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Technical Education (TEED)

101: Basic Electricity and Lab. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 099 or MATH 101 or MATH 102 or MATH 129 or ACT Score of 18 or higher
Lecture and Lab in electron theory, basic circuits, cells and batteries, resistance networks, Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law, electromagnetism, alternating current, impedance, phase relationships, resonance, transformer, time constant principles and use of measuring instruments.

102: Semiconductor Electronics and Lab. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: TEED 101.
Semiconductor principles, power supplies, audio amplifiers, oscillators, and use of related electronic test equipment.

140: Engineering Graphics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ACT Composite of 15
An introductory course into the study of the graphic images required to fully and clearly define the requirements for engineered items. Provides heavy emphasis on view interpretation and the relationships between views, edges, surfaces, and dimensions. Topics covered include lettering, sketching, orthographic projection, sectioning, primary auxiliaries, and pictorial views. Also includes introduction to basic AutoCAD computer commands required to complete assignments.

142: Industrial Graphics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ACT score of 18 or higher, or grade of "C" or higher in MATH 098, or consent of instructor.
A course for industrial trade apprentices and drafters who need expertise in interpreting industrial blueprints, the ‘graphic language’ of industry. Emphasis is placed on blueprints as related to an industrial setting, symbolism, terminology, notes, material specifications and requirements, and sketching.

143: Introductory Computer Drafting. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129 or TEED 140 or consent of instructor.
A fundamental course in the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of an engineering design.. Major topics include starting AutoCAD, working with drawing files, and creating and editing multiview drawings with AutoCAD software.

144: Intermediate Computer Drafting. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite: TEED 143.
A continuation of TEED 143, including multi-view, dimensioning, tolerances, parametric drafting, sections, blocks, attributes, dynamic blocks, and external references

145: Industrial Mechanical Theory I. (3-3-0)
A course designed for industrial skilled trades apprentices. Content includes machinery and equipment installation, mechanical power transmission belt, gear, and chain drives, couplings, packs and seals, bearings, mechanical fasteners, pipe fittings, and valves.

146: Industrial Mechanical Theory II. (3-3-0)
A continuation of TEED 145, including screw threads, wood fastenings, rigging, pumps, and air compressors.

150: Pneumatics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 101 or MATH 102 or MATH 129.
A course designed for the industrial skilled trades apprentices requiring a knowledge of air circuitry. Major topics include pressure units, behavior of gases, production mechanics, distribution mechanics, and the preparation, control, and use of air circuits. Emphasis is especially placed on symbolism and design of air circuit systems.

153: Hydraulics/Fluid Dynamics with Lab. (3-2-2)
Prerequisites: MATH 102 and TEED 101.
A course designed for the industrial skilled trades apprentices. Major topics include pressure units applicable to hydraulics systems, Pascal’s Law, transmission of energy in hydraulic systems, mechanical advantage, pumps, motors, accumulators, cylinders, maintenance, safety, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting.

156: Customizing AutoCAD. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite: TEED 144.
An advanced course dealing with the following topics: external commands, scripts, slides, and customizing menus. Also, an introduction to AutoLISP program is included.

158: Computer Drafting Applications and Laboratory. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: TEED 144.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: TEED 160 or TEED 161 or TEED 162
A continuation of TEED 143 and TEED 144, including multi-view drawings and dimensioning, on a more advanced level. Major emphasis is on project work, , with lab experience, and producing complete sets of working drawings in one or more of the following drafting areas: architectural, structural, electronic, manufacturing, civil/mapping, or piping.

160: 3D Computer Drafting. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite or corequisite: TEED 144.
An advanced course dealing with solid modeling. This course covers 3D drafting concepts and coordinate systems. Other topics include viewing, editing, dimensioning, and rendering objects.

161: Solid Works 3D (3-3-0)
An advanced engineering graphics course dealing with solid modeling techniques using SolidWorks software.

162: Inventor. (3-3-0)
An advanced engineering and graphics course dealing with solid modeling techniques using Inventor software. Emphasis is on creating computer generated 3-D solid models which can be used for rapid prototyping.

