Associate of Applied Science Degree

Industrial Engineering Technology

This program exposes students to a variety of fundamental skills utilized in entry-level industrial and manufacturing positions. Students will be exposed to various aspects of optimization, human factors, economic analysis, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications, and report and presentation preparation.

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue employment in a variety of entry-level positions that utilize various aspects of industrial engineering technology in both service and manufacturing organizations, such as industrial engineering technician, quality technician, test technician and manufacturing technician.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving industrial engineering technology.

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: computer systems, printers and other common computer peripherals. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
CO2520
Communications+

This course focuses on the history, principles and techniques of interpersonal, organizational and mass communications, and on communicating using written, verbal and visual formats. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

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4.5
EN1320
Composition I+

This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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4.5
EN1420
Composition II+

This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with emphasis on rhetorical structures, argumentation and research. Students study how to make strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

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4.5
ES2555
Survey of Economics+

This course introduces basic principles of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Prerequisites: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320 Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2555 Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2550 Microeconomics or equivalent or for both ES2555 Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2560 Macroeconomics or equivalent.

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4.5
MA1210
College Mathematics I+

This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140 Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

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4.5
MA1310
College Mathematics II+

This course includes the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

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4.5
PH2530
Physics+

This course introduces students to the principles of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: MA1310 College Mathematics II or equivalent

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4.5
Subtotal 31.5
Course Number Course Credit Hours
IE1110
Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology+

This course introduces industrial engineering and the evolution of its approach in solving problems. Topics include an overview of industrial engineering, concept and scope of industrial engineering, the evolution of the industrial engineering approach, concepts of manufacturing systems, design of manufacturing systems, operation and management of manufacturing systems, and industrial engineering education, profession and ethics.

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4.5
IE1210
Manufacturing Processes+

This course is an overview of manufacturing technology and its basic working principles. Topics include basic modern manufacturing processes and quality control measures. Prerequisite: IE1110 Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or equivalent

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4.5
IE1215
Basic Industrial Engineering Graphics+

This course examines methods of documenting the engineering of a product in process planning and production planning. Topics include introduction to design, design using CAD, geometric construction, sketching, lettering, lines, 3D drawing, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, dimensioning and tolerancing, tolerance and fit, assembly and exploded assembly models, thread, fastener, springs, bill of material, documentation and working drawings, and parametric modeling. Students also study how to read engineering drawings and produce a bill of material for a product. Prerequisite: IE1110 Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or equivalent

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4.5
IE1310
Work Measurements+

This course introduces principles and practices of work analysis and work measurement. Students will explore productivity improvement techniques, such as work simplification, motion economy, and time and motion studies. Topics include the design and standardization of work methods. Prerequisites: IE1110 Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or equivalent, IE1210 Manufacturing Processes or equivalent

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4.5
IE1320
Lean Manufacturing+

This course explores terminology and benefits of lean manufacturing. Topics include simplification and standardization of workflow, managing capacity and eliminating waste in the production process. Prerequisite: IE1210 Manufacturing Processes or equivalent

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4.5
IE1410
Human Factors+

This course introduces human factors in the work environment. It focuses on using industrial engineering to improve productivity by adapting the work environment to human capabilities. Prerequisite: IE1210 Manufacturing Processes or equivalent

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4.5
IE1420
Statistical Process Control+

This course introduces statistical concepts and application, such as X-bar and R-charts, p-charts, u-charts, c-charts, and basic quality management concepts. Prerequisite: MA1310 College Mathematics II or equivalent

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4.5
IE2510
Industrial Safety+

This course introduces safety programs used in industry. Topics include three key techniques for increasing safety in the workplace: preliminary hazard analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, and OSHA hazard analysis and safety review requirements. Prerequisite: IE1110 Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or equivalent

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4.5
IE2515
Facilities Design+

This course explores the theory of facility design. Topics include the scope of facility planning, facility layout planning procedures, systematic layout planning, non-production activity, production activity, computer-aided layout design, selection evaluation and implementation, and group technology layout. Prerequisites: IE1215 Basic Industrial Engineering Graphics or equivalent, IE1310 Work Measurements or equivalent

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4.5
IE2620
Cost Estimating+

This course introduces cost estimating for labor, materials and overhead for products, systems and projects. Topics include budgets and cost accounting. Prerequisite: IE1320 Lean Manufacturing or equivalent

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4.5
IE2799
Industrial Engineering Technology Capstone+

This course provides an opportunity for students to work on a comprehensive project that includes designing or improving an integrated system. The project is designed to combine elements of courses in the program of study. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits earned in the program of study including IE1320 Lean Manufacturing or equivalent and IE2515 Facilities Design or equivalent

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4.5
Subtotal 49.5
Course Number Course Credit Hours
GS1140
Problem Solving Theory+

This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

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4.5
GS1145
Strategies for the Technical Professional+

This course reviews characteristic and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

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4.5
GS2745
Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+

This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study including GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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3.0
Subtotal 12.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
Program Total
93.0
Subtotal 93.0

Notes

+In this program, this(these) course(s) may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog . The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.