Course Descriptions

Engineering Design Technology, AAS

CAT 101 CATIA Part Design & Sketcher 4 Cr Hrs

Core course of CATIA V5.  Course covers the creation of solid parts without complex contours.  Students will be introduced to the part environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work between Sketcher and Part Design workbenches to create individual parts.

CAT 102 CATIA Drafting 4 Cr Hrs

This course covers the creation of engineering drawings. Students will be introduced to the drafting environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to create drawings from parts and products. Prerequisite: CAT101 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

CAT 105 CATIA Assembly Design 4 Cr Hrs

This course covers the use of multiple parts to create an assembly. It also covers the various analytical and navigation tools that are available within an assembly. Students will be introduced to the product environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work with multiple parts between the Assembly Design, DMU Space Analysis and DMU Navigator workbenches. Prerequisite:  CAT101 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

CAT 110 CATIA Wireframe & Surfaces 4 Cr Hrs

Extension of the parts environment covers the use of wireframe and surface geometry to create complex contours. Cores concentrate on the tools available and how to integrate this geometry back into a solid part. Prerequisite:  CAT101 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

CAT 115 CATIA Prismatic Machining 4 Cr Hrs

This course is the beginning manufacturing course. This course covers the machining operations involved in 3-axis milling. Students will be introduced to the process environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work between the process, part and product environments. Prerequisite:  CAT101, CAT105 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

Provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations, job acquisition, job retention, job advancement and professional image skills.

AVC 112 Blueprint Reading 2 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction to reading and interpreting blueprints. Topics include blueprint views, lines, dimensions and tolerances and blueprint symbols. Working in an interactive online environment students’ learn a systematic approach to reading blueprints.

MCD 105 Technical Drafting I 1

MCD 110 Principles of Tool Design 2 Cr Hrs

Provides an understanding of the general methods of tool design with emphasis on jigs and fixtures. Instruction and projects enable students to develop ideas into practical specifications for modern manufacturing methods.

MCD 115 Machine Drafting & Design 3 Cr Hrs

Includes instruction in creative design, geometric construction, auxiliaries, dimensioning, sectioning, isometrics, obliques, specifications and notes, manufacturing engineering techniques and Machinery’s Handbook. Includes developing prints of working drawings, researching trade periodicals, learning machine terminology, using ANSI Standards and basic manufacturing blueprint development. Prerequisites: MCD 113 Technical Drafting and MCD 121 Descriptive Geometry or instructor approval.

MCD 116 Introduction to CAD 5 Cr Hrs

Introduces computer-aided drafting (CAD) and examines the hardware that makes up a CAD workstation. It also covers the Microsoft Windows operating system that enables the equipment to function as a unit. The course shows how to use AutoCAD to set up drawings and construct lines, circles, arcs, other shapes, geometric constructions and text. Students use display and editing techniques to obtain information about their drawings and work with drawing files. This course also introduces recommended drafting standards for students to use for properly preparing drawings with AutoCAD.

MCD 121 Descriptive Geometry 3 Cr Hrs

Students use computers to study descriptive geometry as it applies to drafting, and they determine true length of lines, true shapes of planes and apply descriptive geometry to real problems. Students also create flat pattern layouts to form three-dimensional shapes. Prerequisite: MCD 116 Introduction to CAD or instructor approval.

MCD 124 Advanced AutoCAD 4 Cr Hrs

Explores the three-dimensional construction and viewing capabilities of AutoCAD. Topics covered include a review of point coordinate entry system and the user coordinate system (UCS). Spherical and cylindrical coordinate entry, 3-D viewing and display techniques, construction of 3-D solid primitives, 2-D regions, solid-modeling composites and surfaces are also introduced. The use of multiple viewports for 3-D constructions and creating 2-D layouts are covered. Visual styles and rendering are also discussed. Prerequisite: MCD 115 Machine Drafting and Design or instructor approval.

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

Improves the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays is used to aid in developing students’ thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisites: Satisfactory assessment score and/or minimum of 20 on ACT, or a grade of C or above and a passing grade on the post test in EBS 110 English are required for enrollment. High school students should have senior standing to enroll in ENG 101 Composition I.

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

An introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment or 21 ACT math score.

PHS 110 Physical Science 5 Cr Hrs

A non-technical course intended for students who are majoring in fields other than science. The application of scientific knowledge to daily life activities is emphasized by examining the fundamental principles in physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy utilizing the scientific method.

PHS 120 General Physics I 5 Cr Hrs

Topics include mechanics — linear motion, rotational motion, force, work, energy, momentum and conservation principles; heat — temperature, ideal gas, eating as a form of energy, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and entropy; and wave motion — simple harmonic motion, elasticity and the wave equation. This class is designed for students who need five hours of physics without calculus. This class is taught in the fall. Prerequisites: College Algebra, high school trigonometry or college trigonometry and basic computer skills.

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment and social psychology.

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Cr Hrs

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence of human social behavior. Sociology studies the processes and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.