2022-23 Academic Catalog

Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development

Department Head: Dr. Marty Bray
Office: 103-A Industrial Education Building
Website:  iswd.msstate.edu

The Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development prepares students with marketable technology skills to pursue careers in a variety of professional settings, including K-12 schools, higher education, and an array of industry and business environments. The department offers two undergraduate bachelor’s degrees, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 

Students may also complete the Veterans' Certificate Program that consists of 15 semester hours of coursework designed for anyone at any level who would like to serve veterans. Two minors consisting of 18 hours are also offered to students interested in either industrial technology or information technology services.

Information Technology Services Major (ITS) non-teaching

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for the use of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and hardware, development and implementation of information technology end-user support, information technology project management, and technology training.

By completing the business requirements for the ITS degree, students may be eligible to receive a minor in Business Administration from the College of Business. ITS majors interested in a minor in business administration should contact an academic coordinator in room 106 McCool Hall.

The MSU Bulletin is not the final source of information; department advisement is critically important for course sequence and selection. Students should always get advisement and approval from their MSU advisor for course scheduling.

Industrial Technology Major (INDT) non-teaching

Major Advisors: Jody Buchanan, Jenn Dupre, Mickey Giordano, Kay Morgan, Swapnil Patole, Lara Threet, John Wyatt
Office: 110 IED Building

As industry evolves, so should education to meet new demands. The Industrial Technology program works with industry to meet their needs and close skills gaps seen in various industries. The Industrial Technology curriculum encourages hands on learning in the classroom utilizing technologies found in industry. The curriculum is designed to provide a well-rounded study of various areas of industry including maintenance, programming, design, safety, systems analysis, and communication and troubleshooting skills. The Industrial Technology program is a great fit for students who like working with their hands and learning by doing. Industrial Technology students are leaders in their chosen fields with employment opportunities on the rise. The department provides one-on-one advising for all Industrial Technology students on all campuses. 

To this extent the curriculum is divided into three concentrations:

  • Manufacturing & Maintenance Management
  • Industrial Automation
  • Industrial Packaging
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Process Technology

These concentrations are designed to give students a specialization that they can take into the workforce and build upon throughout their industrial career. Graduates should quickly become proficient in both the supervisory and administrative roles of dealing with personnel, and depending upon the concentration selected, the graduate should become adept in the various aspects of the manufacture, automation, coatings, design, safety of industrial products and systems analysis. Employment opportunities are excellent for this degree.

The MSU Bulletin is not the final source of information. Departmental advisement is critically important for the course sequence and selection. Students should always get advisement and approval from their MSU advisor for course scheduling.

Upper division courses (3000 level and up) must be taken at a senior college or university. See a faculty advisor for prerequisites and proper course sequence.

NOTE: This curriculum lends itself well to a minor in Business Administration or Marketing.

Information Technology Services Major (ITS) non-teaching

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1104 Expanded English Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
ST 2113Introduction to Statistics3
or BQA 2113 Business Statistical Methods I
Science
Natural Science w/lab - see General Education courses3
Natural Science w/lab - see General Education courses3
Math/Science Elective
See General Education courses3
Humanities6
see General Education requirement
Fine Arts
See General Education requirement3
Social/Behavioral Science
See General Education requirement6
College Core
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Computer Literacy Requirement
TECH 1273Computer Applications3
Writing Requirement
MGT 3213Organizational Communications3
or INDT 3813 Technical Writing and Presentation for Industry
Major Core
Business Courses
ACC 2013Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 2023Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BL 2413The Legal Environment of Business3
EC 2113Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 2123Principles of Microeconomics3
MGT 3113Principles of Management3
MGT 3513Introduction to Human Resource Management3
BIS 1523Web Development I3
BIS 3233Management Information Systems3
Technology Courses
TECH 2123Database Management3
TECH 2133Spreadsheet Design and Analysis3
TECH 3133Administrative Management and Procedures3
TECH 4543Information Processing3
TECH 4563Introduction to Data Networks3
TECH 4573Data Networks II3
TECH 4583Graphics and Web Design3
TECH 3213Call Center Management3
TECH 3463Computer Repair and Maintenance3
TECH 3623Designing Technology Training3
TECH 4203Emerging Technologies3
TECH 4343Information Technology Project Management3
TECH 4623Delivery and Evaluation of Technology Training3
TECH 4683Senior Seminar in Information Technology Services3
TECH 4743Elements of Electronic Desktop Publishing3
TECH 4753Media for Presentations, Instruction and Gaming3
Approved Elective3
Total Hours123

Minor in Information Technology Services

The Information Technology Services minor is for students who wish to learn technology, yet are not majoring in ITS. A minor in ITS will aid students in becoming familiar with the general concepts of information technology services and sub-components such as instructional technology, computer repair, and multimedia development and design.


