Environmental and Technological Studies (ETS) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
ETS 100. Competency Exams
Demonstrated competencies in various curricula of vocational-technical education. Total of five examinations possible. Exams 1-4, 5 Cr. Exam 5, 0-20 Cr. 5-20 Cr. DEMAND.
ETS 115. Engineering Communication
Graphic solutions to engineering problems. CAD and technical writing. Free-hand sketching, lettering, scaling. Drafting considerations that pertain to the areas of engineering, surveying, and architecture. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 130. General Woodworking
History, development, and current role of our forest resource. Tools, machines, and processes involved in working with wood. Lab. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 134. Introduction to Construction Technology
Light and heavy structures, custom and factory construction. Residential construction procedures. Alternative and sustainable building practices to conserve energy and materials. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 153. Integrating Technology into STEM Curriculum
Techniques for STEM teachers. National standards in mathematics, science, and technology. Solving everyday problems. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 156. Introduction to Environmental and Technological Studies
Career opportunities, program requirements and expectations for students in Environmental and Technological Studies. 1 Cr. F, S.
ETS 157. Computers in Industry
Survey of computer applications, present and future impact on industry and society; introduction to computer hardware and software with emphasis on characteristics and limitations of modern computer systems. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
ETS 182. Technological Change and Sustainable Society [Goal 5, Goal 8]
Positive and negative effects of technology on social institutions and the environment. Sustainable solutions and practices. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 183. Technology and Third World Development [Goal 5, Goal 8] (Diversity/MGM)
Developing technology in the third world, including its application, adaption, and impacts on social and economic structures. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 185. Energy Resources and Issues [Goal 8, Goal 10]
Energy production, consumption/utilization, technologies, politics, and environmental impacts. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 186. Introduction to Aerospace Technology
To acquaint the student with aerospace, technology and the supporting systems from its history to the future. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 253. Technology Education Curriculum
Technology education, history, and philosophy, selection of content, curriculum development, developing classroom activities, and professionalism in technology education. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 260. Introduction to Environmental Studies [Goal 10]
Past, present and future human environments. Environmental concerns. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 262. Environmental Instrumentation
Study of common laboratory instruments to monitor air, water and soil quality. Lab. Prereq.: CHEM 160 or 210. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 270. Electronics Technology
Electrical and electronic practices. Basic theories, production and generation, conductors, semiconductors, insulators, resistance, capacitance, inductance, direct and alternating current circuit theory. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 310. Management for Technologists, Scientists and Engineers
Management theories, concepts, principles, functions, and processes related to applied science, engineering, and technological systems. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 312. Computer-Aided Design
Three-dimensional graphic design representations, engineering drawings, cutter path data for numerically controlled machine tools. Lab. Prereq.: 117, 311 or consent of instructor. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 314. Industrial Design
Product design principles; structural; aesthetic; and intellectual property considerations; and product function. Graphic illustration and model development and prototyping. Lab. Prereq.: 115 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 322. Communication Technology
Methods of communication including: foundations, current practices, and trends. Acoustic, electramagnetic, optical systems for origination, transmission, reception, and storage of information. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 325. Commercial Graphics
Computer-based systems for design of, and proofing for commercial production of, illustrations, logos, diagrams, and instruction manuals. Digital color separation, prepress activities, platemaking, and offset printing techniques. Lab. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 330. Construction Design and Processes
Designing and manufacture of construction products; maintaining and using construction equipment. Lab. Prereq.: 130 or equivalent. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 335. Electrical and Mechanical Systems in Residential Construction
Electrical, plumbing, and climate control systems in residential construction. Lab. 3 Cr. F, ALT.
ETS 336. Residential Construction
Major components of residential construction. Lab. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 343. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Computer aided numeric control, process planning and control, and group process technology. Lab. Prereq.: 374. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 345. Manufacturing Processes
Production processes in metals-based industries including foundry, welding, and machining practices. 3 Cr. F, ALT.
ETS 348. Synthetics Technology
Identification, classification, properties, and uses of synthetic materials. Design, theory, and experimental techniques. Lab. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
ETS 353. Instructional Strategies
Instructional strategies in technology education, learning theories, approaches and delivery systems, evaluation and assessment, and planning laboratory facilities. Prereq.: 253. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 360. Environmental Literature
Analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of perspectives on environmental issues. Prereq.: 260 or consent of instructor. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 363. Resource Management
Energy and material resource management including waste generation, energy efficiency/conservation, and resource recovery. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 367. Environmental Regulation
Environmental regulations that control human impacts to air, water, and land resources. Processes of administering environmental laws in the U.S., including national, state, and local legislation, administrative agencies, and regulatory actions. Prereq.: 260. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 368. Introduction to Soil Science
Soil formation and classification. Relationship between physical, chemical and biological characteristics and processes of soil with the environment. Lab. Prereq.: 262 or CHEM 160 or permission. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 373. Environmental and Technology Assessment
Assessment of technological development and environmental quality in society. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 374. Production Technology
Study and application of principles of production as they relate to construction and manufacturing. Management aspects including OSHA regulations and UBC codes. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 375. Society and the Environment [Goal 5, Goal 10]
Inter-actions between humans, technology, and ecological systems. Human perceptions of the environment; environmental impacts of technology; and political, technological, and social responses to environmental issues. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 388. Transportation/Energy Technology
Exploration of transportation/energy as the prime mover of people and products within a society; transportation/energy processes including energy storage and power/energy conversion. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 414. Practicum (Topical)
Practical experiences and research in a technological system in communication, construction, manufacturing or transportation/energy. May be repeated to maximum of 6 credits. Letter grade or S/U grading. Lab. 1-3 Cr. DEMAND.
