This course is an introduction to computer software applications involving engineering spreadsheets (Excel) and symbolic processing (Mathcad) in order to solve a variety of engineering-related problems.
This course is an introduction to the techniques of drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
This course will help students understand the relationship between sustainability and buildings by addressing the three E's of sustainability in the built environment. Students will explore the environmental influence of buildings on natural resources and the interdependence of economics, return on investment and the reduction of operating expenses. Social equality benefits to occupant production, health and quality of life will be examined. Sustainable best practices and standards will be emphasized.
This course will introduce the student to the role of the engineer as a creative design professional. Emphasis will be on understanding the creative process and the factors that influence it. The student will participate in engineering orientation and make case studies of selected engineering fields.
Students will learn advanced concepts for building systems associated with residential and commercial-type structures. Particular emphasis will be given to the H.V.A.C., mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Different types of systems in each discipline will be discussed. The student will be exposed to design processes and system selections for each building system used.
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
This course will continue to prepare the student for the field of engineering technology and/or a related science. The course will focus on specialized, practical knowledge related to more advanced mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Relationships between external forces and action of members of a structure will be covered. Topics include stress, shear, moment, deflections, column and beam connections and Mohr’s Circle.
This course provides a review of the ANSI standards of federal project management including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards (and its nine project management knowledge areas and five project processes) and other applicable standards. The course will also introduce the concept of Earned Value Management as defined in the ANSI A748 document. All federal projects in excess of $50M must be managed using certified EVM management systems.
Managing the human elements of project management is as challenging as mastering the technical aspects. Innovative approaches are employed to successfully motivate, communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts among the team members and stakeholders. In this course students develop an understanding of the individual, the group and the project team. Proven techniques to make conflict a constructive rather than a destructive experience are discovered. Students develop effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to successfully lead both domestic and global projects.
In this comprehensive course, students will build statements of work and work breakdown structures, make activity and resourcing decisions, set timelines and utilize scheduling and resource allocation methods. Risk management methods will also be used in working as groups to create and manage project plans. Techniques will be appropriate for large and small projects within commercial, academic or non-profit organizations.
As the demand for energy grows worldwide, there has been an increased emphasis on utilization of non-conventional power sources. This course addresses and explores technological advances in alternative forms of energy. Characteristics of both conventional and emerging technologies such as nuclear, hydro-electric, solar, wind, geo-thermal, ocean energy, hydrogen and battery-electric will be explored. Students will be exposed to the obstacles of alternative energy development and technological challenges of their implementation such as cost, infrastructure and availability bases on geography. Pollution and global climate change will be discussed. Identification of major outdoor air pollutants, the scope of outdoor air pollution and the assessment of potential solutions will be emphasized.
This course involves the practical uses of applied mathematics in the areas of engineering technology, design and construction. Trigonometric functions are covered as well as law of sines, law of cosines and basic vector mechanics.
This course covers the theory and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to land and construction surveying. Lab fee required.
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