Applied Technology

The Institute of Applied Technology is dedicated to providing students three Bachelor of Science degrees: Industrial Technology, which leads to a business, industry, or agricultural career; Technology Education, which prepares students for a career in teaching at the middle or secondary school level; and Technology Leadership, for those students who have an Associate of Applied Science degree and desire to pursue a BS degree. The Industrial and Education Technology degrees provide instruction in communication systems; power, energy, and transportation systems; and production systems so that students may become technologically literate.  The department strengthens the mission of the university and of the College of Education and Technology by providing a program that supports the liberal arts concept in developing analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, writing and communication skills, along with application of knowledge. The department prepares professionals for schools, business, and industry in a global technological society. This preparation is based on knowledge acquired through broad-based technology courses leading to technology specialization.

Graduates of the department are versatile, adaptable, and flexible, thereby employable in a variety of businesses, industries, or public schools. Employment possibilities include teaching careers at all levels of education, construction and manufacturing industries, architectural firms, automotive companies, and distribution centers, as safety specialists, quality control personnel, building inspectors, mid-management personnel, draft persons, and industrial trainers. Graduates are problem solvers and will have the technological skills to utilize their knowledge for an ever-changing, technological society in the 21st century.

Department of Applied Technology

Department of Applied Technology Faculty Listing

Courses

A survey of general and multidisciplinary information sources and access to information through traditional methods and new technology. This is a user course, not for professional library media specialist preparation.

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This course provides an introduction to the woodworking area. The safe use and care of hand and machine tools are stressed, and related subject matter is included in course content.

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The study of visual communications methods including graphic geometry, lettering, sketching, orthographic drawing, sectional views, pictorial drawing, dimensioning and industrial communication systems.

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Introduction to the basic skills of lathe, saw, grinding, drilling, milling, forging, metal finishing, sheet metal fabrication and hand tool operations.

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A basic study of welding materials and processes and laboratory experiences in basic arc and oxy acetylene welding.

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This course is designed to provide an introductory overview of energy, power transmission, and transportation systems that are commonly utilized by an industrial global society.

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A study of small horsepower gasoline engines of the two- and four-cycle, with theory of operations, maintenance, and repair of one- and two-cylinder engines.

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A study of theory and control of electrical energy, energy sources, applications, advanced circuitry and residential wiring.

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An introduction to the study of how people use (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and the correlation between disciplines to manipulate materials, processes, and systems necessary for survival, work, and pleasure in a competitive, technological, and global society.

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This course is designed to acquaint students with the materials, processes and production of usable goods in a competitive, technological and global society both in the construction and manufacturing industries.

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An introduction to the fundamentals of engineering drafting and design. Including the introduction of drafting tools and equipment, orthographic sketching and drawing, geometric construction, dimensioning and basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, section views, auxiliary views, fasteners, develop working drawings, application of drafting standards, board drafting techniques, and CAD fundamentals.

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This course is a study of the knowledge, skills, and practices needed to become A+ certified in the field of computer maintenance. Through a "hands-on" approach students will learn problem solving and maintenance techniques while upgrading, building and repairing PCs. Through presentations and internet research, students will stay intelligently informed about the ever changing computer industry.

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Definite structured daily activities in the areas of construction, manufacturing, visual communications, engineering design technology, materials and processes, power & energy.

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This course is an introduction to the theory of operation, maintenance, and repair of the internal combustion engine. Some of the areas of study will be: engine construction, lubrication systems, cooling systems, air supply systems, fuel supply systems, exhaust systems, ignition systems, and emission control systems. Engine diagnosis and service procedures will also be studied.

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This course is designed to study the materials and processes used in the plastic industries. Material and processes will be studied both in the classroom and in the laboratory.

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This course is designed to study metal technology with practice in machine tool processes, basic metallurgy, measurement and layout, product design, metal casting, abrasives, fitting, and assembly.

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This course has been designed to provide technology and engineering education majors with observation and participation experience in their area of specialization.

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This course provides for study of the machine processes and materials related to wood industries. The safe use and care of machine tools are stressed. Laboratory activities provide opportunity for students to apply content.

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The Introduction to Instructional Technology course teaches students about current educational technologies and effective strategies for integrating technology in the classroom. Topics covered include web applications, media technology, online resources, online learning, mobile learning, assistive technology, interactive technologies, Internet safety, copyright and fair use, and interactive gaming. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate technology proficiency through weekly assignments, projects, a teaching lesson, and a scholarly essay.