To obtain this minor, a minimum of 18 hours must be taken from the following courses:

TKB 31333
TKB 42833
TKB 45433
TKB 45633
TKB 45833
TKT 34633
TKT 43433
TKT 47433
TKT 47533
TKT 4813Introduction to Instructional Systems3

Industrial Technology Major (INDT) non-teaching

Major Advisors: Dr. John Wyatt and Mickey Giordano
Office: 110 IED Building

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1104 Expanded English Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1323Trigonometry3
MA 1613Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I3
or MA 1713 Calculus I
BQA 2113Business Statistical Methods I 13
or MA 2113 Introduction to Statistics
or ST 2113 Introduction to Statistics
Science
CH 1043
CH 1051
Survey of Chemistry I
and Experimental Chemistry ((or higher))
4
PH 1013
PH 1011
Physical Science Survey I
and Physical Science Laboratory I ((or higher))
4
PH 1023Physical Science Survey 23
Humanities
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Science
See General Education courses 26
Major Core
INDT 1203
INDT 1814
INDT 2113Introduction to PLC Programming3
INDT 2123Introduction to CNC Programming3
INDT 2323Welding Technology3
INDT 2613Industrial Fluid Power3
INDT 3044
INDT 3063
INDT 3104
INDT 3223Industrial Materials3
INDT 3243Industrial Metrology3
INDT 3343
INDT 3363Motion and Time Study3
INDT 3373Forecasting and Cost Modeling3
INDT 3683CNC Machining Processes3
INDT 3813Technical Writing and Presentation for Industry3
INDT 4213Survey of Energy Sources and Power Technology3
INDT 4224Quality Assurance4
INDT 4801Senior Seminar1
Writing Requirement
fulfilled by TKI 3813

Footnotes

1

 Required for General Business Administration minor

2

EC 2113 and EC 2123 recommended for business minors

Choose one of the following concentrations:

Industrial Distribution Concentration (IDIS)

The industrial distribution concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the transportation of goods both nationally and internationally. This concentration is concerned with a logistical approach to the movement of products. The industrial distribution concentration lends itself to gaining a marketing minor.

MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MKT 4113Personal Selling3
MKT 4123Advertising3
Marketing (MKT) electives - See advisor6
INDT Electives- See advisor9
Total Hours124

Industrial Automation Concentration (IAUT)

The industrial automation concentration is designed for students who wish to enter a career in the automation of manufacturing processes. This concentration is concerned with fixed automation, robotics, and the trouble shooting of automated systems and their role in the manufacturing environment. This concentration lends itself to a general business administration minor.

ACC 2013Principles of Financial Accounting3
or ACC 2203 Survey of Accounting
BL 2413The Legal Environment of Business3
INDT 4103Industrial Control Systems3
INDT 4203Automated Systems3
INDT 4233Maintenance Management3
INDT 4303Industrial Robotics3
INDT 4403Automated Systems II3
INDT Electives - See advisor3
Total Hours124

Manufacturing & Maintenance Management Concentration (MFMA)

The manufacturing and maintenance management concentration is designed for students who want to enter a career in the manufacturing sector. This concentration is concerned with the management, maintenance, and day-to-day operation and improvement of manufacturing processes. This concentration lends itself to a general business administration minor.

ACC 2013Principles of Financial Accounting3
BL 2413The Legal Environment of Business3
INDT 4103Industrial Control Systems3
INDT 4233Maintenance Management3
INDT 4263Manufacturing Technology and Processing3
INDT 4373Lean Six Sigma3
INDT 4463Manufacturing Technology & Processes II3
INDT Electives - See advisor3
Total Hours124

Minor in Industrial Technology

A minor in Industrial Technology will help non-industrial technology students who wish to enter the field of manufacturing. Students will become familiar with the basic concepts of industrial practices and the machines and components that make up many manufacturing companies. This is combined with laboratory work to enhance these concepts and to give an understanding of how the many manufacturing systems are integrated. Academic advising is available from the Industrial Technology program in the Industrial Education Building.

A minimum of 21 hours must be taken to obtain the INDT minor. A minimum of 12 hours must be taken at MSU to receive the minor. Note that some choices requires others as prerequisites.

