Industrial Technology Course Descriptions
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IT 134 Electronics Technology I. This course is designed to provide fundamental understanding of electronics in DC
circuits. Emphasis is on knowledge and application of electrical safety, power generation,
metering instruments and circuit analysis. Laboratory experiences include “hands-on” circuit construction and basic troubleshooting. Credit 3.
IT 139 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting. This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of Computer-
Aided Drafting principles. Students will utilize the software command structure of two
popular CAD programs, namely AutoCAD and MicroStation, to complete a number
of typical and practical drafting application exercises. Approximately one-half of the
semester will be spent on each program. Credit 3.
IT 161 Engineering Graphics. This is a recognized standard course in beginning drawing for engineering and industrial
education. Prerequisite: IT 139. Credit 3.
IT 163 Construction Technology I. This course is a study of materials and methods of wood frame construction found in
residential and commercial construction focusing on aspects of load-bearing structural
design elements. Instruction is given in the correct use of hand tools and machine
tools, job safety, job-site controls, material handling, equipment, and application.
Laboratory experiences include design and construction of a wood frame structure
with elements typically found in residential construction. (2-2). Credit 3.
IT 166 Machining Technology I. This course serves as an introduction to the problems, techniques, and processes of
modern machining technology. Instruction is given in the use of hand and machine
tools, introduction to computer numerical control, product planning and development,
metric measurement, safety, and opportunities for employment in the machining industry.
\IT 171 Descriptive Geometry. This course emphasizes problems of space relations of points, lines, surfaces, intersections,
and developed surfaces, and their application to the graphical solution of
engineering problems. Prerequisites: IT 139,161. Credit 3.
IT 232 Electronics Technology II. This course is an in-depth study of the electronic principles associated with AC circuits.
Topics of study include network theorems, circuit analysis methods, resonance,
fi lters and frequency responses of reactive circuits. Prerequisite: IT 134 or consent of
instructor. Credit 3.
IT 235 Solid State Electronics. This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and experience in the principles
and applications of solid-state devices. Specifi c emphasis is placed on the construction,
characteristics and applications of diodes, rectifi ers, transistors, thyristors
and integrated circuits. Laboratory experience is gained through circuit construction,
testing and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: IT 232 or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
IT 263 Home Planning. This course consists of the development of a set of plans and specifications for a
small residence. Prerequisite: IT 161. Credit 3.
IT 267 Elements of Metal Technology. This course is a study of materials and methods of construction found in metal building
systems. Instruction is given in the correct use of hand and power tools, job safety,
job-site controls, material handling, equipment and application. Aspects of load design
calculations, fastener use, metal coatings, and erection equipment are studied.
Laboratory instruction includes basic metal working processes (welding, sheet-metal,
foundry, and wrought-iron work) used in metal frame construction. (2-2). Credit 3.
IT 274 Problems in Industrial Design. This course utilizes a number of problem solving techniques and procedures related
to industrial design. Students are encouraged to use innovative techniques, in individual
and group settings; to achieve workable solutions to selected design problems.
Prerequisites: IT 139,161 or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
IT 330 Contemporary Technology Innovations, Issues and Perspectives. This course provides a study of societal technologies and their effects on the daily
lives of consumers. The course presents the pervasive nature of technology innovations
and increases the awareness of the promises of uncertainty associated with the
use of technology as a human enterprise. Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
IT 360-361 Related Science, Mathematics, and Technology in Occupations. This is the written portion of an 18-hour segment of proficiency examinations.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Credit 6.
IT 362-363 Manipulative Skills in Occupations. This segment is for the manipulative portion of the profi ciency examination.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Credit 6.
IT 364-365 Knowledge of Related Subjects in Occupations and Personal Qualifications. This is the oral portion of the proficiency examination. Prerequisite: Consent of department
chair. Credit 6.
IT 368 Construction Processes. This course is a study of materials and methods of construction found in concrete and
masonry structures. Concrete chemistry, mixing and placement equipment, testing,
fi nishing techniques, reinforcing, formwork, specifi cation, and job-site safety implementing
these materials are studied. Laboratory experiences include batch sampling
and testing and small group projects implementing concrete and masonry methods
and materials. Prerequisite: IT 163. (2-2). Credit 3.
IT 370 Construction Technology II. This course focuses on non-structural construction typically found in cabinetry, trim,
and furniture construction. Included is the study of woods, synthetic materials, hardware,
and wood joinery. Instruction is given in the correct use of hand and machine
tools, job safety, job-site controls, and material specifi cation. Lab experiences include
designing, planning, construction, and finishing of a piece of cabinetwork or furniture.
(2-2). Credit 3.
IT 371 Civil Drafting. This course will consist of drafting techniques and requirements necessary for civil engineering
offices. Topics include survey drafting, map drafting, topos, site plans, subdivision
plats, profi le drawings and other related topics. Prerequisites: IT 171. Credit 3.
