Sep 25, 2022  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Industrial Technology

  
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    ITEC 1510 - Typography


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The origins of the alphabet, evolution of type, traditional typography, nomenclature and classification of typefaces are studied. Emphasis is on planning layout; budget considerations; dimensional coordination, proportion and the grid system; copyfitting, markup and proofreading; composition and computer; and electronic publishing technology.

  
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    ITEC 1600 - Energy Systems I


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    The course studies solar and other forms of energy to supply household needs. Students build and test both commercial and laboratory made devices.

  
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    ITEC 1650 - Energy Resources and Environment


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The Energy Resources and Environment course offers in-depth knowledge of energy supplies and sources. The course treats, in detail, topics as how rate of formation is slow than replacement, how energy sources could be best utilized and to identify the technology associated with energy resources. The course will include some field trips.

  
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    ITEC 1700 - Evolution of Industrial Technology


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course studies the history of industrial technology, and the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of related careers. A field based pre-practicum experience is an integral part of this course. This experience may be in a school or industrial setting. I, CTW, HIST

  
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    ITEC 1710 - Technical Analysis


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Applications of mathematics to a variety of technical areas including electronics and mechanics are explored. Topics covered include complex numbers, Lissajou figures, vectors, curve fitting, error analysis and computer methods.

  
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    ITEC 1720 - Computers in Industrial Technology


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course familiarizes students with computers through presentation of selected hardware and software concepts. Opportunities for extensive hands-on practice with application programs are provided.

  
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    ITEC 2000 - Women in Science and Technology


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    We will study the contributions to the advancement of science and technology made by a selected group of women. For each of these women, we will examine her discipline and her contribution to the discipline, and site her in an appropriate historical and cultural setting. I, C, IDIS

  
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    ITEC 2010 - Introduction to Technology Education


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course introduces students to the historical development, philosophies, and curriculum frameworks that are required in teaching Technology/Engineering at the grade 5-12 level. Students investigate a variety of models and curriculum designed to meet the framework standards. Students will experience a variety of middle and high school settings to become familiar with successful systems and practices.

  
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    ITEC 2100 - Electronics II


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course continues to study the principles and techniques of circuit analysis and design with an emphasis on AC circuits. Electronic circuits employing discrete devices are introduced. Accompanying laboratory exercises reinforce concepts and introduce advanced measuring movements.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1100 .
  
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    ITEC 2110 - Laser Technology


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course examines industrial applications of lasers. I covers laser principles and operating characteristics and treats the safety aspects of laser use. Selected applications illustrate the use of lasers in industry. Laboratory experiences reinforce the lecture material.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1100 .
  
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    ITEC 2200 - Advanced Metal Fabrication Systems


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    Specialized processes in the metalworking industry are studied. Laboratory experiences include performing operations with tool cutter grinders, indexing heads, numerical control millers, turret lathes and tracer lathes.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1200 .
  
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    ITEC 2300 - Wood Products Manufacturing


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    In this course, emphasis is on the mass production of a product employing the development and use of jigs, fixtures, and other suitable mass production procedures. Appropriate methods of production management are employed.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1300 .
  
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    ITEC 2310 - Construction Systems II


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course studies residential construction with emphasis on green building construction methods, practices and procedures. The materials, equipment and techniques used to construct a structure are examined, and architectural problems related to construction are researched. The course is taken with ITEC 2400 .

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1320 .
  
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    ITEC 2400 - Architectural Drawing


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    Students design a practical residential structure, conforming to standard practices and building codes. Technical skills are developed enabling students to communicate ideas. Topics discussed and employed include materials of construction, history, and development of various styles, orientation of house on lot, loads and design of structural members. Field trips are taken and available films are used for instruction. The course is taken with ITEC 2310 .

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1400  or ITEC 1450 .
  
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    ITEC 2410 - Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Drafting techniques will be reviewed and applied while completing a series of exercises using computer assistance. An emphasis will be placed on drawings commonly experienced in fields of engineering and architecture. Major projects will allow individuals the opportunity to pursue interest topics. A background of computer experience is helpful, but not necessary.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1400  or ITEC 1450  or ITEC 1720 .
  
