Uses trigonometry to teach the fundamentals of statics and solid mechanics. Physical experiments and CAD modeling are used to give a broad base understanding of loading and component requirements.
MTH 1310, SCI 2150
Introduces electrical fundamentals: nomenclature, symbols, SI units, and schematic diagrams. Covers conductors, voltage, current, resistance, and power. Uses Ohm's, Watt's, and Kirchhoff's Laws and the Thevenin theorem to analyze series and parallel circuits. Covers magnetism, alternating current, and capacitance. Emphasizes hands-on lab experiments, test and measurement equipment, and technical report writing. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Provides an overview of industrial robots, mobile robots, control, actuators, and sensors. Basic robotic mechanics and operations are introduced. Students gain experience with robot programming for a variety of tasks through simulations and hardware/software interfacing. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Surveys the use of drafting instruments and computers to generate the necessary geometry for design, analysis, and manufacturing. Provides knowledge of geometric dimension and tolerance, industrial blueprint reading and the use of precision measurement tools through lecture and hands-on lab applications. 15 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Surveys the profession of engineering across several disciplines. Analysis and design problem-solving examples are used with hands-on activities. A design project introduces the engineering design process. 15 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab.
Introduces students to programs useful for solving engineering problems. Covers the design and implementation of algorithms and topics in computer programming: arrays, files, functions, pointers, and structured data types. 15 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab.
Focuses on the completion of a term-long project that will incorporate knowledge from previous courses in design, manufacturing, materials, processes, and machining to meet customer specifications. Students will work in teams and will prepare a report and a final presentation. This is a capstone course and should be taken during the last quarter in the program.
Studies the relationship between product engineering and manufacturing engineering. Casting processes, bulk deformation processes, sheet metal processes, mechanics of material removal processes, non-traditional machining, plastics and powder metallurgy, fastening and joining methods, design for manufacturing, and the factory of the future are covered. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Introduces students to 3D computer aided design modeling techniques using industry typical software. Builds on connection between 2D drawings/sketches and 3D solid modeling. Introduces concepts of projects, parts, libraries, catalogs, and other topics related to industry application of CAD programs.
Introduces students to the application of computer technology to the engineering design process. Explores new design methodologies and techniques used throughout the design process from a product's conceptual design and simulation through manufacturing. Using 3D solid model software taught in class, students will learn the benefits of solid modeling as it relates to engineering design and the role it plays in the product development process. 15 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Covers the basic components and functions of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits and systems, leading up to the design, application and troubleshooting of both types of systems. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required.
Examines functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics also addressed are: conic sections, complex numbers, vectors, sequences and series. Limits are introduced.
Introduces the principles of physics. Concepts explored include mechanical, fluid, electromagnetic, and thermal systems.
MTH 1210 OR MTH 1310
Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Also introduced are molecular structures, chemical equilibrium, the chemistry of solutions and solubility, reduction and oxidation reactions, as well as, acids and bases. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
MTH 1050 OR MTH 1110
Provides a 120-hour minimum learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Courses must be taken towards the end of the first two years. Students must achieve 70% or better in all coursework and 70% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.
Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions.
Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.
Provides an introduction to aggregate economic issues to include inflation, unemployment, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP); economic theories; market system; and the role of government.
Examines the functions of individual business decision making, market structures, market failures, and the role of government within the economy.
Provides a psychological foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional settings. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective strategies to improve human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.
Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.
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