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Industrial Engineering Technology (IND)

IND 103 Industrial Methods (1 cr.) Covers theoretical knowledge necessary for familiarization with common handtools, common power tools, measuring tools and techniques, fastening components and procedures, grinding operations, metal cutting operations, and other miscellaneous tasks. Lecture 1 hour per week.

IND 105 Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) and Testing (3 cr.) Studies nondestructive inspection and testing methods as they relate to industry. May include radiographic (RT), ultrasonic (UT), eddy current (ET), magnetic particle (MT), and liquid penetrant (PT) or other methods of testing. Lecture 3 hours per week.

IND 106 Industrial Engineering Technology (3 cr.) Introduces basic skills required for a career in industrial engineering technology. Includes basic statistics for engineering technicians, the SI system, graphic analysis, and careers as an industrial engineering technician. Lecture 3 hours per week.

IND 113 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing I (2 cr.) Studies materials and processes for the manufacture of products. Investigates the nature of various materials. Examines the manufacturing processes of industry and their effects on materials. Lecture 2 hours per week.

IND 126 Maintenance Scheduling and Planning (2 cr.) Studies organization of a maintenance department including planning, schedule, budgets, training, work measurement systems, labor standards, and preventive/ predictive maintenance. Lecture 2 hours per week.

IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving (3 cr.) Studies team concepts and problem solving techniques to assist project teams in improving quality and productivity. Provides knowledge of how to work as a team, plan and conduct good meetings, manage logistics and details, gather useful data, communicate the results and implement changes. Lecture 3 hours per week.

IND 140 Quality Control (2 cr.) Studies history, structure, and organization of the quality control unit. May include incoming material control, product and process control, and cost control. Lecture 2 hours per week.

IND 145 Introduction to Metrology (3 cr.) Studies principles of measurement and calibration control, application of statistics to measurement processes, and standards of measurements in calibration. May include the use of gauges and instruments in modern production and dimensional control concepts. Prerequisite: IND 140. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

IND 160 Introduction to Robotics (3 cr.) Studies evolution and history of robotics with an emphasis on automated and flexible manufacturing. Presents advantages and limitations of present robot systems. Lecture 3 hours. 

IND 195 Manufacturing Specialist (4 cr.) Introduces the mathematical, scientific and engineering theories and practices necessary in manufacturing; including algebra, measurement, spatial reasoning, mechanics, fluids, electricity, chemistry, and manufacturing processes and controls. Covers the skills necessary to test for certification for Manufacturing Specialist (MS) from the Virginia Manufacturers Association. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

IND 230 Applied Quality Control (3 cr.) Studies principles of inspection and quality assurance with emphasis on statistical process control. May include the setting up, maintaining, and interpreting of control charts, and review of basic metrology. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

IND 235 Statistical Quality Control (3 cr.) Gives overview of the quality control function within industry. May include the organization, cost, and techniques of quality control. Emphasizes essentials and applications of statistics in the quality control function. Lecture 3 hours per week.

IND 236 Total Quality Concepts (3 cr.) Discusses the fundamentals of Total Quality. Compares and contrasts the philosophies of the recognized experts on the subject. Discusses cultural change, continuous process improvement, and strategic planning. Introduces team skills and concepts. Emphasizes the systems approach to Total Quality philosophy. Lecture 3 hours per week.

IND 250 Introduction to Basic computer Integrated Manufacturing (3 cr.) Presents basic principles used in the design and implementation in a computer integrated manufacturing system. Emphasizes team concept and all aspects of a computer integrated manufacturing system to include the following: Robotics, Conveyor Control, Machining Center Integration Quality Control,  Statistical Quality Control, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) software. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

IND 295 Manufacturing Technician (2 cr.) Presents the topics of quality, statistical process control basic concepts, financial literacy and Business Acumen. Covers the skills necessary to test for certification for Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) from the Virginia Manufacturers Association. Prerequisite: IND 195 Manufacturing Specialist. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.