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    ITEC 2450 - Theory of Architecture


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Architectural situations will be explored that illustrate design theories both traditional and contemporary. Accepted construction techniques will be selected that best fulfill design situations. Emphasized will be the difficulties confronting designers as they resolve problems of conflict.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1320 .
  
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    ITEC 2500 - Offset Lithography


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The students study the lithographic form of printing as it is used in modern industry. Computer graphics workstations will be used to produce electronically designed artwork. Laser printers and imagesetters will be used to output the offset film and negatives. The majority of the course is spent setting up and running offset presses. Concepts covered include printing line copy, halftones and controlling ink density.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1500 .
  
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    ITEC 2520 - Graphic Design


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    Students study the design and production of messages. Students prepare artwork and mechanicals using equipment found in the Industrial Technology Department. The technology of communications is also included.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1500  (credit will NOT be given for both COMM 3810  and ITEC 2520.)
  
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    ITEC 2550 - Screen Printing


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    Students work with all forms of screen printing stencils. Torn paper, hand-drawn, hand-cut and photo-direct stencils will be used. Emphasis is on multiple color registration, using both hand and machine printing techniques. Computer graphics artwork may be used by students with computer experience. L

  
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    ITEC 2600 - Energy Systems II


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course is limited to students who have demonstrated the ability and desire to continue the research and development of a promising solar energy system as initiated in ITEC 1600 .

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1600 .
  
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    ITEC 2630 - Power and Lighting Systems


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    The Power and Lighting Systems course offers in-depth knowledge of effective, efficient illumination and retrofitting. The course treats, in detail, many topics such as smart house, temporary service and collect building, lighting system, financial and occupant information and apply that to required light levels per room and address quality issues such as lamp identification, lighting circuits and lighting codes. Students will develop and present plans for specific lighting systems as a part of laboratory work. The course will include field trips to active sites and research facilities.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1000 .
  
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    ITEC 2700 - Man Technology Society


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course studies the universal characteristics of technology, including effects of technology on society and culture. Topics of interest are researched. I, IDIS

  
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    ITEC 2710 - Statics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    The course involves the study of laws of static equilibrium of real bodies. Topics examined are beam and structural analysis, friction, centroids and moments of inertia.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1710 .
  
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    ITEC 2730 - Automated Manufacturing I


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Students are introduced to the essential technologies used in automated manufacturing through extensive practice in computer-controlled machining, robotics, and pneumatic and hydraulic control systems.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1720  or equivalent.
  
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    ITEC 2740 - OSHA


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the latest occupational safety and health standards and to provide opportunity for the student to perform practical inspections, complete reports and recommend corrective measures to insure safety and healthful conditions. This is a basic OSHA 500 course.

  
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    ITEC 2750 - Plastics Technology


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course is an investigation of the rapidly expanding area of plastics. Emphasis is on plastics production and its merits and limitations. Tests are conducted to confirm reference data and to promote a better understanding of various plastics and products made from them.

  
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    ITEC 2900 - Designing and Planning


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    Elements of product design are experienced through problem solving. Drafting, human engineering and product analysis are incorporated in design and construction of prototypes.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1710  and four of the appropriate freshman level courses.
  
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    ITEC 3100 - Electronics III


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course further develops the concepts and techniques appropriate to the design and analysis of analog electronic circuits. It provides sufficient background for students who wish to elect upper-level electronics courses.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2100 .
  
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    ITEC 3110 - Digital Electronics


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course is an introduction to the techniques for analyzing and synthesizing digital circuits. Emphasis in design work is on IC technology.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3100 .
  
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    ITEC 3120 - Control Theory


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course is an introduction to control theory utilizing examples of mechanical, fluidic, electronic and hybrid control systems. Emphasis is on design, utilizing the project approach.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3100 .
  
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    ITEC 3210 - Machine Processes


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course covers the design and fabrication of metal products utilizing machine tools, metalworking processes and welding.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2200  or ITEC 3220 .
  
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    ITEC 3220 - Product Modeling and Rendering


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This is a laboratory course focusing on the preparation of product renderings and the development of three dimensional models for presentation and analysis of design products, processes or systems. The course will cover the types and uses of renderings and models, techniques and standards in their development; and appropriate material representation.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1400  or ITEC 1450  and ITEC 2410 .
  
