2013-14 Catalogs

Course Descriptions

ITC 100 Introduction to Construction Management
This course is the first course in the construction management program and will introduce students to construction management. Topics include: the scope of the construction industry, the scope of management activities, the bidding process, contracts, project stages, cost estimating, administration, operations and site management, project planning and scheduling, project monitoring, construction safety and health, and personal and company equipment. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITC 341 Construction Documents I
This course will present the value and importance of how construction documents define the rights , responsibilities, and relationships among all the parties that are necessary for the successful completion of any project. The architect/engineer (A/E), the contractor(s), and all other project participants must work within guidelines for a successful project conception through design and construction to facility management. Investigation into various documents, agreements, and conditions of contracts will be addressed. The importance of standardized document format will be emphasized. Prerequisite: ITC 100 or instructor permission. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITC 351 Construction Cost Estimating
This course will cover estimation of the costs of various construction activities. Emphasis will be placed on the theory and application of the primary concepts pertaining to planning, development, and managing construction operations. The major themes, from budget estimating through the bid estimating process will be covered in the course. Students will perform the quantity takeoff, pricing, and submit "bids" on a project as part of the course. Spreadsheets and commercial estimating applications will be used. Prerequisite: ITC 100 or instructor permission. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITC 432 Construction Project Management
This course focuses on construction project scheduling and control using contemporary computer applications. Topics covered include: activity and resource scheduling, schedule updating and control, project resource management, contract management, cost management, contractor integration, and change management. Prerequisites: ITC 100 and ITP 230. Offered spring semester only. Cr 3.

ITC 442 Construction Documents II
This course will consist of a continuation of the Construction Documents I course with emphasis on standards developed by professional associations, such as American Institute of Architects (AIA), Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) which have developed standardized documents detailing the necessary information for the completion of a project. The major portion of this course will consist of investigation of, discussion of importance of, and sample project development using: procurement requirements, contracting requirements, specifications, contract drawings, and resource. Actual construction examples will be used. Prerequisites: ITC 100 and ITC 341. Offered spring semester only. Cr 3.

ITP 210 Technical Writing
A basic technical writing course that strengthens cirtical thinking, collaboraton, and communications skills. Study includes document purpose, situation analysis, style, format and production of reports, proposals, instructions, procedures, technical descriptions, forms, letters, memos, and visual aids. Fulfills "W" requirement. Prerequisite: ENG 100 or instructor permission. Cr 3.

ITP 230 Project Management
This course will present a structured analysis of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and monitoring resources related to project management by completing a set of well-defined tasks. Within this course, significant effort will be devoted to understanding the international social, political, economic, environmental and cultural issues in context of the interrelationships, responsibilities, and demands of project management between technologies, resources, project scope, and budget that impact project success in a global, international environment. Case studies will be used throughout the course to broaden the perspective and understanding of the participant's knowledge and application of project management's best practices, and their ability to create and evaluate projects and project performance in an international, global economy. The introduction of computer-based tools in the management of projects will also be covered.  Fulfills the international requirement. Cr 3.

ITP 250 Management Information Systems
This course will serve as an introduction to management information systems in areas such as:  decision support systems, resource and human resource management, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, customer relationship management, project management, and records management.  Topics covered will include but are not limited to:  systems analysis, system modeling and design, data acquisition, security, and maintenance.  Offered fall semester only.  Cr 3.

ITP 280 Industrial Organization, Management, and Supervision
An introduction to industrial organization and management. A study of the common elements of industry as it relates to the areas of research and development; industrial relations; production; financial control; marketing; and labor. Management and supervisory theory and practices will be highlighted. Emphasis will also be placed upon contemporary issues/problems/trends associated with a global economy. Offered spring semester only. Cr 3.

ITP 310 Facility Planning
This course provides participants with the analytical tools and knowledge to effectively and efficiently plan the physical facility for a wide variety of enterprises. Case studies used in this course may include: hospitals, airports, manufacturing plant floors, distribution centers, fire departments, grocery and retail stores, college campuses, construction sites, and shopping malls. Offered fall semester only. Cr. 3.

