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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 basic foundry (metal-casting) and machine tool processes. 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 6 hours per week.

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 to Industrial Health and Hygiene

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 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.

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 - Computer Numerical Control Programming I

An introduction to the procedures for manually programming numerically controlled equipment. The student calculates coordinates (using basic trigonometric functions) based on the Cartesian coordinate system. Programs are then written following a machine format detail utilizing the necessary preparatory, speed, feed, tool, motion and miscellaneous commands to manufacture parts on both a CNC machining center (mill) and turning center (lathe). Both absolute and incremental modes of programming are utilized when establishing cutting coordinates for linear interpolation (parallel, 45 degree angles) and circular interpolation (complete arc and full quadrant) for CNC mills and lathes. This course meets for six hours of lab per week.

ITE250 - Introduction to Automation

This course provides the student with a variety of introductory experiences in industrial automation. Theoretical as well as practical hands-on laboratory applications in robotics, automatic guided vehicles (AGV's), computer aided drafting (CAD), machine vision, automatic identification, and programmable logic controllers (PLC's). Students learn what automation is, its advantages and disadvantages, and how it is applied.

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

The first portion of the course will investigate safety analyses and management of industrial and commercial systems, working with governing agencies, and the safety systems approach. The students will make observations in an industrial setting, evaluations, and development of recommendations, and a presentation to the management of the observed company.

ITE305 - OSHA General Industrial Safety

The purpose of the course is to provide instruction on general industrial safety and health. This coursemeets OSHA's requirement for its 30 hour General Industry Outreach Training Program. It 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.

ITE311 - Ergonomics

An introduction to 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.


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.

ITE325 - Statics and Strength of Materials

The study of statics and strength of materials focuses on the pragmatic technologist, who needs 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.

ITE341 - Quality Control

An introduction to the methods used in analyzing quality control. Topics covered include a study of thefundamentals of statistics and probability, the construction and use of control and attribute charts, thedefinition and use of acceptance criteria and the use of computers in modern quality control operations. Anoverview of the role of quality control department of a manufacturing facility will be presented.

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 Assisted Manufacturing using Mastercam software. It is an upper level CNC programming course as it 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. Class meets five hours per week, 2 hour lecture 3 hour lab.

ITE375 - Principles of Production

An introduction to the methods used in analyzing the production flow from raw materials to the finishedproducts. Topics covered include a study of operations types, operations layout, decision analysis, workmeasurements, production and inventory control, scheduling and waiting line analysis. An overview of therole or production management will be presented.

ITE376 - Technical Supervision

This course examines the aspects of technical supervision and brings the human factor into operations. Thestudent will learn the basics of the supervision of technical operations with a focus on manufacturing and service environments. This course will include the basis for motivating employees and will identify some of the special problems associated with technical production and manufacturing.

ITE385 - Industrial Cost Estimating

An introduction to the methods used to cost and budget a production organization. Topics include someaccounting basics, cost accounting, the time value of money and cost estimating as related to industrial operations.

ITE415 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a standard procedure to describe the information contained on a technical drawing. Use of standards permit 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.

ITE416 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

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.

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.

ITE420 - Production Analysis

An introduction to the methods used in analyzing the production flow from raw materials to the finishedproduct. Topics covered include a study of 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 an industrial environment will be presented.

ITE460 - Principles of Manufacturing

An introduction to the methods used in manufacturing processes. Topics covered included a study of the manufacturability, 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.

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 on-going while projects are temporary. A project, by itsvery nature, is also unique and requires particular knowledge of how the components combine to form anintegrated whole. This course will introduce the student to the field of Project Management and will presentan overview of the body of knowledge necessary for successful Project Management. The course will focuson the fundamental principles that cross the boundaries of projects and will demonstrate how ProjectManagement techniques can be applied to a wide variety of disciplines. This course will also introduce thestudent to computer methods for solving Project Management problems.

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.

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 Technology Management

This course combines the elements of Technology Management, providing the participant with theopportunity to study concepts and issues typically encountered by an industrial technologist. Thismultidisciplinary course is intended as an overview of Technology Management as a discipline withemphases on the operation and performance of technological systems in industry and their effect on peopleand the environment. Also, the potential and limitations of the future developments in technological systemsand their use in industry is discussed. Diversified approaches will be used to explore some crucialcontemporary industry concepts and issues including problem solving and role-playing in various industrialsettings and situations.

ITE495 - Technology Management Internship

Student interns work with an industrial organization which 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 relative short time frame. Working with the Internship Center, advisor and department chairperson approval are required before course enrollment. Credit for this course shall be awarded as one academic credit for each 40 hours of internship work. During the internship, students will be limited to three weeks of activities in one discipline area. For the purposes of this internship, a discipline area is defined as an area of industrial work that would normally be taught by one undergraduate course. Approval of the instructor and the Applied Engineering and Technology Department Chairperson is required.