Industrial Engineering Tech (IND) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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IND 103 - Industrial Methods
Covers theoretical knowledge necessary for familiarization with common handtools, common power tools, measuring tools and techniques, fastening components and procedures, grinding operations, metal cutting operations, and other miscellaneous tasks.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 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 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 125 - Installation and Preventive Maintenance
Studies practices in the installation of machinery, including mounting, grouting, leveling, and alignment. Examines methods of preventive maintenance including inspection, scheduled maintenance, controls, record keeping, repair parts stocking, and safety considerations.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 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 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 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 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 230 - Applied Quality Control
Studies principles of inspection and quality assurance with emphasis on statistical process control. May include the setting up, maintaining, and interpreting of control charts, and review of basic metrology.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
IND 235 - Statistical Quality Control
Gives overview of the quality control function within industry. May include the organization, cost, and techniques of quality control. Emphasizes essentials and applications of statistics in the quality control function.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-4 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