Engineering Technology operates and maintains sixteen modern laboratories, all of which contain state-of-the-art, well-maintained equipment for student use. Laboratories are the building blocks of strong programs in Engineering Technology. Our curriculum relies on practical laboratory experiences to meet student learning objectives. They play an important role in the applied research activities of our students and faculty.
A customized computer laboratory design allows students to install, test and use both application software and operating systems on an individualized basis. Our laboratories include electric circuits, semiconductor, electronics, digital and microprocessors, control systems and electrical machinery, general purpose computer, telecommunications, networking, operating systems, and new media. A new media technology laboratory provides students with the tools to study the Internet and incorporates a sophisticated video conferencing system. Our electronics and telecommunications laboratories contain professional-level measurement and instrumentation equipment, such as might be used in an industrial laboratory. Each workbench has a desktop computer connected to the department and college network and the Internet.
Students put theory into practice and experience firsthand how materials are influenced by chemistry, deformation process, impact and heat treatment in our manufacturing processes machine shop, strength of material/metallurgy, thermodynamics and CAD labs. Furthermore, our CNC equipment gives students an understanding of the computational, analytical and experimental aspects of manufacturing.
A faculty development laboratory is maintained for faculty research and course development and an amateur radio station, WB2KYF, operates on all modes of amateur transmission and is available to licensed radio amateurs. Furthermore, all of the computer systems have been integrated with a state-of-the-art lecture presentation system (NETOP School), which enables the instructor to broadcast material to every computer screen, monitor each workstation, and control each individual computer system. SmartBoard projection systems are also included in all laboratories
The Engineering Technology Department operates up-to-date laboratories for student use including electrical circuits, semiconductor and electrical machinery, microwave and communications, feedback control systems, digital computers, and CAD laboratories. All student computers are connected to the Department's LAN (Local Area Network). Many laboratory areas also provide up-to-date computer stations using multi-media presentations and data acquisition as part of the laboratory operation. The laboratories contain professional-level measurement and calibration equipment, such as might be used in a well-equipped industrial laboratory. In addition, an amateur radio station, WB2KYF, operates on all modes of amateur transmission and is available to licensed radio amateurs. The Department also sponsors an IEEE club and a repair club.
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Circuit Board Milling Machine
Design Drafting - Computerized Architectural and Industrial Design Laboratories
Field Surveying Techniques (Class MT-219 Surveying and Layout)
New Media Technology - Web Programming