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Courses and Sample Plan of Study

AAS in Integrated Engineering Technology (IET) / BS Lean Systems Engineering Technology

Total Program Credit Hours 127

Year One, BCTC, Fall Semester
MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry 3
ENG 101 Writing I 3
IET 111 Lean safety Culture 1
IET 207 Electro-hydraulics/Pneumatics 4
IET 121 Electro-hydraulics/Pneumatics 4
Year One, BCTC, Spring Semester
IET 202 Motor Controls and Sensing Devices 4
IET 208 Mechanical Drive Systems 4
IET 112 Lean Manufacturing Concepts 1
PHY 151 or 152 Introduction to Physics 3
ENG 102 Writing II 3
MAT 170 Elementary Calc & Its Applications 3
Year One, BCTC, Summer
IET 104 Blueprint Reading/Schematics 2
IET 128 OR CMM 110 Machine Tool Operations OR Fundamentals of Machine Tools 3
IET 113 Lean 5S Methodology 1
Year Two, BCTC, Fall Semester
IET 204 Automated Motor Controls 6
IET 114 Lean Problem Solving Methodology 1
Oral Communications 3
CAD 100 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design 3
Social and Behavioral Science (Not SOC) 3
Year Two, BCTC, Spring Semester
IET 110 Welding and Fabrication 4
IET 205 Robot Maintenance 5
IET 115 Lean Machine Reliability 1
Heritage 3
Social and Behavioral Science Course (e.g., SOC 101) 3
Year Three, UK, Fall Semester
ME 205 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics 3
WRD 204 Technical Writing 3
Arts & Creativity 3
LST 301 Introduction to Just-in-Time Operations 3
LST 302 Manufacturing Simulation & Material and Information Flow Charts 3
Year Three, UK, Spring Semester
LST 303 Introduction to Abnormality Management (Jidoka) 4
LST 304 Introduction to Productivity Improvement 4
LST 305 System of Quality Assurance & Built-in-Quality 4
LST 306 Kaizen of Standardized Work 4
Year Four, UK, Fall Semester
LST 409 Capstone I 3
LST 406 Problem Solving II 4
LST 403 Production Instruction, Small Lot Production & Change over Processes 4
Year Four, UK, Spring Semester
LST 410 Capstone II 3
LST 404 Logistics 3
LST 405 Managing the Shop Floor and Leading kaizen 4
Technical Elective 3

The engineering technology curriculum includes a Capstone Design project. It is a two-semester sequence, LST 409 and 410 for the BS LST and CPT 409 and 410 for the BS CPT program.

The courses include lectures and assigned work on the major topics in design. Students are organized into teams of four to six students, and each team is assigned a project for the two-semester sequence. Each team is expected to organize and carry out the design tasks. Faculty and industry sponsors serve as advisors.

Projects:

The program would seek proposals for projects to assign to the student teams. Projects need to allow substantial design and conceptualization potential, not merely design changes of scale or duplication of existing systems. It must be possible to complete them within the two-semester time-frame.

Industry representatives would define the project requirements and provide guidance to the student team during the semester. These projects are often those that the company needs to have completed, but they do not have the resources to complete or are willing to treat them as “back-burner” needs. Sometimes the project can provide an opportunity for a fresh look at efforts underway within the company. The company needs to identify a resource person within the firm to answer student questions, meet with the student team periodically for progress reviews and attend the final presentation at the end of the semester. We would address any requirements for confidentiality with industry sponsors when needed.

How you can help?

We seek brief proposals for possible projects. All we need is a paragraph or two describing the project requirements. We will contact potential sponsors for any required clarification. If the project seems to be a good fit, we will present it to student teams. The students will contact sponsors during the year to define a project plan and carry out the work.

AAS in Computer Engineering Technology (CPT)/ BS Computer Engineering Technology

Total Program Credit Hours 127

Year One, BCTC, Fall Semester
ENG 101 Writing I 3
MAT 170 Elementary Calc & Its Applications 3
CIT 111 Introduction to Software and Hardware 4
Social and Behavioral Science Course 3
CIT 120 Computational Thinking 3
Year One, BCTC, Spring Semester
ENG 102 Writing II 3
STA 296 Statistical Methods and Motivations 3
CHE 170 Gen College Chemistry I 4
Oral Communication Course 3
CS 115 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
Year One, BCTC, Summer
Heritage 3
CIT 170 Database Design Fundamentals 3
Year Two, BCTC, Fall Semester
MAT 171 Algebra & Trig for Calculus 5
CS 215 Introduction to Pgm Design Abstraction/prob solv 4
Humanities 3
ELT 110 DC Circuits + Lab 5
Year Two, BCTC, Spring Semester
PHY 201+202 General Physics 5
Social and Behavioral Science Course * Needs to be different than the 3
ELT 120 Digital Logic + Lab 3
CIT 160/161 Introduction to Networks 4
Year Three, UK, Fall Semester
MA 113 Calculus I 4
WRD 204 Technical Writing 3
CPT 314 Wireless Communication 3
CPT 287 Introduction to Embedded System + Lab 4
Year Three, UK, Spring Semester
CPT 223 AC Circuits + Lab 4
CPT 315 Digital System Design 3
CPT 316 Electronics Prototyping and Construction 4
CPT 317 Software Engineering Process and Methods 3
Year Four, UK, Fall Semester
CPT 409 Capstone I 3
CPT 419 Signals, Systems, and Transforms + Lab 3
CPT 420 Embedded Applications 4
CPT/LST 400 Engineering Economics 3
Technical Elective 3
Year Four, UK, Spring Semester
CPT 410 Capstone II 3
CPT/LST 402 Fundamentals of OSHA 2
CPT/LST 425 Project Management 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3

The engineering technology curriculum includes a Capstone Design project. It is a two-semester sequence, LST 409 and 410 for the BS LST and CPT 409 and 410 for the BS CPT program.

The courses include lectures and assigned work on the major topics in design. Students are organized into teams of four to six students, and each team is assigned a project for the two-semester sequence. Each team is expected to organize and carry out the design tasks. Faculty and industry sponsors serve as advisors.

Projects:

The program would seek proposals for projects to assign to the student teams. Projects need to allow substantial design and conceptualization potential, not merely design changes of scale or duplication of existing systems. It must be possible to complete them within the two-semester time-frame.

Industry representatives would define the project requirements and provide guidance to the student team during the semester. These projects are often those that the company needs to have completed, but they do not have the resources to complete or are willing to treat them as “back-burner” needs. Sometimes the project can provide an opportunity for a fresh look at efforts underway within the company. The company needs to identify a resource person within the firm to answer student questions, meet with the student team periodically for progress reviews and attend the final presentation at the end of the semester. We would address any requirements for confidentiality with industry sponsors when needed.

How you can help?

We seek brief proposals for possible projects. All we need is a paragraph or two describing the project requirements. We will contact potential sponsors for any required clarification. If the project seems to be a good fit, we will present it to student teams. The students will contact sponsors during the year to define a project plan and carry out the work.