Course Descriptions


GET101 - Technology & Society Credits: 1
The course is designed to introduce the relationship between technology and modern society. Starting with a brief history it explores the benefits and unforeseen negatives of various technologies. An examination of the current state of technology within various disciplines will also be included. Functions of professionals within Engineering Technology will be addressed. The value of professional organizations and industry certifications will also be examined.

GET107 - Electronic Drafting for Engineering Technology Credits: 2
The basics of engineering drawing with the use of a computer. The mechanics of producing a technical report. Elementary operations necessary to produce an elec­tronic diagram using AutoCAD® and other CAD software programs will be presented. The techniques of importing CAD drawings into a word processor will be presented. Other specialized word processor functions needed to produce a technical report will be covered including subscripts, superscripts, tables, Greek letters and equations.

GET109 - Blueprint Reading and Estimating Credits: 3
Designed to develop a knowledge and understanding of architectural blueprints. Scale drawing, types of blueprints for estimating purposes is covered. This course will cover the basic blueprint reading requirements for the certificate programs in plumbing and heating and construction electrician.

GET112 - Industrial Safety Credits: 1
This course is designed to provide instruction in industrial safety and accident prevention for employees and managers. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 requirements are stressed. Administrative aspects of record keeping, rights and responsibilities, standards, safety program development and implementation are also covered. The student will receive basic instruction on the identification of accident causes and become aware of the steps required to prevent industrial accidents.

GET118 - Descriptive Geometry Credits: 2
A study of practical descriptive geometry as used by the draftsperson. Includes the theory of auxiliary view, true length, shape, and point of intersection developed from point-line-plane through the use of revolution; introduces methods for the graphical solution of vector problems.

Prerequisite: GET 113.

GET121 - Manufacturing Processes I Credits: 3
This course is designed as an introduction to cold chip forming processes and will provide the student with a basic theoretical and practical background in machine tool practices. Such experiences are Prerequisite to the pursuit of a course, or courses, in computer-assisted machining. Topics of coverage will include machine tool operations, cutting fluids; carbide tooling, material speeds and feeds, theory of work holding devices, and the theory for calculating taper and threads.

GET122 - Manufacturing Processes II Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with theoretical and selected practical exercises dealing with various manufacturing operations and processes. The degree of exposure to individual operations and processes will range from assigned textbook and reference readings to laboratory exercises. Topics of coverage will include inspection, hot and cold forming, welding, fastening, machining, casting, molding, finishing, assembly, material handling, packaging, process flow, statistical process control, planning, economic justification and related topics. Conventional and newer methods of production will be covered with an emphasis of how computerized equipment can be integrated into the factory environment. Field trips to various industries will supplement instruction.

GET234 - Introduction to Computer Programming Credits: 3
Introduction to computer languages with emphasis on BASIC. Short programs to solve engineering problems will be written.

GET252 - Introduction to Nanofabrication Processing Credits: 1
This course will provide an overview of the skills and knowledge used in the nonofabrication processing industry. The introduction to the concepts used in wafer fabrication will include thermal processes, photolithography, plasma basics, ion implant, etch and CVD. Comparisons between top down vs. bottom up processing are included.

Prerequisites: MAT 107, permission of instructor.