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Technical Education (TEED)

101: Basic Electricity and Lab. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129.
Lecture and Lab in electron theory, basic circuits, cells and batteries, resistance networks, Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law, electromagnetism, alternating current, impedance, phase relationships, resonance, transformer, time constant principles and use of measuring instruments.

102: Semiconductor Electronics and Lab. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: TEED 101.
Semiconductor principles, power supplies, audio amplifiers, oscillators, and use of related electronic test equipment.

111: Basic Electrical Theory. (3-2-1)
Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129.
Principles of electricity including proper use of test equipment, A/C and D/C circuits, and component theory and operation. End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify basic principles of electricity (A/C and D/C), describe voltage, current, and resistance; interpret schematics to trace circuitry; apply Ohm's law to electrical calculations; use test equipment to measure continuity voltage and current; demonstrate electrical safety practices..

132: National Electrical Code I. (3-3-0) Fall only
Prerequisite: TEED 101.
A course designed for industrial skill trade apprentices. This course is a study of the latest National Electrical Code manual for the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from use of electricity.

133: National Electrical Code II. (3-3-0) Spring only
Prerequisite: TEED 132.
A continuation of TEED 132 with more topics from the latest National Electrical Code manual.

140: Engineering Graphics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ACT score of 18 or higher, or grade of "C" or higher in MATH 099, or consent of instructor.
Lettering, use of instruments, sketching, geometric construction, orthographic projection, sectioning, dimensioning, primary auxiliaries, and pictorials.

142: Industrial Graphics. (3-3-0)
A course for industrial trade apprentices and drafters who need expertise in interpreting industrial blueprints. Emphasis is placed on prints as related to an industrial setting, symbolism, term notes, material specifications and requirements, and sketching.

143: Introductory Computer Drafting. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129 or TEED 140 or consent of instructor.
A fundamental course in computer-aided drafting. Major topics include starting AutoCAD, working with multiview drawings and editing drawings.

144: Intermediate Computer Drafting. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite: TEED 143.
A continuation of TEED 143, including multi-view, dimensioning, tolerances, sections, blocks, attributes, isometrics, and 3D.

145: Industrial Mechanical Theory I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129.
A course designed for industrial skilled trades apprentices. Content includes machinery and equipment installation, mechanical power transmission belt, gear, and chain drives, couplings, packs and seals, bearings, mechanical fasteners, pipe fittings, and valves.

146: Industrial Mechanical Theory II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite TEED 145.
A continuation of TEED 145, including screw threads, wood fastenings, rigging, pumps, and air compressors.

150: Pneumatics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129.
A course designed for the industrial skilled trades apprentices requiring a knowledge of air circuitry. Major topics include pressure units, behavior of gases, production mechanics, distribution mechanics, and the preparation, control, and use of air circuits. Emphasis is especially placed on symbolism and design of air circuit systems.

152: Hydraulics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129.
A course designed for industrial skilled trades apprentices. Major topics include pressure units applicable to hydraulics systems, Pascal’s Law, transmission of energy in hydraulic systems, mechanical advantage, pumps, motors, accumulators, cylinders, maintenance, safety, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting.

153: Hydraulics/Fluid Dynamics with Lab. (3-2-2)
Prerequisites: MATH 102 or MATH 129 and TEED 101.
A course designed for the industrial skilled trades apprentices. Major topics include pressure units applicable to hydraulics systems, Pascal’s Law, transmission of energy in hydraulic systems, mechanical advantage, pumps, motors, accumulators, cylinders, maintenance, safety, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting.

156: Customizing AutoCAD. (3-1-2)
Prerequisit: TEED 144.
An advanced course dealing with the following topics: external commands, scripts, slides, and customizing menus. Also, an introduction to AutoLISP program is included.

158: Computer Drafting Applications and Laboratory. (4-1-5) Spring only
Prerequisite: TEED 144.
A continuation of Teed 143 and Teed 144, including multi-view drawings and dimensioning, on a more advanced level. Also covered are project work, with lab experience, and producing complete sets of working drawings in one or more of the following drafting areas: architectural, structural, electronic, manufacturing, civil/mapping, or piping.

160: 3D Computer Drafting. (3-1-2) Fall only
Prerequisite or corequisite: TEED 144.
An advanced course dealing with solid modeling. This course covers 3D drafting concepts and coordinate systems. Other topics include viewing, editing, dimensioning, and rendering objects.

