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Control Lab


TECH 260

Student testing equipment

Students will analyze and design control systems with an emphasis on control software, programmable controllers and data acquisition. They will perform experiments which emphasize the practical aspects of control principles while studying the feedback provided by control systems. Students will learn the control modes and methods of implementation by analog and digital means.

Students will have experience with hands-on troubleshooting, maintenance and optimization of electronic control systems; proven technical leadership, and systems-level understanding of observatory functions. All this is necessary for the job market.

The department will now be able to host a number of research opportunities in the area of software development to meet real world goals and functions. This can help in the development of advanced technology and artificially intelligent systems.

Electronics equipment

  • Electronic Control Systems
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Control Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Development
  • Data Acquisition
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance and Optimization

Electronic Control Systems class

Electronics Computer Lab


TECH 256

This lab will help students to stay current with modern software and latest technology trends in electronics engineering.

Students in the Electronics Computer class

The Electronics Computer class

Students will be exposed to structured methods for developing complex technology computer programs using high level programming in a networked environment. The C++ language as a problem-solving tool will be emphasized. Writing industrial application programs such as floating point mathematical routines and special purpose languages utilizing micro assemblers will be taught.

Students will receive hands-on experience in high-level, object-oriented language programming using JAVA, which includes inheritance and polymorphism, implementing hiding, and the creation of JAVA applets for internet usage.

Students will have experience analyzing and interpreting technical and design requirements, designing software strategies, and creating code. Students will develop extensive knowledge of software version control procedures and systems, and management of software development.

The department will also host a number of research opportunities in the area of software development to meet real world goals and functions. This can help in the development of advanced technology and artificially intelligent systems.

  • C++ language as a problem- solving tool
  • High-level, object-oriented language programming using JAVA
  • Creation of JAVA applets for internet usage
  • Students in the Electronics Computer Lab

    Students in the Electronics Computer Lab

    Environmental Engineering Lab


    TECH 253

    Student using the equipment in the lab

    The students receive instruction about microorganisms, bacterial morphology, communicable diseases (air- and water-borne), water quality, pollution control, and solid waste management.

    Students will be ready for the work environment, because of their familiarity with laboratory routines and application of theory to practical experiences. Students will be able to apply the basic principles of hydrology and hydrometeorology, planning and management of water resources, water quantity and quality control, control of water flow to avoid damages, and water resource regulation.

    Environmental Engineering lab

    Environmental Engineering lab

    Students can use the equipment for experimental research on engineering problems and develop new scientific approaches to solving environmental management problems facing the world.

    • Waste Water Treatment
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Microbiology
    • Sanitary Chemistry
    • Environmental Regulations

    The lab setting

    State of the art environmental engineering lab equipment

    Geotechnical/Material Testing Lab


    TECH 152

    Modern equipment in the geotechnical lab

    The Geotechnical lab is used to test the structural properties of concretes, grouts, and composite materials. Tests are done to determine the soil
    and rock properties under both static and dynamic loading conditions. The lab has equipment to perform a variety of tests including:

    • Moisture Content Atterberg Limits Gradation Tests
    • Compaction and Permeability
    • Shear Strength
    • pH tests, Tri-axial tests, and Specific gravity
    • Concrete and Soil Testing

      Work done in this lab will allow students to understand the theoretical and empirical principles of soil engineering. Subject areas covered include geological formations of natural soils, soil sampling, and classification. Soil properties of major engineering significance will be studied that include the characteristics of water flow through soil, consolidation settlement and shear strength.

      • Soil testing Soil modeling Numerical analyses
      • Slope stability including progressive failure
      • Analytical methods in geotechnical design
      • Geo-environmental engineering

      Upon completion students will be able to identify soil categories, recognize solid composition, calculate soil properties, complete the solid compaction process, and calculate stresses in soil mass due to external and internal loads. Students will also be able to calculate settlements based on varying load and soil conditions. Students will develop a good understanding of shear strength of soils and characteristics of failure planes.

      All skills and theories learned in the geotechnical lab may be applied in the workplace.
      Research is conducted in soil testing, soil modeling, numerical analyses, slope stability including progressive failure, analytical methods in geotechnical design, and geo-environmental engineering. Research may be done to provide insight into the interaction and performance of earth structures, bearing failures and settlement damage. There are opportunities to collaborate with government and private organizations to better predict geotechnical performance.


    Multipurpose Engineering Computer Lab


    TECH 258

    Engineering Computer Lab

    Engineering Computer Lab

    Students will utilize computer programs such as AutoCAD and Microstation as tools in computer, and civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling workflows.

    There will also be use of other relevant software to explore structures with emphasis on both the analytical and graphical approaches to trusses and building frames, design in steel of tension members, beams, columns, welded and bolted connections; eccentrically loaded and moment resistant joints; and plate girders.

    • Civil Engineering Design and Documentation Solution
    • Construction Project Administration
    • Engineering Plan and Specification Development
    • Computer Engineering Projects

    Students will be able to oversee and participate in construction project administration; assist in overseeing engineering plan and specification development, and ensure compliance with design specifications, codes, and District and other regulatory standards. Their training in AutoCAD will allow them to better understand project performance, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to change.

    The department will now be able to host a number of research opportunities in the area of computer engineering and civil engineering design and planning necessary to meet the changes in global demands.

    Students in the Multipurpose Engineering Computer Lab

    Students in the Multipurpose Engineering Computer Lab