Academic Catalog

Material Science Classes

Blueprint Reading and Sketching

Item Number
MS 110
Credits
3

Introduces principals, terms, and definitions of reading and understanding blueprints. 

Intro to Codes & Specifications

Item Number
MS 120
Credits
2

Introduces codes and specifications terms, definitions and applications. Students will learn how to use and interpret terms in specific applications in field situations. 

Fundamentals of Welding for the Non-Welding Major

Item Number
MS 123
Credits
5

Students will identify, perform or witness various basic welding processes for prospective visual and non-destructive inspectors.

Fundamentals of Metallurgy

Item Number
MS 125
Credits
5

Provides an overview of metallurgy and its application in industry. Topics covered include metallographic sample preparation, hardness and tensile testing, fundamentals of physical metallurgy, and heat treating. 

Fundamentals of Composites for the Non-Composites Technician

Item Number
MS 126
Credits
4

Introduces the various kinds of composite parts. This course explores the different types of resin, matrices, fibers, cores and laminates. Students will explore their mechanical properties and the advantages of each type of composite structure. Covers the layup, winding, molding, curing and repair of composite parts. Explores the role of NDT in testing composite parts after fabrication and after repair and the kinds of defects found.

OSHA, Occupational, Health and Safety

Item Number
MS 128
Credits
3

Introduces OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA construction standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous and includes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention using OSHA standards as a guide.

Manufacturing Processes

Item Number
MS 130
Credits
5

Provides an overview of manufacturing processes. Topics include material properties, machining, joining, casting, forming, heat treating and finishing. Emphasis is placed on fundamental parameters of each process and advantages, limitations, and factors that should be considered when choosing a manufacturing process. 

Blueprint Reading Fundamentals

Item Number
MS 131
Credits
3

Covers basic lines and views of drawings, identifying and interpreting weld and fabrication symbols, and locating NDT requirements.

Principles of Troubleshooting

Item Number
MS 135
Credits
3

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of troubleshooting processes and procedures. Identifies thought processes used when troubleshooting and gives students the opportunity to put theory into practice. 

Statistics for Material Engineering Technicians

Item Number
MS 140
Credits
3

Students will learn to apply statistical concepts to the principles of material testing. Topics in statistics include analysis of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and theoretical frequency distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means and proportions of samples, correlation and regression, and statistical process control.

Fundamentals of Composites

Item Number
MS 145
Credits
4

Learn the fundamental construction of composites, advantages of composites over traditional materials, manufacturing methods, fabrication and assembly, testing and quality assurance, damage control, and repair.

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