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ITE101 - Introduction to Industrial Safety

The purpose of the course is to provide instruction to entry level workers and students on general safety and health. The course will be offered in either as traditional” in-class“ or an “on-line” teaching environment. This course emphasizes introductory topics needed to fully appreciate and understand the expanding field of safety and health. Topics covered in the course include but are not limited to the following: theories of accident causation, worker’s compensation, interpretation and completion of OSHA 300/301 forms, related ANSI regulations, accident investigation, emergency planning, hazard analysis, professional opportunities, OSHA standards and pertinent legislation (RSRC and TSCA) related to chemical hazards, ethics in the safety profession, and legal implications. (3 crs)

ITE110 - Technical Drawing I

A beginning course with major emphasis on assignments and problems in the following areas: the graphic language, mechanical drawing, lettering, geometric constructions, sketching and shape description, multi-view projection, sectional views, auxiliary views, dimensioning, axonometric projection, oblique projection, and perspective drawing. (3 Crs.)

ITE115 - Interpreting and Sketching of Technical Drawings

This course is designed for students need skills in reading and interpreting technical drawings as well as skills in technical sketching. In addition, this course is designed to prepare students for advanced technical drawing and CAD courses. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the understanding and use of geometric constructions, sketching and shape description, orthographic multi-view projection, sectional views, auxiliary and other ancillary views, the interpretation of various types of drawings for specialized fields of drafting, and inch, decimal and metric measuring/dimensioning methods. Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week. (3 crs.)

ITE123 - Introducation to CAD/GIS

The student will be introduced to various methods and techniques associated with computer-aided drafting (CAD) and geographical information systems (GIS). Students will use CAD and GIS software and hardware to create and explore a variety of models. Specifically, students will use GIS components to represent geographic data using both manual and computer-assisted technologies. The focus will be on the collection, compilation and display of geographic data within a database. (3 crs.)

ITE130 - Introductory Circuit Analysis

An introduction to DC and AC circuit theory and analysis. The theory includes electrical measurement systems, Ohm's Law, Krichoff's Laws, circuit theorems and component characteristics. Laboratory work provides experiences with electrical components, schematics, electrical tools, and basic electrical and electronic instrumentation. Prerequisite: MAT 181 or 182; corequisite: MAT 191. (3 crs.)

ITE135 - Digital Electronics

An introduction to the theory and application of logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, sequential logic, shift registers, counters, and arithmetic circuits. Laboratory experiments provide experiences with digital integrated circuits, circuit behavior and digital troubleshooting techniques. Laboratory exercises reinforce the theoretical concepts by providing hands-on experience with digital integrated circuits and digital troubleshooting equipment. (3 crs.)

ITE151 - 3D Printing

3D printing covers a variety of processes whereby a part or parts may be created direct from a computer design. This saves a great deal in terms of time, materials and labor. This course acquaints students with the common processes, procedures and materials used in modern additive manufacturing using this technology. Further, this technology is being applied to a greater number ofapplications with wide-ranging societal impacts and implications.

ITE165 - Machine Processing I

An introduction to machine tool processes with discussions of basic foundry (metalcasting). Operations and techniques investigated include the following: sand molds, gating systems, patterns castings, metal solidification, layout, tool geometry, lathe work, milling, shaping, drilling, cut-off tools, bench work, precision and semi-precision measuring instruments, CNC mill and lathe, and lab safety. Class is laboratory based and meets for six hours per week. (3 crs.)

ITE181 - Materials Technology I

A study of the theory and application of materials and materials testing used in a wide variety of industrial applications. Study includes the chemical, physical, mechanical and dimensional properties of metallic materials, plastics, and ceramics. Sufficient background in general chemistry is included to provide the proper foundation for the various concepts being presented in class. (3 crs.)

ITE210 - Technical Drawing II

This course provides experiences in problem-solving with reference to technical working drawings. Special emphasis is placed on American National Standards Institute practices, shop processes, conventional representation, standardization of machine parts and fasteners, preparation of tracings and the reproduction of industrial work drawings, and surface development. Pre-requisite ITE 115. (3 crs.)

ITE215 - Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) I

This course is an introduction to 2-D design and drafting using CAD. Students will create and manipulate basic geometric objects in order to create 2-D models. Experiences dealing with dimensioning, layers, and isometric drawing will also be incorporated. AutoCAD software will be used to teach this course. Pre-requisite: ITE 115. (3 crs.)

