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«Vermont Technical College Catalog 2009-2010 Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering Technology Business Technology and Management Computer ...»

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The course complements the architectural engineering curriculum by introducing students to the design of sustainable low-energy systems in small buildings and by providing tools for analysis in the schematic phase; 6 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2032 (may be concurrent with permission), 2051, and CET-2120 or CPM 2030 or AE.CET degree ARC 3020 Structural Analysis (3) fall This course covers the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures, building on the foundation that most students obtain in a course on statics. Topics include static determinacy and stability, reactions, member forces and moments in beams, frames, and trusses (2-D and 3-D) through both determinate and indeterminate methods, as well as approximate methods. Deflection analysis is also covered. Computer applications for analysis are used and matrix methods of analysis are introduced, as well as dynamics structural analysis; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520 and CET 2040 ARC 3030 Steel Structures Design (3) spring This course covers the design of steel structures, including typical structural elements such as tension members, beams, columns, base plates, connections, open web joists, and deck systems. Designs are based on the AISC Steel Construction Manual using the load and resistance factor design methodology. Issues such as economics of construction and constructability are also addressed; 3 hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite: ARC 3020, 3110, and CET 2120 ARC 3040 Electrical/Lighting Systems (3) spring This course familiarizes students with the various electrical and lighting systems commonly found in modern buildings. Systems include lighting, power, communications, and emergency systems. The course emphasizes design practices, safety/Code issues, and coordination with other design professionals and building trades; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2032, 3110, or SDT 3110 and ELT 3020 or SDT 4110 Course Descriptions ARC 3050 Fundamentals of Fluids and Thermodynamics (4) spring Students study the basic concepts and practical applications of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Topics include fluid properties and measurement; energy conservation; pipe and duct flow; pumps and fans; the first and second laws of thermodynamics; refrigeration; psychrometrics; basic thermodynamic processes; and HVAC; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520 and PHY 1043 ARC 3110 Codes and Loads (3) fall This course provides students with an understanding of which codes and specifications govern the determination of design structural, heating/cooling, and lighting/electrical loads for buildings and other structures. It introduces students to the determination of applicable code provisions, the application of those code provisions, and also to methods for calculating and estimating loads that are not specifically addressed (or are insufficiently addressed) in code books, manuals, and elsewhere. The course provides the basic knowledge and skills for the determination and use of such loads in courses such as steel structures design, concrete structures design, HVAC, plumbing, electrical/lighting, and Senior Project. Lectures introduce topics and methods of application; the studio emphasizes the application of codes and methods on varying structure types; 1 hour of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2032, CET 2120, and MAT 1520 or instructor permission ARC 4010 Concrete Structures Design (3) fall This course covers the design of typical statically determinate and indeterminate concrete structures. The course makes extensive use of the American Concrete Institute building code requirements and considers concrete and steel material properties, design approximations, design of concrete linear members (beam and columns), one- and two-way slabs, and foundation footings and walls; 3 hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite: CET 2120, ARC 3110, and 3020 ARC 4020 Architectural Engineering Management (3) fall This course covers many of the business, management, professional, and ethical subjects that architectural and other engineers may face during their careers. These include legal issues; business organizational frameworks; personnel and diversity issues; business planning and decision making; marketing; scheduling;

professional ethics; project and design cost issues (including engineering economics); information management; technical presentation skills; and others. The course helps students develop communication skills and the ability to analyze and create management-related documents using various methods and tools, especially in a team setting on team projects; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2040 ARC 4030 HVAC Systems (4) fall This course addresses the engineering aspects of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems design.

There is a focus on mechanical systems for commercial buildings that includes psychrometrics, basic HVAC calculations, design condition determination, load estimating, duct and pipe sizing, HVAC systems, and HVAC equipment selection. Students are required to perform system design on a commercial building in preparation for Senior Project. Introductions to energy conservation, comfort condition, indoor air quality, and mechanical codes are included. ASHRAE standards and international codes are used as a basis in these areas; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2032, 3050, and 3110 or SDT 3110 ARC 4040 Plumbing Systems (3) spring Students in this course learn the basic practices and techniques for the design of plumbing systems in buildings. International Plumbing Code commentary is the basis of course materials. Emphasis is placed on the design and calculations for sizing sanitary waste and vent systems; domestic hot and cold water systems; water heaters; storm drainage systems; and fire sprinkler systems, as well as fixture selection. Each topic includes discussions on materials and methods of construction and installation, code requirements, computer applications, specifications, and drafting symbols and standards; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2032 and 3050 Course Descriptions ARC 4050 FE Exam Survey (1) spring This course provides students and practicing professionals with applications for, and review of, engineering, math, and science concepts to prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination administered by most states as a first step toward professional licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE). The course focuses on topics that students have been exposed to previously and on topics that are generally easier to understand and apply with limited explanation of background material. FE exam topics that are covered significantly in Senior-level ARC courses (e.g., ethics and engineering economics) receive limited coverage.





