100—Adobe Photoshop for Designers, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 201185) This course teaches
photo manipulation and enhancement using the industry leading Adobe Photoshop
software. Course will also cover composition images, illustration, color
correction, file formats, scanning, importing into page layout documents,
fixing damaged photos, understanding file size, resolution and quality and
choosing correct color modes. A working knowledge of computers is required for
this course, including the ability to save and organize files. This course uses
Macintosh computers - previous Macintosh experience will be helpful.
101—Web Design I, 3 Cr.
201127) Introduction to graphic design for the World Wide Web.
Emphasis is on learning a popular HTML editor program and applying design
principles rather than memorizing HTML code. Course will also cover project
planning, image optimization and file formatting, basic animation, color and
cross platform issues, as well as research projects on the Internet. Macintosh
platform. Prerequisite: 100, 104.
104—Adobe Illustrator, 3 Cr.
course 201109) This course teaches photo manipulation and enhancement using the
industry leading Adobe Photoshop software. Course will also cover composition
images, illustration, color correction, file formats, scanning, importing into
page layout documents, fixing damaged photos, understanding file size,
resolution and quality and choosing correct color modes. A working knowledge of
computers is required for this course, including the ability to save and
organize files. This course uses Macintosh computers - previous Macintosh
experience will be helpful.
105—Design Fundamentals, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 201112) Creative ability of
each student will be directed toward the layout, design and production of
graphic design related projects. Through lectures, demonstrations and lab
assignments, students will create and design projects utilizing a variety of
materials and techniques.
106—Flash Design, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 201144) This course teaches
the student the fundamentals of creating rich media content, motion graphics
and animation in Adobe Flash for use with the Internet, mobile devices and
video. Character animation, interactivity syncing to audio, project planning
and mixed media will be explored and developed with multiple projects. Basic
ActionScript will be studied and used throughout the course. Students should
have basic design skills and experience creating content in Illustrator and
Photoshop. Web Design I and Flash Design classes help graphic designers and
motion graphic specialists compete in a diverse and expanding industry.
Prerequisites: 100, 104, 105.
108—Motion Graphics, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 206141) Motion Graphics is
an integrated course that brings together the worlds of design, sound and
movement. Drawing on ideas from graphic design and video production, students
will learn how to effectively communicate with a combination of still photographs,
video and graphics. Aside from production planning and workflow, students will
be introduced to advanced video filters and effects. The class will use
compositing and keyframe editing in both 2D and 3D space to create short media
pieces for display in television, film or the Web. Featuring Adobe's After
Effects and Applie's Motion programs, students will gain a broader
understanding of design, movement and the post-production process.
Prerequisites: 100, 105.
111—Digital Photography, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 203125) Students will use
digital camera to create digital images. Basic image manipulation and output
will be taught using Photoshop software. Topics and projects include the depth
of field, production planning, studio flash photography, and producing a number
of PowerPoint presentations. Before beginning this class, you should have a
working knowledge of your computer and its operating systems. Students must
provide their own cameras.
120—Publication Design I, 3 Cr.
201104) This is a basic course in the use of the electronic
publishing software QuarkXpress. The student will learn how to utilize basic
tools and key strokes, place text and art, apply typographical formats to text,
use style sheets and create tabs and master pages to create various types of
125—Prepress Technology, 3 Cr.
201133) An introductory course, designed to introduce the concepts
and terminology of offset printing. The student will obtain hands-on experience
in each of the following areas: digital imaging, film assembly, platemaking,
proofing, press and binding/finishing procedures. Other printing processes are
discussed. Prerequisites: 100, 120.
152—Automotive Electronics, 1 Cr.
404311) Basic fundamentals of electronics, diagnostic resources,
semiconductor materials, diodes, zener diodes, transistors, analog and digital
signals, auto computer, computer memory, processor inputs and outputs, fault
codes and strategy based diagnosis are presented in a manner which relates the
subject to the occupation.
154—Engine Fundamentals, 3 Cr.
404307) Provides skills and technical knowledge in basic engine
operation, D I ignition, basic tune-up procedures and computer controls.
Includes shop management techniques and parts computer room procedures.
Automotive shop safety practices are introduced and safety sheets are signed.
155—Basic Maintenance, 3 Cr.
404313) Covers the diagnosis,
maintenance and repair of the heating and cooling systems, tires and wheel
balancing, vehicle safety, service and shop management and parts distribution.
