Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Transfer to UNL

Associate of Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in Skilled and Technical Sciences Education for transfer to the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.


Recommended Core Courses

Core 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ELMC 1010 Fundamentals of Electricity
This course covers the fundamentals of electrical theory, including electrical components and their effects on AC and DC circuits. The students will study electrical measurements with emphasis on circuit analysis using Ohm's law, circuit testing equipment, and the use of other instruments.
3
AUTT 1010 Suspension, Steering, and Brake Systems Theory
Study of various suspension and steering systems along with the functions and purpose of related members of the system. Covers front-end and rear-end alignment angles and their effects on the system. Emphasizes hydraulics and components of modern automotive brake systems.
2.5
CNST 1015 Building Construction I
Study of designing and laying out foundations, floors, walls, ceiling and roof systems. Course includes identifying types of building materials and their uses, use of hand and power tools, general safety rules and teamwork concepts.
3
AUTT 1020 Suspension, Steering, and Brake Systems Lab
Involves practical shop experiences, analyzing and correcting various suspension and steering problems, front-end and rear-end alignment and steering systems repair. Includes diagnosis of brake system problems, repair, and service of brake systems using the proper procedures, methods, tools, and equipment.
4.5
ELMC 1020 Fundamentals of Electricity Lab
Practical application of safely testing components and circuitry, proper use of electrical test equipment, and diagnosing circuitry using circuit diagrams.
2
CNST 1025 Building Construction Lab I
Hands on experience in laying out building plans, using various building materials and building a foundation system. Course includes rough framing of floors, walls, ceilings, and roof systems using the appropriate hand and power tools in a safe manner.
5
INDT 1025 Introduction to Industrial Safety
This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general safety and health principles. Topics include the scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- hour program as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. In addition, students will complete the AHA Heartsaver critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking, or sudden cardiac arrest emergency through CPR and AED usage.
2
CNST 1050 Residential Blueprint Reading
The study and practice of blueprint reading, identifying lines and symbols, using construction math and identifying proper dimensioning procedures.
3
INDT 1085 Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals
This course covers the introductory principles of operating and maintaining most types of equipment found in an industrial environment. Providing a sound foundation of basic knowledge, the course begins with a general introduction to hand tools, fasteners and basic mechanical principles-progressing through belt and chain drives, couplings and basic mechanical drive alignment. Emphasis will be placed on providing the technician with a thorough grounding in industrial mechanics and maintenance.
3
INDT 1170 Introduction to Total Quality Management
This course introduces students to the concepts, tools, and techniques used in the management and measurement of quality, productivity, and competitiveness in an industrial environment. The course not only introduces students to the concepts of quality assurance and quality control, but also connects leadership, supplier-customer relationships, employee engagement, data collection and analysis, productivity, statistical process control, and other topics to quality and customer satisfaction. Students gain practical experience in decision-making and basic troubleshooting techniques in relation to quality.
2

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science & Social Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to the nature and concepts of economics. Topics include economic systems, measurement and analysis of aggregate variables such as national income, expenditures, fiscal and monetary policy, employment, and inflation. Other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.
3

English / Literature 3 Credit Hours

must earn C or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature
This course introduces students to the major genres and conventions associated with literature. It includes fiction, poetry, drama and memoir. By employing critical reading and thinking skills and analytical and creative writing skills, students will understand literature more fully. The course exposes students to a range of authors representing a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
3

Fine Arts & Language 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ARTS 1050 Introduction to Art History and Criticism I
A survey of major works of art in all media from Prehistory through the end of the 14th Century. Artistic styles will be discussed in relation to contemporary history, society, and culture. Individual works of art will be explored as well as the role of art and architecture in a cultural context.
3

Mathematics 6 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1220 Trigonometry
Study of circular and trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, solutions of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, graphs, complex numbers.
3
MATH 2030 Introduction to Statistics
Study of algebraic sets, finite probability spaces, counting techniques, random variables, and binomial distribution.
3

Natural Science 8 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PHYS 1100 Physical Science
Survey of chemistry, physics, and earth science. Designed to meet the requirements for general science with laboratory experiences.
4
PHYS 1130 Introductory Physics I
Study of principles and their application in mechanics, heat, and sound.
5

Oral Communication 3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication
This course stresses the correlation of effective communication common to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts. Theory and application are incorporated into a variety of classroom activities. Students gain experience in public speaking through the delivery of informative, persuasive, and other various types of speeches.
3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking
This course will enable students to master the skills required of speaking in today's workplace and society. This course will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience. This course will also enhance the students' listening skills which will assist them in everyday situations.
3

Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications
Covers the command and functions available on microcomputers including a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a database. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3

Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

must earn C or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Designed to develop writing skills. Students write papers and essays which emphasize the importance of clarity, idea development, focus, organization, word choice, logic and sentence construction. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for a particular audience and basic research-related skills are also emphasized.
3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AUTT 1110 Electrical Systems Theory
Study of basic electricity, automotive circuitry, and wiring diagrams. Complete coverage of batteries, starting, charging, and accessory systems including application, testing, diagnosis, and repair.
2.5
AUTT 1120 Electrical Systems Lab
Practical application, analysis and repair of areas and systems covered in the electrical systems theory class, AUTT 1110. Involves use of proper methods, tools, specifications, and equipment.
4.5
AUTT 1210 Electrical Tune-Up and Fuel Systems Theory
Covers the ignition systems, standard, transistorized, and the fuel system including tanks, pumps, filters and fuel system designs. The purpose, application, testing, diagnosis, service and repair of the ignition and fuel systems.
2.5
CNST 1030 Construction Drafting
Theory of freehand sketching and lettering using proper drawing instruments and techniques. Includes identification of basic house design, proper room design and identification of different types of architecture.
2
CNST 1040 Construction Drafting Lab
Course includes sketching and dimensioning different types of houses and various other projects using the proper dimensioning and lettering techniques.
1
ELMC 1090 Mechanical Matter and Energy
This course will provide the student with a comprehensive presentation of the basic concepts and principles of general algebra based physics. The student will achieve a generalized understanding of the concepts and principles that form the basis of manufacturing. The student will also develop skills in formulating and applying physical principles based on data and use scientific reasoning to solve real-world problems.
3
ENGR 1010 Multidisciplinary Design
Introduction to the engineering profession, engineering problem solving and engineering design with an emphasis on current topics. Course material will be presented using projects and group learning activities. Student must receive a grade of C or better to transfer into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln STEP program.
3
INDT 1065 Manufacturing Technologies and Measurement
This course will enable the student to apply basic measurement skills, system calibration skills, measurement system analysis, and become familiar with the various tools utilized in the manufacturing industry. Students will study manufacturing processes and properties of materials, the behavior of materials, and the advantages and disadvantages of types of materials in an industrial setting.
2
INDT 1015 Introduction to Manufacturing
Introduction to Manufacturing is a broad exploratory course that introduces students to 21st century manufacturing concepts. The course is designed to provide instruction in the commonalties of theory and skills associated with production basics in a variety of branches of the manufacturing industry. A strong sense of personal effectiveness and responsibility, team work, communication, and respect is emphasized. Shop floor etiquette, workplace cleanliness, safety and health, and common powered and non-powered hand tools will be covered. Students will further investigate career pathways and job searching techniques in relation to area employers.
2
INDT 1055 Print Reading for the Industrial Trades
This introductory course will instruct students in the fundamentals of blueprint reading, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s) and basic electrical diagrams. The course introduces students to reading and interpreting machine shop symbols, welding blueprints, and working drawings used in the industrial trades. The course focuses on dimension, shape, fabrication, and assembly.
2
SOCI 2150 Issues of Unity and Diversity
This course will help students increase awareness and sensitivity of commonalities and differences among people and acquire knowledge of minority group issues and challenges. The course will prepare students to more critically, actively, and effectively participate in an increasingly diverse and global society.
3
WELD 1030 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic Theory (SMAW)
Provides student with a technical understanding of arc welding, welding safety, power sources, electrode classifications and selection. It also provides theory to make quality shielded metal arc welds in all positions on various thicknesses of material using selected electrodes on AC and DC currents.
1.5
WELD 1035 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic Lab
Provides student with a technical understanding of arc welding, welding safety, power sources, electrode classifications and selection. It also provides training to develop skill to make quality welds in all positions on mild steel from thin to thick material, single and multiple passes using selected electrodes and current. Course also provides training to develop skill to produce quality multi-pass groove welds with backing in all positions. Related information about welder qualification is provided.
3
WELD 1040 Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding Theory
Provides student with a technical understanding of welding safety using gas metal arc and flux cored arc welding, equipment adjustments, metal transfer and shielding gases. It also illustrates problems associated with welding situations and provides corrective information.
1.5
WELD 1045 Gas Metal Arc and Flux Cored Arc Welding Lab
Provides student with the training to develop the skill to make gas metal arc and flux corded arc welds in all positions on mild steel and materials with various thicknesses. Single and multiple pass welds using select modes of transfer will be used to produce welds on fillet and groove welds.
3

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