Courses - Technology Management

ET 101. PRINT READING - Teaches the application of basic principles, visualization, orthographic projection, assembly drawings, exploded views, and detail of drafting terminology. Considers dimensioning, changes and corrections, classes of fits, tolerances and allowances, sections and convention in print reading. Includes reading, understanding, and interpreting architectural drawings including floor plans, elevations, sections and construction details. Teaches welding nomenclature and symbols along with electrical and electronic symbols, wiring diagrams, hydraulic and pneumatic symbols, and schematic drawings and piping diagrams. Presents material for drafters, material estimators, construction workers, electricians, superintendents and supervisors. (3) 

ET 102. TECHNICAL DRAWING - Teaches basic technical drawing involving sketching, orthographic projection, arrangement of views and drafting techniques. (3) 

ET 374. TECHNICAL WRITING -  This is an introductory course that covers library research information gathering, audience analyses, the rise of the rhetorical modes, and achieving clear style. It also includes the methods, application, and management that prepare students for the corporate culture in which they will collaborate with associates to plan, budget, draft, and produce technically oriented publications. (3) 

ET 470. INDUSTRIAL SAFETY - This course is designed to create a safe environment through development of occupational safety consciousness and practices. Its contents include planning and maintaining a safe environment for lab students. Instruction in accident prevention in the use of tools, machinery, fire extinguishing equipment, fire drills, first aid, contributing factors, mechanical hazards, accident reporting, safety inspection, housekeeping, protective equipment, and teacher liability is also provided. Prerequisite: ET 374. (3) 

ET 472. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY - A study of prominent leaders, agencies, and movements that contributed to the development of our technological world. Special emphasis will be given to the economic, philosophical, social and cultural factors which influenced these developments. Prerequisite: ET 374. (3)

ET 474. SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT - This course deals with supervisory management and problem solving, planning, organizing and controlling work, managing people at work, handling sensitive work problems, and improving employee performance. Prerequisite: ET 374. (3) 

ET 476. QUALITY CONTROL (MANAGERIAL CONCEPTS) - A study of those aspects of a company which management decision weighs heavily on the efficacy of the quality system; the relations between manager-employee, and top-management mid- management as they pertain to policies, budgets and attitudes; the extent to which management exercises its functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling activities. Prerequisites: ET 475 and ET 374. (3)

ET 478. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT - Course is designed to provide students with a strategic approach to basic concepts of operations and production management.  This course includes a coverage and integration of the major topics contained in the production control cycle: production information processing and flow, production planning, forecasting material requirements planning, and monetary control scheduling. Prerequisites: ET 476 and ET 374. (3)

ET 482. INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Role of supervision functions in industry with emphasis upon principles and practices of human behavior and human relations within the industrial environment. Prerequisite: ET 374. (3)