Automotive shop safety practices are also stressed.
164—Cabinet and Furniture Making I,
409314) This course covers advanced instruction in the use of power
woodworking machines and hand tools. Industrial production methods are studied
and employed; including jigs, fixtures and layout rods. Prerequisite: 179.
165—Cabinet and Furniture Making II,
409315) Methods are applied to the actual building of cabinets and
furniture. The student will be required to produce one 32mm style based cabinet
and one face frame style cabinet which will be installed in the house that the
class is building. Prerequisite: 164.
166—Blueprint Reading I, 1 Cr.
410319) This course introduces the student to the symbols,
notations, abbreviations, and conventions which are the architectural alphabet
or language, and acquaints the student with the basic concepts upon which all
construction drawings are read and interpreted.
173—Building Techniques, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 614128) This course is
designed for architectural students who are interested in gaining practical
building construction experience to aid in evaluating construction systems.
Students will study proper use of tools, framing layout methods, and finishing
techniques related to light frame construction. Projects will represent wall
sections, window details or other special conditions and use various structural
components and available finish materials.
174—Estimating Bids and Specs, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 410338) This course studies
standard documents and specifications which forms contract agreements in the
construction industry. Students will learn to “take off ” information from
plans and specifications to prepare material estimates. Students will estimate
labor costs using standard labor rate tables. Given the plans and
specifications for a commercial building, students will prepare a bid.
176—Blueprint Reading II, 1 Cr.
410329) This course is a continuation of Blueprint Reading I. The
course includes print reading for detail and for related trade information.
Students will study regional building code variations. Prerequisite: 166.
177—Blueprint Reading III—Building
Trade, 1 Cr.
410339) This course is designed to provide print reading experience
in heavy commercial construction. Students will study concepts regarding
elements commonly found on prints of large structures. Included are types of
construction, site work, structural steel construction, reinforced concrete construction
and finish construction. Prerequisites: 166, 176.
179—Fundamental Building Construction
II, 3 Cr.
410357) Site selection and the use of the builder’s level, builder’s
transit and the laser transit are studied. Building foundations, concrete and
formwork are explained.
180—Framing Techniques for Wood
Construction I, 3 Cr.
410366) This course studies various frame construction techniques as
they apply to floor systems and layouts. Prerequisite: 179.
181—Framing Techniques for Wood
Construction II, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 410367) This course studies
wall layout and framing, rough-opening calculations and layouts for windows and
doors. The Wisconsin Administrative Code and Zoning Regulations are emphasized.
182—Interior Trim Wood Construction
I, 3 Cr.
410376) This course studies interior trim, mitering and coping
scribing. Door hanging is studied and performed. Prerequisite: 179.
183 —Interior Trim Wood Construction
II, 3 Cr.
410377) Newel post, balustrades and handrails are studied,
manufactured and installed. The Wisconsin Administrative Code is explained and
stressed. Solid wood flooring is studied along with several ceiling tile
applications. Installation of cabinets is examined and performed. Prerequisite:
190—Basic Hydraulics, 2 Cr.
412383) This course is a practical study of basic hydraulic systems,
with a major emphasis on required knowledge for a diesel/heavy equipment
technician. Hands-on work will reinforce the concepts discussed.
194—Lathe Programming-Basic, 1 Cr.
course 420312) An introduction to planning and writing programs for computer
numerically controlled turning centers using G and M code. Participants learn
to write basic programs for CNC lathes, proof programs, and run programs in CNC
machine tools. Learners will set up work pieces in machines, enter programs,
set tool offsets, enter tool compensation, and complete part projects.
Programming basics will include multiple tool programs, tool nose compensation
and canned styles.
196—Mill Programming-Basic, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 420310)
An introduction to
planning and writing programs for computer numerically controlled milling
machines using G and M code. Participants will write basic programs for CNC
milling machines, proof programs, and run programs in CNC machine tools.
Learners will set up work pieces in machines, enter programs, set tool offsets,
enter cutter compensation, and complete part projects. Programming basics will
include multiple tool programs, macros, cutter compensation and canned cycles.
198—CNC: Basic CAM I, 1 Cr.
420325) Introduction to
computer aided machining of 2.5 dimension parts using CAM software.
Participants will use CAM software to create and machine pockets, slots,
bosses, holes and engraved details in milled parts and to turn and face round
parts in CNC lathes.
