Course Sequences

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Technology, with options in Alternative Energy, Manufacturing and Technology Management, and Certificates in Alternative Energy, Manufacturing Technology and Technology Management are available to students through a combination of seated, blended, online and laboratory courses. These programs are offered through a partnership between the South Central Career Center and Missouri State University–West Plains.

Alternative Energy Certificate

The certificate in Alternative Energy includes a unique combination of electricity, electronics, biofuels, solar and wind energy courses to provide practical knowledge and experience in the alternative energy field. While the Certificate in Alternative Energy may be completed as a stand-alone certificate program, courses in this certificate may also be used to complete the AAS in Technology-Alternative Energy.

Fall

TEC 100 Survey of Electronics
TEC 200 Applied Electricity & Electronics

Spring

TEC 260 Alternative Energy – Biofuels
TEC 265 Alternative Energy – Solar
TEC 270 Alternative Energy - Wind

Manufacturing Technology Certificate

This certificate provides broad introduction to manufacturing technology. This certificate is appropriate for students interested in improving job skills and opportunities in manufacturing and technical fields. This certificate may be completed as a stand-alone certificate program or courses in this certificate may also be used to complete the AAS in Technology-Manufacturing.

Fall

TEC 100 Survey of Electronics
TEC 111 Manufacturing Materials & Processes*
TEC 123 Employment in Manufacturing Occupations*
TEC 165 Manufacturing Technology*
TEC 200 Applied Electricity & Electronics

Spring

TEC 175 Welding Technology*
TEC 245 Mechanical Systems & Fluid Power
TEC 275 Automated Manufacturing
TEC 299 Technology Internship

* These courses are offered through a consortial agreement between South Central Career Center and Missouri State University-West Plains. South Central Career Center is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Missouri State University-West Plains is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Technology Management Certificate

This certificate provides broad exposure in the field of technology management, including supply chain management, quality, safety and project management, as well as supervision. This certificate is appropriate for students interested in improving job skills and opportunities in manufacturing and technical fields. This certificate may be completed as a stand-alone certificate program or courses in this certificate may also be used to complete the AAS in Technology-Technology Management or the AAS in Business-Technology Management.

Fall

ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting or
EPR 140 Accounting for Small Business
MGT 286 Business Communications
TEC 105 Technologies Impact on Society
TEC 112 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
TEC 250 Safety Management

Spring

EPR 210 Principles of Supervision
TEC 220 Technology Management
TEC 232 Quality Management
TEC 255 Project Management
TEC 299 Technology Internship

Technology (TEC) Course Credit Hours and Prerequisites

TEC 100 Survey of Electronics 3(3-0) Fall
Prerequisite: Eligible for MTH 100 or higher and either ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or COMPASS reading score of 81 or greater or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or 'C' or higher in ENG 100 or IDS 150 or departmental permissions.
TEC 105 Technology's Impact on Society 3(3-0) Fall, Spring
No Prerequisite
TEC 111 Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3(2-2) Fall*
Prerequisite: Eligible for MTH 100 or higher and either ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or COMPASS reading score of 81 for greater or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or 'C' or higher in ENG 100 or IDS 150 or departmental permission.
TEC 112 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3(3-0) Fall
No Prerequisite
TEC 120 Career Center Variable Content 12(12-0) Demand
Prerequisite: 'C' grade or better in an approved 450-clock-hour career center program and completion of 12 credit-hours of course work at Missouri State University-West Plains.
TEC 123 Employment in Manufacturing Occupations 3(3-0) Fall*
No Prerequisite
TEC 165 Manufacturing Machine Technology 3(2-2) Fall*
Prerequisite: Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 111 or concurrently or departmental permission.
TEC 175 Welding Technology 3(2-2) Spring*
Prerequisite: Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 111 or departmental permission.
TEC 197 Special Topics in Technology 1-6 Demand
No Prerequisite
TEC 200 Alternative Energy-Electricity and Electrons 3(2-2) Fall
Prerequisite: Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 100 or concurrently or departmental permission.
TEC 220 Technology Management 3(3-0) Spring
No Prerequisite
TEC 232 Quality Management 3(3-0) Spring
No Prerequisite
TEC 245 Mechanical Systems & Fluid Power 3(2-2) Spring
Prerequisite: Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 165 or departmental permission.
TEC 250 Safety Management 3(3-0) Fall
No Prerequisite
TEC 255 Project Management 3(3-0) Spring
No Prerequisite
TEC 260 Alternative Energy-Biofuels 3(2-2) Spring
Prerequisite: TEC 200 or concurrently or departmental permission.
TEC 265 Alternative Energy-Solar 3(2-2) Spring
Prerequisite: TEC 200 or departmental permission.
TEC 270 Alternative Energy-Wind 3(2-2) Spring
Prerequisite: TEC 200, or departmental permission.
TEC 275 Automated Manufacturing 3(2-2) Spring
Prerequisite: Grade of 'C' or better in TEC 165 or departmental permission.
TEC 299 Technology Internship 1-3 Fall, Spring & Summer
Prerequisite: 24 credit hours or equivalent experience.