Engineering Technology Fundamentals (EF11) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Stand Alone and Embedded in Civil Engineering Technology Degree)
The intent of the Engineering Technology Fundamentals Technical Certificate of Credit is to expose students to Engineering Technology and the Civil Engineering Technology program at Albany Technical College. It provides training in core engineering techniques. These techniques include drafting and design, and complex mathematical calculations. Topics also include engineering project write-ups, presentation, evaluation, and safety.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
|ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION–||Reading||224||ACCUPLACER-||Sentence Skills||60|
High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.
Credits Required for Graduation: 13
Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.
*PHYS 1111 & PHYS 1111L must be taken together
|Occupational Courses 14 credits|
|ENGT 1000Introduction to Engineering Technology
Provides a study of engineering technology as a career field and describes the knowledge and skills required for academic and occupational success. Topics include: engineering technology career, measurement and standards, mathematical operators, engineering tools, and engineering concepts. Lads reinforce mathematical, mechanical and electrical concepts through practical exercises, such as measurement and calculations of density of objects, relative humidity, use of a digital multi-meter, building circuits, use of precision instruments, and team exercises.
|MATH 1111College Algebra
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
|Select one of the following two courses for a min. of 3 cr.:||3|
|ALET 1130Energy Systems Applications
This course explores the relationship between force, work, energy, and power. Students study the characteristics, availability, conversion, control, transmission, and storage of energy and power. Students will explore and apply the principles of electrical, fluid, and mechanical power. Students will research renewable, non-renewable, and inexhaustible resources and conservation efforts. Students will develop an awareness of the many careers that exist in energy and related technologies.
Prerequisite: MATH 1111
Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.
|Select 4 cr. from the courses below:||4|
|DFTG 1101CAD Fundamentals
Corequisite: COMP 1000
Establishes safety practices as they relate to a drafting environment. Introduces basic CAD functions while presenting essential principles and practices for line relationships, scale, and geometric construction.
|DFTG 11053D Mechanical Modeling
In the 3D Mechanical Modeling course, the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Parametric modeling for mechanical drafting. The student will develop the skills necessary to create 3D models and presentation/working drawings.
|DFTG 2010Engineering Graphics
Covers the basics of computer terminology, input and output devices, file formatting, file management, for CAD software. Introduces students to the fundamentals of geometric construction, scale reading line relationship and basic history of the drafting concepts. Student will also be introduced to basic and intermediate CAD commands and procedures, and drafting concepts and principals.
|PHYS 1111Introductory Physics I
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, MATH 1112, MATH 1113 Corequisite: PHYS 1111L
The first course of two algebra and trigonometry based courses in the physics sequence. Topics include material from mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion, static equilibrium, elasticity theory, and simple harmonic motion), mechanical waves, theory of heat and heat transfer, and thermodynamics.
|PHYS 1111LIntroductory Physics I Lab
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, MATH 1112, MATH 1113 Corequisite: PHYS 1111
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1111. The laboratory exercises for this course include units of measurement, Newton's laws, work energy and power, momentum and collisions, one- and two-dimensional motion, circular motion and law of gravity, rotational dynamics and static equilibrium, elasticity theory, harmonic motion, theory of heat and heat transfer, thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound.
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