ITE218 - Descriptive Geometry and Surface Development

This course will investigate the theory of projection to the fullest extent with emphasis on the manipulation of points, lines, and planes in space. The practical application of this theory will be shown in surface development problems. Pre-requisite: ITE 115 (3 crs.)

ITE220 - Introduction Industrial Health/Hygien

The purpose of the course is to provide instruction to entry level workers and students on general safety and health. The course will be offered either as traditional in-class or an on-line teaching environment. This course introduces students to the health/hygiene aspect of industrial safety. Topics include but are not limited to the following: toxicology, routes of entry and effects of exposures, exposure limits and their calculations, monitoring equipment, confined space hazards and testing techniques, respirator testing techniques, degradations and efficiency of respirators, exposure calculations, noise protection, hearing loss, monitoring techniques, calculations, 3dB and 5db rules, NRR attenuations, personal protective equipment testing (head, eye and foot), ergonomics, risk factors, musculoskeletal disorders ( MSDS) or CTS, calculation of forces on the body, design factors intervention techniques, effects of temperatures, and burns. (3 crs)

ITE223 - Intermediate CAD/GIS

The student will be introduced to advanced methods and techniques associated with computer-aided drafting (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS). The GIS portion will focus on the collection, compilation and display of geographic data within remote sensing software and an advanced geographic information system software package. Students will create their geotechnology application project using geographic information systems and remote sensing. The CAD portion will focus on the creation and manipulation of geographic maps and surveys and the incorporation of geographic data in various applications using a CAD software package. Prerequisite: GEO 123 or ITE 123. (3 crs.)

ITE236 - Numerical Control Programming I

An introduction to the procedures for manually programming numerically controlled equipment, this course requires students to write programs following a machine format detail using Cartesian coordinates for motion command and incorporating preparatory and miscellaneous commands necessary to manufacture parts on a machining and turning center. Six laboratory-hours per week. (3 crs.)

ITE250 - Introduction to Automation

This course provides a variety of introductory experiences in industrial automation. Instruction will include theoretical applications as well as practical, hands-on laboratory applications in robotics, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), computer-aided drafting (CAD), machine vision, automatic identification and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Students learn what automation is, its advantages and disadvantages, and how it is applied. Two lecture-hours and three laboratory-hours per week. (3 crs.)

ITE251 - Product Design and Development

This course focuses on product design and development, examining the relationship between aesthetics, industrial design and the use of technology to create possible new ideas and solutions. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of design and how these function as elements in both large and small projects from custom to mass-produced goods. Instructional materials and case studies will be presented on the history of design, design concepts, modelling, aesthetics, safety, ergonomic and economic considerations will be presented. This course will help the student develop a better understanding of product design processes and practices.

ITE301 - Safety Supervision

This course focuses on the specialized study of the roles and responsibilities of the first-line safety supervisor, specifically: linkages between management and the workforce, fundamentals of communication and human relations, loss control, quality job training, development of good safety attitudes, detecting hazardous conditions and unsafe work practices, safety inspections, and accidents investigations. Also included are specialized issues involving state and federal safety and environmental protection laws, the Hazard Communication Standard, ergonomics, and industrial hygiene. Pre-requisite: ITE 305 (3 crs.)

ITE305 - OSHA General Industrial Safety

The purpose of the course is to provide instruction to entry-level workers and students on general safety and health. The course will be offered in either as a traditional “in-class” or an “on-line” teaching environment. Students enrolled in the traditional class/course (face to face) are eligible for an OSHA 30 hour General Industry Outreach Training card. Those enrolled in the “on-line” version of the course are not eligible. This course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control. Topics covered include the following: introduction to OSHA, the OSHA Act/general duty clause, inspections, citations and penalties, record-keeping, walking and working surfaces, mean of egress and fire protection, electrical hazards, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, hearing protection, machine guarding, hazard communication, chemical safety, lockout/tagout, confined space hazards, welding brazing and cutting hazards, asbestos awareness, hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, and ergonomics. (3 crs.)

ITE311 - Ergonomics

This course introduces techniques and procedures for developing and applying the principles of human factors and ergonomics to system design and the systematic analysis, identification and evaluation of human-machine systems. Current advances in practical biomechanics and ergonomics in industry in combating musculoskeletal injury and illness will be discussed. Pre-requisite: ITE 305. (3 crs.)


