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Technical & Industrial Division

Contact Information

Chair: Tim Wiggins, PhD
E-mail: twiggins@lcsc.edu
Office: MTB 101
Phone: 208-792-2220
FAX: 208-792-2816
Web: http://www.lcsc.edu/ti

Faculty

  • Brainard, Scott, MS, MTB 103A, sdbrainard@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2424: Industrial Electronics
  • Brosten, Henrick, M Ed, MTB 102A, hgbrosten@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2423: Industrial Electronics
  • Crea, Donald, AAS, MTB 106C, dpcrea@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2311: Information Systems Analysis
  • Cummings, Erick, AAS, MTB 109C, ecumming@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2347: Auto Mechanics Technology
  • Frei, William, AAS, WITT 101D, bjfrei@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2472: Diesel Technology
  • Gehring, Lonny, BS, MTB 114B, lvgehring@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2873: Welding Technology
  • Griffin, Clarence, AAS, WITT 107, cgriffin@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2468: Collision Repair
  • Heath-Simpson, Donald, BS, MTB 114C, dsimpson@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2420: Welding Technology
  • Hill, Michael, AAS, MTB 118B, mhill@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2302: Auto Mechanics Technology
  • Hutson, Jack, M Ed, MTB 207, jhutson@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2425: Engineering Technology
  • Kimble, Jay, , WITT 101A, jekimble@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2306: Diesel Technology
  • McCullough, David, MS, MTB 106D, dmccullo@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2817: Information Systems Analysis
  • McDonald, Robert, BS, MTB 107A, rgmcdonald@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2383: Automated Manufacturing
  • Nail, Thomas, CERT, MTB 109B, tnail@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2305: Auto Mechanics Technology
  • Nash, Teresa, Masters, MTB 104A, tmnash@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2532: Information Systems Analysis
  • Smith, Mark, M Ed, WITT 123, msmith@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2356: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology
  • Staab, Stephen, AAS, MTB 205, sdstaab@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2870: Engineering Technology
  • Wiggins, Tim, PhD, MTB 101D, twiggins@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2220:
  • Wilson, Stanley, AAS, MTB 109D, srwilson@lcsc.edu, 208-792-2303: Auto Mechanics Technology

Overview

Programs in the Technical and Industrial Division provide students with the technical knowledge, specialized skills, proper attitudes and safe work habits to enter the labor market. Programs are structured to accommodate the goals of students seeking entry-level employment, career advancement, or career change. Students work with the equipment and theoretical concepts used in their trade. The Division’s programs monitor current industry needs to anticipate future changes and instructional requirements. Most faculty in the Division have achieved mastery level recognition in their trades and hold national certification.

Employers are requiring increased communication skills, personal and public relations skills, and computation skills. These competencies are taught in the General Education Core courses required for an AAS degree and delivered with relevancy to technical training.

The Collision Repair, Auto Mechanics Technology and Diesel Technology programs represent the mechanics discipline in the Technical and Industrial Division. Core instruction for all mechanics programs is provided during the first year. During the second year, students receive in-depth instruction in more complex systems. Students entering with prior training from high school, military, or industry can challenge portions of the training program by examination and/or performance testing. Students must achieve competencies in course work before moving to the next instructional area. Shop experience is combined with related theory. A specified set of tools is required upon entry. The tool list can be found on each program’s website. The tools required will vary, depending upon the program selected by the student. Instructors of each program specify the required tools. All students will be subject to a background check and must hold a valid driver’s license while enrolled in the mechanics programs. Students also will be required to obtain certification in First Aid/CPR. The mechanics programs are drug-free programs. The Division Chair may require drug or alcohol testing should there be an accident or reasonable suspicion of a student that appears under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Collision Repair and Diesel Technology have physical requirements that may affect the student’s ability to function in this field. Please see the individual program information for details.

Degrees and Certificates Offered and Student Outcomes

Bachelors of Applied Science or Applied Technology
Auto Mechanics Technology - BAS
Automated Manufacturing Technology - BAS
Collision Repair - BAS
Diesel Technology - BAS
Engineering Technology - BAS
Engineering Technology: Civil - BAT
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology - BAS
Industrial Electronics Technology - BAS
Information Technology - BAS
Information Technology - BAT
Welding Technology - BAS

Associate of Applied Science Degrees
Auto Mechanics Technology
Automated Manufacturing Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Technology
Electrical Apprenticeship
Electronics Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology
Industrial Electronics Technology
Information Technology
Plumbing Apprenticeship
Welding Technology

Advanced Technical Certificates
Auto Mechanics Technology
Automated Manufacturing Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology
Industrial Electronics Technology
Welding Technology

Technical Certificates
Auto Mechanics Technology
Automated Manufacturing Technology
Collision Repair
Diesel Technology
Engineering Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Appliance Technology
Industrial Electronics Technology
Welding Technology

Program Admission Requirements

All Professional-Technical Program applicants must complete the Professional-Technical Education Center’s admission intake process before being fully admitted to a technical program. Each Technical and Industrial Division Program has individual program entrance requirements, please carefully review the program degree information for which you are seeking.

