http://www.uwplatt.edu/ind_studies

Department Chair: Francis X. Steck
Office: 409 Pioneer Tower
Phone: 608.342.1246
E-mail: steck@uwplatt.edu

About the Department and Majors

Technology education prepares students to teach in elementary, middle level and secondary school systems. A student completing this major receives Department of Public Instruction certification to teach technology education (220 license). The strength of the program is in the collaboration between professional education course requirements and technology course requirements. Technology education majors learn hands-on approaches to illustrate the effects of technology on modern life.

The Industrial Technology Management programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Industrial Technology Management is a hands-on, applied engineering, management degree. Students are required to select at least one emphasis as a part of this major.

The Building Construction Management Emphasis prepares graduates to enter middle management positions in  construction industries as project managers, estimators, schedulers and in supervision.

The Building Construction Safety Management Emphasis prepares students to enter the construction industry as safety directors, safety managers, safety trainers and consultants.

The Manufacturing Technology Management Emphasis prepares graduates to enter industry in technical, engineering, managerial and staff positions in the areas of production, manufacturing, design, technical sales and services, and quality assurance. Coursework In the Metals Processing Technology Minor is certified by the Foundry Educational Foundation, one of twenty-five certified  schools in the nation.

The Occupational Safety Management Emphasis prepares graduates to enter manufacturing, construction, business, consulting agencies, insurance companies and government agencies in management and engineering positions.

A cooperative education and internship program is administered by the department. Through a supervised work experience with approved employers, students gain the advantage of up-to-date knowledge and practical experience related to their major and area of specialization. Students wishing to complete an industrial internship must meet the following requirements:

  1. The following general education requirements must be completed before a student will be and permitted to enroll in an industrial studies internship: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230, SPEECH 1010 and mathematics (three credits);
  2. Be in good academic standing and be classified as a junior (minimum 60 credits);
  3. Be approved and registered for the credits prior to the internship or cooperative education experience;
  4. have completed 18 credits of industrial studies coursework (INDUSTDY) to include INDUSTDY 1010. Three credits in INDUSTDY 4990 are required; however, a maximum of eight credits may be counted towards a student’s degree.

Mission Statements and Student Learning Outcomes for the Department and Majors/Emphases

The mission of the UW-Platteville Department of Industrial Studies is to provide exceptional quality education and practical experiences for students. The instruction provided will emphasize theoretical and practical studies, internships, applied research and the relationship of management and technology toward the preparation of competent leaders for a global society.

