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Course Descriptions

ENGINEERING (GENERAL (GET)

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.

GET114 - Industrial Workplace Safety Credits: 2
In this course students will learn recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. It includes information on workers' rights and employer responsibilities. This course gives you the specific steps and requirements you must meet to complete the OSHA 30 hour training program.

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 will provide the student with an introduction to manufacturing and machining. Topics covered focus on building skills that prepare the student to enter the world of manufacturing. The course has lecture and laboratory components that focus on teaching basic machining setups, safety and operations. Students participate on manually operated machinery to learn drilling, turning, and milling. Additional topics include skills like measuring, reading drawings, benchwork, and following a job plan.

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, 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.

GET201 - Introduction to Robotics Credits: 3
Formerly ASR-101 - This course is designed to provide instruction on industrial robots and the work cell systems in which they operate. Robots and associated cell equipment will be defined and classified. The advantages and disadvantages of various pieces of equipment and various systems will be discussed. An overview of sensors and programming languages will be provided. Basic accident prevention, practices and procedures, as well as human factors associated with robots and automated systems will also be addressed.

GET203 - Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Credits: 3
Formerly ASR-203 - This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and hands-on experience with programmable logic controllers. To round off the students' educational experiences, drum sequence controllers, programmable logic controllers, as well as an introduction to programmable industrial computers (PICs) will be covered. Topics of coverage will include coding of information, decision-making concepts, hardware, software, installation, start-up, maintenance, data highways, and selection of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

GET207 - Fluid Power Application Credits: 3
Formerly ASR-207 - This course is designed to provide an introduction to basic theories and principles associated with hydraulic and pneumatic systems. An emphasis on understanding system function, operation, application, maintenance, as well as an overview of troubleshooting techniques will be stressed. Students will actively analyze system performance. Topics of coverage will include force transmission through a fluid, prime movers, energy creators, devices for controlling fluid energy, fluid conditioning, fluid conductors, and output devices.

GET209 - Industrial Mechanics Credits: 4
This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of industrial mechanical concepts, principles, and equipment. The course will cover basic mechanical theory including topics such as lubrication, bearings and seals, flexible belt and mechanical drives, vibration, alignment and troubleshooting techniques.

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.