Industrial Engineering Tech (IND) at Southside Virginia Community College


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IND 108 - Technical Computer Applications
Develops data entry proficiency for technical application and word processing as applied to technology. Presents an introduction to computer operating systems as related to technical applications. Includes demonstrations of selected technical topics such as CAD, CNC, Graphic illustration I/O's involving PLC's, telecommunications (modems), and process control.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 115 - Materials and Processes of Industry
Studies materials and processes for the manufacture of products. Investigates the nature of various materials. Examines the manufacturing processes of industry and their effects on materials.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
IND 137 - Team Concepts & Problem Solving
Studies team concepts and problem solving techniques to assist project teams in improving quality and productivity. Provides knowledge of how to work as a team, plan and conduct good meetings, manage logistics and details, gather useful data, communicate the results and implement changes.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 140 - Quality Control
Studies history, structure, and organization of the quality control unit. May include incoming material control, product and process control, and cost control.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
IND 149 - Workplace Ethics
Provides a broad overview of ethics in the modern day business world including workforce skill building and self awareness through group discussions. Discusses workplace topics such as diversity, substance abuse, hiring and firing and workplace practices, appropriate dress, communication, business ethics, and interviewing.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
IND 160 - Introduction to Robotics
Studies evolution and history of robotics with an emphasis on automated and flexible manufacturing. Presents advantages and limitations of present robot systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
IND 161 - Product Design and Development I
Introduces the student to foundational concepts and tools in the design and development of products utilizing wood as a primary design medium.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
5 credits
IND 162 - Product Design and Development II
Advancement of the foundational concepts and tools in the design and development of products utilizing wood as a primary design medium.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
5 credits
IND 165 - Principles of Industrial Technology I
Introduces principle concepts of technology involving mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal power as they relate to force, work, and rate.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.`
4 credits
IND 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
IND 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
IND 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
IND 216 - Plant Layout and Materials Handling
Examines arrangement and layout of physical facilities. Explains material handling and modern techniques for efficient utilization of space.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 250 - Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Presents basic principles used in the design and implementation in a computer integrated manufacturing system. Emphasizes team concept and all aspects of a computer integrated manufacturing system to include the following: Robotics, Conveyor Control, Machining Center Integration Quality Control, Statistical Quality Control, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) software.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-9 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week.
2-3 credits