Industrial Technology Management Emphases Mission Statements

  1. The mission of the Building Construction Management Emphasis is to prepare competent professional leaders who understand the interrelationships between management and construction technology and apply their skills to solve real-world problems in a global society. Building construction management student learning outcomes are:
    1. Students will be able to estimate the cost of construction.
    2. Students will be able to plan and execute a schedule of construction.
    3. Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in using computer graphics and management software programs.
    4. Students will be able to evaluate and plan for HVAC, electrical and plumbing using various schematic drawings.
    5. Students will be able to identify advantages and disadvantages of various construction materials for specific situations.
    6. While on the job site, students will be able to demonstrate safe operation of construction tools and equipment.
    7. Students will be able to develop and implement construction safety plans, recognize safe practices and also make corrections for unsafe conditions at the job site.
    8. Students will be able to perform various surveying techniques in plotting for construction.
    9. Students will be able to demonstrate various aspects of construction administration.
  2. The mission statement of the building construction safety management emphasis is to develop highly competent professionals and leaders in the fields of construction management and safety who understand the interrelationships between management, construction technologies and site safety. Building construction safety management learning outcomes are as follows. Students will be able to:
    1. Estimate the cost of construction
    2. Plan and execute a schedule of construction
    3. Promote a safety culture
    4. Interpret government regulations and policies as they pertain to construction safety
    5. Conduct job safety analysis and safety inspections of construction sites
    6. Evaluate construction drawings and specifications relative to the construction trades, including, but not limited to, plumbing, electrical and HVAC
    7. Evaluate the safety requirements of construction activities and develop plans of action and safety procedures as needed
    8. Identify advantages and disadvantages of various construction materials for specific situations
    9. Students will have the opportunity to earn an OSHA 30-hour construction safety card
  3. The mission of the Manufacturing Technology Management Emphasis is to offer the best educational opportunities to prepare professional and technical leaders for manufacturing and service industries. These opportunities emphasize theoretical and practical experiences, internships and applied research. The program stresses the relationship of management and technology for the preparation of competent industrial leaders for a global manufacturing environment. Manufacturing technology management student learning outcomes are:
    1. Students will be able to identify advantages and limitations of industrial materials in the manufacturing of products.
    2. Students will be able to explain the basics of industrial processes.
    3. Students will be able to develop and execute a production plan for manufacturing and a plan for the procurement of equipment.
    4. Students will be able to assess in practical terms the elements of a quality system.
    5. Students will be able to assess the cost of delivering a product or service using various work measurements and cost analysis techniques.
    6. Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to lead others within the vision, values and ethics in the global economy and deal with personnel issues having an appreciation for cultural differences.
    7. Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to utilize computer technology through graphics, programming, machining and communication.
    8. Students will have the ability to adapt and modify to current needs.
    9. Students will have the ability to problem solve and identify root causes.
    10. Students will be able to understand research procedures through interpretation of data and through conducting research.
    11. Students will be able to develop and implement manufacturing safety plans.
  4. The mission of the Occupational Safety Management Emphasis is to develop highly competent professionals and leaders in the field of safety and health through classroom preparation, laboratory activities and internships. These educational experiences emphasize safety policies, procedures, issues and incidents in the global workplace. Occupational safety management student learning outcomes are:
    1. Students will be able to interpret government laws and policies as they pertain to safety.
    2. Students will be able to conduct safety facility inspections at work sites.
    3. Students will be able to promote a safety culture.
    4. Students will be able to analyze work situations for ergonomic issues.
    5. Students will be able to develop emergency disaster preparedness plans.
    6. Students will be able to analyze the safe operation of equipment, machines and tools in the course of work.
    7. Students will be able to develop and deliver safety programs at the workplace.

Technology Education Mission Statement

The mission statement of the technology education program is to prepare the finest technology education teachers in the state of Wisconsin.

Competencies for technology education majors are elaborated under the 10 Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure. The WSTDL standards as they apply to technology education include:

Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure

Standard # 1

The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

Standard # 2

The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.

Standard # 3

The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

Standard # 4

The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem-solving and performance skills.

Standard # 5

The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation.

Standard # 6

The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the classroom.

Standard # 7

The teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community and curriculum goals.

Standard # 8

The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.

Standard # 9

The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

Standard # 10

The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents and agencies in the larger community to support students’ learning and well-being.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation120
General education44-58
Major studies48-54

Majors

INDUSTDY 1010 Principles of Safety and Risk Management 3 Credits

A study of the principles of industrial safety and the associated management of the risk exposures. The course includes basic industrial safety concepts, analyzing safety and health issues at the workplace, accident causation, and prevention theories. Emphasis is placed on teaching them their role as a manager for safety in the work place.A review of applicable safety standards are also covered in the course.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

INDUSTDY 1030 Introduction to Manufacturing 3 Credits

An introduction to manufacturing principles, systems, and operations. The relationship of manufacturing to the major technological systems (Energy/power, Communication, Construction, and Transportation) is examined. Product development/engineering design is simulated through use of 3-D software.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 1130 Wood Technology 3 Credits

An introduction to basic woodworking processes used by industry. The design process and problem solving are emphasized through development of a portfolio. A problem is identified by the student, then solved through the construction and testing of a project.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: INDUSTDY 1010 Principles of Safety and Risk Management
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 1200 AC/DC Fundamentals 3 Credits

