Industrial Technology

IND 30303 Microcomputer Hardware

A study of Intel based microcomputers. Topics include: history, microprocessor performance, memory architecture, I/O mapping, interrupts, motherboard design, bus architecture, power supplies, floppy drives, sound cards, and video standards. This course is designed to introduce students to hardware and operating systems used in microcomputers and prepare them to pass the CompTIA A+ certification examination. Research project will be assigned. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

IND 30503 Basic Electricity/Electronics

An introduction to the basic principles of electricity and electronics. Topics include units and notation, current, voltage, resistance, Ohm’s Law, power, energy, circuit protection, wire sizing, series and parallel circuits, capacitance, inductance, impedance, alternating current, three- phase electrical systems, transformers, single-phasemotors, and three-phase motors. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite/Corequisite: TEC 11704 or MTH 11403.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 31102 Blueprint Reading for Industry

A course for those desiring a knowledge of blueprint reading as applied to industry. Included will be freehand sketching, lettering, understanding auxiliary views and projections and specifying for machining, welding, and numerical control. Instrumentation, hydraulic, and electrical control diagrams will be covered. Research project will be assigned.  One-hour lecture, three-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

IND 31103 Programmable Controllers I

A study of the operational characteristics of programmable logic controllers. Major emphasis will include conversion of machine control logic diagrams to PLC programs. Additional topics include: types of input/output modules, system configuration, peripheral devices, timers, counters, arithmetic operations, logic functions, installation practices,  data acquisition systems, and computer controlled machines and processes. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: IND 35003. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 31203 GMAW Processes

The Basic GMAW Processes course is designed to provide the student with practical experience using Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment. The course of study allows the  student to learn and apply the techniques required to perform the basic procedures of the GMAW Process. The course will cover safety, equipment setup, process adjustments, types of weld metal transfer, and welding techniques. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 31503 Basic Welding

An introduction to the techniques and equipment used in arc and acetylene cutting and welding. Emphasis placed upon equipment operation and safety. Included is practice in gas and arc welding in all positions and the proper preparation of welded joints. Research project will be assigned. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 31603 Schematic Diagram Reading

A course designed to give maintenance technicians a working knowledge of machinery blueprints. Included will be exploded view drawing of machine assemblies, terminology, piping schematics, welding, and tolerances for fit. The course will also give the maintenance technician practical hands-on experience in troubleshooting machine problems by using schematic diagrams. Included will be electrical schematics, hydraulic schematics, pneumatic schematics, piping diagrams and mechanical blueprints. Research project  will be assigned. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

 

IND 32203 Basic Pipe Welding

A continuation of the Advanced Welding course. The course of study is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the field of critical structural welding and an introduction to pipe welding. In addition to welding theory, the student will learn the skills and principles necessary to perform welding to meet the requirements of critical structural welding codes. Research project will be assigned. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

IND 32403 Manufacturing Processes

A study of materials’ properties, fabrication equipment, production methods, and procedures utilized in the production of metallic products. Included are practical experiences in machining, forming, molding, welding, measuring instruments, machine operation, machine capabilities, and manufacturing problem solving. Research project will be assigned. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 33103 Advanced Pipe Welding

A continuation of the Basic Pipe Welding course. The course of study is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the field of pipe welding. The course covers the principles and skills of performing welding to meet the requirements of pressure vessel/pressure piping codes. Research project will be assigned.One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 34103 Materials and Metallurgy

A comprehensive study of materials used in industry. Topics include: lattice structures, iron-carbon diagram, phase diagrams, alloying,hardness, material properties,  destructive and nondestructive testing, and stress/strain diagrams. Students will be required to prepare samples and to identify the types of hardening, grain size, and structure of specimen. Research project will be assigned. One hour lecture, four-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

 

IND 35003 Industrial Controls

A study of the electrical devices used to control industrial machinery. Topics include: switches, control transformers, relays, contactors, solenoids, limit switches, linear displacement transducers, pressure switches and transducers, temperature switches, timers, counters, motor starters, ladder diagrams, bar charts and power factor correction. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: ELE 10104 or ELE 12006. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 35103 Power Transmission Devices

