The Engineering Technology Division at Chattanooga State Community College and the Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations collaborated to develop The Automation Mechatronics Program which integrates the fields of mechanical, electrical, control, and computer engineering. This concentration was created because knowledge across these disciplines is essential to improve and/or optimize the functionality of modern engineering systems. Students receive both classroom instruction and hands-on training in electronics, robotics, programmable logic controllers, manufacturing processes, fluid power, and welding. The Automated Mechatronics track prepares the engineering technician for positions in automated assembly and manufacturing processes such as Volkswagen or other industrial settings. Now enrolling for May 2013.
The Engineering Technology Division at Chattanooga State Community College and the Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations collaborated to develop a premier Car Mechatronics Program (CMP) that begins in May 2013 at the state-of-the-art Volkswagen Academy. The goal of the program is to produce the best trained, multi-craft body and car mechanics in the automotive industry through a unique educational program. Simply put, instruction in Car Mechatronics provides students with knowledge and hands-on training in basic metalworking, welding, automotive technology, automotive electrical/electronic systems, hydraulics and pneumatics, protection systems and technical drawings.
Nondestructive Testing (NDT) refers to quality control testing performed on a material or component that does not interfere with the future usefulness of the product. NDT (also known a NDE for Nondestructive Evaluation) is a broad, interdisciplinary field that plays a vital role in assuring the safe operation of equipment and systems, such as bridges, airplanes, petroleum pipelines, and boiler tubing.
The Welding Engineering Technology concentration enables students to pursue careers in the high-growth welding industry and begin the path to attain a Certified Welding Inspector or Certified Robotic Arc Welding certificates. Students learn foundation concepts such as Welding Principles, Visual Inspection, Electrical fundamentals, and Metallurgy.
The field of Industrial Technology involves the application of specific technologies to engineering systems or manufacturing processes. The Industrial Technology concentration is specifically designed for students holding prior learning credentials in the following areas:
Graduates have the choice of pursuing immediate employment in the construction industry with a testing firm, materials supplier, specialty contractor, land surveyor or governmental inspection bureau. Some of the other career options include construction estimator, construction inspector, land surveyor, construction materials lab technician, construction supervisor, project planning, and construction safety.
The Engineering Systems Management concentration combines competencies in engineering technology with management skills. Students acquire a foundation that includes studies in Manufacturing Processes, Computer Aided Design, Statistics & Quality Control and Project Management. Students then earn a Technical Certificates in one of three tracks:
Graduates enter the workforce prepared for several technology-driven fields. They are equipped with the skills of preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair that are highly sought after in manufacturing, chemical operations/production, nuclear power/service industry and food & beverage processing. Students may specialize in one of three concentrations; Automotive Production, Electrical and Instrumentation or Mechanical Systems.
The technical certificate in International Business is designed to immerse students in the global forces and influences that shape business in the 21st century. All students, regardless of transfer or career status, may pursue the International Business technical certificate.
Students will attend three hours of lecture, discussion and group activities per week. Enrollment and participation in a one, three-hour lab per week is also required. In the laboratory students will utilize the scientific method of inquiry, learn to use scientific instruments, develop measuring and data analysis skills, examine models and specimens. Outside of the scheduled class and laboratory sessions students are required to complete associated internet activities and readings from the text and other sources.
Linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, matrix algebra, linear programming, mathematics of finance, and probability. Applications in business and finance.
Students will learn about various design elements as they operate in three-dimensional form. Projects will focus on real space and three -dimensional reality, involving both relief and freestanding forms.
This seven-week course will introduce students to a variety of new tools and equipment available through the scupture department and highlight new ways to safely utilize these tools, such as wood and metal working, in all types of artistic practices.