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    ITEC 3300 - Estimating and Bidding


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The principles of preparing comprehensive unit pricing and systems approach for construction is taught in this course. The emphasis is on detailed estimates in order to determine the scope and cost of each proposed design element.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2310 , ITEC 2400 .
  
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    ITEC 3310 - Mechanical and Plumbing Systems


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course surveys the principles of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, purification and control systems. Emphasis is placed on electrical and electronic control and delivery systems, water feed delivery systems and waste water disposal systems.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2310 , ITEC 2400 .
  
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    ITEC 3320 - Construction Supervision


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course enhances the student’s understanding and skills for supervising a construction project. Preparation for the construction supervisors license exam is covered in depth.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3300 , ITEC 3410 .
  
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    ITEC 3330 - Wood Technology


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    Students are introduced to a series of industrial techniques through which lumber is used to produce products. Veneering, patternmaking, model building, finishing, laminating and bending are some of the techniques explored.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1300 .
  
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    ITEC 3340 - Construction Systems III


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    The course is a study of construction techniques and structural elements. Emphasis is placed on heavy construction procedures used in commercial and industrial projects. The course is taken with ITEC 3410 .

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2310 , ITEC 2400 .
  
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    ITEC 3400 - Engineering Drawing


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    In this course students examine orthographic projection, intersections, developments, revolutions, axonometrics, assembly details and pictorial drawings.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1400 , ITEC 2410 .
  
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    ITEC 3410 - Drafting Commercial Structures


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Students will study building systems and develop building designs, construction details, drawings, information schedules and portfolios related to the construction of non-residential properties. The course is taken with ITEC 3340.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2400 , ITEC 2310 .
  
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    ITEC 3430 - Architectural Design I


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    Designing space will be emphasized during this studio session. The common problems presented by human activities as they relate to their environment and social context. The visual analysis of existing space will be emphasized. Ergonomics and human behavior will be important areas of consideration.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2410  and ITEC 3410 .
  
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    ITEC 3450 - Advanced CAD


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    Students study and use advanced Computer Aided Drafting techniques to create two- and three-dimensional surface and solid model drawings applicable to their ITEC concentration area. Selected drawings and a term project are included in a student-developed portfolio.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2410 .
  
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    ITEC 3460 - Architectural Design II


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Select problems will be completed through which architectural fundamentals will be explored. Individual and group activities will develop topics of site analysis and improvements, structured forms and applied materials, lighting and color considerations, the applications of scale and proportion and the organization of space. Solutions will be presented in appropriate portfolio form.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3430 .
  
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    ITEC 3510 - Production Printing


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course emphasizes plant layouts scheduling and production of contracted jobs. Four color process printing is emphasized. The course is designed to allow serious students to apply their previous instruction in a controlled, industrial setting. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2500 .
  
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    ITEC 3520 - Printing Estimating and Production Coordination


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course provides students with an opportunity to determine how to estimate printed products properly. Relationships between the estimating department, sales, customer service, order writing and production departments are covered.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2500 .
  
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    ITEC 3600 - Energy Conservation Principles


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This laboratory course offers in-depth knowledge of energy efficiency, conservation retrofits and choosing appropriate strategies. Cases are discussed regarding the reduction of energy losses and the application of energy conservation techniques for building control systems. Students develop and present plans for specific energy conservation projects that include field trips to sites and research facilities.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1300 .
  
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    ITEC 3650 - Co-Generation and Waste Recovery


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The Co-generation and Waste Recovery course will focus on analyzing engineering and co-generation systems to meet industrial process needs and use of reject heat to integrate with the production plant. The course will also cover responsibilities of co-generators and their interconnection cost. Students will run computer programs for metering practices and other metering options.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1600 , ITEC 2600 .
  
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    ITEC 3700 - Fluid Power Technology


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course introduces the student to applications of fluid power in a variety of industries. Topics covered include properties and behavior of liquids and gases, schematic diagrams for hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, component uses and characteristics, methods of controlling fluid power systems, circuit design and analysis and uses of hydraulic/pneumatic systems in automated manufacturing.

