2014-2015 Catalog

Technology (TECH)

http://www.business.und.edu/technology

Chang, Johnson, Kenney, Kokil and Yearwood (Chair)

The undergraduate degree programs offered through the College of Business and Public Administration’s Department of Technology are the Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Technology (BSGDT) and the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT), which is accredited by ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering). Minors in Technology, including Electronic Technologies, Manufacturing Technologies, Technical Design, and Graphic Design Technology are an integral part of the department’s offerings. A Master of Science degree in Technology is also available for graduate study.

B.S. Industrial Technology (IT) Degree Program

College of Business and Public Administration

 

B.S. Graphic Design Technology (GDT) Degree Program

The Graphic Design Technology program is an innovative, multidisciplinary major that integrates courses drawn from various academic departments. The major includes a significant business component—the Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate program—which is unique in comparison to all other graphic design programs in this region and most graphic design programs nationally. The Graphic Design Technology program combines theory and practice, and application and production in a liberal arts context giving students a solid university education. It provides students majoring in Graphic Design Technology with a diverse range of learning experiences and opportunities in a flexible, technology-rich environment.

Throughout this program students learn to plan, analyze, and create solutions to visual communication problems. They consider cognitive, cultural, physical, economic, political, psychological and social factors in planning and executing graphic designs appropriate for a given context. Students use a variety of print, electronic, and photographic media and technologies during the design process. The professional Graphic Design Technology program prepares students for an array of exciting careers in business, government, industry and education.

Required 125 credit hours including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements, see University ES Listing.

II. The College of Business and Public Administration GPA Graduation Requirement (2.50), see College section.

III. Graphic Design Technology Major Program Requirement, at least a 2.50 GPA in courses that apply toward the degree and major.

Technology Requirements (51 Credit Hours Required)
TECH 102Graphic Design Software and Technologies I1-4
TECH 112Graphic Design Software and Technologies II1-4
TECH 122Computer Aided Design/Drafting3
TECH 202Advanced Application of CADD Techniques3
TECH 212Principles of Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 232Web Design3
TECH 300Technology and Society3
TECH 311Computers and Emerging Technologies3
TECH 322Fundamentals of Photography3
TECH 332Industrial Design3
TECH 342Interface Design3
TECH 362Intermediate Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 422Digital Photography and Imaging3
TECH 442Advanced Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 452Multimedia Production3
TECH 498Senior Capstone I1
TECH 499Senior Capstone II3
Entrepreneur Requirements (16 Credit Hours Required) **
ENTR 200Concept Generation and Technology Entrepreneurship1
ENTR 201The Entrepreneur and the Enterprise3
ENTR 305Marketing and Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 306Accounting and Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 366Imagination, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Thinking3
ENTR 385Venture Initiation3
Support Recommendations (20 Credit Hours Recommended)
TECH 396Field Experiences in Technology1-6
TECH 397Cooperative Education1-6
Total Credits63-79

 

*

Complimentary Courses in Other Disciplines, contact the Technology Department for a list of recommended courses.

**

Completion of courses leads to a certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies

B.S. Industrial Technology (IT) Degree Program

Industrial Technology is a field of study designed to prepare technical/management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, and government. The curriculum is organized into three integrated emphasis areas: Electronic Technologies, Technical Design, and Manufacturing Technologies.

Required 125 credit hours, and including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements, see University ES listing.

II. The College of Business and Public Administration GPA Graduation Requirement (2.50), see College section.

III. Industrial Technology Major Program Requirements: At least a 2.50 GPA in courses that apply toward the degree and major, and the following:

Technical Foundation Requirements
TECH 110Fundamentals of Technology2
TECH 122Computer Aided Design/Drafting3
TECH 201Electromechanical Fundamentals3
TECH 202Advanced Application of CADD Techniques3
TECH 203Manufacturing Processes3
TECH 332Industrial Design3
Management Foundation Requirements
LEAD 101Learning Leadership3
TECH 300Technology and Society3
TECH 330Quality Assurance3
TECH 340Cost Estimating3
TECH 420Facilities Design3
TECH 433Manufacturing Strategies3
TECH 440Occupational Safety3
TECH 498Senior Capstone I1
TECH 499Senior Capstone II3
Total Credits42

IV. Selected Electives for Industrial Technology Majors (18 Credit Hours)

Emphasis may be chosen from the following Technology Systems areas; however, a minimum of one course having each of the third digit 1, 2, and 3 must be included.

