ENGL 1200 This course is designed to enhance students' abilities to write technical documents. The content covered will include proposals, research reports, technical manuals, feasibility studies, and process reports.
Prerequisites: Students need a score of 240 or above on the Accuplacer English and Reading assessment. Co-requisite: If students score between 230-239 they can register for this course, but must concurrently take READ 0110 College Reading Boost. Meets MnTC Goal 1
IETA - 1001: Intro to Industrial Safety and Health
IETA 1001 This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Safety. The course curriculum is based upon federally endorsed national standards for production workers. This course will introduce OSHA standards relating to personal protective equipment, HAZMAT, tool safety, and confined spaces.
IETA 1100 This is a foundational course in direct current electricity. This course is designed for students who have no previous experience with electricity. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the theories and laws of direct current (DC) electricity, and to apply their knowledge and skills through problem solving, simulation and practical projects.
IETA 1200 This is a fundamental course in alternating current (AC) electricity. This course is designed for students who have a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the theory and laws of direct current (DC) electricity. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot and repair single and three phase AC powered systems and equipment. Individuals will apply these skills through problem solving, simulation, and practical projects.
IETA 1500 This is a foundational course in industrial print reading. This course is designed for students who have no previous experience with print reading. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in print reading, mechanical drafting concept, machine layout tools to transfer measurements from drawing to stock. Understand piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID).
IETA 1400 This course covers the fundamental principles of process measurement and control equipment and systems. Students will acquire the knowledge required to read and interpret piping and instrument diagrams, understand the terminology and language of control systems, and control strategies. Students will be introduced to a variety of instruments commonly used in industry for measurement and control.
IETA 1600 This course covers basic welding procedures using arc welding and oxy-fuel equipment. One of the major topics of discussion will be safe use of this equipment. Time will be spent in the lab completing welds in various positions with different processes and electrodes. The processes to be covered in this class will be stick welding (SMAW), wire feed (GMAW), Tig (GTAW) Oxy-Acetylene welding, cutting and brazing along with an introduction to other equipment used in welding shops. Students in this course will be non-welding majors where welding may be a useful tool. Course instruction will stress the many situations where it is advisable to have a skilled welder engaged. Knowing your limitations is of the utmost importance.
IETA 1700 This course is an introductory course in hydraulics and pneumatics. This course is designed for students who have no previous experience working with hydraulics or pneumatic systems. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire the knowledge and skills required to install, troubleshoot and maintain hydraulic systems.
IETA 1800 This course is a comprehensive introduction to the workings of a modern manufacturing facility in the process industry. Key topics include valves, vessels, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, reactors and distillation, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.
IETA 1900 This course covers the knowledge and skills required to install and maintain programmable logic controllers (PLC) in automated control systems. Students will learn to write programs to solve basic control problems, connect sensors and actuators, and configure PLCs.
COMS 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
HVAC 2220 This course teaches the fundamental theory, operation, maintenance and basic troubleshooting of HVAC systems and components commonly found in commercial buildings such as schools, retail stores, hospitals, small production facilities etc. Equipment covered includes, but is not limited to, chilled and hot water systems, gas/electric packaged units, economizers, variable air volume, building automation and variable frequency drives.
IETA - 2000: Boiler Operations and Power Distributions
IETA 2000 This course teaches basic powerplant technology, powerplant engineering, and energy conversion offered in departments of mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering, including fossil and nuclear power plants. This course includes information on operating and maintaining steam and hot water boilers that are the main source of heating for buildings. Students will be required to obtain a Minnesota Special Boiler Operator license by the end of the course.
IETA 2300 This course is to build on the theories introduced in IETA-1800 Mechanical Fundamentals 2. Students will gain a better understanding of the workings of a modern manufacturing facility in the process industry. Students will be introduced to pumps, compressors, and power transmission systems. In addition, students will gain knowledge of valves, vessels, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, reactors, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.
IETA 2700 The course is designed for students to be introduced to residential and commercial plumbing systems. There are numerous factors that are included in a working pluming system, including a supply system, drainage system, venting system, and a rain water system. This course is designed for students to understand the working systems of an existing building and to help with expansion of new systems.
IETA 2900 The purpose of the course is to introduce students to working in the field of industrial production or maintenance. Using knowledge and skills they have acquired through this program and partnering with local businesses, students will work for a company to gain additional knowledge and skills, and to potentially help students acquire employment.