This course is an extension of Computer-Aided Design into three-dimensional representations. Unlike traditional CAD that focuses on wire-frame and orthographic/isometric drawings, this course focuses on solid models of various components and assemblies. The concepts of rendering, animating and properties analysis are introduced. Prerequisite: ITE 215 or permission of instructor. (3 crs.)

ITE320 - Architectural Drafting and Design

Experience is provided in basic residential and commercial design. The fundamental sequences in designing and drawing are stressed as the student completes all architectural drawings necessary for the construction of a residence. Elements of the course include architectural styles, area planning, structural detailing, pictorial rendering, building specifications and cost analysis. Two lecture-hours and three laboratory-hours per week. Prerequisite: ITE 215 or permission by instructor. (3 crs.)

ITE325 - Statics and Strength of Materials

The study of statics and strength of materials focuses on providing the pragmatic technologist with a better understanding of the fundamentals of mechanics. The statics portion of the course is concerned with parts (bodies) of machines and structures, while the strength portion covers the ability of these individual parts to resist applied loads. Then the technologist will be able to determine the dimensions to ensure sufficient strength of the various industrial materials and manufactured components. Two lecture-hours and three laboratory-hours per week. Prerequisites: MAT 191 and PHY 121. (3 crs.) Typically Spring.

ITE341 - Quality Control

An introduction to the methods used in analyzing quality control, this course's topics include a study of the fundamentals of statistics and probability, the construction and use of control and attribute charts, the definition and use of acceptance criteria, and the use of computers in modern quality control operations. An overview of the role of the quality control department of a manufacturing facility will be presented. (3 crs.) Typically Summer.

ITE342 - Quality Planning and Analysis

This course builds on the techniques learned in Quality Control and applies those techniques to an industrial organization in a practical way. The student will learn the basics of the six sigma approach to quality and the use of quality functional deployment to identify customer needs. Students will study how a quality plan can be developed and implemented. The course will apply quality to all aspects of the organization, including personnel, shop floor operations, the supply chain, and products and services. Prerequisite: ITE 341. (3 crs.) Typically fall.

ITE366 - CAM I (Computer-Aided Manufacturing-Mastercam)

An introductory course in computer-aided manufacturing using Mastercam software, this upper-level CNC programming course relates to manual programming techniques developed in Numerical Control Programming I. This course requires the use of a graphics-based language (Mastercam) to create basic geometric elements. Geometric elements are used to create tool-cutter paths necessary to establish machining coordinates for both CNC machining (mill) and turning (lathe) centers. Two lecture-hours and three laboratory-hours per week. Prerequisites: ITE 165 and ITE 236. (3 crs.)

ITE375 - Principles of Production

An introduction to the methods used in analyzing the production flow from raw material to the finished product, this course covers topics such as the major manufacturing processes, materials handling, plant layout, operations analysis, industrial engineering, inventory control and shipping. An overview of the role of production management as it relates to the various areas of the industrial environment will be presented. (3 crs.) Typically Fall.

ITE376 - Technical Supervision

This course builds upon the information presented in the Principles of Production course and brings the human factor into operations. The student will learn the basics of the supervision of technical operations with a focus on the shop floor. This course will include the basis for motivating employees and will identify some of the special problems associated with technical production and manufacturing. Pre-requisite: ITE 375 (3 crs.) Typically Spring.

ITE385 - Industrial Cost Estimating

An introduction to the methods used to cost and budget a production organization, this course covers some accounting basics, cost accounting, the time value of money and cost estimating as related to industrial operations. (3 crs.) Typically Spring.


Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing is a standard procedure to describe the information contained on a technical drawing. Use of standards permits a consistent interpretation of the information by all who use the technical drawing and insures that the intentions of the creator of the drawing will be understood by the users of the drawing. Students will learn the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing using the ASME Y14.5M drawing standard and the application of the standard to the creation of technical drawings for manufacturing and archival purposes. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: ITE 315 or permission of instructor. (3 crs.)

ITE416 - Solid Model/Finite Elements

This course will use a PC-based CAD program and finite element software program to introduce the concepts of mathematical modeling and engineering analysis. The student will create a solid model of a component and transform that model into a finite element model. The students will then apply the appropriate boundary condition to the model and find the solution to the problem. The student will also be introduced to the concepts of bottom-up and top-down solid modeling and will perform simple structural analyses using the generated finite element model. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: ITE 315 or permission by instructor. (3 crs.)