ITP 330 Production Control
Lectures, discussions, and problems dealing with the principles and practices of production and inventory control. Study includes information flow, forecasting, scheduling, capacity planning, material requirements planning, shop floor control, economic order quantities, order point analysis, ABC analysis, line balancing, project scheduling and just-in-time techniques. Prerequisite: basic math competency. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITP 340 Fundamentals of Quality
An overview addressing fundamental concepts and principles of quality control applied to organizations. Major topics include theory and application of qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques as well as quality awards and standards. Specific topics include foundations of quality, planning tools, traditional tools, variability, process set-up verification, pre-control, SPC process capability analysis, acceptance sampling, and quality awards. Prerequisite: MAT 120 or instructor permission. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITP 350 Teambuilding and Facilitation
An exploration to the diversity of topics related to team building, group dynamics, and an introduction to the practices and goals of successful facilitation of face-to-face groups and virtual meetings. Teambuilding topics include member and group participant types and functions; stages to teambuilding; creating and building teams; dysfunctions and conflicts within teams and groups, and teams in the roles of content controllers. Facilitation topics include developing techniques and skills in the role of a meeting facilitator and process leader, identifying and defining individual participant behaviors and how those interrelationships affect team dynamics, developing and designing facilitation agendas, preparing and performing facilitations, facilitating conflict, creating participation, and meeting management and ethical responsibilities. Cr. 3

ITP 381 Human Resource Development
Students are introduced to the various functions of human resources in industrial settings. Topics covered include human resource planning, job analysis, employee selection, performance management, compensation, benefits management, safety, training, and employee relations. Offered fall semester only. Cr. 3.

ITP 410 Technical Operations and Strategies
This course will focus on the theory and application of concepts utilized to maintain global manufacturing competitiveness. Major topics include lean manufacturing, kanban, autonomation, visual signaling, poka-yoke, takt time, and kaizan techniques. Waste elimination, set-up time reduction, and continuous improvement theory and practices will be highlighted. Prerequisite: ITP 310 or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year spring rotation. Cr 3.

ITP 490 Cost Analysis and Control
This course will cover the theory and application of concepts used in analysis and control of costs pertaining to planning, developing, and managing industrial operations. Concepts include financial/cost accounting, time value of money, methods of evaluating competing alternatives, economic value-added analysis, and capital equipment cost justification. Prerequisite: ACC 110 or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year spring rotation. Cr 3.

ITS 300 Ergonomics/Time Study
A study of the bio-mechanics of the human body and how it interacts with a workplace while performing human activity. Surface electromyography measurements techniques are employed along with lifting analysis software, to measure stress on the body, with the effort to eliminate cumulative trauma disorders. Time study measurement techniques are employed in the development of time standard so one will be able to predict productivity. Prerequisite: basic math concepts or instructor permission. Cr 3.

ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health
This introductory course provides input into the importance of safety and health in the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on the worker, his or her work environment including such special emphasis as OSHA and other regulatory agencies, hygiene, hazard identification, machine safeguarding, hazardous waste, loss control, and other major concern areas. The course includes the necessary topic areas required by OSHA's 30 hour card program. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student will be eligible to receive the OSHA 30-hour card that is issued directly through OSHA's training unit. Cr 3.

ITS 321 Workplace Design Ergonomics
This course has been developed to educate the student in the use of ergonomic principles as they apply to the design/redesign of workstations as they exist in all types of working environments. Work analysis in the field, reporting, and presentation of redesigned ergonomic changes are a major requirement. State-of-the-art surface electromyography techniques and lifting analysis equipment will be used in both laboratory and field applications. Prerequisite: ITP 300 or ITS 300, or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year spring rotation. Cr 3.

ITS 420 Ergonomic Practicum
This course places the senior level student in the workplace for the purpose of completing his/her study of ergonomic principles. The opportunity to apply the materials covered in ergonomics/time study and workplace design ergonomics now can be put into practice. Students will be placed at various work site locations and will be assigned an ergonomic project within each site. To be included in the project are problem identification, hazard analysis, and problematic corrective actions. Each student practicum will be assigned a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: ES and H/advisor permission. Cr 3.

