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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. Credit 3.

\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. Credit 3.

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. Credit 3.

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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