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Engineering Technology Fundamentals Certificate

Last updated 6/10/2015

Certificate Code 5782

Program Contacts:
QC Campus

Adebayo Badmos, 309-796-5280,
Lee Blackmon, 309-796-5276,
First Stop Center, 309-796-5100

Graduates of the Engineering Technology Fundamentals Certificate program will be equipped to operate in the new technological environment and will have a valuable skill that employers need to remain competitive in the global market.

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Engineering Technology Fundamentals Certificate
Certificate Code 5782
Course of Study Outline – Courses (Credit Hours)

ENGT 100 — Engineering Technology Systems (2)
ENGT 101 — Blueprint/Schematic Reading (3)
ENGT 102 — Fundamentals of AutoCAD (2)
ENGT 103 — Fundamentals of DC Circuits (2)
ENGT 104 — Fundamentals of Machining (2)
ENGT 105 — PC Applications of Technology (3)
ENGT 150 — Hydraulics/Pneumatics (3)
MATH 123 — Technical Algebra/Trigonometry (4)

Minimum total hours required for a certificate (21)

Courses for this program include: »

ENGT 100 Engineering Technology Systems
2 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
An investigation into the operation, assembly and applications of engineering systems. Students will be introduced to block diagram representations of physical systems and common procedures for understanding and analyzing engineering systems of an electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, software and hybrid nature.

ENGT 101 Blueprint/Schematic Reading
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Course focuses on basic interpretation and understanding of architectural, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic, mechanical, and welding drawing/schematics. Studies provide students with basic knowledge to decipher different types of symbols found on prints and schematics. (Class may be broadened to unique and specific fields of study depending on the student preference or career field.)

ENGT 102 Fundamentals of AutoCAD
2 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 2 lab hours per week.
This course provides a basic study of drafting terminology and graphic illustration techniques as used in various engineering and technology careers. Students will increase skill development using software such as Mechanical Desktop’s graphics, AutoCAD 2002 or newer. This course will focus on command/icon skills utilization in designing and modifying graphic illustrations. Students will demonstrate skills that range from basic to intermediate drawing menu/icon commands as used in varied industrial field drawing designs.

ENGT 103 Fundamentals of DC Circuits
2 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 123 recommended.
This course is an introductory course in direct current (DC) circuit concepts. Topics include atomic theory, series, parallel and combination circuits, Ohm’s law, capacitance and inductance.

ENGT 104 Fundamentals of Machining
2 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This course will expose engineering technology students to the activities within a machine shop. An overview of the various machines used in a typical manufacturing process will be discussed and demonstrated.

ENGT 105 PC Applications in Technology
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
A course designed for developing computer communicating information skills in an Engineering Technology career environment. Course focuses on needed computer operator skills; usage of current computer operating systems software and utilities; Microsoft’s Office application software Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer; Productivity software: Outlook; and Simulation software Automation Studio.

ENGT 150 Hydraulics/Pneumatics
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 123 “C” or better or equivalent or instructor consent.
This course is a study of hydraulic and pneumatic component systems and their use for power transmission and control purposes.

MATH 123 Technical Algebra/Trigonometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 “C” or better or technical math assessment.
Trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, radical equations, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, and related use of graphing calculator.

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Engineering Technology Fundamentals Certificate