An introduction to plane surveying techniques, including distance measurement, note keeping, leveling, angle measurement, care and use of instruments, traversing, stadia, topographic surveys, and mapping.
The study of the materials, methods and techniques used in building construction projects. The course will cover the construction process from idea conception to project closeout, including building and material codes, materials and methods, material quantity surveys, and construction procedures. Primary emphasis will be on structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, wood, and combined structural systems. Also included will be building exterior and interior finishing systems. The laboratory includes a study of the methods and techniques used in blueprint reading for building construction. It will cover the use of construction drawings, scales, orthographic views, symbols, sections, and graphical interpretation, specific to the building construction industry to include structural steel detailing, reinforced concrete detailing, masonry sections, wood sections, and schedules for interior finishes and accessories.
The study of the materials, methods and techniques used in site work, highway, utility, and other heavy construction projects. The primary emphasis is construction equipment selection, production calculations, and material handling. Topics will include site layout, aggregates and soils classifications, earthmoving basics, cranes and lifting equipment, concrete and asphalt production and paving. The study of the methods and techniques used in blueprint reading for heavy, highway, and site construction. The laboratory will cover the use of construction drawings, scales, orthographic views, symbols, sections, and graphical interpretation, specific to the heavy and highway construction industry to include topographic maps, profiles, engineering scales, and cross sections.
Prerequisite: CIT 122 or permission of instructor.
Study of stress, strain, bolted, riveted and welded joints, centriods, shear, moments, designing of beams and columns. Demonstrations by instructor and some tests performed by students on various materials such as steel, timber, cast iron and aluminum.
Design, investigation, and crafting of elementary reinforced concrete and structural steel members including rectangular beams, T-beams, columns, foundations, retaining walls, prestressed concrete, steel plate girders and columns, welded and bolted connections.
The study and laboratory testing of soils and concrete. Topics include the nature of soils, soil testing, plain concrete, asphalt concrete, and aggregates. The laboratory covers field and lab tests including soil and aggregate graduation, specific gravity, soil compaction, soil liquid limit and plastic limit, soils shear, concrete proportioning, slump, air content, compression testing and inspection.
An introduction to basic construction management and organization. Topics include project organization, staffing, labor relations, planning, critical path scheduling, integrated job cost control, production control, and job site safety.
An introduction to cost estimating of a construction project. Topics include generating preliminary cost estimates from early phase design drawings and specifications, and estimating techniques used to prepare a final bid for a project, including quantity take offs, material pricing, and labor costs.
This course will cover the application of the construction contracts, drawings, and specifications to the construction process. It will cover the role construction documents play as a communication tool for understanding the roles and responsibility of the construction parties. It will follow both the CSI (Construction Specification Institute) and the NYSDOT (New York State Department of Transportation) formats.
Prerequisites: CIT 122, CIT 123 or permission of instructor; corequisite: CIT 217.
Continuation of ELT 101 into AC circuit analysis using complex numbers and phasors. Topics include: magnetism, inductance, reactance, impedance, power, resonance, filters, Fourier series, transformers and dependent sources. Includes network analysis using Thevenin, Norton, mesh, and nodal techniques. Computer analysis of AC circuits is introduced. Concurrent lab applies theory and develops competence in measuring voltage, current, time, frequency, phase, and frequency response, using the dual-trace oscilloscope, multimeters, and swept frequency function generator. Construction project is a power supply which is used to introduce rectifiers, filters, regulation and ripple. A specific programmable scientific calculator is required. Contact Department for details.
Prerequisites: ELT 101 or ELT 121 required; MTH 140 or MTH 135 or MTH 164 or some trigonometry background recommended.
Covers a wide range of introductory skills and techniques required by an electronic technician. Topics include AND, OR, NAND, NOR, NOT logic functions and integrated circuits, Boolean Algebra, number systems, flip-flops and simple applications.
Prerequisite: Level 6 Math placement or MTH 098 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent
Covers a wide range of introductory skills and techniques required by an electronic technician. Topics include semiconductor physics, general purpose and zener diodes, linear power supplies, transistors, transistor amplifiers, and basic operational amplifiers.
Prerequisite(s): ELT 111 with a grade of C- or better (required) and ELT 102 (taken concurrently or previously completed); TEK 101 (recommended).