Students study direct and alternating current circuits and their characteristics, Ohms Law, Kirchhoffs Laws, voltage dividers, power, etc. Labs are performed using multimeters, oscilloscopes, circuit simulation software, and breadboards.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1010 and Math placement level of 15 or MATH 15
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 1230 Technical Drafting 3 Credits

An introduction to basic drafting techniques as a means of graphic communication. The principles of defining shape and size are studied utilizing computer aided drafting techniques. Activities deal with precise, applied graphic representation including precision and limit dimensioning associated with a variety of industrial situations.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: Math placement level of 15 or MATH 15
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 1260 Building Construction Drafting 3 Credits

An introduction to basic drafting techniques as it pertains to building construction. The principles of defining shape and size are studied utilizing computer aided drafting techniques. Topics include sketching, projection, architectural dimensioning, sections detail views, print reading, and components of residential and commercial building structures.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: Math placement level of 15 or MATH 15
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 1430 Introduction to Metals Processes 3 Credits

An introductory course surveying metalworking processes. Designed to impart academic and laboratory understanding of the fundamental principles of: machining, fabrication techniques, welding, casting and other metals manufacturing processes.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1010 and ENGLISH 1130 and (Math placement level 15 or MATH 15); C: INDUSTDY 1030 or INDUSTDY 1750
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 1530 Power Systems Technology 3 Credits

An analysis of methods of transferring industrial power. The basic principles of applied mechanisms, electrical actuators, control systems, engines and introductory pneumatics and hydraulics are emphasized in the course.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1010 Principles of Safety and Risk Management
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

INDUSTDY 1830 Synthetic and Composite Materials 3 Credits

An introductory course to industrial materials including plastics, metallics, and ceramics and their limitations. The rationalization of enhancement of properties by combining the traditional industrial materials and applications of composite materials. This course is lab and lecture and the lab activities are emphasizing the spectrum of plastic matrix composite, testing, and evaluation of materials.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1010 Principles of Safety and Risk Management
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 2040 Special Issues in Industrial Studies 1-3 Credits

The study of selected topics common in the industrially oriented disciplines. The issues to be covered will be identified in the course title.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 2430 Building Construction Materials 3 Credits

A study of the properties and application of building materials including concrete, block and brick masonry as they are related to residential and commercial building construction. Lab includes the introduction to 3D CAD modeling of buildings and the drawing of building details as they pertain to the building materials.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1260
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 2540 Materials and Techniques of Building Construction 3 Credits

The basics of construction surveying, the properties and application of wood as a building construction material, an introduction to the use and application of the psychrometric chart, moisture control, the impact and prevention of mold, and analyses of building techniques. Lab includes the performance of various analyses via 2D/3D CAD, spreadsheets and other analysis methods.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2430 and COMPUTER 1830 and Math placement level 30 or MATH 1530
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 2910 Plastics Technology 3 Credits

The history, material chemistry, safety, properties, and testing are discussed. Plastic parts design is introduced. Plastics processing techniques, including the seven common plastics processing techniques and other specialized production methods are demonstrated.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1830
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 3140 General Construction Estimating 3 Credits

Principles, theories, and systems of general construction estimating; quantity survey techniques; standard forms; material costs and labor pricing; and the use of computer estimating software.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2430 and COMPUTER 1830
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 3150 Polymeric and Ceramic Materials 3 Credits

An analytical course that introduces students to the science and chemistry of polymeric and ceramic materials. The course is divided into two parts: Part I contains the fundamentals of atomic bonding, crystalline structures, phase diagrams, kinetics, and effects; Part II discusses the properties, design considerations, and applications of these industrial materials.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1830
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 3160 Machining and CNC Programming 3 Credits

An intermediate course combining academic and laboratory principles of machining, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), computer assisted part programming, and CAD/CAM. Several laboratory projects develop knowledge and familiarity with machining centers and turning centers.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 and INDUSTDY 3050
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 3180 Construction Safety Management 3 Credits

