The Technology Education Broad-Based Curriculum Certificate is a 16 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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PHOTOSHOP/IMAGE MANIPULATION (10204126)

2.00

Explores Adobe Photoshop as a tool to create, adjust and manipulate images for print and web. Special attention is given to image manipulation techniques, color/tonal correction, resolution and output issues. Familiarity with Macintosh operating system suggested.

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INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP (10420101)

2.00

Apply and learn operation of mills, lathes, drilling, grinding and general metal fabrication. This course is designed to give the learner the theory and hands-on training leading to the ability to work safely in a shop. Individual part fabricating and precision measurement are covered.

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INTRODUCTION TO WELDING (10442101)

1.00

Compares equipment and techniques used in the major arc welding and thermal cutting processes. Learners perform introductory level welds in the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes. Learners also perform material preparation skills including shearing, grinding and thermal cutting.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

AUTO SERVICE FUNDAMENTALS (10602107)

2.00

Introduction to the automotive service facility. Safety and the use of basic hand and power tools helps the prospective automobile technician work safely and efficiently. Students learn to use both comprehensive and manufacturer's shop manuals to perform basic under-hood and under-car services.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • ASE® Certification G1
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 1: FUNDAMENTALS (10612120)

1.00

Introduces Fluid power systems used in industry. The advantages and disadvantages of fluid power compared to other power transmission systems are examined. The potential dangers are explored and the safety procedures related to fluid power are reviewed and implemented. The application of principles of fluid power transmission and the formulas used in fluid power system analysis and design are experienced in the lab. The fundamental principles, components, symbols and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power applications are introduced. Basic power and control circuits are developed using computer aided design and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.

FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF PNEUMATICS (10612121)

1.00

Introduces Pneumatic fluid power systems. The characteristics and dangers of using air as a fluid power force are explored. Pneumatic system components are studied including: compressors, linear actuators, rotary actuators and pneumatic tubing. Hands-on activities using various pneumatic components are assembled in the lab.

REVIT RESIDENTIAL FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614127)

2.00

Introduces the learner to Building Information Modeling (BIM) by using the latest version of Autodesk's Revit. Revit is a computer modeling program that allows for intelligent, 3D and parametric object-based design. The course introduces the learner to the program by the use of tutorials and exercises that start at an introductory level proceeding throughout the semester to create a complete set of residential construction documents.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 1 - DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS (10660123)

1.00

Introduces the fundamental principles of direct current (DC) and the effects of resistance, capacitance and inductance operating within the DC electrical and magnetic fields. Circuit analysis utilizes project based labs where students experience the practical application of Ohm’s, Watt’s, Kirchhoff’s and Lenz’s laws. Learning experiences in IET 1 will be continued and expanded upon in IET 2.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 2 - ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS (10660124)

1.00

Introduces the fundamental principles of alternating current (AC) and the effects of resistance, capacitance and inductance operating at 60 Hertz (Hz) single phase within the AC electrical and magnetic fields. Circuit analysis uses project based labs where students experience the practical application of Ohm’s, Watt’s, and Faraday’s laws. Learning experiences in IET 2 build upon those in IET 1 and will be continued and expanded upon in IET 3.

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BIOTECHNOLOGY (10806130)

2.00

Explores molecular techniques used in various industries including agricultural, medical and clinical diagnostic fields. Learners will study and practice techniques used in genetic engineering, genotyping and protein analysis.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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