A one-semester algebra-based electric circuit analysis course for majors mainly in Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology and Optical Technology, as well as others requiring an introduction to both DC and AC signal driven circuit analysis of series, parallel and series parallel resistive circuits and series RC circuits. Topics include: voltage, current, resistance, conductance, Ohm's law, Kirchoff's Voltage and Current laws, voltage and current dividers equations, power, capacitance, a brief introduction to inductance, RC time constant circuits, capacitive reactance and impedance, superposition, Thevenin, Norton, Theorems, computer analysis, and an introduction to troubleshooting. Lab teaches use of digital multimeters, analog VOM, power supplies, dual-trace oscilloscope, function generators, and an introduction to computer generated circuit analysis using Multisim, the concept of circuit loading and meter frequency limitations.
Prerequisite: High school algebra with some trigonometry or MTH 135.
NOTE: Students with no trigonometry should consider taking MTH 164 concurrently.
This course introduces students to basic principles of electricity with an emphasis on their use in technical applications. While learning basic theorems of electricity and completing problem solving exercises, students build and test simple electrical circuits and become familiar with the use of basic test equipment. They also build and test a simple robotic car that uses electrical and electronic circuits in its operating functions.
Prerequisite/corequisite: MTH 104 or MTH 135 or permission of department.
This course will provide the fundamentals of a programmable logic controller (PLC). Hands-on instruction and industrial type applications of PLCs requiring relay ladder logic control and a study of automated manufacturing and the functions of PLCs in an industrial environment will be provided. Topics include components of a PLC, memory organization, discrete input/output, numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean Algebra, relay ladder logic, timers, counters, word level logic, and troubleshooting.
A study of linear amplifier and filter circuits. Course topics include small-signal and power amplifiers using bipolar, field-effect transistors and integrated circuits. Frequency response of amplifiers and filters using Bode plots are studied along with the use of negative feedback in systems. Students build, test and troubleshoot amplifier circuits using popular test equipment in the laboratory. The computer (Multisym) is used to analyze single and multistage amplifiers and filters.
Prerequisites: ELT 102 and ELT 112 with a grade of C- or better.
This course covers pulse waveforms, linear circuit responses and switching circuit analysis, pulse-shaping and pulse-generating circuits, flip-flops, one-shots, registers and counters. Different IC logic family characteristics (TTL, NMOS, ECL, CMOS, LVT) will be analyzed and compared. An integral study and analysis of the circuits used when interfacing the different types of IC logic families will be covered. There will be an in-depth analysis and practical applications of the various digital number systems and codes. Arithmetic manipulation of signed and unsigned binary numbers will be also covered. An introduction to the 8-bit microcomputer architecture will be presented. The student will perform computer analysis of digital circuits using the “Electronics Workbench Multisim” software. By means of a Capstone design project, this course offers an integrated learning experience that was designed to give the students a hands-on, real world engineering problem solving experience. Students will design, build, troubleshoot, demonstrate and present a digital capstone design project. Several laboratory experiments throughout the semester will require formal written reports.
Prerequisites: ELT 102 and ELT 112 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department.
A survey of electronic circuits and systems in industrial and control settings. Topics include a description of various popular sensors, industrial electronic devices such as SCRs, Triacs, and UJTs, ladder diagrams using relays and their solid-state equivalents, actuating devices including a large number of motors and controllers, and finally the use of programmable logic controllers. The student builds and tests a number of industrial electronic circuits and controllers in the laboratory. The computer (LavVIEW) is used to analyze, emulate, and test various control systems.
Prerequisites: ELT 201 and 202 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department.
An introduction to radio communication theory. Topics include oscillation, tuned and rf amplifiers, transmission line effects, matching techniques using the Smith chart, spectral analysis using the Fourier series, AM/FM/SSB transmitter and receiver designs, video and stereo designs, and data communication. In the laboratory, students build and test communication circuits using an assortment of popular devices and test equipment used in this field. The computer (Multisym) is used to emulate, analyze, and collect data for communication circuits and systems.
Prerequisite: ELT 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department chairperson.
NOTE: In addition to prerequisite, ELT 202 is recommended.
