Academic Catalog

Engineering Technology (ENGT)

ENGT 101  Introduction to Engineering Technology  (3 credits)  

This course introduces students to the history, responsibilities, and career opportunities within the engineering technology field. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students study report writing, calculator usage, data collection and analysis, measurement systems, geometry, right triangle trigonometry, and basic computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications. Also examined are the ethical standards that guide engineering practices. Course fee. This course may require field trip(s). A reasonable alternative to the required field trip(s) will be available.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 023 or MATH 024 or (MATH 017 or (MATH 018, CIS 102

ENGT 102  Blueprint Reading  (1 credit)  

This course examines the basic principles of blueprint reading. Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, and notes. Students learn how to interpret different types of blueprints and schematics used in various engineering, technical or industrial environments. Students interpret the different types of standard symbols and abbreviations found on the drawings and schematics, such as electrical or mechanical drawings and wiring diagrams.

ENGT 103  Introduction to 3D Printing  (2 credits)  

This course is an introduction into the world of 3D printing, including the equipment and software used in this exciting technology. Students will assemble a 3D printer kit, and learn and use various open source software to model and print objects. The class will be offered in a workshop format with hands-on lab based instruction and activities.

ENGT 104  Intermediate 3D Printing  (3 credits)  

This course expands the application of 3D Printing techniques learned in ENGT 103. Students use calibration files and other techniques for print optimization and finishing. Basic 3D Scanning and enhancement of scanned files are introduced. Open source modeling software and meshing software are explored. Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing concepts used in the production process are explained. A capstone project is required.

Prerequisite(s): ENGT 103

ENGT 105  Electrical Control Systems  (3 credits)  

This course covers the basic concepts needed to understand the operation and programming techniques common to most Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). An overview of Programmable Logic Controllers and the different number systems are covered. Topics include various number systems, programming fundamentals, timers, counters, sensors and their wiring, input/output modules and wiring, arithmetic instructions, and an overview of plant floor communications. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): ELEC 105

ENGT 106  Introduction to Additive Manufacturing  (3 credits)  

This course will explore 3D printing and its role in Additive manufacturing, global product development, and innovation. Students will have the opportunity to use 3D printers. Through the use of 3D printers, students will practice the techniques of 3D printing. The objective of this course is for the students to learn the fundamental skills and terminology of 3D printing.

ENGT 107  Principles of Hydraulics and Pneumatics  (4 credits)  

This course covers the basic concepts needed to understand the operation and design of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include measurement of pressure flow, measurement systems, pumps, valves, filters, controlling pressure, fluid flow, actuators, seals, reservoirs, hoses, pneumatic controllers, and safety protocols. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGT 101) or (ENGT 106) or (ENGT 106)

ENGT 108  Introduction to Electronics  (4 credits)  

This course provides a broad introduction to electronics. It focuses on DC and AC circuit fundamentals, including electrical components, voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's Law, energy and power, series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, capacitors, inductors, and transformers, RC, RL, RLC circuits and the application of circuit theorems in AC analysis.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 026

ENGT 109  LabVIEW Fundamentals  (3 credits)  

This course introduces students to the basics of LabVIEW programming language. LabVIEW is an interactive, graphical programming language that enables users to write sophisticated programs and applications required by the engineering technology field. LabVIEW's graphical programming environment has become an industry standard. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) certification. Course fee.

ENGT 110  3D Printing in Additive Manufacturing  (3 credits)  

This course expands the application of 3D printing techniques learned in ENGT 106. Different printing processes are explored. Failed prints will be analyzed. Basic 3D scanning and enhancement of scanned files are introduced. Open source modeling software and meshing software are explored. Rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing concepts used in the production process are explained. Simple jig and fixtures are modeled and printed. Problem-based case learning is used to examine prototyping issues.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGT 103) or (ENGT 106)

ENGT 115  Optimizing Print Files  (3 credits)  

This course will explore various techniques and software applications used to modify or optimize 3D print files. Students will learn fundamental techniques of changing print files using open source software commonly used in 3D printing. Students will examine and modify G-code software for FFF 3D printers. Students will evaluate their modifications by printing the file in 3D.

ENGT 182  Technical Drawing  (2 credits)  

This course will develop the student’s ability to read, interpret, create sketches, and use technical drawings found in a variety of industries. Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, notes, and fee hand sketching. The student will learn how to visualize objects depicted in technical drawings (multi-views). This course will provide the student the opportunity to apply this knowledge and learn the skills needed to create free hand sketches.

ENGT 193  Indepedent Study: Reverse Engr  (3 credits)  

This course will develop the student’s ability to create Block Diagrams, Wire Diagrams and Bill of Material project application. Student Learning Objectives Linked to Relevant Academic Outcomes Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student will be able to: Develop Block Diagrams (Program Goal 3: Demonstrate competency in using technical tools, technology, methods and processes. Create Wire Diagrams (Program Goal 3) Identify Bill of Material (Program Goal 3)

ENGT 223  Principles of Mechanics  (3 credits)  

This course is designed for students in the Engineering Technology Program. The course focuses on establishing a hands-on background in the basic principles of mechanics as applied to an industrial setting. A broad range of tools and techniques are presented which introduce students to industry standard procedures and equipment. Topics include hand tools, fasteners, basic fundamentals of mechanics, lubrication, bearings, seals, gaskets and packing, belt drives, chain drives, gears, couplings, clutches and brakes, and rigging.

Prerequisite(s): ENGT 101 and MATH 103

ENGT 224  Quality Assurance for Technicians  (2 credits)  

Quality Assurance for Technicians teaches basic quality assurance components as they apply to a manufacturing environment. This course introduces the basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in maintaining consistent manufacturing standards. Students are introduced to quality tools, basic statistics and control charts, blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, measurements, problem solving, and system auditing. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): ENGT 101 and ENGT 223 and MATH 103

ENGT 225  Quality Control & Metrology for Additive Manufacturing  (3 credits)  

This course is designed to explain the challenges encountered when measuring additive manufactured parts. Methods and technologies for measuring, evaluating and validating additive manufactured parts are explored to convey best measurement practices.

Prerequisite(s): ENGT 115

ENGT 273  Cooperative Education III: Engineering Technology  (3 credits)  

Cooperative Education experiences are work-based learning experiences with an employer for a specific period of time. The experience may be paid and must be related to the career and specific curriculum in which the student is enrolled. It is an opportunity for the student to supplement/integrate classroom learning with learning from a related work setting. A student registers for one to four credits of Cooperative Education in the curriculum in which he/she is enrolled.