Technology (BAS) - Fall 2017 Cohort
Tentative course schedule
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Business and Professional Oral Communication
Exploration of theories and experiences in business and professional dyadic, small group, and public communication situations, with emphasis on developing individual communication skills and professionalism. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 and ENGLISH 1005 or ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120 or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010).
General Physics I
Algebra-based introductory course covering Newtonian mechanics, gravitation and thermal physics. Emphasis on conceptual understanding of physical principles through group investigations and lab activities. Discussion/lab, 5 periods. Prerequisite(s): high school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent
Technical Writing in Applied Sciences
Focus on document composition and design to make technical information useful and to aid collaborative, technical decision-making. Includes topics such as rhetorical analysis, user-centered design, usability studies, technical documentation ethics, and/or technology-aided delivery for instruction and presentation. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 1005 (620:005); junior standing.
Technical Project Management
Project management concepts, needs identification, composition and role of project teams, project communication, related project management techniques, practical implementation, and project management software. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
Basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry and their applications to industrial processes. Emphasis on application of chemical principles in materials, energy production and use, and environmental problems. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 2 periods. No credit for student with credit in any college chemistry course.
Introduction to Sociology
Scientific approach to analysis and understanding of culture, human groups and institutions, personality, self, and social control.
Developing ability to read perceptively and imaginatively by exploring a variety of literary texts in English and/or English translation in multiple genres such as nonfiction, poetry, drama, fiction, and/or film. Attention to understanding and appreciating creative uses of verbal resources and artful representations of human experience. Offered on specific topics listed in the Schedule of Classes. An option in the Liberal Arts Core; credit earned does not apply to departmental majors or minors unless specifically permitted.
Intro to Statistical Methods
Descriptive statistics including correlation and curve fitting. Intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including estimations and hypothesis testing. No credit for students with credit in STAT 1774 (800:064). Students with credit in STAT 3770/5770 (800:172g) should not enroll in STAT 1772 (800:072).
Computer Applications in Technology
Statistical Quality Control
Application of quality concepts to manufacturing environment using statistics, sampling techniques, probability, and control charts. Calculation and interpretation of process capability, design of experiments, and continuous improvement. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1140 (800:046) or MATH 1150 (800:048) or MATH 1420 (800:060) or STAT 1772 (800:072)
Living in Our Techno-Social World
Exploration of the complex relationships between technology and society. Students discover how social systems affect the nature and use of technology and how the nature and use of technology affect social systems. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3102 (CAP:102))
Managing Operations and Manufacturing Systems
Analysis and management of Manufacturing functions. Topics include: forecasting, project management, operations cost analysis, plant layout, process planning, quality control, total quality management, statistical process control, inventory management, materials requirement. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1140 (800:046) or MATH 1150 (800:048) or MATH 1420 (800:060) or STAT 1772 (800:072); Junior Standing or Consent of Instructor.
Technology Training Strategies
Developing training programs in technological environments, including analysis and utilization of program planning models for business and industry, and specific strategies for customizing training for various groups within an organization, including synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)
Applied Industrial Supervision and Management
Investigation of industrial supervision and management; includes directed field study in industry. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3153 (150:153) or TECH 3131/5131 (330:131g) or TECH 3143 or consent of instructor; junior standing.
Applied Technology Systems
Applications and analysis of technology systems. Also includes equipment operation, maintenance, and safety. Prerequisite(s): TECH 1008 (330:008); TECH 1010 (330:010); TECH 1024 (330:024); junior standing.
Examination of the directives mandated for General Industry (29 CFR Part 1910) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Emphasis on developing and implementing a comprehensive safety and health program. Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
Elective to be determined.
Interdisciplinary examination of the culture, history, geography, economy, political system, and society of Russia and the Soviet Union.
Lean and Sustainable Manufacturing
Introduction to lean manufacturing systems and concepts - basic philosophy of reducing waste in areas such as production, processing, inventory, transportation, waiting time, and scrap generation - to improve quality, reduce cost and production time, and sustainability in manufacturing and product design. Prerequisite(s): TECH 3143; MATH 1150 (800:048) or MATH 1420 (800:060) or STAT 1772 (800:072); junior standing or consent of instructor.