A study of digital systems and the building blocks that make up digital systems. The emphasis will be on microprocessor-based systems hardware, programming and interfacing. The major topics include arithmetic circuits, multiplexers, demultiplexers, decoders, encoders, tri-state bus devices, DACs and ADCs, memory devices (SRAM, DRAM, Flash, PLD's, ROM), microprocessor architecture, microcomputer architecture, I/O modes and interfacing, digital communication standards. The student will learn to program an 8-bit microprocessor (MC68HC11) in assembly language, and will develop the hardware and software for microprocessor-controlled applications. The student will be introduced to a 16-bit microprocessor (MC68000). Major differences between 8-bit and 16-bit microprocessors will be discussed. The lab portion of the course will concentrate on building, testing, and troubleshooting of digital systems including MC68HC11 and MC68000 based microcomputer systems, using oscilloscope, logic analyzer, signature analyzer and computer.
Prerequisite: ELT 202 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department.
This course introduces students to motors and controls. Students are introduced to electromagnetic devices, transformers, DC and AC motor theory. Semiconductors and solid state electronics are also covered.
This course introduces students to the use of analog and digital electronics in the control of electrical and nonelectrical processes. Students are introduced to the use of sensors, actuators, and control circuitry along with the use of micro-controllers in controlling various processes.
An advanced level course that covers the programming and applications of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). It will focus on program troubleshooting, hardware troubleshooting, data manipulation, math instructions, subroutines, and event-driven and time-driven sequences. Advanced topics such as HMI devices, PID, HMI, data communications, and SCADA will be discussed.
A course which combines the basic skills needed to communicate ideas in a graphical format with the understanding and use of a 2D and 3D CAD program (AutoCAD). The student will be able to generate 3 view drawings and pictorial sketches. The student will also be able to interpret and understand fully dimensioned drawings and create their own drawings using AutoCAD software. Understanding of the basic principles of 2D and 3D CAD will be reinforced to allow the student to quickly learn additional software packages in the future.
Prerequisite: Some experience with mechanical drawing is desirable, since most students in this course have had one or more terms of drawing.
This course is a study of basic mechanical components. The course will span the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components and the roles they play in the system. Students will gain knowledge and experience with materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties. Additionally, troubleshooting techniques will be introduced for identifying and resolving mechanical faults. Preventative maintenance methods and mechanical component safety will be emphasized. Technical documentation such as data sheets and specifications of mechanical elements will also be covered.
This course is a study of fluid power technology using fluids or compressed air as the transfer media. Complete hydraulic and pneumatic systems are studied including power sources, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, lines, valves and actuators. Students will learn troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize and correct malfunctions. Preventative maintenance and safety issues will also be discussed.
An introductory course in Solid Modeling using SolidWorks software. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on laboratory experiences, the student will learn the basics of solid modeling design. Projects will focus on the importance of design intent and geometric relations to maximize the efficiency of the design process.
Prerequisite: MET 101 (may be taken concurrently or previously completed).
An advanced course in solid modeling techniques for both part and assembly design using SolidWorks software. The student will learn to design using multiple solid bodies and surfacing through lecture and hands on experience. Other topics covered include Animations, Sweeps, Lofts, Molding and Weldments. The student will also have an opportunity to create a prototype using a 3D printer.
Prerequisite: MET 121 or ENR 153 or permission from Department.
The student learns to apply Computer Aided Design tools to analyze the functional parameters of parts and assemblies. Student teams are required to design and analyze assemblies in a hands-on project based learning environment. Course modules include kinematic and motion analysis, tolerance analysis and functional loading analysis of parts and assemblies.
This course engages the student in the study of the Vector Mechanics of Mechanical Systems in Static Equilibrium. The student will study Force Systems, Constraint Mechanisms, Basic Beam Theory and Structures including: Trusses, Frames and Machines. The course prepares the student in the basic development of equations and systems of equations necessary for the solution to engineering problems needed for future study.
Pre-requisites: MTH 140 with a grade of C or better OR MTH 165 with a grade of C or better; Co-requisite: PHY 131 or higher (or previously completed)
This course introduces the student to the nature of materials used in the design and manufacture of products and machinery. Ferrous, non-ferrous, polymers, ceramics, composites, and naturally occurring materials are all covered in this course. The emphasis is on material selection, production, and formation into final product. A companion lab gives the student the ability to get hands-on experience in understanding the structure, testing, and selection of materials.
Students will study classical vector mechanics dealing with the laws of motion. The course covers kinematics, the study of motion without reference to cause, and kinetics, the study of motion as a result of applied forces and moments.
Prerequisite: MET 203 with a grade of C or better.
This is a course which studies the practical use of advanced strength of materials principles, allowing the student to interpret the failure mechanisms necessary for optimized machine element design. Computer based tools are used to create analytical tools.