Required Courses
INDT 12033
INDT 2113Introduction to PLC Programming3
INDT 2123Introduction to CNC Programming3
INDT 2613Industrial Fluid Power3
Electives - Select any three:
INDT 3044
Industrial Materials
Quality Assurance
Maintenance Management
Manufacturing Technology and Processing
Industrial Robotics

Veterans’ Certificate Program

The Veterans’ Certificate Program, which is offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, consists of 15 semester hours of coursework (3 hours prerequisite and 12 hours required core courses). The certificate is designed for anyone at any level who would like to serve veterans. Employees of colleges and universities, corporations, government at all levels, and other professionals who are interested in serving veterans should obtain this certificate.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to veterans, the certificate provides the knowledge, skills, and competencies that individuals will need to support veterans as they transition to civilian life.

The curriculum is designed to increase the capabilities of individual within the federal and state governments, educational institutions, and private corporations who work with veterans’ issues. Individuals working in the educational benefits area will find this program of particular value. The attainment of the Veterans’ Certificate could be used as a precursor to position advancement within any government agency, federal or state, that deals with matters relevant to veterans.

Prerequisite Course:
TKB 3133
Required Program Courses:
TKT 4403
or TKT 6403
TKT 4413
or TKT 6413
TKT 4423
or TKT 6423
TKT 4433
or TKT 6433
Total Hours15

Business Technology Education Courses

BTE 3003 Practicum in Technology Teacher Education: 3 hours.

Three hour practicum. Field-based observation of secondary technology students and participation in classroom activities

BTE 4213 Methods of Teaching Business Subjects: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Objectives, materials, and methods of teaching basic business subjects, including economics, and design and methods of teaching online

BTE 4463 Method of Teaching Business Technology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education for teacher education majors and keyboarding proficiency using the touch method). Three hours lecture. A study of objectives, materials and methods appropriate for teaching business technology courses

BTE 4873 Professional Seminar in Vocational/Technical Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and senior standing). Three hours lecture. A seminar dealing with legal, professional, administrative, and curriculum issues as they relate to vocational/technical education

BTE 4886 Teaching Internship: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, completion of all professional education courses with a grade of C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective fields of endorsement

BTE 4896 Teaching Internship: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a grade of C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective fields of endorsement

BTE 6213 Methods of Teaching Business Subjects: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Objectives, materials, and methods of teaching basic business subjects, including economics, and design and methods of teaching online

BTE 6463 Method of Teaching Business Technology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education for teacher education majors and keyboarding proficiency using the touch method). Three hours lecture. A study of objectives, materials and methods appropriate for teaching business technology courses

Business Technology Courses

TKB 1012 Keyboarding: 2 hours.

One hour lecture: Two hours laboratory. Keyboard mastery; letter writing; vertical and horizontal centering; manuscript writing; tabulation. No credit allowed if student has earned high-school credit. Students with no high-school credit will be allowed to remove this deficiency during the freshman year

TKB 6990 Special Topics in Business Technology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

TKB 8990 Special Topics in Business Technology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer deveoping subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years.)

Industrial Technology Courses

INDT 1001 Introduction to Industrial Technology: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Students will be introduced to the Industrial Technology program, expected degree program outcomes, and program success strategies

INDT 1003 Technical Drafting and Print Reading: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Utilizing manual board skills to create technical drawings. Topics include industry-based terminology, drafting tools, scaling, dimensioning, and geometric construction of multi-view and working drawings to communicate design components commonly used in technical design

INDT 1133 Introduction to PTEC: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will focus on the core technology, equipment, and processes found in the process technology environment. Students will learn about the general duties and responsibilities of a process technology technician

INDT 1813 Basic Industrial Electricity and Electronics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: MA 1313). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Study of fundamental industrial electrical and electronic principles with experimentation and project construction

INDT 2113 Introduction to PLC Programming: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Study of fundamental methods in the programming of industrial PLCs with regard to language and logic. Topics include processer units, numbers systems memory organization, relay type devices, timers, counters, data manipulators, and programming

INDT 2123 Introduction to CNC Programming: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: INDT 1003 & MA 1313) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Study of the fundamentals of machine and cutting tool construction as well as techniques employed in both the setup and programming of CNC machines

INDT 2323 Welding Technology: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. The theory and practical use of welding and cutting technology in industry. Topics include gas, electric, and wire feed welding, plasma arc cutting, and safety standards associated with welding technology

