal computers, using Windows-based operating system and applications to create and edit technical documents using the Internet, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. F S

ELT 131 Residential Wiring (3 credit hours)
Single phase power distribution and transmission systems; interpretation and use of National Electrical Code; interpretation of blueprints and wiring techniques as applied from service entrance to load. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or MAT 094 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. F S

ELT 134 Motors, Controls, and Drives (3 credit hours)
Learn about electrical symbols, ladder and wiring diagrams, used motors and motor control circuits, including DC, single- and three-phase, electromagnetic, and DC and AC electronic controllers. Emphasis on control, wiring, and troubleshooting of motors and control circuits. Prerequisite: ELT 150 with a grade of C or higher. S

ELT 150 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics (3 credit hours)
DC and AC circuits and test instruments; following national skill standards (EIA/EIF), includes work habits; basic and practical skills; and survey of motors, relays, and transformers. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or MAT 094 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. F S

ELT 171 Analog Control Systems (3 credit hours)
Characteristics and application of electronic components, and amplifiers; component identification and testing, circuit construction, operation, and troubleshooting of analog control systems. Prerequisite: ELT 150. S

ELT 179 Industrial Control Devices (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the electronic control devices and systems used in industry: interface devices, drives, controllers, motors, process control and instrumentation, industrial process techniques, detectors, sensors, and programmable controllers. F

ELT 231 Programmable Controllers (3 credit hours)
Programmable logic controllers with emphasis on creating application programs to solve control problems. Course includes an overview of PLC systems, number systems, I/O modules, basic and advanced instructions, system configuration, and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: ELT 179. S

ELT 292 Process Control (3 credit hours)
Process control concepts using advanced capabilities of PLC systems: interfacing devices, process controllers, pressure, temperature, flow and level measurement, A/D, D/A, PID control, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) using RSView32 to monitor and control machines and processes. Prerequisite: ELT 231. F

MFT 110 Mechanical Assemblies (3 credit hours)
Interpreting documentation for assembly and installation requirements; fundamentals of power transmission; basic and precision measuring tools; fasteners, tools, and torque specifications; bearing types and applications; seals; gaskets; lubrication. F

MFT 113 Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics (3 credit hours)
Introduction to theory and applications of fluid and pneumatic power transfer and control. S

MFT 117 Pumps, Compressors, and Vacuum Systems (3 credit hours)
Theory and operation of centrifugal and metering pumps, piston and rotary type compressors, safety valves, pressure regulators, oil and water separators, and dryers; vacuum pumps, surfaces and cups, gauges. S

MFT 121 Basic Machine Processes (3 credit hours)
General machining procedures including basic operations of lathe and mill; basic bench work operations including layout and hand tools; basic machine tool projects using cross section of machine tool equipment. F S

MFT 122 Intermediate Machine Processes (3 credit hours)
Setup and operational procedures of mills, grinders, and lathes; cutting speeds, feed rates, tool geometry for various types of alloy steels. Prerequisite: MFT 121. F S

MFT 127 Introduction to CNC Programming (4 credit hours)
Introduction to computer numerical control (CNC) and programming CNC machines, with emphasis on fundamentals of CNC lathe and mill operations and good programming practices. Prerequisite: MFT 121 or equivalent. S

MFT 128 Quality Assurance (3 credit hours)
Basic concepts of quality. Application of probability, statistics, and sampling for quality control, process control, and failure analysis. Military standards and reliability documents will be used to evaluate product performance and identify causes of failure. Prerequisite: MAT 072. S

MFT 131 Introduction to Manufacturing (3 credit hours)
History, economics, employability skills, processes, and quality measurement as related to manufacturing. Emphasis on preparing student for co-op experience. F

MFT 138 Intermediate CNC Programming (4 credit hours)
Intermediate computer numerical control (CNC) 3-axis programming and operation; CNC mill and lathe operation and good programming practices. Prerequisite: MFT 127 or equivalent. S

MFT 151 Manufacturing Work Experience I (3 credit hours)
Co-op experience in manufacturing: work experience in manufacturing or related industries. Prerequisites: MFT 131 or equivalent and approval of department chair. F S Su

MFT 152 Manufacturing Work Experience II (3 credit hours)
Continuation of MFT 151. Work experience in manufacturing or related industries. Prerequisites: MFT 151 or equivalent and approval of department chair. F S Su

MFT 210 Industrial Safety (3 credit hours)
Introduction to industrial and workplace safety topics in manufacturing, including lock-out/tag-out, confined space, fall protection, safe lifting, fire safety, material safety data sheets, personal protective equipment, and others. F

MFT 211 Advanced Machining Processes and Inspection Practices (4 credit hours)
Advanced manual machine tool operation and inspection practices. Prerequisite: MFT 122 or equivalent. F S

MFT 212 Industrial Maintenance Applications (3 credit hours)
Introduction to mechanical repair and preventative maintenance as applied to the manufacturing environment. Includes installation, troubleshooting, and repair procedures for a variety of mechanical power transmission equipment; also includes leveling, anchoring, and adjustment of machine tools and other equipment. F

MFT 238 Advanced CNC Programming (4 credit hours)
Advanced computer numerical control (CNC) 3- and 4-axis programming and operation; setup and operation of industrial CNC turning center and vertical machining center. Prerequisite: MFT 138. S

PFT 117 Basic Pipefitting and Welding (3 credit hours)
Pipefitting and welding equipment and safety; fabrication and installation of commercial/industrial piping systems; pipe layout and welding techniques/applications; oxyacetylene and portable plasma cutting torch. Prerequisite: apprentice status or consent of department chair. F

WLD 111 Introduction to Welding (4 credit hours)
(IAI MTM 936) Selection and use of electric arc, oxyacetylene, inert gas, and wire-feed welders; emphasis on skills and competencies demanded by industry. F S Su

WLD 112 Gas Metal Arc Welding (2 credit hours)
Gas metal and arc welding fundamentals, welding safety, gas metal arc equipment adjustments, metal transfer, and shielding gases; skill development in all positions of welding on mild steel ranging from 1/8" to 22 gauge steel. Prerequisites: credit or concurrent enrollment in WLD 110 or WLD 111. F

WLD 113 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (2 credit hours)
Gas tungsten arc welding fundamentals, arc characteristics, and welding safety; skill development on 16 gauge and 0.125 steel and stainless; setups, preparation of tungsten tips and selection of inert gases. Prerequisites: WLD 110 or WLD 111, and concurrent enrollment in WLD 213. S

WLD 212 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (2 credit hours)
Advanced gas metal and arc welding; gas metal arc equipment adjustments, metal transfer, and shielding gases; skill development in all positions of welding on mild steel ranging from 1/8" to 3/8" steel and aluminum. Prerequisites: WLD 110 or WLD 111, and/or concurrent enrollment in WLD 110, WLD 111, or WLD 112. F

WLD 213 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Weld (2 credit hours)
Student will prepare tungsten electrodes to accommodate various metal types and thicknesses, 16 gauge to 1/4 plate; flat, out of position, and multipath procedures. Metals include mild, stainless steel, and aluminum. Prerequisites: WLD 110 or WLD 111, and concurrent enrollment in WLD 113. S

WLD 216 Welding Certification I (4 credit hours)
Welding codes and regulations covering: materials, service limitation, fabrication, inspection, test procedures and qualifications of welding operators. Special emphasis is placed on preparation for American Welding Society Certification. Prerequisite: WLD 111 or equivalent or approval of department chair. Su