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General Technology - TEC
Special Topics in Technology
TEC 055

Fundamentals, principals, and practices of Industrial Technology. Covers basic through advanced procedures associated with current technology. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Career Technologies
TEC 091

This course provides the basics for the individual to seek, gain, and keep employment, emphasizing the areas of document development, applications, personal development, and consumer skills to effectively transition students back to society. In order to equip students with necessary skills to function effectively in the current workforce, a strong focus of this course will be on technological advancements and computer concepts.

Alternative Energy
TEC 058

This course provides students with an introduction to forms of alternative energy. Topics include fuel cells, electric powered vehicles, liquefied natural gas, and other emerging green technologies. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Weatherization Technician/Installer
TEC 059

Successful completion of this course prepares participants to assess and improve homes according to current industry standards for residential building weatherization. It includes blower-door testing and recommended weather sealing techniques to achieve improved resident comfort and energy cost savings. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Solar Energy
TEC 061

Fundamentals of solar energy collection and utilization including residential solar hot water, solar heating, passive lighting, electricity, residential and industrial applications of photovoltaics and solar electric generation. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Solar Thermal Applications
TEC 062

Applications of solar energy collection and utilization emphasizing solar hot water heating and space heating for domestic use. Fundamentals for residential sizing, installation, operation, and maintenance of open-loop and draindown water heating systems will be covered. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Electric Power Distribution
TEC 063

Fundamentals of the electric power distribution and transmission system, infrastructure components, power flows, and system reliability.

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Bioenergy
TEC 064

Fundamentals of energy use and production from biogas, biofuels, and biomass including production methods, domestic and industrial uses, and sustainability of the market. (Repeatable 2 Times)

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Energy Efficiency
TEC 065

Fundamentals of energy transfer, distribution, conservation, and efficiency as it relates to residential, commercial, and industrial use. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Resource Sustainability
TEC 066

This course will examine sustainable energy generation and use, housing sustainability, water use, recycling, resource reduction, and cultural issues relating to lifestyles of health and sustainability. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Smart Grid Introduction
TEC 067

Fundamentals of the electrical smart grid including conventional and distributed electrical generation and transmission, renewable energy issues, electrical system operability, demand response, and smart metering. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Sp Topics Renewable Energy
TEC 068

This course will examine fundamentals, principles, practices, and issues associated with special topics in renewable energy. It covers basic through advanced issues and topics associated with sustainability and the renewable energy field. Advanced coursework is adjusted to special interest groups. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Introduction to Renewable Energy
TEC 057

This course provides students with an introduction to forms of renewable energy, how it is produced and utilized. Topics include photovoltaic, geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, and biomass energy production. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Site Assessment for Renewable Energy
TEC 069

This course determines the site-specific suitability of photovoltaic, solar thermal applications, and small wind energy installations. The course will focus on physical site features and how that affects the solar window and the quality of wind energy. (Repeatable 3 times)

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OSHA General Safety
TEC 071

This OSHA safety course provides entry level construction or general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent hazards on a job site. (Repeatable 3 times)

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CTE Math Skills
TEC 006

This course is designed to improve math skills with emphasis on algebra, geometry and trigonometry from a technical perspective. It includes a collection of contextualized learning modules designed to present the material in context with the students' major of study. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Technology Seminar
TEC 039

Fundamentals, principals, and practices of Industrial technology. Covers basic through advanced procedures associated with current technology. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Blueprint Reading for Industry I
TEC 040

Fundamentals, principles, and practices involved in producing and reading industrial blueprints. Covers basic through advanced blueprint reading and basic drafting procedures. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups.

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Industrial Safety
TEC 043

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

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Basic Tech Science
TEC 044

Involves activities relating to (1) basic properties of matter, (2) speed and acceleration, (3) mechanics, (4) electricity and (5) miscellany. Automotive applications are emphasized and memorization minimized.

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Introduction to Drafting
TEC 045

Presents basic drafting skills and concepts preparatory to advanced drafting and computer-aided drafting courses. Portable drafting instruments will be required.

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Manufacturing Skills I
TEC 046

Develops a basic understanding of units of measurement and measurement techniques used in the manufacturing industry. Fundamentals of creating technical drawings and various manufacturing skills. Research in careers, history and current events in the manufacturing industry.

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Manufacturing Skills II
TEC 047

Continuation of TEC 046. Students continue study of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical systems, mechanical drive systems, automated material handling (robotics), quality control systems, machining, and computer aided drafting.

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Applied Shop Computations
TEC 048

Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

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Manufacturing Skills III
TEC 049

This class is a continuation of TEC047. Heaviest concentration is on electrical theory, motors and controls. Additional time will be spent on Quality Assurance, Fluid Power, and Mechanical Drive Systems.

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Technical Math I
TEC 050

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

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Manufacturing Skills IV
TEC 051

This class is a continuation of TEC049. Heaviest concentration is on Programmable Logic Controllers. Additional time will be spent on Fluid Power, Mechanical Drive Systems, and Electrical Motor Controls.

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Technical Math II
TEC 052

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

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Technical Math III
TEC 054

Offers the student a more in-depth study of trigonometry plus logarithms, complex numbers and functional variation.

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Technical Math IV
TEC 056

Familiarizes the student with the basic concepts of analytical geometry and statistics.

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Analytical Mechanic
TEC 060

Enables the student to analyze forces acting on structural elements and rigid bodies. The concepts of stress and strain in structural materials is introduced.

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Properties of Metal
TEC 070

Familiarizes the student with the need for heat treatment of metals and the processes and techniques used and the resulting effects. Also includes a study of the machinability of metals and the contributing physical and metallurgical factors.

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Strength/Materials
TEC 080

Develops the student's ability to analyze structural elements subjected to various types of loading. Various means of joining structural elements are also covered.

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Engineering Graphics
TEC 103

Comprehensive overview of the basic skills of engineering drawing, descriptive geometry, and computer-aided drafting (CAD). Small portable drafting equipment and a workbook are required.

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Technical Project Management
TEC 053

This course is designed to provide a technical foundation for Project Management. Students will evaluate comprehensive samples of various tools and techniques for industrial project, program, and portfolio management that achieve organizational success.

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