Prerequisite: MET 203 with a grade of C or better.
This is the second of a two-course sequence in Machine Design Theory. It is an advanced course in which mathematical analysis, industry best practices, and system interpretation are used for the effective design of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams and mechanisms. Computer based tools are applied to create flexible design and analytical tools.
Prerequisite: MET 225 with a grade of C or better.
This course provides hands-on experience in the control, maintenance, and simulation of a mechatronics system in a team environment to promote learning a broad array of job-ready troubleshooting skills in integrated technologies. Topics will include system level programming/troubleshooting, applications and calibration of mechanical drives, electronic sensors, input/output devices.
Prerequisites: MET 107, MET 110, ELT 130, and ELT 134, each with a grade of C or higher.
Familiarizes students with the important aspects of technical optics, including terminology, fundamentals and principles, optical instruments and their relation to mechanics and electronics; wave optics including such recent developments as lasers; optical processes and testing techniques, and photography and its uses. This course should provide the student with an appreciation of how optics may be related to their own major interests.
An introductory course dealing with terminology and techniques in the use of analytical and laboratory methods for planning, executing and evaluating arrangements using components such as mirrors, prisms, thin and thick lenses, diffusers, stops, reticles, and various types of light sources. Reflection, refraction, dispersion, image formation and aberrations are studied with emphasis on the ray concept of light.
(Students not enrolled in an optical technology program may be admitted to the class with approval of the Department Chairperson.)
The student will study the engineering team and the role of the technician on that team. The student will work with basic measurement tools and study the fundamental concepts of metrology. Computer analysis of data using MS Excel will be introduced, including some Six Sigma basic quality control tools. Basic use of Windows PC is expected.
Concepts developed in OPT 131 are applied to the study of illumination and photometry, colorimetry, testing techniques for optical components and systems including the eye, telescope, microscope, photographic systems and optical methods of dimensional measurement.
The chemical, optical and physical principles of the photographic system. In a series of laboratory assignments, the student gains experience in the use of a wide variety of equipment, as well as techniques of photographic testing of the system for image quality, information capacity, densitometry and sensitometry. Each student plans and executes a pictorial presentation related to a technical project.
Prerequisites: OPT 131, OPT 151 and OPT 211, or permission of instructor or permission of department.
A study of light waves and how they may be used in today's technology. Electromagnetic radiation, coherence, interference and diffraction phenomena, transfer functions and the generation and use of polarized light. Analysis, manufacturing techniques and use of selected instruments using wave optics such as spectrometers, interferometers, diffraction gratings and thin film coatings. An introduction to properties and use of lasers and holography.
Prerequisites: OPT 151 and MTH 140, or permission of department.
A study of selected materials, processes and test measurement techniques employed in the manufacture of modern optical instruments, including physical principles and equipment used. In the laboratory portion, each student has opportunity to perform all steps in planning, tooling, fabricating, testing, coating and finishing precision optical elements such as telescope mirrors.
This course will stress laser applications in science and industry, including measurement, communication, machining, information recording and holography. The basic principles of laser operation, construction and technology will be discussed in such a way that the student will be able to suggest and implement new ideas, and understand old ones, concerning laser applications and holography. The laboratory will include the actual recording and processing of holograms and other laser experiments.
Prerequisite: OPT 211 or permission of department.
A study of current processes, machinery and tools employing CNC technology that are shaping the methodology in manufacturing optical components. The course is designed to be very interactive, providing laboratory experience on the following subjects: CNC grinding and polishing, planetary grinding and polishing, tolerancing and metrology.
Prerequisite: OPT 213 or permission of department.
This course extends and complements the two semesters of optical fabrication already in the curriculum. It covers assembly of multiple optical elements into cemented and mechanically mounted lens systems. It includes training in precision cleaning and inspection of optical surfaces. It also includes advanced metrology skills such as interferometry of transmitted beams and measurement of the optical transfer function. These are all skills that an advanced technician needs for the majority of optics industry clients. This course reinforces and consolidates the knowledge gained from the existing optical fabrication courses.
The student will explore the roles of the various members of the engineering team. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the role and tasks of the engineering technician. An introduction and description of each of the major technical fields will be provided. An extended review of the problem solving and graphic techniques common to all engineering technologies will be included. This review will emphasize mastery of the mathematical operations required.
Introduction to computers as a tool for the technician. Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Visio are covered in the class. Students will use applications to create spreadsheets, graphs, drawings and technical documents.