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Teaching Labs

Fluid Power Systems Lab

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 108

The fluid power systems lab supports the Fluid Power Systems Course ITEC 307. Fluid power plays an important role in industry. Uses of fluid power include machine tools, off-road vehicles and material testing systems. Fluid power is used extensively in the oil service and manufacturing industries.

Use of this lab in coursework introduces students to the oilfield and manufacturing industries through hands-on exercises of connecting fluid power circuits and observing how they operate. The second objective of the course is to provide students with hands-on experience in designing and implementing control systems for real systems.

Manual Machine Shop

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 132

The manual machine shop equipment includes nine lathes and six mills. The lab is used for the ITEC 344 Machining Technology course.

CNC Lab

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 138

The CNC mill and lathe are located in the northeast (lower right) area of the room and are used for the ITEC 345 Computer Numerical Control Machine Technology course.

Digital Electronics Lab

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 266

The digital electronics lab holds ten basic work stations used with the course ITEC 322 Digital Electronic Systems. The hands-on lab covers basic numbering systems, basic digital design, logic fundamentals and provides an understanding of digital systems used for control of a process. Simulation software is used in conjunction with weekly laboratory experiments.

Frank's CAD Student Education Laboratory

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 211

This Frank's CAD Student Education Lab was made possible by a large grant from Donald Mosing of Frank’s Casing and Crew to Mechanical Engineering to serve as a college instructional laboratory. It houses 48 new workstations, two 60” LCD screens, an instructor podium that includes a PC, a document viewer, and a DVD player. There are also two or three moveable whiteboards that can be used for groups of students in part of the room. The computers in this room have the full AutoDesk suite of products, SolidWorks, MATLAB, MS office, and LabView among other software packages. This classroom is used for the ITEC 103 Introductory Graphics, ITEC 270 Introduction to CAD Advanced CAD, as well as, engineering analysis, finite element analysis, and other computer intensive courses.

Analog Electronics Lab

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 269

The analog electronics lab has ten basic workstations used in support of ITEC 320 Analog Electronic Systems. It introduces students to applied electricity covers Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Law, series and parallel circuits, magnetism, measuring instruments, AC and DC theory, generators, and motors. The laboratory provides hands-on experience with digital oscilloscopes, AC/DC power supplies, function generators and digital multimeters. Laboratory experiments in these areas serve as a vehicle for learning. Students are introduced to simulation software to reinforce theory and hands-on laboratories.

Computer Networking Lab

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 271 and 276A

The PC and computer networking laboratory is equipped with computer hardware to provide an understanding of computer hardware and networking. Laboratory activities include identifying basic computer hardware, constructing network media cabling, installation of operating system with application software and constructing a local area network (LAN).

Robotics Lab

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 272

The robotics lab houses eight robotic workstations used in support of ITEC 424 Robotic Systems. A newly updated laboratory contains robotic arms used for industrial pick and place applications. Laboratory experiments cover the application of robots in industrial applications. Rational for using robots in specific job functions and safe operation of equipment is stressed. Students complete an independent project that demonstrates an industrial application using a student developed control program.

Computer Labs

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 210 and 213

The computer laboratories available to Industrial Technology students and are also used for instruction. During the week, the computer laboratories are kept open in the evenings and proctored by graduate students. These labs are also open on Saturday and Sunday during the afternoon/evening, again proctored by graduate students.