Electronic Technologies
TECH 211Electric Circuits and Devices3
TECH 311Computers and Emerging Technologies3
TECH 341Digital Integrated Circuits3
TECH 451Computer Application Control Systems3
Technical Design
TECH 232Web Design3
TECH 322Fundamentals of Photography3
TECH 332Industrial Design3
TECH 362Intermediate Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 452Multimedia Production3
Manufacturing Technologies
TECH 204Industrial Materials4
TECH 213Wood Products Manufacturing3
TECH 223Applied Synthetics3
TECH 373Manufacturing Automation Systems3
TECH 403Product Research and Development3
Industrial Technology General Major Electives
TECH 200Energy Fundamentals3
TECH 212Principles of Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 342Interface Design3
TECH 396Field Experiences in Technology1-6
TECH 397Cooperative Education3
TECH 422Digital Photography and Imaging3
TECH 442Advanced Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 493Workshop1-6
TECH 497Directed Studies in Technology1-8

V. The following 39 credits of Support Courses are required:

ISBC 117Personal Productivity with Information Technology1
MATH 103College Algebra3
MATH 105Trigonometry2
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
CHEM 121
  & 121L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
PHYS 161
  & PHYS 161L
Introductory College Physics I
   and
4
PHYS 162
  & PHYS 161L
Introductory College Physics II
   and
4
ECON 210Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics3
PHIL 250Ethics in Engineering and Science3
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
MGMT 301Operations Management3
MGMT 302Human Resource Management3
ENTR 305Marketing and Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship3
Total Credits39

Seniors are encouraged to take the Certified Technology Manager (CTM) and the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) examination, offered by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Those in Manufacturing Technologies are requested to take the Certified Manufacturing (CMfgT) examination, Certified Manufacturing Engineering (CMfgE) exam, and Lean Certification examination conducted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The Quality Technician examination, conducted by the American Society of Quality (ASQ) is also recommended to students.

Department of Technology Minors

These minors are not available to Department of Technology majors, and students may select only one minor.

 

Graphic Design Technology

21 credits including the following courses:

TECH 212Principles of Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 232Web Design3
TECH 322Fundamentals of Photography3
TECH 342Interface Design3
TECH 362Intermediate Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 442Advanced Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 452Multimedia Production3
Total Credits21

 

Electronic Technologies, Manufacturing Technologies, and Technical Design

8 credits from the required core courses: 

TECH 110Fundamentals of Technology2
TECH 122Computer Aided Design/Drafting3
TECH 300Technology and Society3

Plus:

Electronic Technologies: 15 credits to be selected from coursework ending in 1, i.e., 201, 211, etc.

Manufacturing Technologies: 15 credits to be selected from coursework ending in 3, 4, or 0, i.e., 203, 204, 340, etc.

Technical Design: 15 credits including the following courses:

TECH 232Web Design3
TECH 322Fundamentals of Photography3
TECH 332Industrial Design3
TECH 342Interface Design3
TECH 362Intermediate Graphic Design and Print Production3
TECH 452Multimedia Production3

Courses

TECH 102. Graphic Design Software and Technologies I. 1-4 Credits.

This course provides the study and application of software and technologies specific to the field of graphic design in order to develop problem-solving techniques and enhance proficiency of skills in print production. F.

TECH 110. Fundamentals of Technology. 2 Credits.

The study of the philosophy and objectives of technology with emphasis on the theories, principles, and concepts of manufacturing, design, and electronics. F.

TECH 112. Graphic Design Software and Technologies II. 1-4 Credits.

This course provides study and application of software and technologies specific to the field of graphic design in order to develop problem-solving techniques and enhance proficiency of skills in photography and web production. Prerequisite: TECH 102. S.

TECH 122. Computer Aided Design/Drafting. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the student to computer aided design/drafting using AutoCAD software. The course will include the study of technical drawing techniques to include blueprint interpretation, various projections, pictorials, dimensioning, developments and tolerancing. The hands on exercises and drawing problems are reflective of industry and business. F.

TECH 200. Energy Fundamentals. 3 Credits.

The objective of the Energy Fundamentals course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge to understand, and qualitatively and quantitatively calculate how energy is converted from basic energy sources such as fossil fuels, biomass, solar energy and wind to electrical energy. F.

TECH 201. Electromechanical Fundamentals. 3 Credits.

The study of the fundamental properties of mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic/electrical systems (primarily those that revolve around Direct Current (DC) including an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Experiential learning is facilitated through the use of project design and development. Prerequisite: MATH 103. Corequisite: PHYS 161 or equivalent. F.

TECH 202. Advanced Application of CADD Techniques. 3 Credits.

