Process Concentration

Intro to Plastics Technology (PLTS 110)

This is an introductory plastics technology course in the AAS/BS Plastics Engineering Technology curriculum. The course assumes the student has no prior knowledge of plastics or the plastics manufacturing industry. The course is directed toward providing the student with a ""functional awareness"" level of the basics of the plastics industry and its issues. Pre-Requisites: Plastics or Rubber Tech students only. Typically Offered Fall Only


Plastics Technology for MET (PLTS 325)

Provides the student in the manufacturing engineering technology program with the basic terminology of plastics and elastomers, the nature of the plastics and rubber industry, the end-use applications of plastics and rubber, the basic operational processing techniques for plastics and rubber, and the safety procedures applicable to the plastics and rubber industry. Pre-Requisites: Manufacturing Engineering Tech students only. Typically Offered Spring Only

Plastics Processing 1 (PLTS 121)

This is the first course which deals with the understanding and practice of specific non-injection molding plastic manufacturing processes. It assumes that the student has some basic machine part identification and start-up knowledge in the processes of extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming, and compression/transfer molding. Additional processes taught in this course will include rotational molding and blown film extrusion. The student will gain an ""operative"" level of understanding and knowledge in these processes. Pre-Requisites:PLTS 110. Typically Offered Spring Only


Rubber Processing 1 (RUBR 121)

This course provides knowledge of ingredients, equipment and methods used to create uncured synthetic rubber of consistent quality. This includes: evaluation of ingredient quantities for a batch of rubber, mixing techniques for optimum consistency and heat history and putting the rubber into a form that can be utilized for various types of part fabrication. Methods for evaluation of the mixed material are explored. Pre-Requisites:RUBR 110. Typically Offered Spring Only

Electrical Fundamentals (EEET 201)

An introductory course covering the principles of electricity as applied to DC and AC circuits and operation of common electrical devices and apparatus. Topics are presented in lecture and practiced in hands-on lab activities. Basic measurements of current, voltage, and power are presented. Course introduces magnetism, inductance, capacitance, generators, 3-phase power, power flow, power factor, transformers, motors and power supplies. Pre-Requisites: MATH 116 or a minimum score of 24 on ACT or a minimum score of 560 on SAT. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Controls for Automation (EEET 301)

A second course that builds on principles taught in EEET 201 and applies them to industrial automation systems. Sensor and actuator control elements are presented. Ladder diagrams and fluid power symbology emphasized. Solenoids, starters, timers, counters, relays, contactors, heaters, motors, 3-phase power, PLC's, other I/O devices are discussed and applied to manufacturing applications. Safety standards, and other system integration issues are presented. Pre-Requisites: EEET 201 minimum grade of C-. Typically Offered Fall, Spring

Fluid Power With Controls (MECH 250)

Lecture-lab course which introduces the student to fluid power. Emphasis is placed on hydraulics. Included are fluid power components, elementary controls, systems, trouble-shooting, and fundamental fluid science principles. Pre-Requisites: MATH 116 or a minimum score of 24 on ACT or 560 on SAT. Typically Offered Fall and Spring

Tools for Decision Making (MGMT 350)

Covers the basic subjects needed by a manager to understand financial statements, the budgeting process, cash flow management, working capital, forecasting, monitoring and controlling capital and expense budgets, pricing strategy, cost analysis, pro forma development, avenues of corporate finance, risk analysis/management, project and corporate level valuations and international finance. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Database Design-Implementation (ISYS 200)

Introduces database concepts, design methodologies, and implementation procedures. Stresses the importance of sound database design to insure data integrity and flexibility. Common data structures, normalization techniques, integrity constraints, security features, query and report facilities are discussed. One or more popular commercial database management systems will be used to implement the designs. Pre-Requisites: ISYS 105 or Demonstrated Competency in ISYS 105. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Introduction to Visual Basic (ISYS 204)

Visual BASIC, an Object-Oriented Event Driven (OOED) Programming language, interwoven with logical problem solving will be used to create programs for Windows-based applications that are used in industry today. The programs will include multiple forms, buttons, input boxes, IF then ELSE and loop processing, frames, and option buttons. Pre-Requisites: ISYS 105 or Demonstrated Competency in ISYS 105. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer