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Department of Technology

Department of Technology Minors

In addition to the six undergraduate majors offered by the Department of Technology, there are five undergraduate minors available to students at the University of Northern Iowa.  Below, you will find a breakdown of curriculum and important information regarding each minor.
 


Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) Minor

This minor is intended to provide knowledge and hands-on skills in Electrical and Electronics Technology.  Computer Science, Physics, Technology Education, Technology Management, Manufacturing Technology, Business and many others would be some of the majors that could fit well with the EET minor.  The EET minor provides basic theory and hands-on experience in the field of electrical circuits, electrical power and machinery, analog/digital electronics, PLCs and their applications.

Catalog Number Course Title Number of Credits
Mathematics
 
MATH 1150 Calculus for Technology OR 4
MATH 1420 Calculus I  
Computer Science
 
CS 1130 Visual BASIC Programming OR 3
CS 1160 C/C++ Programming  
Physics
 
PHYSICS 1511 General Physics I OR 4
PHYSICS 1701 Physics I for Science & Engineering  
Technology Courses
 
TECH 1037 Introduction to Circuits 3  
TECH 1039 Circuits and Systems 3
TECH 2038 Introduction to Electrical Power and Machinery 3
TECH 2041 Introduction to Analog Electronics 3
TECH 2042 Introduction to Digital Electronics 3
TECH 3164 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 3
 
Total Hours: 29
 

Graphic Technologies Minor

A minor in Graphic Technologies reinforces a student's primary field of study. Students in the minor program gain a competitive edge by understanding the concepts of computer programs, desktop publishing, typography, and printing and publishing applications. Because of the department's reputation and curriculum, there are numerous career opportunities for graduates of the Graphic Communication minor.

Catalog Number Course Title Number of Credits
Technology Courses
 
TECH 1022 Communication Technology 3  
TECH 1055 Graphic Communications Foundations 3
TECH 2070 Digital Pre-Media 3
TECH 3196 Industrial Safety 3
TECH 4161 Digital Graphic Communications 3
Technology Electives (select two)
6
TECH 3144 Web Publishing  
TECH 3150 Graphic Communications Imaging  
TECH 3163 Advanced Digital Pre-Media  
TECH 3169 Digital Imaging I  
TECH 4158 Graphic Communications Technical Visualization  
TECH 4194 Graphic Communications Estimating and Mgmt. I  
 
Total Hours: 21
 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology- Design Minor

The Manufaturing Engineering Technology - Design Minor is available to all UNI majors except Manufacturing Engineering Technology majors.  Students in this minor get an understanding of manufacturing processes and computer-aided design.

Catalog Number Course Title Number of Credits
Mathematics
 
MATH 1150 Calculus for Technology OR 4
MATH 1420 Calculus I  
Chemistry
 
CHEM 1020 Chemical Technology OR 4
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I  
Physics
 
PHYSICS 1511 General Physics I OR 4
PHYSICS 1701 Physics I for Science & Engineering  
Technology Courses
 
TECH 1017 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting 3  
TECH 1024 Technical Drawing and Design I 3
TECH 2024 Technical Drawing and Design II 3
TECH 3024 Advanced CAD and Modeling 3
TECH 3135 Product Design 3
 
Total Hours: 27
 

Technology Education Minor- Teaching

Catalog Number Course Title Number of Credits
Technology Courses
 
TECH 1008 Manufacturing Processes I 3  
TECH 1010 Metal Removal Processes 3
TECH 1017 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting** 3**
TECH 1018 Construction Resources 3
TECH 1019 Introduction to Technology and Engineering Education 3
TECH 1022 Communication Technology 3
TECH 1024 Technical Drawing and Design 3
TECH 2036 Power Technology 3
TECH 3190 Technology and Engineering Education Teaching Methods 3
TECH 4195 Technology and Engineering Education Laboratory Management 3
  Elective in Technology (choose from construction or energy and power) 3
 
Total Hours: 30-33
 

** may have this course waived if student has equivalent course history, or can pass a CAD proficiency test. 


Technology Management Minor

Catalog Number Course Title Number of Credits
Mathematics
 
STAT 1772 Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Technology Courses
 
TECH 3119 Computer Applications in Technology 3  
TECH 3131 Technical Project Management OR 3
TECH 3143 Managing Operations and Manufacturing Systems  
TECH 3142 Statistical Quality Control 3
TECH 3196 Industrial Safety 3
TECH 4187 Applied Industrial Supervision and Management 3
 
Total Hours: 24