INDT 2343 Parametric Modeling for 3D Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 1003). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. This course focuses on the fundamentals of 3D parametric modeling. It includes design terminology and concepts associated with 3D modeling, parametric principles, rendering, and model testing

INDT 2353 Industrial Computer Aided Drafting and Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 1003). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Fundamental theories and practice of computer aided drafting and design using direct modeling techniques. Special emphasis placed on 2D design for manufacturing

INDT 2533 Processing of Oil and Gas: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 1133). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. The course provides an overview of the oil and gas industry, including history, equipment, systems process, business model, and societal and environmental impact. The primary emphasis is on safe operations, discovery and exploration, production, transportation, refining, and marketing

INDT 2613 Industrial Fluid Power: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A practical study of fluid power concepts, components, and systems as it relates to modern industrial applications and to appropriate scientific principles. Hands-on laboratory activities are included in this study

INDT 3043 Industrial Safety: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles and procedures relating to appraisal, organization and administration of safety programs in industrial plants including implementation of occupational safety and health legislation

INDT 3073 Industrial Human Relations: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course focuses on the psychological principles of human interactions in day-to-day life. This includes communication skills, empathy, and understanding of common human relations. Specific focus is given to these skills related to industrial supervision

INDT 3101 Junior Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: INDT 1001 and Junior level). One hour seminar. Preparation and design of Senior project

INDT 3103 Advanced Industrial Electricity and Electronics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 1813). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Continuation of INDT 1814.Study of and experimentation with A/C power, industrial electronics, transistors, and integrated circuitry. This course is a continuation of INDT 1813

INDT 3133 Process Equipment and Instrumentation: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course will focus on the core technology, equipment, and processes found in the process technology environment. Students will learn about the general duties and responsibilities of a process technology technician

INDT 3223 Industrial Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CH 1043 or higher). Three hours lecture. An investigation of the mechanical/characteristic properties of industrial materials including wood, polymers and composites. The influence of these properties on manufacturing and product service requirements

INDT 3233 Process Systems and Operations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 1133). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Overview of the most common systems and operations found in process technology production facilities. Focuses on the safe day-to-day operations, routine maintenance procedures, emergency prevention, and emergency response

INDT 3243 Industrial Metrology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior Standing). Three hours lecture. A study of the techniques for analysis of production systems, the design of workstations, and the development of time

INDT 3323 Welding Technology II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 2323). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. The theory and practical use of welding technologies to explore open root v-groove and socket weld joint designs, material preparation, welding codes, Non-Destructive Examination methods and codes, welding procedure qualifications, and welder qualifications

INDT 3333 Process Quality and Troubleshooting: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 1133). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course focuses on key areas of the prevention of problem scenarios through quality monitoring and prevention techniques, and the troubleshooting of such scenarios if they arise

INDT 3363 Motion and Time Study: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior Standing). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A study of the techniques for analysis of production systems, the design of work stations, and the development of time standards

INDT 3373 Forecasting and Cost Modeling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior Standing). Three hours lecture. Use of the higher functions of spreadsheet software to undertake costing of manufacturing process routes and to forecast changes in manufacturing scenarios

INDT 3683 CNC Machining Processes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 3243 & INDT 2343). Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory. The programming and operation of industrial CNC machine tools, including advanced programming concepts, multi-axis machining, and CAM systems

INDT 3703 Principles of Packaging: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite or Corequisite: INDT 2343). Three hours lecture. Basic principles, materials, and design applications of packaging for industry. This course will also discuss labeling and tracking processes for packages to move efficiently from manufacturer to purchaser

INDT 3713 Packaging Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 3703). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. This course will provide students with a deeper understanding of packaging materials, their applications, design, and testing protocols

INDT 3753 Introduction to Industrial Coatings: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite INDT 2613). Three hours lecture. This course is an introductory course to industrial coatings technologies, their applications, and pretreatment

INDT 3813 Technical Writing and Presentation for Industry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Junior Standing). Three hours lecture. The creation of work instructions, manuals, requests for proposals, presentations, justification for equipment, and professional and personal written communications, using different communication media

INDT 3853 Introduction to Powder Coatings: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite INDT 2613 and INDT 3753). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. This course is an introductory course to industrial powder coatings technologies, their applications, surface preparation, and equipment

INDT 3863 Introduction to Liquid Coatings: 3 hours.