161: Solid Works (3-3-0) Spring only
An advanced engineering graphics course dealing with solid modeling techniques using SolidWorks software.

171: Graphics Modeling I. (3-1-2) Fall only
This course is an overview of BIM concepts and BIM editing tools using BIM software with other applications to prepare construction documents, to integrate annotations into the model, to use worksets, and to collaborate with other design professionals. This course is offered fall semester.

172: Graphics Modeling II. (3-1-2) Spring only
Prerequisite: TEED 171.
This course is a continuation of course TEED 171, Building Information Modeling I. The course is an overview of advanced BIM concepts, advanced BIM editing tools and using BIM software with other applications to prepare construction documents, to integrate annotations into the model, to use worksets, and to collaborate with other design professionals. This course is offered spring semester.

201: Basic Digital Electronics. (3-2-1)
Prerequisite: TEED 101.
A course in basic digital circuits with emphasis on logic gates, truth tables, counters, binary code, hexadecimal code, decoder/driver, three-state logic, multivibrators, RAM, ROM, and registers.

202: Introduction to Microprocessors and Lab. (4-3-3) Fall only
Prerequisite: TEED 102 and TEED 201 Corequisite: TEED 202L.
An introduction to microprocessors with emphasis on 8-bit processors, processor arithmetic, and programming using mnemonics and machine code.

206: Electronics Equipment and Repair. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite: TEED 102.
The use and calibration of electronic test equipment such as analog and digital meters, function generators, oscilloscopes, semi-conduct testers, frequency counters, and other test equipment. General troubleshooting techniques from soldering to repair of printed circuit boards.

208: Programmable Logic Controllers and Laboratory  (PLCs). (4-3-3) Spring only
Prerequisite: TEED 202 Corequisite: TEED 208L
An introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) covering topics such as installing, programming, and maintaining PLC systems. Lab activities using Allen-Bradley SLC 500/RS Logix to provide practical experience with PLCs.

208L: Programmable Logic Controllers Laboratory. (1-0-3) Spring only
Prerequisite: TEED 202 and registration in TEED 208.
Laboratory to accompany TEED 208.

245: Hydraulic/Fluid Dynamics with Lab. (2-2-3)
Prerequisites: MATH 102 and OGPT 131 and TEED 153.
Study of types of pumps, compressors, and drivers and their common applications and range of operations; evaluation and selection of pumps and compressors and their drivers for long-term efficient operations; unit and station configuration including multiple trains in series and/or parallel operations; integration with upstream and downstream process equipment, local and remote control systems, and facilities utilities; key auxiliary systems including monitoring equipment, heat exchangers, lube and seal systems, and fuel/power systems; and major design, installation, operating, troubleshooting, and maintenance considerations.

250: Refrigeration Fundamentals. (3-2-1)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129.
A basic course in refrigeration. Major areas of emphasis include terminology, system components, functions of components, control systems, dehydration, discharging and charging of systems, installation procedures, safety, and troubleshooting.

252: Electric Motor Controls and Laboratory. (4-3-3) Spring only
Prerequisite: TEED 102. Corequisite: TEED 252L.
Basic theory of operation of electric motors with emphasis placed on tools safety symbolism and line diagrams. AC manual contactors and starters, magnetic solenoids, magnetic motor starters, installation of control devices and maintenance procedures.

260: Mechatronics Level I (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: TEED 245 and TEED 201
This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system with a focus on the automation system SIMATIC S7-300 and the appropriate programming software STEP7. Using computer simulation, students will learn the role PLCs play within a mechatronic system or subsystem.  They will also learn basic elements of PLC functions by writing small programs and testing these programs on an actual system. Students will learn to identify malfunctioning PLCs, as well as to apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and localize problems caused by PLC hardware. (Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program Outline)

263: Pipefitting Theory. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129.
This course is related training for apprentice industrial pipefitters. It encompasses a study of tools of the trade, safety procedures, pipe systems and controls, blueprint reading, plumbing code, and the installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing systems.

280: Engineering Graphics Internship. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Completion of all required TEED coursework with a grade of “C” or higher.
Completed during the student’s last semester, this is a job-shadowing experience where students will work under the direct supervision of an Engineering/CAD Manager while learning first-hand the day-to-day requirements of performing engineering graphics work. This is project-based work requiring the student to produce tangible output for the host business/individual. The student will prepare and annotate a Log of the activities of each project assigned, and success in the course will be based upon the annotated Log and the supervising manager’s evaluation.

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