Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

TEC 101 - Introduction to Engineering Technology

This course serves as a gateway into the engineering technology profession.  Topics range from overviews of the engineering disciplines to the specifics of formatting a laboratory report.  Computer literacy is important to the engineering profession and successful completion of the course will require proficiency with word-processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint.  Most engineering problems require mathematical solutions that must be clear, neat, easily followed and accompanied with a clear sketch.  The engineering profession subscribes to a strong code of ethics which will be discussed and then applied to the students in the class.  Throughout the course projects will be assigned requiring team participation.

Credits: 3
2 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Objectives of the Course:

  1. Students will gain an understanding of the three major engineering disciplines (civil, electrical and mechanical).
  2. Students will understand the necessity for clear neat calculations.
  3. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a clear neat sketch of an engineering problem.
  4. Students will develop proficiency with common office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and their use in engineering applications.
  5. Students will develop a sense of responsibility based on the code of engineering ethics.
  6. All students will be required to contribute fully to team projects.

Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Clearly define the difference between the three disciplines of engineering technology at BCC:  Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical.
  2. Use word-processing software to prepare laboratory reports that includes graphs and equations.
  3. Setup and format a spreadsheet for simple calculations.
  4. Use prepared VBA routines to extend the function range of spreadsheet calculations.
  5. Prepare and present a technical PowerPoint presentation that includes graphics, calculations and graphs.
  6. Draw neat clear sketches to accompany problem solutions.
  7. Prepare neat logical solutions to engineering problems.
  8. Understand the ethical consequences of decisions made during their professional life.
  9. Work as a productive team participant.