). (Prerequisite: INDT 2613 and INDT 3753). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. This course is an introductory course to industrial powder coatings technologies, their applications, surface preparation, and equipment

INDT 3873 Introduction to E-Coatings: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: INDT 2613 and INDT 3753). Three hours lecture. This course is an introductory course to industrial e-coatings technologies, their applications, surface preparation, and equipment

INDT 4000 Directed Individual Study in Industrial Technology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

INDT 4103 Industrial Control Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 3103). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Application of basic and advanced industrial electronic principles to industrial control systems and processes

INDT 4203 Automated Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 2113 and INDT 2613). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Application of basic and advanced industrial electronic principles to industrial control systems and processes

INDT 4213 Survey of Energy Sources and Power Technology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CH 1023 or higher and Junior Standing). Three hours lecture. Scientific and applied approaches to energy conversion, transmission, utilization, and conservation. Covering internal-external combustion, nuclear, fluid, hydroelectric, solar, etc. with an emphasis on current energy problems

INDT 4224 Quality Assurance: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: INDT 3373 & Junior Standing). Four hours lecture. Concepts and procedures to design, plan, assure and audit quality and quality systems, with an introduction to Six Sigma and experimental design

INDT 4233 Maintenance Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior Standing). Three hours lecture. Understanding of the concepts and practices of Total Productive Maintenance Management, to give a proactive production maintenance strategy for the future

INDT 4243 System Design for Industrial Finishing Applications: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 3753). Three hours lecture. This course provides students with an overview of different coating finishing systems, technologies, safety, maintenance, and development of these systems

INDT 4263 Manufacturing Technology and Processing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Discussion and appreciation of manufacturing processes with regard to material processing

INDT 4303 Industrial Robotics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 4103) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A study of industrial robotics and applications for production supervisors

INDT 4373 Lean Six Sigma: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: INDT 4224). Three hours lecture. Discussion and applications of Six Sigma within the lean manufacturing environment, to increase quality and reduce costs, to make manufacturers more competitive

INDT 4403 Automated Systems II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 4203). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. An advanced study of automated systems and applications for the Industrial Technologist

INDT 4443 Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 2343). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. By surveying the current design and technology approaches of the field, the course will teach students the standards and techniques used in Additive Manufacturing & Rapid Prototyping

INDT 4463 Manufacturing Technology & Processes II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 4263). Three hours lecture. Discussion and appreciation of manufacturing processes with regard to material processing, including machining and automated and computer-aided manufacturing

INDT 4703 Sustainable Packaging: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior Standing.) Three hours lecture. This course provides students with an overview of different coating finishing systems, technologies, safety, maintenance, and development of these systems

INDT 4713 Healthcare and Food Packaging: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 3713). Three hours lecture. Study of packing materials and their impact, legal, and economic considerations when used in healthcare and food packaging technologies

INDT 4801 Senior Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Senior and Graduating Semester). One hour seminar. The issues that face the new technologist entering the workforce, and how to overcome them

INDT 6203 Automated Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 2113 and INDT 2613). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Application of basic and advanced industrial electronic principles to industrial control systems and processes

INDT 6224 Quality Assurance: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: INDT 3373 & Junior Standing). Four hours lecture. Concepts and procedures to design, plan, assure and audit quality and quality systems, with an introduction to Six Sigma and experimental design

INDT 6233 Maintenance Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior Standing). Three hours lecture. Understanding of the concepts and practices of Total Productive Maintenance Management, to give a proactive production maintenance strategy for the future

INDT 6263 Manufacturing Technology and Processing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Discussion and appreciation of manufacturing processes with regard to material processing

INDT 6303 Industrial Robotics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: INDT 4103) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A study of industrial robotics and applications for production supervisors

Technology Courses

TECH 1273 Computer Applications: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course introduces basic computer technology and software applications for educational, business, and personal use

TECH 2123 Database Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or BIS 1012 and keyboarding proficiency). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. An exploration of database management technology as it applies to business applications in today’s contemporary business environment. Provides hands-on technology experience with database management software

TECH 2133 Spreadsheet Design and Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: TECH 1273, TKT 1273, or BIS 1012). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. An exploration of the design and analysis of electronic spreadsheet technology, with hands-on practices

TECH 2990 Special Topics in Technology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

TECH 3133 Administrative Management and Procedures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: TECH 1273, TKT 1273 or equivalent and Junior class standing). Three hours lecture. Principles and practices of effective administrative management and procedures. Planning/directing workplace activities, systems, and technology; selecting/training employees; developing professional leadership and communication skills

TECH 3213 Call Center Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273, TKT 1273 or equivalent and Junior class standing). Three hours lecture. Presents the strategic, financial, and tactical knowledge and skill needed to manage an effective and efficient call center