ITT 103 Materials Properties and Testing
A study of the basic properties of industrial materials, their structures, and testing procedures used to determine those properties. Studies include physical, mechanical, optical, chemical, thermal, and electrical properties. Testing, associated literature research, reporting procedures, calculation, and measurement are also included. Offered on a two-year spring rotation. Cr 3.

ITT 181 Computer Applications & Concepts
An introduction to current and emerging computer applications. The course includes an overview of basic computer hardware and operating system, file management, and general application software. Emphasis is on computer terms, concepts, and the integration of activities, including operating system functions, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, and communication. Lecture and lab. Cr 3.

ITT 221 Power and Energy Processing
A technical investigation into energy converters and transactional power systems. Course emphasis is on mechanical and electrical power converters and transmission systems as well as their applications to modern technology and equipment. Theory and lab applications. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 231 Technical Visualization
This is an essential foundational course of conventional Technical Visualization, with an emphasis on technical foundations in sketching and drawing 2D and 3D illustration graphics, and exploring technical visualization skills development for problem solving. Content includes basic skills development using contemporary standards for technical sketching for creating orthographic projections, detail and assembly working drawings, and pictorial projections, instructional storyboarding, and developing visual thinking skills for creating technical visualizations and presentations. This course is an essential foundation to skills developed in ITT 282 Computer Aided Design. Offered spring semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 241 Information and Communication Technologies
This course is an assessment of historical and state-of-the-art communication. The course focuses on the diversity of information and communication systems with a commitment to developing an understanding of the international, social, political, economic, environmental and cultural issues in a context of their interrelationships, responsibilities, and demands on technology professionals. This course is designed to engage and raise awareness of socio-economic, legal and ethical impacts of information technology and technological advances in communications. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on projects related to lecture topics on established and emerging information and communication technologies, develop strategies and formulate a proposals for addressing appropriate communication strategies, review literature, develop a report, and make an oral presentation in class. Lecture and lab. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 252 Material Processing
A laboratory course consisting of the study of materials processing using non-automated hand and machine tools. Practical approaches to industrial material selection, machining speeds and feeds as they pertain to different industrial materials will be incorporated into the production of selected products. The course will also focus on tool use and safety. Prerequisite: ITT 103 or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year fall rotation. Cr 3.

ITT 270 Introduction to Computer Hardware
The goal of this course is to introduce the hardware components, and their respective functions, of microcomputer systems. Activities address the specification, assembly, upgrading, and maintenance of microcomputers. Assignments may include readings of articles and Web-based documents, discussions, tours, and hands-on activities dealing with microcomputer hardware. A basic proficiency with personal computers is assumed. Offered on a two-year fall rotation. Cr 3.

ITT 272 Introduction to Computer Networking
The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of computer networks and provide basic background necessary for their construction and maintenance. It consists of readings, discussions, tours, and hands-on activities dealing with the structure, hardware, software, and protocols that make up computer networks. Prerequisite: ITT 181 or instructor permission. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 281 Internet Web Site Development
This course develops a basic understanding of and skill in the design, development, and maintenance of Web sites. Topics include Internet fundamentals, Web site design methods, XHTML, cascading style sheets, HTML editors, FTP, site maintenance, intellectual property issues, and working with clients. Students will develop sample Web pages and associated design documents, and maintain a Web site on a server. It is assumed that students will have a working knowledge of personal computers. Cr 3.

ITT 282 Computer-Aided Design
An introduction to computer-aided design systems and their relationship to design, drafting, production, and documentation processes. Emphasis is on understanding and utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) hardware and software. The course focuses on basic 2D and 3D functions as they generally apply to computer-aided design applications. Lecture and lab. Prerequisites: computer proficiency and interpretation of technical drawings. Prerequisite: ITT 181 or instructor permission. Cr 3.