IT 372 Construction Drafting. This course will consist of techniques and requirements necessary to the commercial
or heavy construction industry. Topics will include foundation design, commercial
building design and other structural works. Emphasis will also be given to pre-manufactured
metal constructed building design. Prerequisites: IT 263. Credit 3.
IT 373 Industrial Electronics. The principles and operation of electrical switching, timing and control devices are
studied with emphasis on industrial solid state and digital controls. Topics of coverage
include serveomechanisms, tranducers, motor control systems and closed-loop
industrial systems. Prerequisite: IT 232 or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
IT 374 Time and Motion Study. A study of the principles of motion economy, work measurement and improvement
of production methods as they apply to modern industry. Attention is given to human
relations, work simplifi cation, and selected charting procedures. Prerequisite: Junior
standing or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
IT 379 Industrial Systems Drafting. This course includes the illustration and preparation of drawings and the related
symbolism used in electrical and fl uid fi elds. Related and required piping and fi tting
fundamentals are also covered. Prerequisites: IT 161. Credit 3.
IT 433 Construction Management and Procedures. This course is designed to provide a general knowledge of construction applications and procedures. Emphasis is on site preparation, foundations, concrete, wood and beginning metal construction methods. Emphasis will be placed on the responsibility of general or prime contractors and specialty contractors. Students will be taught cost estimation and procedures for bidding. Prerequisites: IT 163, 263, Junior classification. Credit 3.
IT 439 Computer-Aided Drafting Productivity. This course is a continuation of IT 139. Using advanced problem-solving exercises;
students will customize screen menus, utilize new AutoCAD commands, and develop
better fi le management skills. Advance methods and procedures to increase
CAD productivity will be emphasized. Additional CAD software will be utilized as it
becomes available. Prerequisites: IT 139 and 161 or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
IT 467 Mechanical Modeling. This course consists of the principles and techniques involved in designing and drawing
machine parts and other items normally required in an industrial setting. Topics
include sectioning, dimensioning, view rotation, symbols, legends, developments,
and blueprint details. Prerequisites: IT 139 and 161. Credit 3.
IT 468 Cost Estimating of Construction Materials. This course is devoted to the study of qualities, types, and sizes of materials such
as lumber and other wood products, masonry, paint, hardware, ceramic and metal
products. In addition cost estimates for materials and labor is studied by fi guring the
cost estimate of a small residence. Extensive use is made of actual samples and
other visual aids. Prerequisite: 12 hrs. IT courses or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
IT 470 Construction Plans and Documents. This course is designed to give a clear insight into the particular problems of construction
and proper construction procedures. The site selection, availability of services,
grading, subsurface explorations to determine foundation needs, construction
organization, and other activities of construction are presented in logical units.
Prerequisites: 12 hours of Industrial Technology or consent of instructor. Credit 3.
IT 472 Industrial Safety. This course is a study of the problems involved in developing an integrated safety
program for an industrial or commercial establishment. It involves safety education,
safe worker practices, recognition and elimination of health hazards, machinery
guards, in-plant traffi c, material handling and emergency treatment for industrial accidents.
Writing enhanced. Credit 3.
IT 473 Digital Electronics. This course is a study of the principles and applications of digital logic circuits including
logic gates, counters, shift registers, and combinational logic circuits. Laboratory
experiences consist of experimental problems. Prerequisite: IT 235 or consent of
instructor. Credit 3.
IT 477 Computer Numerical Control Programming and Application. This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of numerical control
programming practices as used in industry. Areas of study will include the development
of numerical control, programming methods, tooling for numerical control
and a study of CNC in manufacturing and production. Prerequisite: IT 166 or consent
of instructor. Credit 3.
IT 480 Material Handing and Plant Layout. This course is the study of the basic requirements needed to develop the most efficient layouts of equipment and of operating and service facilities whether in manufacturing
plants, warehouses, or other industrial or business applications. Special
emphasis is on the necessary coordination between plant layout, materials handling,
work simplifi cation and production planning, and operation control. Credit 3.
IT 484 Supervisory Personnel Practices. This course introduces students to the principles of management as pertaining to
personnel. Responsibilities of management, industrial economics, supervisory information,
training, group dynamics, work simplification, labor and human relations,
working conditions, morale, motivation, and mental health are covered. Writing enhanced.
IT 488 Technical Illustration. A study and application of the tools, skills, standards and opportunities associated
with the fi eld of technical illustration. Prerequisites: IT 139, 161 plus 6 hrs. drafting.
IT 490 Directed Studies. Designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain specialized experience in
one or more of the following areas: internship, laboratory procedures, individualized
study, innovative curricula, workshops, specialized training schools, and seminars.
Internship is required of all teacher education majors. Writing enhanced. Prerequisite:
Junior or senior standing. May be repeated or taken concurrently to a maximum of 9
hours. Variable credit.
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