171: Graphics Modeling I. (3-1-2)
This course is an introduction to Building Information Modeling concepts and BIM editing tools using BIM software, with other applications, to prepare construction documents, to integrate annotations into the model, to use worksets, and to collaborate with design professionals.

172: Graphics Modeling II. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite: TEED 171.
This course is a continuation of course TEED 171, Building Information Modeling I. The course is an overview of advanced BIM concepts, advanced BIM editing tools and using BIM software with applications to prepare construction documents, to integrate annotations into the model, to use worksets, and to collaborate with other design professionals.

201: Basic Digital Electronics. (3-2-1)
Prerequisite: TEED 101.
A course in basic digital circuits with emphasis on logic gates, truth tables, counters, binary code, hexadecimal code, decoder/driver, three-state logic, multivibrators, RAM, ROM, and registers.

202:Microprocessors. (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: TEED 102 and TEED 201
An introduction to where students build and program with PBASIC. Each student will build and program their own basil stamp microcontroller to follow light with photo resistors, use “whiskers” and infrared.

206: Electronics Equipment and Repair. (3-1-2)
Prerequisite: TEED 102.
The use and calibration of electronic test equipment such as analog and digital meters, function generators, oscilloscopes, semi-conduct testers, frequency counters, and other test equipment. General troubleshooting techniques from soldering to repair of printed circuit boards.

208: Programmable Logic Controllers and Lab.  (PLCs). (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: TEED 201
An introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) covering topics such as installing, programming, and maintaining PLC systems. Lab activities using Allen-Bradley SLC 500/RS Logix to provide practical experience with PLCs.

210: Robotic Control Systems (4-3-3 )
Prerequisite: TEED 201
This course is an introduction course in industrial robotics which includes programming and operation. Programming with software as well as teach pendant will be used. Through the curriculum and hands-on experience gained in working with the robot in lab, students learn to create automated work cells.

252: Electric Motor Controls and Laboratory. (4-3-3)
Prerequisite: TEED 101.
Basic theory of operation of electric motors with emphasis placed on tools safety symbolism and line diagrams. AC manual contactors and starters, magnetic solenoids, magnetic motor starters, installation of control devices and maintenance procedures.

260: Mechatronics Level I (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or MATH 129, TEED 150 or TEED 153 and TEED 101
This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system with a focus on the automation system SIMATIC S7-1200 and the appropriate programming software STEP7. Using computer simulation, students will learn the role PLCs play within a mechatronic system or subsystem. They will also learn basic elements of PLC functions by writing small programs and testing these programs on an actual system. Students will learn to identify malfunctioning PLCs, as well as to apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and localize problems caused by PLC hardware. (Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program Outline)

262: Mechatronics Level II (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: TEED 260.
The course is designed for the mechatronics system technician. Successful completion will prepare the student to sit for the Siemens Mechatronic System Certification Program Level II. Topics include process control, Siemens Totally Integrated Automation, automation systems, motor control, mechanics and machine elements, and manufacturing processes.

270: Advanced Welding I. (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: READ 099; MATH 097; prior welding experience through vocational/education training or on-the-job training; Permission of instructor
This course will cover the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of an AWS Certified Level II Advanced Welder including welding safety, equipment, proper measurement for layout tool procedures, welding codes and standards for inspection, welding metallurgy, and welding principles for shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. This course will align with the AWS curriculum for a Certified Welding Supervisor.

272: Advanced Welding II. (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: TEED 270
This course will cover the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of an AWS Certified Level III Expert Welder including welding safety, supervision and management principles, welding codes and standards for inspection, metal fabrication methods, welding metallurgy, and welding principles for shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. This course will align with the AWS curriculum for a Certified Welding Inspector.

280: Industrial Technology Internship. (3-0-0)
Prerequisite: Completion of 30 hours of program specific coursework and Instructor Approval
Industrial technology internships are practical work experiences related to various aspects of industrial technology. Students are placed with pre-qualified companies that offer a broad range of industrial technology experiences to augment in class preparation. The internship provides students with knowledge of what industrial technicians do, career opportunities, and how one can prepare to be a better technician. BPCC students will expand upon theory and concepts taught in industrial technology courses and learn real-world problem solving skills.

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