Basic Skills Assessment and Assistance
As part of the Admission process, all prospective students will meet with a Professional-Technical Counselor to discuss the Technical and Industrial Program requirements. Students who need to brush up on basic skills, such as Reading, English, and Arithmetic, will be given the option to enroll in Adult Basic Education courses and retake the COMPASS for future admission to the Technical and Industrial Division Programs.
Compass Placement Test Scores
Recommended for PT Program Entry (Revised March 2012)
Program NameReadingWritingPre-AlgebraAlgebra
Auto Mechanics Technonogy73684645
Auto Manufacturing Technology73684645
Collision Repair Technology73684645
Diesel Technology73684645
Industrial Electronics Technology73684645
Information Systems Analysis Technology73684645
Engineering Technology73684645
HVAC73684645
Welding Technology73684645

Prior Learning Assessment

Students who have a strong background of work experience or education may challenge courses with the permission of program advisors.

Assessment

The Division emphasizes skills which are critical to functioning on the job, and instruction is based on specific competencies. Input from the Advisory Board Committees aids in ensuring that programs are current with the needs of business and industry. All programs in the Technical and Industrial Division undergo program reviews as required by LCSC. An annual follow-up assessment is performed to determine the employment of graduates.

Advising

Advising of students is a high priority. First semester students in the Technical and Industrial Division report to a Professional-Technical Education Center representative for initial career counseling. Each program in the Division has established placement scores based on the COMPASS, ACT or SAT test results that are required for admittance into the individual program. Once the student is admitted into the program, he/she will be advised by faculty in that program for the duration of their course of study.

Attendance Policy

Technical and Industrial Division standards for attendance reflect those policies adhered to in each program’s related business and industry. Compliance with the attendance policy is the student’s responsibility. The effect of attendance on the student’s grade is determined by the faculty member teaching the course.

No distinction will be made between an “excused” and “unexcused” absence. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange with the instructor for the completion of assigned classroom and laboratory work. Absences in a program are counted in hours and are inclusive of all time missed in the program, including tardies. In the case of courses set up in eight-week rotations, absences by students will be cumulative between courses in the same semester.

The Division’s policy includes three steps in the following sequence:

Step One: 12 hours absence.
When the student reaches 12 hours of absence, the Division sends a letter to the student to express concern about the student’s ability to successfully complete the required coursework. A recommendation is made that the student schedule an appointment to meet with the advisor/faculty member to discuss the attendance.

Step Two: 20 hours absence
When the student reaches 20 hours of absence, the Division sends a letter to the student requiring the student to schedule an appointment with the advisor/faculty member and the Division Chair to discuss the attendance problem. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss any extenuating circumstances relating to the absences and to inform the student of his/her responsibilities required to remain in the program. Additional terms may be developed which are required of the student due to excessive absences, and will be written in the division’s absences-contract. A copy of the contract will be provided for signatures of the student, advisor/faculty member, and Division Chair. If the student refuses to sign the contract, indicating noncompliance, he/she will not be allowed to re enroll in courses in the Technical and Industrial Division for at least one semester.

Step Three: 30 hours absence
When the student reaches 30 hours of absence and/or fails to comply with arrangements made in step three, the Division sends a notice to the Registrar barring the student from registration in courses in the Technical and Industrial Division the following semester.

If the student meets the terms of the contract, is allowed to reenroll and the attendance problem recurs, the advisor/faculty member may recommend that the student not be enrolled in a Technical and Industrial program for at least one semester. If the student wishes to appeal decisions reached through this procedure, he/she may (1) request a review by the Vice President of Student Affairs, and/or (2) request a review by the Student Hearing Board.

Drug - Alcohol Policy

The Auto Mechanics Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology, and Heating, Air Conditioning and Appliance Technology programs are drug-free programs. The Division Chair may require drug or alcohol testing should there be a reasonable suspicion the student appears under the influence of drugs and or alcohol.

Clubs

Student clubs are active in Auto Mechanics Technology; Automated Manufacturing Technology; Collision Repair Technology; Diesel Technology; and Heating, AC and Appliance Technology and play a major role in the students’ learning experience.