The advanced study of computer aided design/drafting to include 3D coordinates and layout, subsurface meshes, regions, solid modeling, and connection to computer numerical control (CNC). The creation of presentation graphics using bitmap files, shading, and rendering is also presented. Prerequisite: TECH 122 or consent of instructor. S.

TECH 203. Manufacturing Processes. 3 Credits.

Fundamental concepts of processing industrial materials, especially those utilized in manufacturing products, with emphasis on tools and techniques. S.

TECH 204. Industrial Materials. 4 Credits.

The theoretical and laboratory study of the physical and chemical attributes of organic and inorganic materials for conversion into industrial materials are explored. Source, structure, characteristics, properties, and practical applications of metallic, polymer, wood, ceramic, and composite materials are introduced. Laboratory activities are designed to explore the attributes of these materials as well as to practice the material testing processes. F.

TECH 211. Electric Circuits and Devices. 3 Credits.

The subject matter covered in this course will include: concepts, principles, and operational characteristics of electronic/electrical components-discrete and integrated devices-and circuits. Design and developmental activities are facilitated through the use of Multisim and Utiboard. Prerequisite: TECH 201, MATH 103 and MATH 105. S.

TECH 212. Principles of Graphic Design and Print Production. 3 Credits.

The basic concepts, processes, and techniques involved in graphic design for image generation and print production are introduced in this course. Prerequisite: TECH 102. F.

TECH 213. Wood Products Manufacturing. 3 Credits.

An introductory study of wood manufacturing methods and techniques utilizing tools and machines leading to the production of constructed assemblies. Prerequisite: TECH 110 or TECH 204 or consent of instructor. F, even years.

TECH 223. Applied Synthetics. 3 Credits.

A study of synthetic/polymer materials emphasizing identification of characteristics and properties; and their application as related to industrial products. Prerequisites: CHEM 115/115L or 121/121L. F, odd years.

TECH 232. Web Design. 3 Credits.

Introduction to electronic publishing on the Internet through design layout and production of web pages. Emphasis is on production of graphics, interface design, and navigability. Prerequisites: TECH 102, 112 and 212. F.

TECH 300. Technology and Society. 3 Credits.

A lecture-recitation course emphasizing the various impacts of technology on the individual, society, environment and basic institutions. Technological matrix of various cultures. F,S.

TECH 311. Computers and Emerging Technologies. 3 Credits.

An introductory course to the personal computer with an emphasis on system hardware, boot-up sequence, configuration and customization, operating systems, upgrading, and troubleshooting. The course will also examine emerging computer technologies, various peripheral devices and interfaces, including network and computer wireless communications systems. F.

TECH 322. Fundamentals of Photography. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the concepts, processes, technologies, and applications of film and digital photography. Emphasis is on creating technically sound and compositionally pleasing images. F,SS.

TECH 330. Quality Assurance. 3 Credits.

The study of principles and techniques of quality assurance and quality management, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of quality assurance for products, process control, and process capability. Related topics include quality design review, fundamentals of statistics, sampling and control chart systems, quality reporting, process capability analysis, tool and gauge control, document control, and troubleshooting quality control. Prerequisite: ECON 210 or consent of instructor. S, odd years.

TECH 332. Industrial Design. 3 Credits.

In this industrial design course students will learn how to design products in support of human activities and interactions. Principles and techniques of needs assessment, patent research, concept realization, design alternatives, and prototype development will be introduced through a creative and inventive process to address various instrumental factors such as product aesthetics, functionality, materials, sustainability, and usability. Prerequisite: TECH 122 and TECH 202 or consent of instructor. F.

TECH 340. Cost Estimating. 3 Credits.

Principles and techniques necessary for the economic analysis and evaluation of industrial design projects. Prerequisites: ECON 210, MATH 146, or equivalent, or consent of instructor. S, even years.

TECH 341. Digital Integrated Circuits. 3 Credits.

The study of basic concepts of digital circuits and devices; operational characteristics of digital integrated circuits. Prerequisite: TECH 211 or consent of instructor. S, odd years.

TECH 342. Interface Design. 3 Credits.

This course explores screen design of digital interfaces using research, creative methodologies, and the use of visual aesthetics to communicate information and to enhance user experience. Prerequisite: TECH 232. S.

TECH 362. Intermediate Graphic Design and Print Production. 3 Credits.

This course addresses the theoretical concepts about graphic form, typography, layout, color, symbolism, and content related to graphic design and print production. Prerequisite: TECH 212. F.

TECH 373. Manufacturing Automation Systems. 3 Credits.

