For those entering the AAS Degree in Technology. Helps students develop their professional portfolio including experience, certifications, licenses, etc. Involves creating required documentation and presentation by the student and assessment of the portfolio by a committee of appropriate faculty and technology professionals to determine experiential credit granting equivalences in courses TECH 110R. Inculcates the value of continuous learning and the process of Learning how to Learn.
Covers the principal technologies that are important and prevalent today and their associated science principles. Explores how technology applies to, affects, and interacts with various fields, environments and workplaces. Develops an appreciation for how technology evolves and what possible new and exciting technologies are on the horizon
Covers a wide variety of manufacturing processes, including: casting, welding, sheet metal forming, machining, composites fabrication, injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, rotational molding, and electronics fabrication. Covers understanding of manufacturing systems and all the components required to work together, including: the production system, ERP software system, quality system, business structure, supply chain, and delivery.
Allows students to obtain technical experiential credit through an approved portfolio. Portfolio is developed and approved in TECH 1000. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits toward graduation.
Acquaints students with the major technologies affecting our culture and the global community, such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and military technology. Places special emphasis on the moral, social, economic, legal, and political consequences of these technologies. Covers summary descriptions of various technologies, some of the major issues associated with them, and the underlying philosophical foundations of our encounters with them. May be delivered online.
Addresses employee motivation and the impact of the workplace environment (both physical and intangible). Presents various techniques of leadership and management (addressing different motivational theories and contemporary research on worker motivation). Teaches how to build and work in effective teams to inspire good performance and use conflict and negotiation effectively. Practices good communication skills both written and oral. Teaches how to understand the organizational structure, how to manage and assess performance, and how to be aware of opportunities and challenges when managing employees in a technological environment, including strategies for training and evaluation. May include hybrid or online delivery.
Introduces quality management. Includes ISO 9000, application of Lean Six Sigma, continuous process/product improvement, basic statistical methods, performance measurements, cost of poor quality, employee empowerment, and global quality initiatives. Acquaints students with the requirements for relevant professional certifications for career enhancement.
Obtains work experience for lower-division students in their technical field. Provides supervised, practical, and professional experience. Demonstrates accountability regularly with a School of Technology and Computing coordinator. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.
Demonstrates current developments in technology fields and how they apply to business and industry processes. Prepares students to use contemporary technologies in their professions. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits toward graduation. May be delivered hybrid.
Requires individual initiative and responsibility. For qualified students who wish to undertake an independent project or directed study related to an area of technology or manufacturing. The topic must be approved by the instructor and the Department Chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.
Addresses the special characteristics of managing and leading technology dependent organizations. Covers the leading influential technologies, technology's impact on organizational structure and the policy process, strategic technological planning, futures studies, leadership, global aspects of technology management, performance assessment, technology life cycles and financing, and some of the major ethical implications of managing technology dependent organizations.
Focuses on principles of creativity and innovation as they apply to technological enterprises. Covers theoretical and practical concepts of both creativity and innovation. Studies both concept and practice of structured methods of creative problem solving. Examines "Appreciative Inquiry" as an alternative management of change technique. Examines inventors and the invention process, including the patent process. Uses lecture, discussion, group projects, case studies, class activities, presentations, videos and guest lecturers.
Presents lectures from external speakers in various technology related subjects. Requires a written reaction paper for most of the lectures. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits toward graduation.
Teaches the fundamental principles, processes, and techniques of project management. Includes a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling projects. Focuses on effective processes for managing projects across multiple disciplines/industries and varying management structures. Introduces project management tools that can be used to guide and manage individual and multiple projects. May be delivered hybrid and/or online.
Involves a comprehensive approach to purchasing, raw and finished goods inventories, and determining and managing capacity and workers. Includes Just-in-time, Kanban, scheduling and emerging technologies. Assists in preparing students for national certifications.
Involves a comprehensive approach to Quality Management related to technical professions. Covers Lean and Six Sigma approaches, continuous improvement/Kaizen, Voice of the Customer (VOC), Statistical Process Control (SPC), cost of poor quality, leadership, employee empowerment, teamwork, change management, and quality standards. Assists in preparing students for the relevant professional certifications for career enhancement.
Studies interrelated aspects of reliability, safety, other important risk factors, environmental concerns, and ergonomic considerations in a technological enterprise. Presents a mixture of academic study, investigation of numerous actual cases, surveys of local businesses, and discussion of current events in these areas. Studies requirements of governmental agencies. Studies communication and community interaction techniques to prevent and mitigate human error.
Examines professional and ethical issues that arise within technological organizations with a global perspective. Studies the impact of conflicting loyalties, as well as the roles of multi-culturalism and globalization. Includes review of current ethical theories and existing professional codes of conduct. Includes lecture, readings, case studies, and other media. May be delivered online.
Examines customer relationship management (CRM) and its application in marketing, sales, and service. It will include the use of Microsoft Dynamics CRM as well as a number of online resources. Students will learn CRM to align business process with customer-centric strategies, such as identification, acquisition, growth and retention of desired customers. Emphasis is given on conceptual knowledge, real-world projects, and hands-on learning using Microsoft Dynamics CRM software. May be delivered online.
Presents advanced tools and techniques which build on the concepts presented in introductory project management class. Covers principles for managing multiple projects. Studies best practices for project management. Introduces the activities of Program Management, Project Portfolio Management and Strategic Project Leadership and Management. Analyzes basic cost justification techniques for making economic decisions in technical organizations. May be delivered online.
Introduces how information, and the management of that information, can affect the structure and operations of organizations. Covers Technical and organizational foundations of information systems along with contemporary approaches to building, managing and protecting information systems including hands-on work with a modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Emphasizes how information technology affects decision-making. Uses Excel as a decision support tool. Examines the ethical and legal issues raised by the capabilities of information technology. May be delivered online. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Provides opportunities to apply classroom theory while students work as employees in a job that relates to their careers. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.
Provides the opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Practices the theoretical knowledge gained in prior major courses. Requires the creation of a significant intellectual or creative product that is characteristic of the Technology Management discipline and worthy of communication to a broader audience. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation.
Designed to show developments in business and industry professions in the short- and mid-term future. Acquaints students with the newest technological developments in their fields. Prepares students for the changes that various technologies will bring their professions. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits toward graduation.
For senior Technology Management majors. Provides a leadership transition from academic to applied/real-life work experience. Includes student, company liaison, and coordinator evaluation, on-site work visits, written assignments and oral presentations. Offers experience in establishing and accomplishing team objectives that improve their ability to add real value in their future employment.
Offers independent study as directed in reading or individual projects at the discretion and approval of the department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.