A practical study of construction safety management principles and concepts are covered in this course designed for Building Construction Management majors or minors and Occupational Safety Management majors or minors. The course includes various management strategies for the identification, evaluation and correction of unsafe behaviors in effort to reduce injuries, fatalities and accidents on the construction site. Emphasis is also placed on the understanding of selected Code of Federal Regulations # 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Standards utilized in the development of a safe and healthy working environment.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2710
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 3210 Construction Laboratory 3 Credits

Laboratory and field experience in basic carpentry and masonry principles, concrete forming, brick and block laying, estimating, scheduling and related areas.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1130 and INDUSTDY 2430
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 3220 Construction Procedures 3 Credits

Planning and analysis of work methods, scheduling and its computer applications, control of crews, materials and equipment selection, CPM and PERT methods of scheduling, contract types, the project manual concept, and construction specification writing and interpretation.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2430 and MATH 1830 and COMPUTER 1830
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 3230 Digital Electronics 3 Credits

Students will study digital and linear integrated circuits utilized in control systems applications. Timer circuits, logic gates, and interfacing will be used in applications. Field Programmable Gate Array and microcontroller programming and applications will be studied in class and implemented in labs.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1200
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 3260 Semiconductors 3 Credits

Students study the theory and applications of diodes; BJT, FET, and MOSFET transistors; SCRs, Triacs, etc. The lab focuses on rectifiers, filtering, voltage regulation, applications of transistor switching, and 8-bit microcontroller programming, I/O, and control.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1200
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 3310 Metallurgy and Joining Processes 3 Credits

An intermediate course studying the physical and mechanical properties of metals and their alloys, and the principles of heat treatment of ferrous and non ferrous alloys. Laboratory and theory on welding and joining processes and their affects on the metallurgy and physical properties of metals. A semester project on metallurgy or a joining method with a final report and presentation are requirements of the course.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 and INDUSTDY 3050
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 3460 3D Industrial Production Drafting 3 Credits

Expands 2D drafting concepts using AUTOCAD and provides integration of drafting and design procedures with 3-Dimensional software. Students will explore introductory through intermediate techniques including part model creation, assembly model creation, part drawing documents, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and other modeling features related to 3D solid modeling. Students will apply drafting and design principles to component parts toward various applications to meet industry standards.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 and INDUSTDY 1230 and Math placement level 15 or MATH 15
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 3480 Metalcasting Technology I 3 Credits

Technical study and laboratory investigation into processes used in the manufacture of non-ferrous metalcastings. Special emphasis on the following processes: green sand molding and testing, evaporative pattern casting, investment casting, chemically bonded sand, and shell sand. Also, lecture and discussions on the following topics: gating practices, sand technology, coremaking, casting defects, pattern development, metallurgy of aluminum and light alloys, metallurgy of copper base alloys, and cast trends in the metalcasting industry.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 and INDUSTDY 3050
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 3550 Fluid Power and Servo Systems 3 Credits

The study of fluid power theory and their applications to agricultural and industrial processes. The course includes the examination of fluids, pumps, compressors, conditioners, control devices, actuators, symbols, and circuitry. Other course areas include an introduction to electrical, electronics, and fluid servo systems.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1530 or AGET 1750
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 3560 Industrial Control Systems 3 Credits

The course includes the principles of measurement and control fundamentals including relay control systems, ladder logic, programmable controllers, industrial sensors, control software, and computer-controller systems.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1200 and INDUSTDY 1530
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 3570 Fleet Safety Management 3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the students to the potential for loss in fleet operations. Topics discussed will include case studies of fleet related incidents as well as the loss prevention strategies utilized by industry. The student will be introduced to the components of a fleet safety program and be required to develop an actual fleet loss control plan.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2710
Typically Offered: SpringRNG-EVEN