ITT 311 Telecommunications
An introduction to contemporary telecommunications hardware and applications. Emphasis includes state-of-the-art transmission media such as copper, fiber-optic, and wireless technologies including microwave, radio frequency, and infrared. Additional topics may include: classification of data networks; communications systems parameters such as bandwidth, serial parallel, analog and digital; modulation and multiplexing schemes; and the convergence of data, video, and voice networks. Prerequisite: ITT 181 or instructor permission. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 323 Fluid Power
An investigation into the theory and application of hydraulic and pneumatic systems in modern day technology and equipment. Course emphasis includes the design, purpose, construction, and maintenance of fluid power devices and systems. Theory and lab applications. Offered spring semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 342 Digital Publishing Technologies
This course explores methods and technologies for the design of digital documents and assemblage of content information and for reproduction and repurposing to a diversity of media. Emphasis is on a practicum utilizing state of the art computer-based desktop publishing hardware and software. Activities and topics include design, layout, and management of color digital document preparation for production and cross-media specifications; digital imaging and color management; digital vector graphics for illustration, large format, and packaging products; and variable data management for output systems. An emphasis on terminology, applications, processes, materials and substrates used in conventional and digital workflows for creating artifacts. A combination of weekly lectures, and labs. Prerequisite: ITT 343 or instructor's permission. Cr 3.

ITT 343 Graphic Communication Technologies
Graphic communications encompasses a diversity of foundational and state-of-the-art communication technologies as tools for the exchange of ideas and information. This course is a comprehensive survey of conventional and digital graphic communication technologies as reproduction systems devoted to an understanding international social, political, economic, environmental and cultural issues in context of the interrelationships, responsibilities, and demands of digital media professionals. As practicum, there will be a hands-on focus on overall digital workflows that incorporate contemporary processes, equipment, and materials; digital imaging and publications; and design of digital documents and illustrations for diverse media. Offered spring semester only. Lecture and Lab Cr 3.

ITT 344 Digital Video and Animation Technologies
This course surveys the fundamentals of digital video and animation. A focus on the application of recognized workflows and contemporary processes; and exploring emerging digital technologies for electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion. Topics include established systems and emerging technologies for motion analysis, image processing, codecs, compression rates, and output technologies for image sharing on the Internet and cross-media; and the effect of optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision, and the methods of presenting animation is as a motion for visualizations and gaming. Prerequisite: ITT 231 or instructor permission. Offered fall semester only. Lecture and lab Cr 3.

ITT 353 Automated Material Processing
This course is designed to provide students with basic understanding of how the computer is employed in the control of machine tools used in today's industry to process materials. Emphasis will be placed on the basics of computer numerical control (CNC) machining and programming of machine tools and their respective communication control languages. In addition, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software will be introduced to generate CNC codes for machining centers to produce parts. Prerequisite: ITT 252, ITT 282, or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year spring rotation. Cr 3.

ITT 373 Intermediate Computer Networking
The goal of this course is to build upon and further the understanding of computer networks. Activities address the detailed construction, upgrade designs, and maintenance of both large and small networks. Assignments may include readings of articles and Web-based documents, discussions, tours, and hands-on activities dealing with structure, hardware, software, security, and protocols that make up modern computer networks. Prerequisite: ITT 272 (or ITT/TCE 370) or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year fall rotation. Cr 3.

ITT 376 Network Security and Ethics
This course examines the issues of network security from both the liabilities and the guarantees that face network administrators and network security officers. Interrelated with the issues of network security are the ethical responsibilities of those who manage computer networks. Topics addressed in this course will include practical approaches to securing networks using risk analysis, cost effective countermeasures, layered defenses, and policy development and implementation procedures. This course addresses current topics in "cyber security" and information security "infosec" issues as they pertain to a broad array of networked devices. Prerequisites: ITT272 or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year spring rotation. Cr 3.

ITT 377 Networking for Video and Multimedia
This course provides a technical introduction to video and multimedia systems as they are developed, delivered, and managed over high-speed networks. Students will explore and work with video and multimedia file formats, storage systems, with a focus on high-speed networks. Video and multimedia standards and protocols will be examined including compression and security aspects of delivering audio, video, animation, games, simulations, and new forms of media. Bandwidth, interactivity, quality of service, platform support, and standards are key components of this course. Prerequisite: ITT272 or instructor permission. Offered on a two year spring rotation. Cr: 3.