TECH 3463 Computer Repair and Maintenance: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273, TKT 1273 or BIS 1012 and keyboarding proficiency). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. An exploration into hardware functions, operating system and software installation, diagnostic and troubleshooting techniques, and safety

TECH 3623 Designing Technology Training: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or BIS 1013 and keyboarding proficiency, or TECH 2123 or TKB 2123). Three hours lecture. Learning strategies, design, and development of technology training programs for organizations

TECH 4000 Directed Individual Study in Technology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

TECH 4143 History and Philosophy of Career and Technology Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. History, development, aims, and purposes of career and technical education

TECH 4203 Emerging Technologies: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or permission of instructor). Three hours lecture. This course identifies and explores emerging technologies in instructional and information technology

TECH 4263 Diversity in Work and Educational Environments: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Exploring the changing dynamics of the workforce and educational environments in examination of cultural and technological facts and assumptions

TECH 4283 Advanced Office Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or BIS 1012, TECH 2133 or TKB 2133; keyboarding proficiency or consent of the instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Advanced project-based applications that integrate realistic business practices and build software application

TECH 4333 Introduction to Computer Science Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course introduces fundamental principles, concepts, and practices of computer science and explore pedagogies of teaching computer science at K-8 grade levels

TECH 4343 Information Technology Project Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273, TKT 1273 or BIS 1012 and keyboarding proficiency). Three hours lecture. Concepts, skills, tools, and techniques involved in information technology project management as it applies in contemporary business environment

TECH 4403 Strategies for Campus Transition and Success for Veterans: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 3133 or TKB 3133). Three hours lecture. This course will examine issues that veterans may experience as it relates to campus transition, academic success, psycho-social adjustment, and the role of various entities

TECH 4413 Veterans’ Benefits and Certification-Policies and Procedures: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will provide an in-depth examination of all veteran educational benefits, certification policies and procedures, and school certifying officials’ responsibilities

TECH 4423 History of Administration of Veterans’ Benefits: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course is a historical survey of legislative and organizational developments of the Veterans’ Benefits Administration (VBA) from 1776 through present day

TECH 4433 The Development of Veterans’ Benefits, Laws and Policies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will examine the origins and factors that shaped the current Montgomery GI Bill educational assistance program and its implementation

TECH 4443 Design of Instructional Games and Simulations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 4753/6753 or TKT 4753/6753, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An exploration of games and simulations: the evaluation, design, and infusion of games and simulations in instructional settings

TECH 4473 Methods of Teaching Online: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of objectives, materials, and methods appropriate for teaching online

TECH 4483 Method of Teaching STEM in the Middle School: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of objectives, materials, and methods appropriate for teaching STEM in the middle school

TECH 4493 Methods of Teaching Career Pathways Experiences: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of promotion, organization, and operation of Career Pathway Experience classes in career and technical education; instruction in analyzing needs, developing materials, evaluating the program

TECH 4543 Information Processing: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of promotion, organization, and operation of Career Pathway Experience classes in career and technical education; instruction in analyzing needs, developing materials, evaluating the program

TECH 4553 Advanced Information Processing: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will examine the principles of computer hardware, software, and operating systems, including installations, diagnostics and troubleshooting techniques. It will also provide an overview of the framework of computer network, including network models, protocols, devices and risk issues associated with network management

TECH 4563 Introduction to Data Networks: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or BIS 1012). Three hours lecture. Strategies in supporting the users of data networking systems and exploration of the associated networking hardware and software those are appropriate for the office environment

TECH 4573 Data Networks II: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Designed to provide students with advanced level knowledge and skills to identify major tasks in managing server systems, employing basic security and performance tuning techniques, and troubleshooting common system problems

TECH 4583 Graphics and Web Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or BIS 1012 and key boarding proficiency). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Principles and development of graphics and web design

TECH 4623 Delivery and Evaluation of Technology Training: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: TECH 3623 or TKT 3623). Three hours lecture. Advanced design, live and computer-based strategies, development, delivery, and evaluation of technology training programs for organizations

TECH 4683 Senior Seminar in Information Technology Services: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 3213 or TKT 3213, TECH 3463 or TKT 3463, TECH 4283 or TKB 4283, TECH 4623 or TKT 4623, and senior-level standing). Three hours seminar. Field experience under supervision of university staff for directed experience and report in end-user support, project management, and training

TECH 4713 Authoring for Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the application of authoring languages for instructional purposes