INDUSTDY 3590 Industrial Hygiene and PPE 3 Credits

This course consists of two major topic areas: industrial hygiene and personal protective equipment. The first is concerned with the chemical and physical hazards that impair the health of workers while on the job. Emphasis in the course is in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards. Students receive experience in monitoring exposure of workers to harmful hazards and harmful physical conditions. The second topic area focuses on personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements and their use.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2710
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 3930 Teaching Technology Education 3 Credits

Teaching methodology, delivery styles, and curriculum development for technology education. Unit planning, lesson planning, and aligning curriculum to standards are emphasized in an interactive teaching/learning environment.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: TEACHING 1230
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 3940 Materials Testing and Evaluation 3 Credits

A technical study and evaluation of industrial materials and processes using destructive and nondestructive evaluation methods. The course is designed to increase breadth and depth of knowledge of differing material characteristics and properties. Emphasis is given to understanding and application of processes used in material selection and testing methods.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: (PHYSICS 1050 or CHEMSTRY 1050) and (INDUSTDY 3050 or INDUSTDY 1830)
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 3950 Industrial Design for Production 3 Credits

Study of design principles, production methods, and simultaneous manufacturing techniques. Emphasis is on understanding and application of the design process. Laboratory activities focus on the design and production of a product.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1010 and INDUSTDY 1030 and INDUSTDY 1230 and Math placement level 15 or MATH 15 and ENGLISH 1130 and 1230
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4020 Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 Credits

The study of selected topics common to the industrially oriented disciplines. The topic to be covered will be identified in the course title.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: consent of instructor or department chair
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4030 Electrical Power 3 Credits

A study of the methods and systems of AC and DC power generation, distribution, and motors. Other course areas include motor controllers, mechanical switches, and other industrial control systems.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1200
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4130 Industrial Laser Application 3 Credits

An investigation of principles and applications of lasers and laser systems as they pertain to manufacturing, service, and communication industries. The use of lasers in industrial, medical, and military applications will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to industrial applications such as cutting, welding, and heat treating.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 3050 and INDUSTDY 1830
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4160 Metal Manufacturing Senior Design 3 Credits

Application of the principles of design, metal cutting theory, CNC programming, metalcasting, and other metals manufacturing methods. In order to complete the semester project students will also apply production tooling methods, cost and time estimating, and quality measurement. An in depth final report and presentation are required.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 3050 and INDUSTDY 3160 and INDUSTDY 3460
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 4360 Specialized Drafting Practices 3 Credits

This course provides an integration of 3-D drafting practices as they are applied to technical drafting problems. Conventional and computer aided drafting and design procedures will be applied to auxiliary and sectional views, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, gears, cams, fixture layout, applied mechanics, and special fields of drafting to create assembly drawings for production.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 and INDUSTDY 1230 and INDUSTDY 3460
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4410 Construction Hazard Control Solutions 3 Credits

The course is entirely dedicated to identifying and developing control plans for the hazards associated with the entire construction industry. This course is designed so the student will be able to recognize, evaluate and develop safety management techniques for the control of the hazards associated with the operations of all areas of construction including but not limited to: residential, light commercial, heavy commercial, industrial, heavy industrial and the transportation industry. This class is completely dedicated to current applications in the construction industry.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 4480 Industrial Robotics 3 Credits

Study and application of robotic systems to include: fundamentals, classification, integration in manufacturing systems, end-effectors, sensors, vision systems, auxiliary equipment and control systems, safety and cost justification. Basics of robot programming is applied.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1530
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4490 Metalcasting Technology II 3 Credits

In depth course in cast iron metallurgy and ferrous foundry practice. A semester project is chosen and followed through to completion. To complete the project many skills will be taught: melting practice and furnace operation, calculation of the risering and gating system, verification using computer modeling, patternmaking, molding, and pouring. Metallurgical analysis of the project produced is also necessary and a final report and presentation will be made.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 and INDUSTDY 3050 and INDUSTDY 3310 and INDUSTDY 3480
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4510 Construction Heavy Equipment Safety 3 Credits