ETS 418. Architectural Design and Working Drawings
Design of residential home. Working drawings, specifications, building codes, and landscaping. Blueprint reading symbols and concepts. Computer-aided home design. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
ETS 430. Mass Production
Care and application of production machines. Production principles. Lab. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
ETS 446. Manufacturing Concepts
Management, production, and personnel practices. Contemporary industrial technology. Lab. 3 Cr. F, ALT.
ETS 448. Synthetic Composite Technology
Materials, tools and processes associated with synthetic composite technology. Product design and development. Lab. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
ETS 450. Construction Documentation
Construction contracts, documents, and legal analysis. Pre-construction, contract administration, project record-keeping, and close-out. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 456. Senior Project (Capstone)
Review overall curriculum, technical aspects, relationships between courses, assessment of student academic earning, and development of a senior project, and development of portfolio. Successful completion of this course with a "C" or better meets the Upper Division Writing Requirement for the Department. Prereq.: 156. 3 Cr. F, S.
ETS 458. Workshop: Modular Technology I
Modular Technology laboratory systems to develop higher level thinking skills (synthesis/evaluation) in relationship to various technologies in the areas of Communication, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation and BioTechnology. Testing and assessment of modular units. 2 Cr. SUM.
ETS 461. Current Issues in Environmental Science
Capstone course for Environmental Science majors. Contemporary topics in environmental sciences. Prereq.: BIOL 312, ESCI 230, CHEM 320, or permission of instructor. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
Environmental and Technological Studies (ETS) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
ETS 405/505. Foundational Technical Developments
The universal characteristics of technology, its foundational technical developments, and their effects upon culture. Tools, materials, processes, systems. 3 Cr. F, ALT.
ETS 413/513. Workshop: CAD Practices
Computer-Aided Design. Solid modeling design software. 3D graphics model development and virtual prototyping. Lab. 3 Cr. SUM.
ETS 435/535. Workshop: Concrete and Masonry Academy
Masonry and concrete construction. Classroom, tours, and hands-on activities. 3 Cr. SUM.
ETS 436/536. Construction Scheduling and Estimating
Preliminary, detail, and quantity estimating and scheduling techniques for residential and small commercial projects. 3 Cr. F, ALT.
ETS 444/544. Internship
Offered only to students who hold internships with industrial organizations for which advanced approval has been given by the department. May be repeated; however, a maximum of 9 Cr. will count toward an undergraduate degree and 4 Cr. toward a graduate degree. 1-9 Cr. DEMAND.
ETS 451/551. Workshop: Technology Education Activities
Developing activities for the secondary education technology educator. 1-3 Cr. F, ALT.
ETS 460/560. Standards for Technology Education
Standards at the local, state, and national levels and how the standards are integrated and the impacts on technology education. 3 Cr. SUM.
ETS 463/563. Environmental Toxicology
Fate and flow of environmental contaminants and stressors which affect populations including pesticides, heavy metals, organic pollutants, and physiochemical factors. The effects of toxicants at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Prereq.: 260, CHEM 140 or permission of instructor. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 465/565. Wetland Environments
Wetland types, definitions, and formation. Wetlands identification and delineation. Human-wetland interactions. Prereq.: 260 and 262 or permission of instructor. 3 Cr. F.
ETS 467/567. Soils and Environmental Quality
Chemical, physical and biological principles of soils. Influences of soil on biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and trace elements. Management of polluted soils. Prereq.: 260 and 262 or consent of instructor. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
ETS 468/568. Waste Management Systems
Characteristics and design of waste management systems. Environmental, financial, and societal implications of waste management. Prereq.: 260 or permission. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
ETS 469/569. Environmental Systems Modeling
A landscape approach to the dynamics of environmental systems. Graphical modeling of the hydrology of stream flow, water quality, and wetland restoration in an agricultural watershed. Prereq.: 260 or permission of instructor. 3 Cr. S.
ETS 482/582. Renewable/Nondepletable Energy
Evaluation of energy resources including environmental, social, political, and economic considerations; synthesis and evaluation of renewable resource potential/rationale. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
ETS 485/585. Workshop: Transportation Academy
Systems, modes and impacts of transportation in society. Tours of transportation facilities in land, air, space and marine transportation systems. Creating transportation activities for classroom use. 3 Cr. SUM.