199—CNC Applications, 1 Cr.
420340) This course provides
application time for students to run projects and practice skills learned in
CNC Programming and Setup courses.
200—CNC: Basic CAM II, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 420335) Intermediate
programming using CAM software. Participants will create 2.5 dimension details
in parts to be machined in CNC machining centers and turning centers. Order of
operations, multiple level machining of milled parts, and advanced turning will
be covered. Programs will be run in the turning centers and machining centers.
205—HVACR Refrigeration, 4 Cr.
(WTC course 601101) This course
emphasizes the operation, maintenance, testing and repairing of residential
furnaces. Gas, oil, and electric furnaces will be covered. The learner will be
introduced to the terms and concepts used in HVACR. Topics include heat
transfer, energy conservation, indoor air quality, renewable energy, global
warming, gas piping and carbon monoxide.
206—HVACR Basic CAD, 2 Cr.
(WTC course 601112) This is an introductory course in
computer-aided drafting. Basic skills utilizing Auto CAD software will be
emphasized. Course content includes: drawing setup, basic input procedures,
drawing modifications and CAD concepts unique to producing drawings related to
heating, ventilating and air conditioning.
208—HVACR Forced Air Heating, 4 Cr.
course 601107) This course emphasizes the operation, maintenance, testing and
repairing of residential furnaces. Gas, oil, and electric furnaces will be
covered. The learner will use hand tools and test instruments. Topics include
combustion, combustion safety, venting, filters, thermostats, heat transfer,
gas piping, and carbon monoxide.
209—HVACR Energy, 2 Cr.
(WTC course 601134) This course studies
the interrelationship of a building, its occupants and the systems in the
building. Topics include ventilation, moisture, renewable energy,
sustainability, LEED design, and energy use in buildings. Learners will use
building diagnostic procedures such as testing for duct leakage, infiltration,
215—Welding Basics, 2 Cr.
(WTC course 442384) This is a beginning
course and is designed for the individual who has little or no welding
experience. The student will be introduced to the following welding processes:
SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, Oxy-Fuel Cutting and Plasma Arc Cutting. Theory and hands-on
application. After completion of this course, it is recommended students take
additional courses for more in-depth welding application. Course may be used as
a requirement in the automotive program.
219—Intro to Electricity, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 660311) This course is a
basic introduction to electricity. Brief electrical theory and the quantities
of voltage, current, resistance and power will be discussed. Ohm's Law, series
circuits and multimeter usage are covered as well. The operation of the
electronics open lab and an introduction to electrical safety will also be
220—Fundamentals of Electronics and
Fabrication, 2 Cr.
605138) Fundamentals of Electronics and Fabrications will introduce
the student to basic AC and DC circuit theory, seminconductors, switches and
relays, digital logic gates, circuit simulation software and test equipment.
The course allows the student to learn by incorporating the electronics theory
with the hands on fabrication of a DC power supply. Prerequisite: 242.
228—Fabrication Techniques I, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 660101) First of two
courses in electronic fabrication. This course stresses hands-on techniques including
soldering, desoldering, hand tool usage and basic electrical connector
229—Fabrication Techniques II, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 660101) Second of two
courses in Electronic Fabrication application of fabrication techniques is
provided through construction of an electronic project. Prerequisite: 228.
231—AC Circuits, 1 Cr.
course 660314) This course covers the AC characteristics of inductors,
transformers and capacitors. Reactive properties of series and parallel RC, RL
and RLC circuits are discussed with emphasis on operation with minimal
calculations. Topics include reactance, phase angle and fundamental AC power
concepts such as power triangle and power factor.
232—DC Circuits, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 660312) This course will
concentrate on the DC characteristics of circuits and electrical components.
Coverage will include parallel and series-parallel circuits, batteries,
electromagnetism, inductors/coils and capacitors. Prerequisite: 219.
233—Introduction to Alternating Current, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 660313) This course will
cover the generation of alternating current and voltage. Properties of an AC
waveform such as period, frequency, Peak, RMS, average and peak to peak will
also be included. Three-phase voltage will also be introduced. Laboratory
activities using the oscilloscope/scopemeter are performed to verify theory.
Prerequisites: 219; WTC course 660306.
