TEC 101 TECHNICAL DRAWING
Drawing techniques and part modeling techniques for 3D parametric solid modeling systems; multiview projections using 2- and 3-D geometry, drawing annotation including text, dimensioning and layouts of a variety of drawing types suitable for plotting to scale; part modeling techniques including Industry-standard parametric modeling; introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; required for industrial technology, electrical engineering technology (smart grid), mechanical engineering technology, and technology education majors. Offered Every Semester.
TEC 150 TECHNOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
The applied physics and technology involved in everyday life in order to gain an understanding of basic science and engineering principles; Newton's laws of motion as they apply to an ice skater and bumper cars; principles of fluid mechanics like water flowing from a garden hose and the buoyancy of ships; heat transfer and phase transitions like water in its three phases and home heating systems; thermodynamic efficiency of automobile engines as well as air conditioners; resonance and mechanical waves developed by music instruments; basic electricity and its many applications from how it is produced by water and wind to how it is used to produce light; light and optics, for example, splitting the colors of sunlight to focusing light in a camera lens. Offered occasionally.
TEC 200 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
3, 3/0; WIIF
Prerequisite: Sophomore status. Fundamental concepts of total quality management; managerial commitment; organization mission and structure; quality problem-solving tools; variation, quality costs; vendor-customer relationships; quality evaluation techniques; quality philosophies of Deming, Crosby, and others. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: TEC 200W
TEC 201 MATERIALS PROCESSING
Prerequisite: TEC 101. Processes and problems associated with the conversion of materials into useful forms and goods; laboratory activities exemplify the major processes studied. Offered Every Semester.
TEC 253 FUNDAMENTALS OF BOAT BUILDING
TEC 260 DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
The history of science and technology; the evolution of technology and its effects on humanity, for example, advances in agriculture and health care; era-specific technology such as weapons developed for defense and building processes to construct small communities and large cities; evolution of energy and power leading to current alternatives such as solar energy, wind power, hydroelectric power, fuel cells, and biomass energy; how technology has affected and been affected by ecology, climatology, health care, ethics, war, and politics. Offered occasionally.
Equivalent Course: TEC 260W
TEC 301 MATERIALS PROCESSING II
TEC 302 CAD/CAM (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING/COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING)
Prerequisites: TEC 101 and TEC 201. Using computers to facilitate the production processes of designing, drafting, production planning, cost estimating, and materials processing; using CAD software to create the database for part geometry, material selection, and process requirements; using CAM software to control machines, directly or indirectly, to produce the product. Offered fall only.
TEC 311 MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TESTING
The origin of composition of industrial materials: metals and their alloys, woods, fuels, lubricants, cutting fluids, solvents, protective compounds or coatings, inks, adhesives, plastics, and ceramics; applications of testing procedures for identification and determination of physical and chemical properties suitable for specific industrial uses. Offered Every Semester.
TEC 312 MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: TEC 201. Production planning and control functions in industry; techniques and procedures of production planning, scheduling, dispatching, and control. Required for industrial technology majors. Offered spring only.
TEC 313 STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL
3, 3/0; IM14
Fundamentals of probability; sample space, events, probability distributions; binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions; application of probability in quality control; variable and attribute control charts; process capability studies; acceptance sampling; standard tables for sampling plans. Offered fall only.
TEC 314 ELECTROMECHANICS
Fundamental laws of electric circuits; DC and AC circuits, application to electric power systems and electronics industry; fundamentals of electrical machinery, introduction to three-phase systems; laboratory experiments with electrical circuits and devices. Offered Every Semester.
TEC 319 TECHNOLOGY AND VALUES
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Social and ethical impacts of technology; the often conflicting roles of historical and current creators and users of technology; examination of selected current technical-ethical issues of societal importance. Offered occasionally.
Equivalent Course: TEC 319W
TEC 321 MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS
Prerequisite: TEC 313. Theory and application of measurement; tolerancing, variable, and attribute measurement devices; gauge variation, automated measurement input equipment, and gauge control systems. Offered fall only.
TEC 323 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT THROUGH DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
Prerequisite: TEC 313. Various experimental designs applied to a manufacturing environment. One-, two-, and three-factor factorial designs; nested, partially nested, and repeated designs; simple and multiple linear regression techniques presented to enhance quality problem-solving ability. Offered spring only.
TEC 351 ENERGY SYSTEMS
Equivalent Course: TEC 351W
TEC 400 MARKETING
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Conceptual framework for marketing; the movement of goods and services through channels from source to consumer; product formulation; market research; prudent pricing; distribution channels; promotion systems. Industrial technology (manufacturing option) majors. Offered occasionally.
Equivalent Course: TEC 400W
TEC 402 ERGONOMICS
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. The interaction of people and machines; development and use of human factors information including sensory, cognitive, and psychomotor processes as they influence the design of displays, controls, and work space; environment and safety considerations necessary to achieve desired machine outputs. Offered fall only.
TEC 403 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3, 3/0; CT14
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Fundamental concepts and analytical techniques of systems analysis; trends related to modeling, computer technology, feedback, and information systems; quantitative methods and their use in decision making in practical situations involving industrial, managerial, and technological settings. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: TEC 403W
TEC 404 INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
3, 2/3; WIIF
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Investigation of management science and communication principles leading to a series of hands-on laboratory projects, case studies, and group problem-solving/decision-making activities; building positive management communications abilities as applied to the components of contemporary work settings; cultivation and personalization of leadership behaviors such as team building, coaching, and conflict resolution. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: TEC 404W
TEC 405 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
3, 2/3; WIIF
Prerequisites: TEC 312 and final semester senior status. Hands-on experience in the manufacturing cycle of a product from the engineering drawing stage through project and processing planning, prototype manufacture and testing; experience in setting time standards and taking time studies. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: TEC 405W
TEC 430 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)
TEC 460 PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Equivalent Course: BUS 460
TEC 465 SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Development of the industrial safety movement; psychology in accident prevention; appraisal of accident cost factors, severity, and frequency; job safety analysis and corrective measures; plant inspection and preventive maintenance; storage and handling of materials; fire prevention; education and training of employees. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: TEC 465W
TEC 488 QUALITY INTERNSHIP
1-12, 3/0; WIIF
Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credit hours in quality minor or all TEC-prefixed courses in industrial technology quality option. Analysis of a quality problem at a local manufacturing/ service organization on or off campus; evaluation is based on a formal written and oral report presentation. Offered Every Semester.
Equivalent Course: TEC 488W
TEC 495 SPECIAL PROJECT
TEC 497 WORKSHOP
TEC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Offered Every Semester.