The course is dedicated to the hazards associated with the heavy equipment that is used in the construction industry. This course is designed so the student will be able to recognize, evaluate and develop safety management techniques for the control of the hazards associated with the operation of the heavy equipment.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 4520 Construction Technical Certifications 3 Credits

The course is entirely dedicated to the enhancement of the Building Construction Safety Management student¿s portfolio. The course will include several nationally recognized professional development modules. They include but are not limited to the following: crane safety, excavation safety, aerial lift safety, forklift safety, fall protection safety, arc flash safety, confined space safety rigging, safety crane signaling. Note: This course may require extra time out side of the normal class room hours to complete.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 4510; C: INDUSTDY 4910 (for ITM majors only)
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4530 Residential Planning and Design 3 Credits

Residential planning, design and construction; specific emphasis is placed on the presentation plans, home ownership, housing, design requirement, and special structural design considerations. Laboratory work consists of developing a complete set of working architectural plans and related specifications using conventional and CADD drafting practices.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2430
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4630 Building Systems Analysis 3 Credits

The major building systems which include electrical systems, climate controlling systems, lighting systems, and water supply and drainage systems are studied.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2430 and INDUSTDY 2540 and COMPUTER 1830 or CIVILENG 2120
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4640 Curriculum and Facility Planning 3 Credits

Curriculum development through design of a program of study. Procedures for identifying and organizing content are examined. Laboratory design and layout are correlated with curriculum through examination of building codes, safety requirements, and equipment specifications.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: TEACHING 1230
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4650 Commercial Estimating 3 Credits

Principles, theories, and systems of commercial cost estimating and the use of computer estimating software.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 3140
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4720 Seminar in Safety 3 Credits

Programs in safety are explored with safety resource experts from industry, education, and government agencies invited as speakers. Additional time is devoted to topics to prepare the safety student for the safety profession. Included would be such topics on how to develop resumes, employment opportunities in the safety profession, and certification available in the safety profession.
Components: Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2710 and junior standing
Typically Offered: EVERY/3RD

INDUSTDY 4750 Disaster Preparedness 3 Credits

Principles of organization on the local, state, and national levels concerning natural and human disasters. A systematic and realistic approach to hazard analysis and mitigation. An opportunity is provided to participate in a class disaster preparedness project.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2710
Typically Offered: EVERY/3RD

INDUSTDY 4770 Loss Control Safety Management 3 Credits

The role of management involved with principles of organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation of occupational safety programs is provided in the course. Methods of controlling losses, basic risk management theories, behavioral-based safety concepts and others are studied. Emphasis is placed on accountability and measuring safety performance at all levels of industry.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2710
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4820 Principles of Vocational-Technical Education 2 Credits

An examination of the historical roots of vocational-technical education. Readings and research are conducted on the current trends and issues facing vocational-technical education in a high tech society. Satisfies Vocational Certification.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: TEACHING 1230
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4840 Construction Administration 3 Credits

Construction company organization; contract documents; legal, ethical, business, and management procedures; and principles of construction management.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2430
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4850 Thermoforming Technology 3 Credits

A course emphasizing process description and process evaluation. The course is divided between lab and lecture. The students will learn theoretical knowledge of plastic forming processes and practical experience running equipment. Topics include injection molding and extrusion.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2910
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 4860 Injection Molding Technology 3 Credits

The course is an investigation of the science and technology of injection molding as a common method of production of plastic articles. The description of the technology and machinery will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to part and mold design, use of CAD-CAM and simulation packages such as Mold-Flow. Students will have hands-on opportunities of working with mold preparation, machine operation, process trouble shooting and part evaluation.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2910
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4870 Extrusion Technology 3 Credits