240—Engineering Materials, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 606119) Materials selection
is a critical component of the design process. If the properties of the
material selected do not meet the specifications, then product failure will
result. You will be introduced to the properties, classification, and
applications of the materials used in the design and manufacture of a product.
You will access the characteristics of materials that impact their selection
through lab activities, independent study and research. Prerequisites: 242, 263.
241—Manufacturing Processing, 3 Cr.
606122) This course examines primary and secondary manufacturing
processes. You will use the tools of traditional material removal processes by
“making a part.” You will also study forming, casting, and other manufacturing
techniques and their applications. Finally assembly, finishing, statistical
process control and routing are examined. You will be required to visit
manufacturing facilities to observe the day-to-day operations of modern
manufacturing. Prerequisites: 242, 263.
242—Parametric Design with Inventor,
606115) This course is designed to introduce students to the
concepts, commands, and techniques of parametric modeling. The student will
construct “intelligent” solid models, create and constrain assemblies and
create 2D drawings, balloons, parts lists and reference dimensions from the 3D
244—Architectual CAD 3D, 2 Cr.
(WTC course 614126) This course is
intended to enhance architectural student's computer aided drafting abilities
by introducing the third dimension. During this course students will study
methods of developing architectural working drawings as well as preliminary
schematics and computer models of a building. Projects include the creation of
floor plans, foundation plans, elevations, sections, details and presentation
drawings. Prerequisites: 245; WTC course 606126 or 614112.
245—AutoCAD Level I, 2 Cr.
606163) Students are introduced to the concepts, commands and
techniques used to create two dimensional drawings using current AutoCAD
software. Topics covered are draw and modify commands, display and inquiry commands,
layering, annotating, dimensioning, and symbol creation methods. Paper/model
space, view ports and layouts are used for plotting. Also introduced are
external referencing, bill of materials and assembly drawings.
246—AutoCAD Level II, 2 Cr.
606173) The intent of this course is to expand the student’s
knowledge and experience using AutoCAD (current release) software. Topics
include: paper/model space, advanced dimensioning, isometrics, blocks and
attribute extraction, script files and slide shows. Concepts and commands used
in three-dimensional space will be utilized including: UCS, wire frames,
display controls, surfacing and creating and modifying solid models.
247—Solid Works, 2 Cr.
606184) Introduction to Solid Works 3D parametric modeling software.
Create 3D parts and use these 3D parts to create 3D assemblies and 2D drawings.
Students will learn to preserve design intent using dimension-driven systems
and geometric relationships.
248—Fundamentals of Hydraulics and
Pneumatics, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 414383) An introductory
course dealing with theory, operation and application of industrial hydraulic
and pneumatic systems. Emphasis is placed on component and system operation
using practical lab applications. Maintenance and troubleshooting are included.
252—Sketching and Auto CAD, 4 Cr.
606113) Students will learn
the basics of design intent of a product/process through sketching and other
technical communication skills. The course will develop the student's skill in
readying engineering drawings including detail, assembly, welding, piping and
electrical. Sketching instruction will be enhanced by disassembling, measuring
and drawing the parts that make up an assembly. Students are simultaneously
introduced to the concepts, commands and techniques used to create
two-dimensional drawings using AutoCAD software. Development and improvement of
skills through efficient use of the software is emphasized. The AutoCAD topics
include draw and modify commands, display and inquiry commands, layering,
annotating and symbol creation methods. Paper/model space, view ports and
layouts are used for plotting. Development and improvement of skills through
efficient use of the software is emphasized.
253—Archi Drafting Introduction, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 614112) This course allows
architectural students to develop an understanding of the drafter's role in
architecture and to introduce the basics of graphic communication within the
design process. Instruction focuses on the creation and effective use of
construction documents. Students will research professional organizations
related to architecture, prepare architectural sketches and interpret
information found in working drawings and specifications.
254—Hydraulic and Pneumatic Applications, 1 Cr.
(WTC course 414384) A continuation of
Fundamentals of Hydraulics and Pneumatics, theory operation and application of
industrial fluid power equipment and systems. More components and applications
are introduced including electrical control of fluid power. Maintenance and
troubleshooting are included. Prerequisites: 232, 248.
263—College Tech Math IA, 3 Cr.
(WTC course 804113) Topics include:
solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing, formula
rearrangement; solving system of equations; percent; proportions; and
operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to
technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics 1B is the equivalent
of College Technical Mathematics 1.