Technology Courses

Technology (TEC) courses

  • TEC 100 Survey of Electronics

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for MTH 100 or higher and either ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or COMPASS reading score of 81 or greater or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or Accuplacer Reading score of 85 or higher or 'C' or higher in ENG 100 or IDS 150 or departmental permissions. A survey of electronics including electrical and electronic safety. Ohms Law, passive and active devices, amplifiers, digital fundamentals and communications systems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

  • TEC 105 Technology's Impact on Society

    Technological progress of agriculture and industry and its socio-economic impact in a global environment.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • TEC 111 Manufacturing Materials and Processes

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for MTH 100 or higher and either ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or COMPASS reading score of 81 for greater or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or 'C' or higher in ENG 100 or IDS 150 or departmental permission. An introduction and survey of the materials, such as ferrous and nonferrous alloys, ceramics, plastics, wood and composite materials, machines and tools such as lathes, drill presses, milling machines, welding and processes employed in manufacturing industries. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

  • TEC 112 Introduction to Supply Chain Management

    Covers objectives and processes of supply chain management activities including procurement, manufacturing, forecasting, planning inventory management, capacity requirements management, material control and logistics.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

  • TEC 120 Technology Career Center Varible Content Course

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in an approved 525, 900 or 1050 clock hour career center program and completion of 12 credit hours of course work at Missouri State University-West Plains. A variable content course resulting from an articulation agreement with the South Central Career Center, Ozark Mountain Technical Center or other approved career center. The topic will be identified by the career center program title. Approved programs from the South Central Career Center include Auto Body and Collision Repair, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Carpentry, Commercial and Advertising Art and Welding Technology. Approved programs from the Ozark Mountain Career Center include Auto Body Repair 1 & 2, Auto Mechanics 1 & 2, Carpentry 1 & 2, Computer Installer & Repair 1 & 2 and Welding Technology 1 & 2. Other programs will be evaluated on an individual basis. Students must attain a 'C' grade or better in the applicable core competencies. Similar courses at other institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis. Credit for this course will be transcripted upon completion of 12 credit hours of course work at Missouri State University-West Plains. The transferability of this course to other institutions must be confirmed with the institution. This course may be repeated subsequently or taken concurrently for a total of 24 credits. A total of 12 credit hours will be assigned for 900 and 1050 clock hour programs.

    Credit hours:
    12
    Lecture contact hours:
    12
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • TEC 123 Employment in the Manufacturing Occupation

    An introduction to shop safety, new hire best-practices, communications skills, manufacturing tools, maintenance practices, work stations and equipment rigging & lifting. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

  • TEC 165 Manufacturing Machine Technology

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 111 or concurrently or departmental permission. This course provides students with an introduction to manufacturing technology. Students will learn about shop safety, print reading, operation and programming of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, including lathes, plasma cutters, milling and grinding machines.Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

  • TEC 175 Welding Technology

    This course provides instruction in welding theory, principles and applications. Topics covered in this course include shop safety, shielded metal arc welding, gas welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, ox fuel cutting, plasma cutting, math for welders, blueprint reading and metallurgy. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

  • TEC 197 Special Topics in Technology

    A variable content learning module consisting of lecture, discussion, studio projects and/or field projects that can change from semester to semester. Topics will be identified by title in the schedule of classes. The course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours if the topics differ.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • TEC 200 Applied Electricity and Electrons

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 100 or concurrently or departmental permission. An introduction to the production and use of electrical energy in motors, generators and electronic circuits. Students learn the construction and operation of motors, generators and electronic control circuits. Includes electrical and mechanical safety, theory, concepts and hands-on-operation of electrical equipment associated with various power systems. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

  • TEC 220 Technology Managment

    Covers technological innovation and how to effectively acquire, utilize and manage technology to improve the business' competitiveness and opportunities for success.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

  • TEC 232 Quality Management

    A study of quality and lean management in business and industry. Topics include leadership and strategic planning, human resource practices, customer service and satisfaction, process management, performance measurement, Six Sigma principles and principles of lean production.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

  • TEC 245 Mechanical Systems and Fluid Power

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 165 or departmental permission. An introduction to shop safety, design, implementation and troubleshooting of mechanical and fluid power systems. Includes mechanical equipment alignment, balancing and leveling as well as calculations for gears, gearboxes and motor sheaves. Additionally, includes pump and valve operations as well as fluid contamination and control. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • TEC 250 Safety Management

    Accident causes and effects, OSHA, workers' compensation, accident investigation, safety audits, safety promotion and training and safety hazards and their prevention.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

  • TEC 255 Project Management

    Focuses on how projects contribute to the goals of the organization. Students will examine a project manager's role in an organization, project management tools/techniques and the interpersonal skills needed to complete the project. Students may not receive credit for both TEC 255 and CTC 255.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • TEC 260 Alternative Energy-Biofuels

    Prerequisite(s): TEC 200 or departmental permission. An introduction to the production of energy from various forms of wood gasification technology. Students learn the construction and operation of wood gasification technology systems. Includes theory, concepts and hands-on-operation of wood gasification technology and energy efficiency. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • TEC 265 Alternative Energy-Solar

    Prerequisite(s): TEC 200 or departmental permission. An introduction to the production of energy using various forms of solar technology. Students learn the construction and operation of passive and active solar technology systems. Includes theory, concepts and hands-on-operation of solar technology and energy efficiency. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • TEC 270 Alternative Energy-Wind

    Prerequisite(s): TEC 200 or departmental permission. An introduction to the production of energy from various forms of wind turbine technology. Students learn the construction and operation of wind turbine technology systems. Includes theory, concepts and hands-on-operation of wind turbine technology and energy efficiency. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • TEC 275 Automated Manufacturing

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 165 or departmental permission. An introduction to shop safety, motor controllers, discrete input/output devices, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) including basic ladder logic, communications and troubleshooting as well as robotics applications. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • TEC 299 Technology Internship

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours or equivalent experience. The technology internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. This internship course gives students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. This course may be repeated for a total of six credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer