Engineering Technology Course Descriptions & Outlines

ENGT 1105 | Introduction to Industrial Safety | Credits: 1

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Process operators need to be able to prevent and be ready to properly respond to this circumstance. This course teaches students the basics of safety, industrial hygiene, fire protection and prevention as it pertains to an industrial environment.

ENGT 1108 | Welding | Credits: 1

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This course will introduce students to industrial welding and cutting processes and the related safety practices. Students will become familiar with welding principles/standards, equipment, terminology, techniques, ANSI/AWS Z49.1 safety standards, electrical principles, and filler metal types and application.

ENGT 1109 | Basic Fabrication | Credits: 1

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This course teaches students the proper use of hand and power tool safety, hand and power tool operation/use and basic fabrication techniques. These skills will be needed in the project based learning environment of the process operations program as well as in the process operations industry. Each student will perform exercises to bring him or her to a level of competency acceptable to the trade.

ENGt 1220 | Technical I | Credits: 5

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This course introduces students to the components and equipment of the process operation industry such as pumps, valves, heat exchangers, fans and blowers. This course also focuses on applied industrial mathematics and will cover introductory algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. It is the first in a series of courses on technical knowledge and focuses on small industrial equipment.

ENGT 1230 | Professional I | Credits: 2

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Within this course, students will gain an appreciation for workplace ethical and civic expectations and demonstrate interpersonal skills required to succeed in a modern diverse work environment. It is the first in a series of courses on the professional expectations of the industry and the responsibilities of process operators.

ENGT 1320 | Technical II | Credits: 5 

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This course continues the explore the components and equipment of the process operations industry such as boilers, AC/DC motors and generators. Students will also be able to identify and explain the operation of basic instruments used in a variety of industrial processes such as temperature, pressure and flow. Students will also learn how to read and accurately interpret a standard drawing related to industry. It is the second in a series of courses on technical knowledge and focuses on larger industrial equipment.

ENGT 1340 | Processes II | Credits: 3

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This course will continue to build student confidence in a multitude of processes found throughout industry. Students will gain a basic understanding of a provided stimulation software package to include interpreting a virtual graphical schematic and virtual control of simple process units. They will demonstrate a variety of normal/abnormal simulated industrial situations and will learn how to complete proper industrial reporting processes. It is the second in a series of courses on processes and focuses on system simulations.

ENGT 2220 | Technical III | Credits: 3

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This course continues to explore the components and equipment of the process operations industry. It is the third in a series of courses on technical knowledge and focuses on advanced industrial equipment including various hand held testing equipment and digital control system equipment. Students will also design and align an advanced control loop.

ENGT 2230 | Professional III | Credits: 2

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Students will learn and apply fundamentals of industrial root cause failure analysis utilizing the defined capstone project from Process Operations Professional II and other sources as case studies. Students will gain an insight to the personal, interpersonal, ethical, and professional skills required to perform RCFA's successfully in the industrial process industry. It is the third in a series of courses on professionalism and focuses on personal and group dynamics.

ENGT 2240 | Processes III | Credits: 4

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This course will continue to build student confidence in a multitude of processes found throughout industry. Students will demonstrate an understanding of complex industrial processes involving thermal power boilers, turbine generators, ethanol production, paper production, refining production, mining and more. Students will also demonstrate the proper utilization of a provided simulation software package that models virtual industry. It is the third in a series of courses on processes and focuses on system responses to normal and abnormal operating conditions.

ENGT 2320 | Technical IV | Credits: 5

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Students will utilize their knowledge of the operation and maintenance issues associated with industry partners to propose and evaluate possible solutions and analyze the feasibility of the proposed capstone project. Students will utilize multiple industrial forms of communication and documentation to research, design and propose their capstone project. It is the last in a series of courses on technical knowledge and focuses on industrial partnership projects.

ENGT 2330 | Professional IV | Credits: 4

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Students will demonstrate their professionalism, communication and teamwork skills to research, develop and submit in report and presentation form possible solutions developed in the capstone project to the industrial partner. Students will utilize multiple industrial forms of communication and documentation to research, design and propose their capstone project. It is the last in a series of courses on professionalism and focuses on an industrial partnership project.