  
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    ITEC 3710 - Quality Control


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    The course studies the development and utilization of those statistical methods that enhance quality control within a manufacturing environment. Lab work includes the use of a variety of inspection instruments and small scale testing is done to generate data.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1710 .
  
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    ITEC 3730 - Automated Manufacturing II


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course requires students to successfully integrate the technologies studied in Automated Manufacturing I into working CIM (Computer-Integrated Manufacturing) systems.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2730 .
  
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    ITEC 3740 - HAZWOPER


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This is an OSHA-approved hazardous waste operations and emergency response course (OSHA 1910.120). Topics covered include OSHA regulations for this area, exposure risks, material handling practices and equipment, decontamination procedures and the requirements of OSHA 1910.120.

  
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    ITEC 3800 - Methods of Teaching Technology Education


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course is designed to provide the prospective technology education teacher with a series of related academic, observational and participatory experiences based on the fundamental elements of the teaching-learning process. Students develop, implement and evaluate a variety of short-range instructional methods. A pre-practicum experience in a public technology education program is a requirement of the course to meet state regulations for licensure.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
  
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    ITEC 3810 - Curriculum Development in Technology Education


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years. Also offered evenings.

    During this course the student is presented experiences that relate directly to the development of a course of study. Students also have the opportunity to analyze and develop strategies pertaining to curriculum development. A pre-practicum experience in a public technology education program is a requirement of the course to meet state regulations for licensure.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
  
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    ITEC 3900 - Production Planning and Control


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Theory and practice in the essentials necessary for the operation of a manufacturing or service facility are the main thrust of this course. Layout of production, line operations, time study requirements and related work problems resulting in an economical and efficient operation are included.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
  
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    ITEC 3910 - Engineering Experimentation


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Using a series of open-ended projects, this course prepares the student to work independently in a variety of technical areas. Topics covered include: the creative process, research using technical literature, error analysis for single-sample and multi-sample experiments, types of instrumentation, and technical report writing. This course satisfies the junior-level writing requirement for industrial technology students.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
  
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    ITEC 3930 - Strength of Materials


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course serves as an introduction to the behavior of real materials under the influence of forces and couples. Axial, shear, torsional and flexural stresses and strains are determined.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1710 .
  
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    ITEC 4000 - Communications Technology in Education


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course studies communications as a process and a technology. The math and science principles which underlie communication systems are presented in a way that corresponds to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for elementary and secondary education.

  
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    ITEC 4100 - Industrial Electronics


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    The course studies the application of electronic principles to devices and equipment, involving thermoelectronics, photoelectronics, solidstate motor control and welding.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3100 
  
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    ITEC 4110 - Electronic Communications Systems


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    The system and circuits utilized in electronic communications are studied, including both transmitters and receivers. Methods of modulation are discussed and television is utilized as a representative system.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3100  and by permission of instructor.
  
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    ITEC 4120 - Microprocessor-Based Control Systems


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course covers both hardware and software. The hardware portion includes a necessary introduction to the microprocessor itself and emphasizes interfacing the use of microprocessors to affect control. The software portion provides a necessary skill level in machine language programming.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3100 .
  
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    ITEC 4310 - Seminar in Construction


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course is open to students specializing in construction. The course deals with current trends and issues facing the construction industry at local, state and federal levels. The emphasis is on utilizing available resources to solve current problems.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3300 , ITEC 3320 .
  
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    ITEC 4350 - Site Planning


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    The scope of this study will entail the problems presented to a designer by an unimproved land site. Proper design concepts will be applied as techniques and materials are selected. Solutions will be presented in the form of drawings and estimated costs. Legalities relating to construction codes and zoning will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
  
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    ITEC 4400 - Descriptive Geometry


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    Descriptive Geometry is concerned with graphical representation and the problem solving using spatial relationship of points, lines and planes by means of projections.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3400 .
  
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    ITEC 4470 - Architectural Professional Practice


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    A study will be made of the various office forms, procedures and protocol through which the practice of architecture is organized. Topics will include the personal ethical and legal interrelationships between other professionals, property owners and the skilled trades. Legal forms and procedures common to the profession will be introduced.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
  
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    ITEC 4500 - Process Color Separation


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    In this course students experience scanning color photographs directly into electronic publishing systems. Using the electronic publishing hardware and software, the images are manipulated and merged to create completed printing negatives. The electronic files and negatives are proofed using a variety of color printers and color keys.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2500 .
  
