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Technology Education Course Discriptions

EIA 1049  Introduction to Teaching Technology Education
This course provides the opportunity for each Technology Education student to begin the professional development phase as it relates to the philosophy along with the theory and practice of Technology Education. Modeling activities will connect curriculum and pedagogical methods within lecture and laboratory environments. Students will also conduct 15 hours of selected 6-12 school observations. 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman standing)

EIA 2284C Standards Based Processes in the Technology Education Classroom
This course is an introduction to the materials and processes used in 6-12 Technology Education Classrooms to create units of instruction. Laboratory projects will focus on current standards of technological literacy that include: bio-related, construction, electronics, information, manufacturing, and transportation technologies. This course should be taken the same semester as EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed) 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman standing)

EIA 3223C Issues in Appropriate Technology
This course delves into the issues surrounding appropriate technology as it relates to affordable and efficient alternative energy systems, production systems, waste management, alternative fuel, and issues that concern Third World Countries. All students will conduct research on a specific problem and choose the appropriate technology to solve the problem using research and design processes to create useful and practical lab activities within a technology education classroom. 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing)

EIA 3230C Processing and Testing of Engineering Materials in Technology Education
This course is an introduction to the diverse engineering materials used in technology; specifically, ceramics, polymers (woods, plastics, etc.), and metals. Lecture and laboratory exercises will provide students with a comprehensive base of knowledge in relation to physical hands-on experience with materials, tools and machines. This course will also be the catalyst for future student endeavors that involve the safe use and production of engineering materials within a 6-12 technology education classroom. 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman/Sophomore standing)

EIA3237C Transportation Systems
This course focuses on developing a basic understanding of transportation systems that include: land, water, air and space transportation. Students will engage in design processes and problem solving laboratory exercises to explore the diverse components of transportation systems and subsystems to be taught in technology education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing)

EIA3240C Special Needs Students in Technology Education
This course will allow students to investigate the trends and issues regarding students with special needs. Topics covered will be at-risk, behavioral, mental and physical disabilities and the processes regarding Individual Educational Programs and teaching strategies and activities within a Technology Education Classroom. Students will also conduct 15 hours of selected 6-12 school observations. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing)

EIA3260C Construction Practices
This course focuses on contemporary practices in the Construction Industry. Emphasis will be placed on residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Additionally, students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct a construction and structural design component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing)

EIA3264C Principles of Technical Drawing and Design
This course will focus on basic engineering drawing skills including freehand drawing, orthographic, projection and basic descriptive geometry, axonometric drawings, and developments. Emphasis will be placed on documentation of design work using manual drafting; computer aided drafting, and freehand sketching. Students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct a technical drawing component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed) 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman/Sophomore standing)

EIA3269C Bio-Related Technologies for Technology Educators
This course is designed to provide students an overview and practical lab experience in Bio and Medical Technologies. Additionally, students will explore pedagogical strategies to assist in their future classrooms. Historical, contemporary, and future trends in Bio and Medical Technologies will be investigated. Related activities will give the student an opportunity to design, produce, test and present experiments and projects within this content area that can be used in a technology education classroom. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching TE); EIA 2284C and EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing)

EIA 3270 Electricity/Electronics Technologies
Content in this course will provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the field of electronics technology.  This course will also focus on the demonstration of technology tools, machines and instruments including processes of materials used in business and industry. EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing)

EIA375C Energy and Power in Technology Education
This course will focus on the technological processes surrounding energy and power. Historical and contemporary forms of energy as they are related to science and mathematics will be explored and then tested within laboratory activities. Special emphasis will be place on alternative energy sources such as wind and solar energy in addition to global efforts regarding sustainable energy will be examined. Students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct an energy and power component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.), EIA2284C, EIA 3264C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Sophomore/Junior standing)

EIA4228C Information Systems in Technology Education
This course will focus on content and methods of teaching information systems; past, present, and future communication technologies, processes, and influences, of drafting, printing and digital photography and video, and the Internet on humans and society. Students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct an information systems component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.) 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Freshman/Sophomore standing)

EIA4220C Introduction to Robotics and Automation for Technology Educators
This course will allow the student to investigate both stationary and agile robotics as they apply to Technology Education. Students will investigate several types of robotic processes to design robots and robotic systems. Students will develop units of instruction related to robotics and automation systems. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed.); EIA2284C; EIA3230C; EIA3265C; EIA3271 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Junior/Senior standing).