Strategies for studying for and taking the FE and similar examinations are covered, as is the application of engineering judgment in general. Applications are primarily in SI units to match the FE examination;

3 hours of lecture/ laboratory per week for 8 weeks. Prerequisite: Senior standing in AET or an ABETaccredited program or instructor permission ARC 4720 Senior Project (4) spring This course is a capstone course that integrates knowledge and skills developed through other coursework and life experience. Students typically prepare drawings, design documentation, and presentations for a commercial project based on preliminary and incomplete architectural plans (the ASHRAE national student competition building is often used) or other information. Students work on electrical/lighting, mechanical, or structural systems. In most cases, a semester-long final design in one subject area is done; 2 hours of lecture, 6 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2022, 3030, 3040, 3110, 4010, 4020, and 4030 Automotive (ATT) ATT 1000 Freshman Orientation (1) fall This course helps students to gain basic skills for success in the automotive technology program through library workshops, laboratory report writing workshops, and an introduction to Vermont Tech support services. The course also serves to introduce students to the automotive field and includes wide-ranging discussion on topics such as career opportunities, graduate stories, Vermont auto history, repair order writing, and flat rate vs. straight time pay scales; 1 hour of orientation per week; graded Pass/No Pass.

Prerequisite: None ATT 1010 Suspension and Steering (3) fall This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the theory, construction, and design of vehicle steering and suspension systems. Emphasis is placed on the geometry of links and levers; the physics of hydraulics; vehicle suspension requirements; vehicle handling and dynamics; and the diagnosis of suspension problems; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None ATT 1020 Engine Diagnostics & Repair (4) fall This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, construction, design, and repair of the internal combustion engine. Topics discussed include engine classification; power and torque development; engine power-efficiency tests; engine performance parameters; and mechanical design and failure analysis. The mathematical solution of performance characteristics is demonstrated. Alternative engines and fuels are also discussed. The laboratory reinforces the lecture by providing engine performance diagnostic procedures and mechanical repair and overhaul procedures. System problem diagnosis and component failure analysis are continually stressed; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

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ATT 1040 Automotive Electrical Systems (4) spring This course is intended to give the student a thorough understanding of automotive electrical systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include the operation and testing of storage batteries, starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems, and basic accessory systems. The student will become familiar with various types of test equipment, diagnostic charts, and vehicle wiring schematics; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ATT 1120 ATT 1050 Alignment and Brakes (4) spring This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the theory, construction, and design of those mechanical devices utilized in tires, wheels and bearings, and hydraulic braking systems. Emphasis is placed on the geometry of links and levers; the physics of friction and hydraulics; vehicle braking requirements; vehicle handling and dynamics; and the diagnosis of brake problems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory, 1.5 hours of practical per week. Prerequisite: None ATT 1120 General Electronics for Automotive (4) fall This course will introduce the student to general electrical and electronic principles, theory, and components.

Topics include Ohm’s Law, circuit analysis, basic circuits, diodes, transistors, relays, and solenoids. The laboratory will use electrical test equipment to analyze and troubleshoot basic electrical circuits including warning systems, electrical accessories, and battery starting and charging systems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None ATT 2010 Engine Performance (4) fall This course gives the student an understanding of fuel delivery systems as they relate to the internal combustion engine. Topics include engine air/fuel requirements, gasoline fuel injection systems, diesel fuel injection systems, and vehicle emissions and emission controls. The analysis of fuel-related problems, diagnosis of component failures, and verification of repairs are included; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PHY 1030 ATT 2020 Body Electronic Systems (4) fall This course is designed to give the student an understanding of commonly used chassis systems. Major topics studied include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; instrument panels; air bags; and anti-lock brakes. The student is familiarized with system operation, diagnostic techniques, system failure analysis, and repair. The laboratory offers experience in diagnosis and repair of these systems as well as more practice

in using electrical diagnostic techniques; 3 hour of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite:

ATT 1010, 1040, and PHY 1030 ATT 2030 Advanced Engine Performance (4) spring This course is intended to give the student a thorough understanding of the electronic controls and devices used on the modern automobile power train. Topics to be covered include the theory, design, operation, and application of various domestic and foreign electronic control systems. Analysis of system problems;

diagnosis of system failures; component and system test procedures; and causes of premature component failure are studied in detail; 4 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ATT 1120 ATT 2040 Automotive Drive Trains (4) spring In this course, students learn the principles of construction, design, and operation of mechanical devices used in the modern automotive drive train. Specific topics to be addressed include helical and planetary gear drive systems; torque converters; hydraulic control systems; principles of electronically-controlled transmissions; clutches; manual transmissions and transaxles; drive shafts and axles; universal and CV joints; differentials; transfer cases; and problem diagnosis and component failure analysis; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

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ATT 2060 Advanced Technology Vehicle (4) spring This course will introduce students to the design, operation, and servicing of electric, hybrid, alternative fuel, and fuel cell vehicles. Topics will include basic physics and chemistry influencing design; motor and generator design and utilization; hybrid electric vehicle design variations; maintenance and service; and a

basic introduction top fuel cell vehicles; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite:

ATT 1020 ATT 2801/2802 Summer Internship/Internship Review (0/1) summer/fall This course is a ten-week summer cooperative education experience followed by a one credit fall internship review; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: Departmental permission [Course fee: $250] Biological Sciences (BIO)

BIO 1020 Introduction to Environmental Biology (4) fall



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