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    ITEC 4520 - Seminar in Graphic Arts


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    In the seminar students study and discuss current trends, issues, problems and technical material in graphic arts. Emphasis is placed on comprehending why the trends must take place and how the emerging technology allows the trends to happen. Students are able to project future technical trends within the graphic area.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 2500 .
  
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    ITEC 4600 - Performance Contracting


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course is designed to provide students the guidance to use the performance contracting energy financing/service mechanism effectively and provide an excellent mechanism to bring economy, energy and the environment into appropriate perspective. The first half of the course builds an understanding of the options available and then walks through each step to effectively secure performance contracting services. The second half applies the material from the first half to different market segments, such as the federal government and utilities from the end-user’s point of view. Students will present and discuss their reports in class.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1600 , ITEC 2600 , ITEC 3600 .
  
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    ITEC 4700 - Project Management


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The objective of this course is to present and discuss the management of different projects. The projects usually involve a great deal of time and expense. So close management control is required if they are to be completed within the established time and cost limitations. The course also develops and discusses management techniques towards the control of cost, time and project finance during the project process.

  
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    ITEC 4750 - Seminar in Facilities Management


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    Seminar in Facilities Management offers in-depth knowledge of current topics and sources. The course treats, in detail, many topics such as planning and performance criteria, design, procurement and construction. At times, it can be advantageous for an owner to negotiate a contract for its project with a preselected contractor. This course will cover the different negotiating contracts and will include some field trips.

  
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    ITEC 4840 - Pre-practicum and Seminar


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The seminar gives students the opportunity to formulate concepts of technology education and develop a working knowledge of principles and practices of technology education administration. Pre-practicum experiences are also included. The course meets the state requirement for certification.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3800 , ITEC 3810 .
  
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    ITEC 4862 - Practicum 1 in Technology Education


    6 cr. 18 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is the middle (junior high) school component of the student teaching experience for all technology education teacher candidates. The teacher candidate will be afforded the opportunity to experience all aspects of the middle (junior high) school instructional environment. The teacher candidate works collaboratively with a master teacher, administrators, supports staff, and parents in the successful completion of this educational activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3800 , ITEC 3810 .
  
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    ITEC 4864 - Practicum 2 in Technology Education


    6 cr. 18 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course is the senior high school component of the student teaching experience for all technology education teacher candidates. The teacher candidate will be afforded the opportunity to experience all aspects of the senior high school instructional environment. The teacher candidate works collaboratively with a master teacher, administrators, supports staff, and parents in the successful completion of this educational activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 3800 , ITEC 3810 .
  
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    ITEC 4900 - Independent Study


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The Independent Study allows students to enroll in a directed study.

  
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    ITEC 4960 - Internship in Industrial Technology


    12 cr. 36 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    In the Internship students participate in an industrial experience with the approval of the Industrial Technology faculty.

  
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    ITEC 4975 - Directed Study


    1-6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.


Interdisciplinary Studies

  
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    IDIS 1000 - Introduction to Women’s Studies


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    The course is a cross-cultural, historical and interdisciplinary introduction to topics and themes in women’s experiences, including roles in the family, the work force and public life. CTW

  
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    IDIS 1002 - Introduction to Disability Studies


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered once per calendar year

    This course will focus on disability within a social, cultural and historical context with an emphasis on how disability is and has been defined and understood on both a micro and macro level.  The course will explore models of disability that seek to explain and represent experience, along with the ethical issues and implications of these models.  The course will also introduce students to a theoretical and methodological approach to the examination of disability emphasizing disability as a social construction rather than a condition of medical or biological deficiency.  Students will be encouraged to increase their ethical awareness of the complexity of the  biological deficiency.  Students will be encouraged to increase their ethical awareness of the complexity of the disability as a concept through in-depth examination fo stigma, discrimination, individual and social representation of disability, models of disability and other psychosocial considerations.  A strong emphasis will also be placed on understanding disability from a variety fo cultural perspectives and assessing the impact of racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and socio-political factors on disability status. CTW, GDC

  
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    IDIS 1200 - Introduction to International Studies


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The purpose of this survey course is to acquaint students with the field of international studies in the context of contemporary global change. Through lectures, films, performances and readings, the student gains perspective on some very rapid and important international political-economic transformations and cultural changes. CTW, GDCN

  
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    IDIS 1300 - Creative Arts


    3 cr. 3 hr. Also offered evenings.

