University Programs

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Technology

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Technology with options in Alternative Energy, Manufacturing Technology, 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.

Advanced Industrial Maintenance

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Advanced Industrial Maintenance is designed to prepare students for a career in industrial maintenance. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Course Offerings
Fall Spring
TEC 230 Industrial Controls & Troubleshooting TEC 100 Survey of Electronics (1st 8 weeks)
TEC 240 PLC's & Sensors (1st 8 weeks) TEC 101 Math for the Trades
TEC 275 Automated Systems (2nd 8 weeks) TEC 110 Print Reading & Basic CAD
TEC 245 Mechanical Systems & Fluid Power TEC 200 Applied Electricity & Electronics (2nd 8 weeks)

 

Advanced Fabrication Technology

Course is designed to instruct welders in arc welding safety, print reading, and all of the common welding processes. Students will have the opportunity to earn 9 NC3 Lincoln Electric Welding Certifications by the end of the program. The program last 32 weeks and involves more than 700 hours of hands-on instruction. PPE gear ready-pak included and provided on the first day of class.

Fall  Spring
TEC 101 Math for the Trades TEC 210 Advanced Welding Technology
TEC 110 Print Reading and Basic CAD TEC 215 Structural Design and Fabrication
TEC 115 Welding Safety, Materials and Processes TEC 275 Automated Systems
TEC 175 Welding Technology TEC 280 Robotic Arc Welding

LEEPS Certifications (Welding Safety, Principles of Welding, 

Introduction SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW

LEEPS Certification - Advanced SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW

Summer

AWS Certifications (CW and CRAW)

 

 

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.

Courses
Fall Spring
TEC 100 Survey of Electronics TEC 260 Alternative Energy - Biofuels
TEC 200 Applied Electricity & Electronics TEC 265 Alternative Energy - Solar
  TEC 270 Alternative Energy - Wind

Advanced 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.

Courses
Fall Spring
TEC 100 Survey of Electronics TEC 175 Welding Technology*
TEC 111 Manufacturing Materials & Processes* TEC 245 Mechanical Systems & Fluid Power
TEC 123 Employment in Manufacturing Occupations* TEC 275 Automated Manufacturing
TEC 165 Manufacturing Technology* TEC 299 Technology Internship
TEC 200 Applied Electricity & Electronics  

*These courses are offered through a consortium 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.

Courses
Fall Spring
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting -or- EPR 210 Principles of Supervision
EPR 140 Accounting for Small Business TEC 220 Technology Management
MGT 286 Business Communications TEC 232 Quality Management
TEC 105 Technologies Impact on Society TEC 255 Project Management
TEC 112 Introduction to Supply Chain Management TEC 299 Technology Internship
TEC 250  Safety Management  

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.