Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Technology Management

TM 190      Introduction to Quality Assurance   3

Overview of the tools and techniques required in contemporary quality systems. Principles of world-class quality assurance, team building, change management, problem solving, and continuous improvement will be presented. Fall.

TM 310      Industrial Safety       3

Theory of industrial safety with emphasis upon fundamental concepts in the industrial environment. Emphasis will be placed on the psychological, sociological, and physiological aspects of industrial safety.

TM 359      Plant Layout      3

Covers the complete layout function as practiced in modern industry.  A detailed analysis is made of the procedures used in placing equipment, organizing efficient machine-operator patterns, and servicing of machines. Considerable time is devoted to practical work on actual layout problems, including integrated production lines, using such tools as layout templates, three-dimensional models, man-machine charts, and process flow charts. The relationship of work standards, methods and layout inspection, production control, and maintenance is also discussed. Fall.


TM 360      Production Systems      3

An introduction to the design, planning, management and control of production systems. Topics include: capacity planning, material management, plant layout, scheduling and production information systems.

TM 362      Leadership Skills for Supervisors   3

Designed as a bridge between technical courses and the art of supervising people. Potential line supervisors will develop specific abilities in applying leadership principles to everyday work situations through creative class participation in industrial case studies. Techniques of getting-the-job-done through people, include motivation, delegation, discipline, teamwork, decision making, communications, and objectives-planning techniques are also covered.

TM 400      Senior Project    3

The selection of a problem in one area or facet of technology and the preparation of a term report. Areas will include planning, supervision, construction techniques, design innovations, and labor relations. On demand.

TM 401      Industrial Internship   3

Prereq.:  Completion of 75 credits of permission of department chair. Provides students with a supervised opportunity to work in an industrial environment directly related to their program. Written technical reports and program assessments are required. Applications obtained from the department chair. Graded on a pass-fail basis.

TM 402      Topics in Technology    1 TO 3

Prereq.:  Permission of the department chair.  An individualized inquiry of comprehensive study into a selected technical area. The student may elect to examine processes, products, or developmental aspects of modern industry. Open only to Industrial Technology majors. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits for different topics. [GR]

TM 411      Industrial Hygiene      3

Lectures and laboratory exercises covering evaluation and control of exposure to dust, fumes, mist, vapors, gases, radiation, noise, and abnormal temperatures. Fall. [GR]

TM 414      Accident Investigation & Loss Control     3

Loss control philosophy and techniques and investigation strategies. Background information and specific techniques to develop and implement an effective company-wide and on-site loss control program, personnel responsibilities and total safety program. Spring. [GR]

TM 415      Fire Protection & Prevention  3

Measures related to safeguarding human life and preservation of property in prevention, detection, extinguishing fires. Spring. [GR]

TM 432      Worker/Supervisor Relations   3

To develop the role of worker-supervisor relationships in manufacturing industries by covering such topics as productivity, supervision within contract guides, union/non-union manufacturing conflicts, Method/Time Study implementation. Spring. [GR]

TM 456      HAZWHOPPER & Hazardous Material Management      3

Study of environmental regulations and their impact on industrial operations. Emphasis is on application of statutes, regulations and information sources concerning hazardous materials, waste handling and technical decisions pertinent to environmental and safety issues. Spring. [GR]

TM 458      Productivity Improvement      3

Course deals scientifically with analytical and creative problems affecting time. It covers the principles of methods, design, and work measurement. The student acquires skill in using motion study techniques and learns how to establish standards. Applications to product design, machine and tool design, process planning, production scheduling, plant layout, budgeting, sales prices, manpower requirements, wage incentives, and methods of improvements are studied. Spring. [GR]


TM 464      Six Sigma Quality 3

Prereq.:  STAT 104 or permission of department chair. Application of statistical techniques to meet the needs of continuous quality improvement in the industrial environment. Topics include variation, control and capacity, SPC for short run, and advanced process control. Emphasis on developing a continuous quality improvement strategy through supplier certification standards. Fall. [GR]

TM 480      Robotics    3

Overview of the industrial robot. Introduces the student to the science of flexible automata. Emphasizes features, capabilities, programming, selection and applications of industrial robots. [GR]  


TM 490      Advanced Six Sigma Quality    3

Prereq.:  TM 464 (formerly IT 490). Planning techniques of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Quality Function Deployment (QFD), and Design of Experiments (DOE) will be presented. Spring. [GR]

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