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Course Descriptions

INDT 100                         3 credits
Introduction to Aerospace Electronics

Introduction to careers in aerospace and related industries. Hands-on practice in basic electrical/electronic laboratory procedures including measurement, meters, use and maintenance of other tools and equipment. Emphasizes personal safety and maintaining a safe workplace.

INDT 107                         5 credits
Introduction to Turning Operations

An introductory course focusing on the history, purpose and safe operations of turning equipment, primarily the lathe and associated tooling. Students will learn machine limits, modern and historic practices, as well as construct assigned projects. Emphasis on tool speeds, feeds and proper material selection.

INDT 108                         5 credits
Introduction to Milling Operations

An introductory course focusing on the history, purpose and safe operations of milling equipment (mills) and associated tooling. Students will learn machine limits, modern and historic practices, as well as create instructor-assigned projects. Emphasis on tool speeds, feeds and proper material selection. Prerequisites: none (INDT 107 preferred).

INDT 109                         5 credits
Machine Tool Making

An intermediate course focusing on the creation of machine tooling for both lathes and milling machines. The course focus will include: metallurgy, heat treatment, cutting geometry, bit sharpening, holders and unique tooling from the past. Prerequisites: INDT 107 and 108.

INDT 110                         5 credits
Into to G&M-Code

Introductory course in code programming language (G-Code and M-code). Will explore the many applications of computer numeric (CN) engineering languages; with a strong emphasis on its application in the machining industry for control of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Include hands-on labs in basic CNC machining. Prerequisites: INDT 107 and INDT 109 or previous machining experience.

INDT 135                         5 credits
Metal Fabrication I

Designed to introduce commonly used metal fabrication techniques. Including but not limited to: measuring instrumentation, metal preparation, welding, machines (drills, saws, grinders, mills and lathes) and metal bending devices. Emphasis placed on the safe use of tooling, preplanning and fabrication of structurally sound projects. Prerequisite: WELD 128.

INDT 136                         3 credits
Metal Fabrication II

Introduces an intermediate level of fabrication techniques such as measurement instrumentation, metal preparation, welding, machines (drills, saws, grinders, mills and lathes) and metal benders. Emphasis is placed on the safe use of tooling, pre-planning and fabrication of structurally sound projects. Prerequisites: INDT 135.

INDT 164                         5 credits
Plant Maintenance

An overview of the proper maintenance associated with industrial and commercial equipment. Both mechanical and electrical hands-on skills will be included. Students will study bearing and bearing failures, vibration analysis, thermal imaging, specific plant safety hazards and the monetary benefits of a well-executed maintenance strategy.

INDT 210                         5 credits
Programming CNC Machines 1

Intermediate course that explores specific programming languages including, but not limited to, those used by Mazak, Mori Seiki, Fanuc and Haas. Focuses on basic "M" and "G" codes associated with those languages. Includes lab component in which students complete projects using several languages and brands of machinery. Prerequisites: INDT 110 or previous CNC machining experience.

INDT 220                         5 credits
CNC Machining Project Lab

Project lab course in which students demonstrate and build proficiency in CNC machining skills. Students and instructor will agree on complicated project that student will create. Detailed plan of action, demonstration of safe and proper use of CNC machinery, detailed CAD type drawing and detailed portfolio included in grading rubric. Prerequisites: INDT 210.

INDT 221                         5 credits
Conventional Machining Project Lab

Students will demonstrate and build proficiency in manual or conventional machining skills. Student and instructor will agree on a complex project that student will create. Detailed plan of action, demonstration of safe and proper use of conventional machinery, and detailed portfolio included in grading rubric. Prerequisites: INDT 107 and 109.

INDT 250                         2 credits
Aerospace Electronics Capstone

Culmination of year-long certificate program including final project. Includes review for industry certification testing, guidance for compilation of simple portfolio for job-seeking purposes, and other job-seeking activities. Prerequisites: instructor permission.

INDT 252                         3 credits
Machining Capstone Project

Students will demonstrate cumulative knowledge of CNC and conventional machining skills. Students will create a portfolio, present a project, explore potential job opportunities, create resumés, fill-out applications and plan their career path. Prerequisites: INDT 220.

INDT 276                         3 credits
Digital Design Capstone

Provides a capstone experience for the digital design program, including practical application of the design and computer skills learned within the degree, portfolio development, and industry familiarity. Prerequisites: capstone of program sequence, taken in the last quarter.

INDT 196/296              1-5 credits
Cooperative Work Experience

Intended to provide authentic experiences in the world of work by applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to a working environment. Variable credit class. Prerequisites: instructor's permission.


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