A study of the devices used to transmit power in machines. Topics covered include: chain drives, belt drives, torque converters, speed reducers, transmissions, and others. Special emphasis will be placed on calculating the specifications required to complete a given task. Research project will be assigned. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

IND 35202 Preventive Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

An introduction to designing and implementing a preventative maintenance program. Included will be timed replacements, data collection, fluids, lubrication, and scheduling repairs. Research project will be assigned. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

IND 35503 Mechanical Skills

A course designed to give the maintenance technician practical hands-on experience in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical devices. Included will be component alignment, bearings, bushings, vibration analysis, heat analysis, and component failure analysis. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. One-hour lecture and four-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 36102 Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Basic theories of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. A nontheoretical approach used in the discussion of the design, construction, and use of fluid power control elements.  Provides a practical working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic components and basic circuits used in industrial hydraulics. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: MTH 11403 or TEC 11704 or instructor permission. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

IND 36103 Weld Test & Inspection

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the destructive and non-destructive testing methods used in the inspections and testing of welded joints. The course will cover welding code interpretation, pre- weld joint preparation, post-welding test sample formation and preparation, types of destructive and non-destructive testing methods, and  weld defect identification. In addition to the actual testing of weld joints, the course will include the preparation of written welding certification reports according to applicable  codes. Research project will be assigned. Course fee required. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

IND 37102 Occupational Safety and Health

A study of recognition, avoidance, and enforcement of safety regulations in industrial environments. Included will be implications of OSHA as they relate to the supervisor’s job. Research project will be assigned. Two-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

IND 38202 Machine Repair and Maintenance

A course designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills needed to set up maintenance system and repair general shop machinery and equipment. Included will be fluid power, electricity, mechanism, and lubricants as applied to industrial machinery. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: IND 31503, IND 32104,  and IND 36102. One-hour lecture, three-hour lab.

Offered On Demand for 2 Semester hours.

IND 40103 Advanced Welding

A study of advanced traditional and nontraditional welding methods. An analysis of the operation of AC and DC transformer, resistance, and MIG and TIG welding systems. Operational tests made on the effects of welding heats, polarities, and electrode types. Procedures such as welding ferrous and nonferrous materials and pipe joint welding will be practiced using the standard stick, MIG, TIG, and resistance welding methods. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: IND 31503. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 40203 GTAW Processes

The Basic GTAW Processes course is designed to provide the student with practical experience using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment. The course of study allows the student to learn and apply the techniques required to perform the basic procedures of the GTAW Process. The course will cover safety, equipment setup, process adjustments, types of welding currents, and welding techniques. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 41203 Programmable Controllers II

Continuation of Programmable Controllers I. Topics include: program control, data manipulation instructions, mathematical instructions, sequencer instructions, and networking.  Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: IND 31103.Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

IND 41303 Computer Network Security

A course designed to introduce students to concepts associated with Internet and Intranet Security. Research project will be assigned. Four-hour lecture, four-hour lab. Eight-week course.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

IND 44202 Electrical Troubleshooting and Repair

A course designed to give the maintenance technician practical hands-on experience in troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems. Included will be control circuits, power circuits, PLCs, limit switches, pressure switches, and other components used in the control of electrical systems. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: IND 31103IND 32202, and IND 35003. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

IND 45403 Certification Seminar

A course designed to give a structured review as preparation for the student to master the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Certification Examination. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

IND 46102 Advanced Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Coursework to include circuit design, component selection, troubleshooting techniques, control, and feedback circuits. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: MFG 16102 or IND 36102 or equivalent basic hydraulics and pneumatics course. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

IND 47003 Robotics

Basic robotic systems. Topics include: robot terminology, coordinate systems, work envelope considerations, manipulator drive systems, programming, servo system control, gears and linkage, interfacing, end effectors, sensors, and robotic applications. Research project will be assigned. Prerequisite: IND 35003. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

IND 48801-05 Selected Topics in Industrial Technology

A study of special topics, industrial processes, and applications. The course may be presented in various formats such as lecture and laboratory combinations, seminars, and  plant visits.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.

IND 49001-04 Cooperative Education Experience

Workplace experience gained through placement into an Industrial Technology work environment. Coordination, supervision, and evaluation conducted by a School of   Technology faculty member and participating company. May be repeated once.\

Offered On Demand for 1-4 Semester hours.