Course Title: Intro to Engineering Technology
Instructor: Keith Wilson
Course Number: EGR-110   Fall 2008
Room: NB-227  (Applied Technologies)
Hours: Class 2, Lab 3  Phone: 362-7177
Credit: 3 Semester Hours  E-mail:

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Prerequisite:              None                                                                                      

Corequisite:               None

 Required Text:  Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7th Edition ; Robert J. Pond;
                               Pearson  Prentice Hall, 2009 ; ISBN 0-13-515430-8

Supplies:  Couple floppy disks or a flash drive are recommended

Course Description: This course introduces general topics relevant to engineering technology.  Topics include career assessment, professional ethics, critical thinking and problem solving, usage of college resources for study and research, and using tools for engineering computations.  Upon completion, students should be able to choose a career option in engineering technology and utilize college resources to meet their educational goals.  This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

Course Objectives: Students will understand the responsibilities of technicians and technologists in the dynamic world of engineering.  Students will learn to use the basic tools of Engineering Technologies, develop problem solving skills, and learn basic calculator skills and unit conversion using geometry and computers.  This course is designed as an introduction to Engineering Technologi

The key skills emphasized in this course are

Course Grade Determination:
Grading System:

Tests:                    50%
A = 92 - 100 I=Incomplete
Labs & Projects:      50%
B = 84 - 91 WP=Withdraw Passing

C = 76 - 83  WF=Withdraw Failing
Missed tests-  makeups allowed.
D = 68 - 75  NC=discontinued --  equals 'F'

F =  0 - 67    (excessive absences)

Withdrawals: If you must withdraw during the semester, make sure you follow the proper sign-out procedures, or you will be given a grade of NC and charged for the class.

Attendance: It is school policy that if you miss more than 20% (about 16 hours) of scheduled class time you will be given a grade of F. If you are going to be absent please make prior arrangements with the instructor for possible make-up time and/or assignments. Attendance is an important part of good work ethics.  See handout.

College Policies and Procedures: Students are responsible for adherence to all college policies and procedures, stated or by practice as well as all high school policies and procedures, stated or by practice.

Academic Honesty: CFCC requires of students complete academic honesty in the completion of all assigned work.  The discipline policy for academic dishonesty (cheating) can be found in the CFCC 2007-2008 Catalog & Student Handbook.

Student E-Mail Accounts:  Every student has an official CFCC-provided email account which is to be used for all email correspondence with your instructors and with the CFCC staff.  Some information (such as TRAC registration info) from CFCC will ONLY be emailed to this address, and not sent through postal mail as in the past, so it is very important that you check this account periodically.  To access this account, please visit the CFCC website and click on the Campus Cruiser link at the very top of the page, then follow the directions on the Campus Cruiser website to log in.  You will use your log in ID as part of your email address (  This email account is provided to you as long as you are enrolled in classes (summer will not count), and may be used for personal email as well as academic email.

Students with Special Needs:
Students with disabilities or needing reasonable accommodation in this course (such as extended testing time), must register with the Office of Disability Services in Student Services at the Downtown Campus (362-7526).  Students are required to provide a copy of the Accommodation Letter as soon as possible, preferably by the end of the first week of classes. You should then meet with me to make mutually agreeable arrangements based on the recommendations of the Accommodation Letter.


DISCLAIMER:  Information contained in this syllabus was, to the best knowledge of the instructor, considered correct and complete when distributed for use at the beginning of the course.  However, this syllabus should not be considered a contract between Cape Fear Community College and any student, nor between the instructor and any student.  The instructor reserves the right, acting within the policies and procedures of Cape Fear Community College, to make changes in course content or instructional techniques without notice or obligation.