TECH 4733 Managing a Multimedia Learning Environment: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course examines the process of designing, managing and maintaining a multimedia learning environment

TECH 4743 Elements of Electronic Desktop Publishing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Design applications utilizing electronic desktop publishing technologies

TECH 4753 Media for Presentations, Instruction and Gaming: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 Computer Applications or BIS 1012 or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. This course deals with the process of using multimedia for a variety of instructional and related applications

TECH 4763 Digital Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Methods of using digital tools for effective learning that is aligned with national standards in the 21st century classroom

TECH 4803 Integrating Technology for Meaningful Learning: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 4743/6743 or TKT 4743/6743 or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. This course deals with the process of using multimedia applications to present instruction and information

TECH 4853 Philosophy and Principles of Vocational-Technical Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Philosophy, objectives and methods of vocational-technical instruction. Introduction to teaching-learning principles and concepts

TECH 4990 Special Topic in TECH: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

TECH 6143 History and Philosophy of Career and Technology Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. History, development, aims, and purposes of career and technical education

TECH 6263 Diversity in Work and Educational Environments: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Exploring the changing dynamics of the workforce and educational environments in examination of cultural and technological facts and assumptions

TECH 6283 Advanced Office Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or BIS 1012, TECH 2133 or TKB 2133; keyboarding proficiency or consent of the instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Advanced project-based applications that integrate realistic business practices and build software application

TECH 6333 Introduction to Computer Science Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course introduces fundamental principles, concepts, and practices of computer science and explore pedagogies of teaching computer science at K-8 grade levels

TECH 6403 Strategies for Campus Transition and Success for Veterans: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 3133 or TKB 3133). Three hours lecture. This course will examine issues that veterans may experience as it relates to campus transition, academic success, psycho-social adjustment, and the role of various entities

TECH 6413 Veterans’ Benefits and Certification-Policies and Procedures: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will provide an in-depth examination of all veteran educational benefits, certification policies and procedures, and school certifying officials’ responsibilities

TECH 6423 History of Administration of Veterans’ Benefits: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course is a historical survey of legislative and organizational developments of the Veterans’ Benefits Administration (VBA) from 1776 through present day

TECH 6433 The Development of Veterans’ Benefits, Laws and Policies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will examine the origins and factors that shaped the current Montgomery GI Bill educational assistance program and its implementation

TECH 6443 Design of Instructional Games and Simulations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 4753/6753 or TKT 4753/6753, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An exploration of games and simulations: the evaluation, design, and infusion of games and simulations in instructional settings

TECH 6473 Methods of Teaching Online: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of objectives, materials, and methods appropriate for teaching online

TECH 6483 Method of Teaching STEM in the Middle School: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of objectives, materials, and methods appropriate for teaching STEM in the middle school

TECH 6493 Methods of Teaching Career Pathways Experiences: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of promotion, organization, and operation of Career Pathway Experience classes in career and technical education; instruction in analyzing needs, developing materials, evaluating the program

TECH 6543 Information Processing: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles of promotion, organization, and operation of Career Pathway Experience classes in career and technical education; instruction in analyzing needs, developing materials, evaluating the program

TECH 6553 Advanced Information Processing: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course will examine the principles of computer hardware, software, and operating systems, including installations, diagnostics and troubleshooting techniques. It will also provide an overview of the framework of computer network, including network models, protocols, devices and risk issues associated with network management

TECH 6573 Data Networks II: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Designed to provide students with advanced level knowledge and skills to identify major tasks in managing server systems, employing basic security and performance tuning techniques, and troubleshooting common system problems

TECH 6583 Graphics and Web Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or BIS 1012 and key boarding proficiency). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Principles and development of graphics and web design

TECH 6713 Authoring for Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the application of authoring languages for instructional purposes

TECH 6733 Managing a Multimedia Learning Environment: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course examines the process of designing, managing and maintaining a multimedia learning environment

TECH 6743 Elements of Electronic Desktop Publishing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Design applications utilizing electronic desktop publishing technologies

TECH 6753 Media for Presentations, Instruction and Gaming: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 1273 or TKT 1273 Computer Applications or BIS 1012 or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. This course deals with the process of using multimedia for a variety of instructional and related applications

TECH 6763 Digital Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Methods of using digital tools for effective learning that is aligned with national standards in the 21st century classroom

TECH 6803 Integrating Technology for Meaningful Learning: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: TECH 4743/6743 or TKT 4743/6743 or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. This course deals with the process of using multimedia applications to present instruction and information