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A study in the theory and application of the contemporary electronic circuitry. Circuit development, circuit interaction, and circuit malfunctions are analyzed through laboratory experiments.

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An intermediate study of design concepts as it applies to product and processes of design, with emphasis on manufacturing design. This course builds on the knowledge of computer aided design and manufacturing, concurrent engineering, operations management, and the strategic integration of manufacturing design processes. Including the process of design, projection theory, pictorial graphics, descriptive geometry, developments, surface intersections, intermediate geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, gears and cams, production drawings, group term project, and intermediate 2D, 3D CAD-CAM software applications.

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A specialized examination of the graphic communication industry concepts, principles, and techniques including project-based applications in print production, digital layout, photography, videography, and web design using the Adobe design applications and other graphic communication technologies.

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This course shall be an in-depth study of sources, procedures, and selection of wood materials and equipment. It provides for the study of period and contemporary furniture as well as demonstrating advanced cabinet and furniture contstruction. The study and application of material finishing is incorporated into the course as well.

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Plastic materials and processes will be studied in depth. Laboratory experiences will consist of project development through mold making as well as charting molding cycles through experimentation.

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An introduction to the fundamentals of a CAD operating system. Including the introduction to CAD features, title blocks and templates, CAD standards relating to drawing format and printing (mechanical, engineering, architectural, civil, etc.), drawing and editing basic shapes, computer aided drafting systems, operating techniques, text, dimensioning, model space and paper space, 2D and 3D environments, and the production of professional drawings using the CAD operating system.

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Designed to aquaint the student with contemporary digital eletronic systems. Topics include gates, registers, codes, encoders, decoders, and counters

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In-depth study of the oxy acetylene welding and cutting processes. Ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy will be studied.

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Study of arc welding processes with aluminum, stainless steel, hard surfacing, carbon arc, cast iron, tig, etc.

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Development of advanced machining skills through the use of standard machine tools, layout procedures, measuring instruments, inspection techniques, and process planning.

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A study of the operation and repair of clutches, brakes, transmission, differentials, and axles. Also included are steering suspension, front end alignment, and balancing.

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An in-depth study of screen printing processes used in industry. Includes hands-on experiences in hand-cut and photographic methods of screen printing.

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This course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to develop skills and an understanding of basic techniques of material finishing. Additional information will be provided on selection and application of various materials.

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Students will develop knowledge and skills in computer-aided drafting through the study of concepts, principles, terminology, as well as hands-on experiences with state-of-the-art CAD software and hardware.

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A study of tool design, which deals with the process of designing and developing those special tools, methods, and techniques necessary to improve manufacturing efficiency and productivity.

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The study of the theory and operation of contemporary electronic circuits using the systems approach with projects as the foundation of understanding. Passive and active devices will be analyzed as to their functional applications.

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This is a problem-based course designed for students interested in the high technology aspect of robotic and automated systems. Industry-based robot and student designed systems are used extensively. Problem solving techniques are used to design and engineer remote controlled and autonomous robotic systems.

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This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to study production materials, their uses, properties, and application. Material testing, both destructive and non-destructive, are also incorporated within this course.

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Construction cost reporting, estimating and control, construction planning, both long-term and short-interval, construction scheduling, monitoring, and control along with computer applications. Successful construction companies have an understanding of the inner relations of labor production, cost control and schedule management. The class will use a series of problems and activities that have both individual and team components to define and develop these skills. In each activity, a real problem will be presented. Class discussions and lectures will prepare students to complete the assignment with some additional outside research. Class time will be split between lectures, which are designed to define and understand activities involved with scheduling and project facilitation and problem solving activities that wil reinforce topics of the lectures.

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This course is designed to give the student a look at the multitude of areas considered when planning and designing a construction project, both residential and commercial. Some of the areas that are covered are land use, historical considerations, environmental impact, community impact, right-of-way, state/governmental issues, traffic, lighting, green construction, utilities, design specifications, ADA.

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This 3-credit hour course provides an overview of integration of instructional media and technology into elementary and middle school programs.

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This 3-credit hour course provides an overview of integration of instructional media and technology into middle and secondary school programs.

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This course concerns itself with solar energy as an alternative primary energy source. Practical discussion topics are centered on active, as well as passive, solar systems.

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Definite structured daily activities in the areas of construction, manufacturing, visual communications, engineering design technology, materials and processes, power & energy.