ITT 382 Advanced Web Site Development
This course develops an understanding of techniques that go beyond basic HTML to develop dynamic Web sites. Topics include a review of XHTML and cascading style sheets, server-side programming, writing to and reading from files and databases, site design, and coding standards. Students are expected to be proficient with HTML, HTML editors, JPEG and GIF image manipulation, FTP, and basic Web site maintenance. Some programming experience is desirable. Prerequisite: ITT 281, COS 160 or equivalent, or instructor permission. Offered fall semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 384 Advanced Computer-Aided Design
An advanced computer-aided design course focusing on three-dimensional modeling, image rendering, and animation. Emphasis is on understanding and utilizing current and emerging computer-aided and design hardware and software to present designs, products, and processes effectively. The course emphasizes basic concepts of three-dimensional model creation and use. Prerequisite: ITT 282 or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year spring rotation. Cr 3.

ITT 400 Occupational Competency
This course is designed to allow credit for technical expertise learned on the job or through attendance at appropriate/related schools, workshops, and/or seminars. The student's technical knowledge and skill must be documented through the University's portfolio assessment procedures. Program Option II majors only. See advisor for further information. Cr 1-39.

ITT 425 Applied Process Control Engineering
A study of concepts, devices, and applications of electronic controllers and input/output components used to automate cutting edge equipment. Hands-on laboratory sessions focus on instrumentation, writing programmable logic controller programs based on an equipment operating specification, downloading, and interfacing discrete real world input / output devices to Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers. Prerequisites: ITT 181, ITT 221, ITT 323 or instructor permission. Offered spring semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 427 Applied Automation Engineering
In addition to the theory, participants gain "hands-on" experiences with robots and actually design, fabricate, wire, program, and debug a closed loop automated piece of equipment. Emphasis includes system components, communications integration, programming, and feedback devices. Prerequisites: ITT 221, ITT 252, ITT 323, ITT 425 or instructor permission. Offered on a two-year fall rotation. Cr 3.

ITT 440 Related Occupational Experiences/Internships
This experience is designed to advance technical and supervisory skills during employment with a business or industry. Interested students must meet with the internship coordinator prior to the job search process, and the hosting firm must be approved by the coordinator prior to course registration. Securing suitable employment is the student's responsibility. Formal assignments will be discussed during weekly seminars. Contact the internship coordinator for additional information. Health insurance is required of students in this course. Prerequisite: instructor permission. Cr 1-3.

ITT 441 Advanced Occupational Experiences/Internships
This second-level course is a continuation of the occupational/internship experience in ITT 440. It is designed to further advance technical and supervisory skills during employment with a business or industry. Interested students must meet with the internship coordinator prior to the job search process, and the hosting firm must be approved by the coordinator prior to course registration. Securing suitable employment is the student's responsibility. Formal assignments will be discussed during weekly seminars. Contact the internship coordinator for additional information. Health insurance is required of students in this course. Prerequisites: ITT 440 and instructor permission. Cr 1-3.

ITT 444 Digital Imaging Technologies
This course will explore digital photography fundamentals, and discuss and apply workflows for digital imaging systems. Emphasis on fundamental image capture, equipment calibration of input and output devices, creating color management profiles for digital cameras, imaging technologies, and output devices. Course includes lecture and hands-on labs for creating, capturing and manipulating digital images for cross-media applications and content management systems. Prerequisite: ITT 343 or instructor permission. Cr 3.

ITT 460 Capstone
This is a senior level course that integrates curriculumm content from previous courses to create a capstone experience with a focus on project management.  Students will use project management and technical communication techniques to select, complete, and report on an individual or team project that demonstrates achievement at the application and syntheses level. Prerequisite: senior status and instructor permission. Offered spring semester only. Cr 3.

ITT 490 Directed Study
Provides upper-level students an opportunity to pursue independently a topic, project, or experiment of interest. Students will prepare a contract or proposal for study to be conducted and, upon completion, submit findings in a scholarly report or other evidence of merit. Prerequisite: instructor permission. Cr var.