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IND 101 - Quality Assurance Technology I
Studies principles and techniques of quality engineering for the management, design engineering economics, production, and assurance of quality. Emphasizes fundamentals of total quality assurance for product and process control. May include design review, fundamentals of statistics procurement control, sampling and control chart systems, quality reporting, process capability analysis, tool and gauge control, document control, or troubleshooting quality control. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 102 - Quality Assurance Technology II
Studies principles and techniques of quality engineering for the management, design engineering economics, production, and assurance of quality. Emphasizes fundamentals of total quality assurance for product and process control. May include design review, fundamentals of statistics procurement control, sampling and control chart systems, quality reporting, process capability analysis, tool and gauge control, document control, or troubleshooting quality control. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 106 - Industrial Engineering Technology
Introduces basic skills required for a career in industrial engineering technology. Includes basic statistics for engineering technicians, the SI system, graphic analysis, and careers as an industrial engineering technician.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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 113 - Materials and Processes in Manufacturing I
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. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
IND 116 - Applied Technology
Introduces basic information and problem solving techniques in liquids, gases, solids, metrics, mechanics, forces, simple machines, heat, light, sound and nuclear energy as applied in industrial engineering technologies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 121 - Industrial Supervision I
Introduces the concept of the Supervisor as a Leader. Discusses the role of the Industrial Supervisor in the face of technology advances. Discusses the role of the Industrial Supervisor in leading organizational change and helping employees through transitions. Defines Leadership styles and the selection of the appropriate style. Introduces the Industrial Supervisor as a motivator in terms of job satisfaction, morale, job design competition, communication, and promotions. Presents ethical behavior and dilemmas in organizations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 122 - Industrial Supervision II
Introduces the concept of the Supervisor as a Manager. Discusses the primary management functions and the differences between supervision and management. Discusses the planning process and scheduling techniques. Introduces concepts in organizing both formally and informally, accountability, span of control and delegation. Discusses the staffing process including, legal considerations, forecasting, job analysis techniques, recruiting, interviewing and selection. Introduces the control process including what the Industrial Supervisor should control, control strategies, and how to control costs. Defines the decision making process and how to use employees, information, and creativity in decision making.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 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 141 - Introduction to Paperboard Packaging
Introduces students to paperboard packaging production that includes paper making, substrates, basic packaging designs, processes, materials and machinery used to make folded paperboard packaging. Covers sustainability and recycling.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 141 Detailed Outline
IND 145 - Introduction to Metrology
Studies principles of measurement and calibration control, application of statistics to measurement processes, and standards of measurements in calibration. May include the use of gauges and instruments in modern production and dimensional control concepts.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 146 - Statistical Quality Control
Studies essentials and application of statistics in quality control function. May include definitions and uses of averages, standard deviations, ranges, and sampling plans. May discuss dependent and independent variables, and distribution probabilities.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 150 - Industrial Management
Studies planning, organizing, directing, and influencing industrial activities. May include research, product design, methods and time management, quality assurance and current manufacturing methodologies.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 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 181 - World Class Manufacturing I
Studies the principles and applications of the globalization of industry. Emphasizes the fundamentals of interpersonal/team process, organization skills, total quality tools for continuous improvement, statistical process control, manufacturing resource planning and just- in-time.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. 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 236 - Total Quality Concepts
Discusses the fundamentals of Total Quality. Compares and contrasts the philosophies of the recognized experts on the subject. Discusses cultural change, continuous process improvement, and strategic planning. Introduces team skills and concepts. Emphasizes the systems approach to Total Quality philosophy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 243 - Principles and Applications of Mechatronics
Introduces terminology and principles related to Mechatronic system design and application. Integrates concepts of electrical/electronic, mechanical and computer technologies in the development, setup, operation and troubleshooting of automated products and systems. Covers breakdown of various automated manufacturing operations with emphasis on system planning, development and troubleshooting processes. Prerequisite: Divisional Approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 245 - Time and Motion Study
Studies principles and applications of motion analysis, process, operations, and micromotion study; methods improvement, work simplification, standardization, rating, allowance and analysis of time data.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 251 - Automated Manufacturing Systems I
Presents basic principles used in the design and implementation in manufacturing work cells. Includes selection of the robot system, worksite, application cell sensors, development of cycle times, and economic analysis. Prerequisite: divisional approval.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 0-4 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
IND 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
IND 295 - 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 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
IND 298 - 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