TECH 6853 Philosophy and Principles of Vocational-Technical Instruction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Philosophy, objectives and methods of vocational-technical instruction. Introduction to teaching-learning principles and concepts

TECH 6990 Special Topic in TECH: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

TECH 7000 Directed Individual Study in Technology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

TECH 8213 Content and Methods of Teaching in Career and Technology Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The content of various types of courses in career and technical education; instruction in appropriate techniques and methods

TECH 8233 Analysis of Workforce Education Programs and Survey Research in Workforce Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of workforce development from national and international perspectives and methods and issues in workforce education survey research

TECH 8243 Research Problems in Instructional Systems and Workforce: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course explores issues and problems that impact instructional systems and workforce development and assesses the use of research findings for instructional decision making

TECH 8263 Philosophy and Administration of Career and Technology Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The development of competencies needed in the leadership, administration, management, and supervision of local programs in technology, and career and technical education

TECH 8273 Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Planning in ISWD: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Assessment of the contemporary issues that impact curriculum planning in instructional systems and workforce development

TECH 8443 Theory of Multimedia Learning: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course reviews multimedia design principles that are based on empirical research studies and the cognitive theory of multimedia learning to foster effective multimedia instruction

TECH 8523 Project Management in Instructional Design: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course explores project management principles and methodologies used to analyze, manage, plan, and implement instructional design projects and program systems

TECH 8533 Evaluation and Assessment in Instructional Systems & Technology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Focus on the effective course/program evaluation and assessment methods, theories, and applications in instructional systems and technology

TECH 8543 Multimedia Design I: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course focuses on major principles and guidelines for creating instructional graphics and provides hands-on skills in graphic design

TECH 8623 Instructional Design I: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instruction for organizations

TECH 8643 Multimedia Design II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: TECH 8543 or TKT 8543). Three hours lecture. This course focuses on the concepts, issues, and practices for creating effective instructional videos and provides hands-on skills in digital video production

TECH 8693 Multiple Perspectives on Instructional Systems and Technology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course surveys major theoretical perspectives of instructional design and examines related research and applications in a variety of instructional design settings

TECH 8703 Trends and Issues in Instructional Systems: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Focuses on the trends, issues, theories, and applications of instructional systems. It introduces the areas of instructional design, multimedia, distance education, and human performance technologies

TECH 8713 Research in Instructional Systems & Workforce Development: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course deals with the research process as related to Instruction Systems and Workforce Development (ISWD) from idea formulation through data analysis and interpretation

TECH 8723 Instructional Design II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: TECH 8623 or TKT 8623). Three hours lecture. Advanced application of instructional design for organizations

TECH 8743 Interactive Media: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: TECH 8643 or TKT 8643). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course will provide experiences in investigating, designing, developing and integrating a variety of interactive instructional multimedia

TECH 8753 Technology Issues for School Administrators: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Investigates the trends and issues in instructional systems that impact school administrators

TECH 8773 Teaching and Training with Multimedia: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The process of developing instructional and training materials including adapting existing materials to fit specific objectives and methods in a multimedia learning environment

TECH 8793 Directed Project and Portfolio Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course focuses on the development and presentation of a project and a portfolio based on the student’s program area of concentration. Evaluation by jury

TECH 8813 Foundations of Distance Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course investigates foundation of distance education and trends and issues such as administration, design, development, implementation, instructional challenges, and evaluation in distance education

TECH 8823 Design, Delivery, & Management of Distance Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course focuses on major theories and practices related to the design, delivery and management of distance education programs

TECH 8843 Foundations of Instructional Systems and Technology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of the foundation and philosophical knowledge for instructional systems and design models including evaluation of instructional design processes

TECH 8853 Learning Technologies in Distance Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: TECH 8823 or TKT 8823). Three hours lecture. This course investigates theoretical concepts of online learning. With this understanding, students will then experience creating a practical e-learning module using an e-learning authoring system

TECH 8863 Grant Writing Essentials: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the basic skills, principles, and techniques of successful grant writing

TECH 9000 Dissertation Research/Dissertation in Technology Teacher Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

TECH 9213 Foundations, Trends and Issues in Workforce Development, Technology and Leadership Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course examines the foundations of education with a focus on workforce education programs, technology education programs and adult learning theories

TECH 9913 Dissertation Seminar: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. Designed to assist students to successfully complete dissertation research using an activity-based approach. TECH 9913 may be taken in lieu of TECH 9000 or TKT 9000 Dissertation Research up to six hours