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CCOG for FMT 177 Fall 2023

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Course Number:
FMT 177
Course Title:
Introduction to Applied Technologies for the Trades
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Course Description

Introduces an array of digital, virtual, and PC-based technologies used in the Trades and in Trades Training. Covers Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Mail. Introduces the use of direct digital control for building automation and energy management, micro logic for programmable logical controllers, virtual learning platforms, virtual reality, augmented reality, and programming language specific to Mechatronics and CNC. Offers an introduction to some of the software used for construction management and scheduling, and the software used for planned and predictive maintenance of industrial equipment. Prerequisites: Placement into (WR 90 and RD 90) or IRW 90 and MTH 20. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

FMT 177 provides a very broad exposure to the most current technologies important for the Tradesperson. The Instruction is basic, fundamental, and introductory.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Use Microsoft Excel and Word at an introductory level to create documents appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Demonstrate introductory level knowledge of direct digital controls, the micrologic used in programmable logical controllers, a virtual learning platform, and a virtual reality/augmented reality platform.
  • Demonstrate introductory level knowledge of the programming languages used in Mechatronics and in CNC applications.
  • Demonstrate introductory level knowledge of software and computer applications used in construction, construction scheduling, business communications and record keeping and for equipment planned and predictive maintenance including Zoom, Google Meets, and Skype.

Course Activities and Design

The course content will be delivered in a mostly lecture format augmented by demonstrations of  micro electronic hardware and software for each subject.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes Assessment wil be accomplished by a series of short quizzes in each specific subject area.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Basic instruction in:

Microsoft Word

Micrsoft Excel

VR and AR

Virtual Learning






Software for Construction Management and Scheduling

Applications for Business Communications