    Participants acquire basic skills in music, movement, visual art and language with which they create personal and group works. A final project demonstrating these skills as well as attendance, outside readings and final exam are required.

  
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    IDIS 1600 - Critical and Creative Thinking


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    In this course, students will explore the fundamentals of critical and creative thinking; the core of our thoughts and actions. Together, these fundamentals serve as the basis for understanding and perceiving ourselves and others in the world, and serve as the foundation for problem-solving in a rapidly evolving world order. Students will be challenged to reflect upon complex concepts and issues through analysis and synthesis, and to seek unique and useful responses to challenges and adversity. Interdisciplinary by nature, the value of such study is to enable students to develop into active and imaginative thinkers in a variety of areas; academic subjects, contemporary issues, and personal life experiences in the new century. CTW

  
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    IDIS 1800 - Global Issues


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course examines the interdependency of the world’s nations by focusing on current events in the international area and issues such as ozone depletion, pollution, the global economy, conflict and cooperation, population and hunger. CTW, GDCN

  
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    IDIS 1900 - Introduction to Peace Studies


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    In this introduction to the field of Peace Studies, through an interdisciplinary approach, the students will explore conflict—its origins, management, ramifications and attempts to move beyond it. Conflict will be explored on the individual, group, national and international levels.

  
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    IDIS 2000 - Women in Science and Technology


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    We will study the contributions to the advancement of science and technology made by a selected group of women. For each of these women, we will examine her discipline, and her contribution to the discipline, and site her in an appropriate historical and cultural setting.

  
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    IDIS 2100 - Dilemmas of Peace and War


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years. Also offered evenings.

    This introductory-level course is an interdisciplinary study of the issues of peace and war. It interweaves history, political science, philosophy, literature and psychology through readings, discussions, lectures, media and class presentations.

  
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    IDIS 2200 - Stress, Illness and Coping


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course focuses on the relationship between stress and illness, and on therapeutic interventions to decrease stress to promote health, to cope with chronic illness, and in some cases to reduce the risk of stress-induced diseases. Particular attention is given to holistic interventions supported by current research. Social, economic, political and cultural factors are critically examined to facilitate understanding of access to complementary and alternative health care interventions from various philosophical perspectives across the globe.

  
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    IDIS 2340 - Issues in Women’s Health


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course offers a multicultural and interdisciplinary examination of women’s health issues and problems, including socialization, selfesteem, sexuality, birth control, substance abuse and violence.

    Note: If minoring in Women’s Studies see advisor for course sequence.
  
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    IDIS 2400 - Caribbean Cultures


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course introduces the culture, politics, economy and natural history of the Caribbean, and the relation of these facets to the culture of our students.

  
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    IDIS 2500 - Culture and Society of India


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    This course explores developments in India’s cultural heritage, historical epochs, religious traditions and socio-political movements from antiquity to the present.  Class work involves numerous readings of articles on select topics and writing.  This course is cross-listed with   . CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):  
  
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    IDIS 2501 - Culture and Society of India


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course explores developments in India’s cultural heritage, historical epochs, religious traditions and socio-political movements from antiquity to the present. Class work involves numerous readings of articles on select topics and writing. This course is cross-listed as HIST 2500 . CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s): Writing II .
  
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    IDIS 2540 - Global Issues in Film


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course introduces students to crucial global issues of our time, many of which principally concern developing, non-Western nations, but all of which will impact the future of the U.S. Through film viewings, readings, writing, and discussion, students will engage with global problems and learn to develop their own critical viewpoints on complex issues. Students will analyze both documentaries and narrative films as artistic treatments of human problems. Their final project will require an in-depth study of, and presentation on, media representations of global issues pertaining to one nation. This course is cross-listed as ENGL 2540 /POLS 2540 . CTW, GDCN

    Note: This course will be cross-listed as an English course and as a Political Science course. In addition, for those majors that require their students to take Global Issues, this course could substitute for that course.
  