A course designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of design, evaluation, and processing technique as they pertain to the plastics extrusion industry. The course emphasizes process description, profile design, die production, process and cost evaluation. The students will learn theoretical knowledge of extrusion and extrusion processes, production and troubleshooting of this production technique.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1830 and INDUSTDY 2910
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 4880 Fire Protection and Environmental Safety 3 Credits

This course consists of two major topics of study: (a) A study of the nature and theory of fire hazards; preplanning to prevent fires; the systems approach to fire protection services; the technology of fire control; and the application of theory and technology to solving fire problems; and (b) developing an understanding of the principles and concepts inherent to the environmental regulatory structure within the United States and the State of Wisconsin. Students will receive an overview of environmental regulations, terminology, and management practices
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2710
Typically Offered: Fall

INDUSTDY 4900 Work Measurement and Human Factors 3 Credits

A study of methods to improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of work methods. This course is intended to provide an understanding of the principles of motion economy and work measurement techniques using graphing and charting tools, process picture mapping, 5S value stream mapping, quantitative analysis methods, lean manufacturing and SixSigma concepts. The course is designed for those responsible for supervising or conducting work measurement in industry, but is also valuable for any business or service organization.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 and MATH 1830
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4910 Construction Safety Capstone 3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the senior level student the skill sets for the development of the management tools necessary to be successful in the construction safety management profession. The course will include the development and application of the GAP process. The components of a risk management improvement plan, safety manual, critical incident management process and an organizational performance system will be covered. The students will apply the concepts of the psychology of risk, as well as gaining the experience of communicated within an organization both in written and presentation formats. The student will receive actual tools to take with them to utilize in their new profession.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 4510; C: INDUSTDY 4520 (for ITM majors only)
Typically Offered: Spring

INDUSTDY 4940 Quality Assurance 3 Credits

The study of techniques and procedures of assuring and maintaining the quality of industrial products and services. Statistical process control methods such as variable and attribute control charts, acceptance sampling, process capability and reliability are examined. The course also studies modern quality systems, Six Sigma, industrial experimentation and ISO standards.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 and MATH 1830
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4950 Production Planning and Control 3 Credits

An investigation and study of the integrated approach of effective management practices associated with production planning, scheduling, and control. Operations strategy, quality of work life, global competition, lean manufacturing, forecasting methods, supply chain management practices, scheduling and plant facilities layout are stressed.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 1030 or BUSADMIN 2330
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4960 Commercial Building Planning and Construction Techniques 3 Credits

Specific emphasis is placed on planning/materials/methods and construction practices associated with general building construction including people/buildings/cities, land planning, infrastructure, equipment/machines, codes, pre-engineered buildings, and innovative technologies.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2430
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4970 Independent Study in the Department of Industrial Studies 1-3 Credits

Independent study is a contractual learning experience resulting in a technical report, research paper, project, or a combination of these. Selection of the area of study is done by the student in consultation with the instructor.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4980 Training and Supervision 3 Credits

An investigation of the duties and responsibilities of first-line supervisors. Emphasis is given to worker motivation, effective communication with employees, recruiting and selecting employees, supervisory leadership, employee evaluation and discipline, special interests in the workplace, employee training needs, and industrial training programs.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing and 18 credits in industrial studies
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

INDUSTDY 4990 Industrial Studies Internship 1-8 Credits

An on-the-job assignment commensurate with the instruction program and approved by the industrial internship coordinator. May be repeated for up to 8 credits, but must be progressively more advanced.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: INDUSTDY 2710 and 15 additional credits in industrial studies and other requirements per the Industrial Studies Internship Handbook
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

Faculty and lecturers

Additional information about the Faculty and Lecturers below may be found in the Faculty and Academic Staff section of this catalog.

Albers, Mark A.

Gamini, Bandar

Heimerdinger, David

Kaiser, Colleen R.

Lee, Sangwook

Metzloff, Kyle E.

Miner, Mark

Rimel, Eric W.

Shelstrom, Marc R.

Smidt, Warner K.

Steck, Francis X.

Tas, Sinan