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This course presents an introduction to multimedia technologies and applications. The course is designed to allow students with no previous experience as well as those with experience to extend their competencies in the use of visual, audio-visual, computer, multimedia, and hypermedia materials.

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This course is designed to acquaint the student to the processes now being utilized in the construction industry. Ultimately, the student will, through practical exercises, develop a detailed set of house plans which will illustrate the design and construction techniques of that structure. Typical problems covered are building codes, arichitectural standards, materials, styles, and finance.

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This course will provide comprehensive experience in photo-offset lithography using a small offset press. Course includes process camera work, stripping techniques, offset press platemaking, press make-ready, operation adjustments, and maintenance.

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The study of the methods and principles utilized in transmitting power through the use of hydraulics, pneumatics, and fluids. Circuit design, ANSI symbols, and circuit schematics will be emphasized.

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This 3-credit hour course is designed for students in the instructional technology program. It provides an overview of hypermedia and hypertext applications for instructional technology.

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Designed for students interested in the technology of electronic communication systems. Material to be covered includes amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, television, satellite communication, and fiber optic systems.

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This course is designed to study the operation and programming of machines which are controlled by a computer. This course develops entry level skills and provides theory of computer numerical control (CNC).

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This course is a study of the automobile computer and the ways in which the computers manage the operation of the automobile. The background necessary to understand the operation and input and output devices used in controlling the functions of the automobile will be included.

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The study of and practice in the use of analysis techniques for instructional purposes.

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An in depth study of color photography materials and processes. Includes exposing and processing of color slides and negatives, printing and mounting of color prints from slides and negatives.

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This course is designed to meet the needs of industrial personnel in industry and education. Pre-planned experiences are designed to provide the student with information for maintenance of hand tools and industrial machines, with some emphasis on preventive maintenance.

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This course is designed for students to develop an understanding of civil concepts and to learn operations of 3D civil software and its applications. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore advanced features associated with the operations of AutoCAD 3D civil software and apply it to assignments in the civil drafting industry. This course is designed to help Engineering Design Technology students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to do upper level CAD operations in positions as a CAD designer, CAD system operator or 3D CAD modeler. Civil Drafting will also aid Construction Management students in understanding building layouts, plot/site layouts, and tools used in the civil construction/drafting industry.

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This course has been designed to acquaint the students with the necessary background and experience to work with older adults in developing activities that can be used after retirement.

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This course has been designed to provide students with the necessary education and experience to be able to identify minor and major maintenance and repair needs around the home, to be able to perform minor repairs before they become major.

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This capstone course is designed for students completing the Technology and Engineering Education concentration, studnents considering the Transition to Teaching program, and students in the Career and Technical Education field. The course focuses on preparation for student teaching and/or entering the teaching profession. Topics covered in the course include the technology and engineering education profession, career and technical education, engineering education, teaching preparation, safety, effective teaching strategies, and professionalism. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate proficiency through weekly assignments and a series of teaching lessons from a variety of lab environments.

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This course is designed to acquaint teachers with philosophy, methods, laboratory activities, and instructional materials necessary to successfully implement and teach in an integrated, multiple, modular setting.

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Designed for students interested in researching a specific topic in the power and energy field. Depth of study is based upon student's knowledge; breadth is based upon student's commitment.

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A study of the design characteristics required for successfully knowing and understanding mechanical and electrical systems within a construction environment.

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This course is designed to acquaint students with the engineering, methods, and management aspects of business and industry in order that they may be able to establish industrial goals efficiently and effectively.

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A practical study of modern manufacturing methods with hands-on experiences in product development, parts production, assembly, finishing, and inspection.

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This course is designed to acquaint students with site and foundation practices. Students will be exposed to construction equipment and will become familiar with job-site safety and working conditions. Students will gain proficiencies in building design, print reading, and surveying instruments and operation. The students will be introduced to work-related experiences on foundation and/or slab construction. Ultimately, students will be exposed to and practice construction management skills utilizing onsite supervisors.

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This course is designed to provide opportunities for the student to develop skills and techniques necessary in selection, placement, and fabrication of materials used in light construction. Principles of good construction as well as regulatory agencies will be discussed. Students will be introduced to the many facets of the trade as related to building construction. Construction knowledge needed by the contractor/homeowner and the skills of the carpentry trade will be entwined in the teaching of carpentry as a technology studies subject.