The study of the fundamentals of automation as it relates to automated production environments. Students will examine the forms of computer-based automation systems used in the various areas of a manufacturing system and how systems can be integrated through data communication networks. Topics include NC and CNC programming and systems, computer assisted parts programming, industrial robot configurations, industrial automation applications, and integration of control systems and manufacturing technology. Prerequisites: TECH 122, TECH 201, and TECH 203 or equivalent. F, even years.

TECH 396. Field Experiences in Technology. 1-6 Credits.

Provides students with supervised opportunities to engage in various technical industrial or business experiences by working with and learning from practicing professionals. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. F,S,SS.

TECH 397. Cooperative Education. 1-6 Credits.

A practical work experience with an approved company in business or industry, arranged by the student, faculty and employer. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisites: junior standing, 2.5 overall GPA, and faculty approval. F,S,SS.

TECH 399. Honors Tutorial. 1-3 Credits.

TECH 400. Teaching Technology Education. 3 Credits.

An analysis of various methods employed in instructional techniques for industry and education. Development of methods and strategies of instruction use and ordering of instructional materials, based on behavioral objectives and classroom application of instructional techniques; lab activities. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor. F, odd years.

TECH 403. Product Research and Development. 3 Credits.

The study of product development and production planning for manufacture through the application of research methodologies, design processes, and prototype development. Prerequisite: TECH 203 or consent of instructor. F.

TECH 420. Facilities Design. 3 Credits.

Principles and applications of designing industrial/business facilities with emphasis on site location, environmental consideration, qualitative and quantitative modeling. Computer application in facility planning and quantitative analysis; lab activities. Prerequisites: TECH 122. S.

TECH 422. Digital Photography and Imaging. 3 Credits.

This advanced course in photography focuses on the concepts, processes, technologies and applications of digital photography and imaging. It includes the utilization of cameras, digitizing technologies, and computer software designed specifically for creating, processing and editing images. Topics include this technology's history, ethics, legal and regulatory issues, creative and scientific processes, and applications. Prerequisite: TECH 322 or consent of instructor. S.

TECH 433. Manufacturing Strategies. 3 Credits.

Theoretical and laboratory study of strategies utilized by business and industry to develop and maintain a competitive edge. Topics include lean manufacturing, Kanban, five S's, Kaizan, push and pull modeling, fishbone-4Ms, line balancing, and PoKayoke. Prerequisites: TECH 122 and TECH 203, and TECH 330 or TECH 340. F, odd years.

TECH 440. Occupational Safety. 3 Credits.

The major safety concerns and problems commonly associated with the industrial and occupational environment are addressed. Emphasis is placed on the study of safety rules and regulations, implementation of management tools to benefit people for optimum safety conditions and productivity, and the documentation required for record keeping. Prerequisite: Upper division students only. S.

TECH 442. Advanced Graphic Design and Print Production. 3 Credits.

This advanced graphic design course provides a broad understanding of computer-assisted publishing. Emphases are on design and print production, materials, processes, analyses, techniques, and the technologies of publishing. Prerequisites: TECH 362. F.

TECH 451. Computer Application Control Systems. 3 Credits.

A study of computer integrated systems and their designs to facilitate the manufacture and production processes. Topics covered include: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); microcontrollers; touch-screen; TCP/IP; and voice control systems. Students will also utilize commercial computer-aided design tools, i.e., Multism and Ultiboard to design, simulate, and test manufactured systems. Prerequisites: TECH 201, TECH 211, TECH 311 and TECH 341. S, even years.

TECH 452. Multimedia Production. 3 Credits.

This advanced graphics course is designed to explore multimedia production technologies, concepts, processes, methods, and techniques. The course provides hands-on experience applying multimedia technology to integrate graphics, text, sound and video into meaningful productions. Prerequisites: TECH 342. S.

TECH 493. Workshop. 1-6 Credits.

A workshop course on a specific topic, primarily for, but not confined to, Continuing Education. Repeatable to 24 credits. F,S,SS.

TECH 497. Directed Studies in Technology. 1-8 Credits.

Studies in topics relevant to the students' needs in selected topics including, but not limited to, Graphics, Electronics, Production, and Technology Education. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and instructor consent. F,S,SS.

TECH 498. Senior Capstone I. 1 Credit.

This course is designed for students to select the topic for their final Senior Capstone project, conduct the preliminary required research, and plan the final project. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor. F.

TECH 499. Senior Capstone II. 3 Credits.

The capstone course is designed to integrate and reflect on coursework covered throughout the student's program in order to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competancy related to the program goals. The course also facilitates students' transition from the academic to the professional world. Prerequisites: TECH 498, senior standing and consent of instructor. S.

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