EIA4360C Instructional Methods in Tech Ed
This course will address philosophical issues, psychological issues relating to pedagogy, curriculum development and lesson plan design as well as instructional methods used in the Technology Education classroom. Emphasis will be placed on lesson delivery, classroom management, and teaching and learning styles. All students will participate in instructional activities at selected K-12 schools for 15 hours of field experience.  Prerequisites: Senior Standing

EIA4664C Manufacturing Enterprises
This course will explore all aspects of the manufacturing and design process. Through inception to production, the student will use all facets of the design process to actually produce a product through a study of basic concepts of manufacturing and engineering technologies by experiences in forming, separating, combining, assembling and finishing materials used in the production of a manufactured product.  Additionally, the development of a company portfolio and a product will be produced and sold to faculty, staff, students and family. Students will be provided with instructional methods to be able to conduct a manufacturing enterprise component in 6-12 Technology Education classrooms. Prerequisites: EIA 1049 (Intro to Teaching Tech Ed); EIA2284C; EIA3230C; EIA3265C, EIA4228C 3 Units – Lecture/Lab (Junior/Senior standing).

Electives

***Required Special Topics Core*** (Students choose one course from the core that is of interest to them and their teaching goals within Technology Education)

EIA3265 Special Topics in Engineering and Design
Research and/or lab experiences in development of Engineering and Design practices in the Technology Education classroom.  Experiences may be in-or out-of-class at the discretion of the Professor/Instructor. Prerequisites: Permission by the Professor/Department Chair. Required Elective Special Topics Core (Senior Standing)

EIA3271 Special Topics in Electronics/Energy & Power
Research and/or lab experiences in development of Electronics/Energy & Power practices in the Technology Education classroom.  Experiences may be in-or out-of-class at the discretion of the Professor/Instructor. Prerequisites: Permission by the Professor/Department Chair. Required Elective Special Topics Core (Senior Standing)

EIA3280C Special Topics in Transportation Technologies
Research and/or lab experiences in development of Transportation practices in the Technology Education classroom.  Experiences may be in-or out-of-class at the discretion of the Professor/Instructor. Prerequisites: Permission by the Professor/Department Chair. Required Elective Special Topics Core (Senior Standing)

EIA3283C Special Topics in Manufacturing
Research and/or lab experiences in development of Manufacturing practices in the Technology Education classroom.  Experiences may be in-or out-of-class at the discretion of the Professor/Instructor. Prerequisites: Permission by the Professor/Department Chair. Required Elective Special Topics Core (Senior Standing)

EIA3292C Special Topics in Construction
Research and/or lab experiences in development of Construction practices in the Technology Education classroom.  Experiences may be in-or out-of-class at the discretion of the Professor/Instructor. Prerequisites: Permission by the Professor/Department Chair. Required Elective Special Topics Core (Senior Standing)

EIA3293C Special Topics in Information Systems
Research and/or lab experiences in development of Information Systems practices in the Technology Education classroom.  Experiences may be in-or out-of-class at the discretion of the Professor/Instructor. Prerequisites: Permission by the Professor/Department Chair. Required Elective Special Topics Core (Senior Standing)

Elective – Not Required


EIA4221C Work Experience in Industry
Technology Education Program credit for students who may have experience or are currently working in a Technology Education related industry. A series of written reports and conferences with an Instructor are required Prerequisite: Permission by Professor or Department Chair. 3 Units – Elective (Junior/Senior standing).