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    IDIS 2550 - Art and Culture Abroad


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course is designed for our International Education’s Study Abroad programs. The topics covered in this course will vary according to the location of the program and specialty of the professors but will include many areas of interdisciplinary interest while enlightening the students as to the history, art and culture of the country they are visiting. Primary subjects may include art history, music, architecture and/or history; related and interdisciplinary subjects may include literature, film, religion, philosophy and/or food history. Each version of the course will concentrate on the local and national culture of the locale of the program. Possible locations include Verona, China, Barcelona, France, and Quebec. May be taken more than once for credit with departmental approval.

  
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    IDIS 2700 - Man, Society, and Technology


    3 cr. 3 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course studies universal characteristics of technology, including effects of technology on society and culture. Topics of interest are researched.

  
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    IDIS 3000 - Integrative Seminar in Disability Studies


    3 credits 3 hours Offered once per calendar year

    This course continues the themes introduced in Introduction to Disability Studies (IDIS1002) with a focus on theoretical and methodological approaches emphasizing the experience of people with disabilities.  Students in this course will be expected to begin the course with a submission of a portfolio containing disability related work from all courses taken with the Disability Studies Minor.  At least one piece of work will be used as the basis for the development of a research project that will be completed and submitted at semester’s end.  This course serves as the capstone for the minor in Disability Studies and is to be the last course to complete the minor. CTW

    Prerequisite(s): IDIS 1002; can be taken only after the completion of all other requirements of the minor.
  
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    IDIS 4000 - IDIS Capstone Seminar: Education


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    While the capstone seminar is required for all IDIS majors, the candidates who have a dual major in Interdisciplinary Studies and Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and Special Education, have a capstone seminar designed to combine their majors. Candidates identify a topic theme in a content area that is connected with the Massachusetts Curriculum frameworks and then review the literature on the topics of one of their three areas in interdisciplinary studies. A thematic unit which may be implemented in the classroom and uses technology and an oral presentation is the key project. Metacognitive activities will be used to assist the university student in reflecting about their teaching and to identify areas for further development.

  
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    IDIS 4803 - IDIS (General Studies Capstone)


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    special project or an independent research program. The course is proposed by the student on a special form provided by the coordinator of interdisciplinary studies and approved by the advising committee. The content of this course should demonstrate the integration of the student’s fields of study. Contact the coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies for further instruction.

  
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    IDIS 4805 - IDIS (General Studies Capstone)


    5 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    special project or an independent research program. The course is proposed by the student on a special form provided by the coordinator of interdisciplinary studies and approved by the advising committee. The content of this course should demonstrate the integration of the student’s fields of study. Contact the coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies for further instruction.

  
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    IDIS 4806 - IDIS (General Studies Capstone)


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    special project or an independent research program. The course is proposed by the student on a special form provided by the coordinator of interdisciplinary studies and approved by the advising committee. The content of this course should demonstrate the integration of the student’s fields of study. Contact the coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies for further instruction.

  
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    IDIS 4809 - IDIS (General Studies Capstone)


    9 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    special project or an independent research program. The course is proposed by the student on a special form provided by the coordinator of interdisciplinary studies and approved by the advising committee. The content of this course should demonstrate the integration of the student’s fields of study. Contact the coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies for further instruction.

  
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    IDIS 4812 - IDIS (General Studies Capstone)


    12 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    special project or an independent research program. The course is proposed by the student on a special form provided by the coordinator of interdisciplinary studies and approved by the advising committee. The content of this course should demonstrate the integration of the student’s fields of study. Contact the coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies for further instruction.

  
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    IDIS 4815 - IDIS (General Studies Capstone)


    15 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    special project or an independent research program. The course is proposed by the student on a special form provided by the coordinator of interdisciplinary studies and approved by the advising committee. The content of this course should demonstrate the integration of the student’s fields of study. Contact the coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies for further instruction.

  
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    IDIS 4900 - Independent Study


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

 

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