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This course has been designed to acquaint students with the legal issues pertaining to industrial safety, elements of liability and negligence, and the regulations established by OSHA.

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This course is an application course designed to develop an understanding of the skills essential for successful development of technical instructional training programs in business and industrial environments.

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Students will be able to obtain an internship in communication technology, engineering design technology, manufacturing technology, construction technology or construction management. This internship will help students gain confidence by giving them the opportunity to apply their academic skills in a business or industry environment.

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This course is a study of the knowledge, skills, and practices needed to become A+ certified in the field of computer maintenance. Through a "hands-on" approach students will learn problem solving and maintenance techniques while upgrading, building and repairing PCs. Through presentations and internet research, students will stay intelligently informed about the ever changing computer industry.

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This course is a study of the knowledge, skills, and practices needed to become A+ certified in the field of computer maintenance. Through a "hands-on" approach students will learn problem solving and maintenance techniques while upgrading, building and repairing PCs. Through presentations and internet research, students will stay intelligently informed about the ever changing computer industry.

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Students will develop a competence in utilizing media materials to instructional goals; operation and care of equipment; sources, selection, and evaluation of software; and production of software.

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Students will develop a competence in utilizing media materials to instructional goals; operation and care of equipment; sources, selection, and evaluation of software; and production of software.

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Development of advanced drawing skills through use of special topic drafting problems similar to those encountered by draftsmen in industry. Includes advanced technical and experimental work, computer-aided drafting applications.

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Development of advanced drawing skills through use of special topic drafting problems similar to those encountered by draftsmen in industry. Includes advanced technical and experimental work, computer-aided drafting applications.

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Definite structured daily activities in the areas of construction, manufacturing, visual communications, engineering design technology, materials and processes, power & energy.

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Definite structured daily activities in the areas of construction, manufacturing, visual communications, engineering design technology, materials and processes, power & energy.

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This course is designed to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to begin work at the job-entry level in such positions as: CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator, or CAD technician. The course is designed for students who have received in-depth training in one or more application areas; such as, architectural, mechanical, etc. drafting.

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This course is designed to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to begin work at the job-entry level in such positions as: CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator, or CAD technician. The course is designed for students who have received in-depth training in one or more application areas; such as, architectural, mechanical, etc. drafting.

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An advanced course for students who desire study of the theory, operation, maintenance, testing, evaluation, and trouble shooting of the fuel and electrical systems of automobiles.

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An advanced course for students who desire study of the theory, operation, maintenance, testing, evaluation, and trouble shooting of the fuel and electrical systems of automobiles.

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This course is designed to meet the needs of industrial personnel in industry and education. Pre-planned experiences are designed to provide the student with information for maintenance of hand tools and industrial machines, with some emphasis on preventive maintenance.

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This course is designed to meet the needs of industrial personnel in industry and education. Pre-planned experiences are designed to provide the student with information for maintenance of hand tools and industrial machines, with some emphasis on preventive maintenance.

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This course has been designed to aquaint students with the legal issues pertaining to industrial safety, elements of liability and negligence, and the regulations established by osha.

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This course has been designed to aquaint students with the legal issues pertaining to industrial safety, elements of liability and negligence, and the regulations established by osha.

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This course is an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance, and safety issues. Through hands-on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, an introduction to networking is included. This course helps students prepare for Comptia's A+ certification.

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This course is an intensive introduction to multi-user, multi-tasking network operating systems. Characteristics of the Linux, Windows 2000, NT, and XP network operating systems will be discussed. Students will explore a variety of topics including installation procedures, security issues, backup procedures and remote access.

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Students will develop a competence in utilizing media materials to instructional goals; operation and care of equipment; sources, selection, and evaluation of software; and production of software.

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A study of systematic approaches to the types, methods, and techniques utilized in identification, selection, testing, and reporting of educational research problems.

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Designed to meet the needs of the technology and engineering educators who recognize the importance of safety education as an intricate part of shop program.

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Construction study and use of instructional aids in laboratory teaching.

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Techniques employed in developing and evaluating course content and curricular materials.

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Intensive study of some phase of technology and engineering educators.

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Independent study of specialized problems concerning design, material selection, and fabrication in a specified area of technology.

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Techniques, laboratory activities, and instructional material used in the teaching of a multiple activity program.

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A study of the historical development of technology and engineering education.

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Problems assigned to students on an individual basis of special interest to them.

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Last updated: 06/22/2020