ITE417 - Parametric Design Using Inventor

This course presents the advanced features of solid modeling where dimensions in a component and an assembly are replaced with parameters. This permits the creation of a single component/assembly model that may be used for multiple items in a family by redefining the parameters of the component/assembly. Parameters may also be used to define an item for analysis or to test a particular concept with particular dimensions to insure that the product is safe and useful. Students will learn the procedure for transforming a solid model into a parametric model and the procedures for changing and maintaining the parameters for an instance of an item. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: ITE 315 or permission by instructor. (3 crs.)

ITE420 - Production Analysis

This course is a continuation of the principles of production with an emphasis on the calculations associated with production management. Topics include linear programming, scheduling and project management as with PERT, simulation, and inventory control. Use is made of personal computers for the calculations involved. Prerequisite: ITE 375. (3 crs.) Spring.

ITE460 - Principles of Manufacturing

An introduction to the methods used in manufacturing processes, this course includes a study of the manufacturing ability, fabricability and marketability of manufactured products. Problems encountered by production managers in changing raw materials into a consumable product are discussed. The use of personal computers for the solution of manufacturing problems is included. Prerequisites: ITE 375 and ITE 385. (3 crs.) Typically Fall.

ITE461 - Supply Chain Fundamentals

A key item in the management of a manufacturing operation is the making of intelligent decisions. The manufacturing planning and inventory control systems provide the information to efficiently manage the flow of materials, effectively utilize people and equipment, coordinate internal activities with those of suppliers, and communicate with customers about market requirements. This course will provide an overview of the basic principles of production and inventory control, including MRP, JIT, master scheduling, capacity planning, demand management, and the integration of these basic principles. Prerequisite: ITE 375 (3 crs.) Typically Fall.

ITE462 - Inventory, Scheduling and Planning

This course will be the second course taken by students in the general area of production and inventory control. Focus of this course is on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. Included will be detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include recognizing techniques and practices of inventory management, the mechanics of the detailed material planning process, the planning operations to support the priority plan, and the planning procurement and external sources of supply. Prerequisite: ITE 461. (3 crs.) Typically Spring

ITE471 - Project Management

Operations and projects differ in that operations are ongoing while projects are temporary. A project, by its very nature, is also unique and requires particular knowledge of how the components combine to form an integrated whole. This course will introduce the student to the field of project management and will present an overview of the body of knowledge necessary for successful project management. The course will focus on the fundamental principles that cross the boundaries of projects and will demonstrate how project management techniques can be applied to a wide variety of disciplines. This course will also introduce the student to computer methods for solving project management problems. Prerequisite: ITE 375 (3 crs.) Typically Fall.

ITE475 - Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Computer-integrated manufacturing is the expansion of computers from the shop floor into the other aspects of the manufacturing enterprise. All of the data necessary to control the shop process may not be available on the shop floor. Such areas as accounting, inventory, shipping and purchasing have data that can influence what happens on the production floor. Also, the general concepts of production and inventory control must be considered. This course will bring together all of the individual parts of the organization to show how they can impact what is manufactured and how it is manufactured. Two lecture-hours and three laboratory-hours per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing (3 hrs.)

ITE476 - Lean Enterprise

Production systems consist of more than the machines that produce the consumer products. Other parts of the business operation contribute to the production and must be included in any discussion. Pre-requisite: ITE 461 (3 crs.)

ITE481 - Concepts and Issues in Industrial Technology

This is a multidiscipline course that combines the various elements in industrial technology, giving the student the opportunity to study problems typically encountered by an industrial technologist. The exact content of the course will vary depending upon the background and experience of the instructor, but it is intended to include problem solving and role-playing in a wide variety of industrial settings. Industrial consultants will also be used to expose the student to modern industry. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (3 crs.) Typically Spring.

ITE495 - ITE Internship

Student interns are placed with an industrial organization that most nearly approximates their goals for employment. The intent of the internship is to provide students with practical work experience in an environment in which they will be dealing with practical problems requiring real solutions in a relatively short time frame. Adviser and department chair approval is required before course enrollment. This is a repeatable course, and students may take up to 6 credits. The extra credit may be used as a free elective or for a credit deficiency due to other program changes. Prerequisite: Upper-level standing and permission by instructor. (variable 1-6 crs.) Fall, Spring and Summer.