Career and Technical Education Courses
Charles W. Gagel, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Adult, Career, and Technology Education (11A ITED Bldg. 83844-4021; phone 208/885-6492). James A. Gregson, Coordinator of Professional-Technical and Technology Education Moscow, ID (15H ITED Bldg. 83844-4021; phone 208/885-6492); Lee Ostrom, Coordinator of Professional-Technical and Technology Education Idaho Falls, ID (1776 Science Center Dr., Suite 306, Idaho Falls, ID 83402; phone 208/282-7861)
CTE 104 Input Technologies for the 21st Century (3 cr)
Skill development in microcomputer applications and input technologies. Course content is reflective of current trends in Business Education programs. Skills include but are not limited to document preparation, intermediate to advanced keyboarding, voice recognition, exposure to emerging technologies as well as review of foundational skills. Recommended Preparation: Minimum typing speed of 25 wpm.
CTE 111 Computer Skills (3 cr)
Fundamentals of computing; modules on telecommunications, hardware and software components, basic computing applications, and current computing trends.
CTE 120 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (1 cr)
This course has been designed to give students an introductory experience in sketching, drafting theory, and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).
CTE 121 Introduction to Principles of Engineering and Technology (1 cr)
Students will be introduced to the principles of engineering and technology.
CTE 122 Introduction to Manufacturing and Construction (1 cr)
This course introduces students to safety, materials, and processes used in the manufacturing and construction industries.
CTE 123 Introduction to Power, Energy, and Transportation (1 cr)
Students will be introduced to the topics of power, energy, and transportation and their impact on technical societies.
CTE 130 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics (3 cr)
This introduction to electricity and electronics includes properties of resistors, capacitors, and inductors in electrical circuits; basics of power distribution systems and house wiring; and the use of meters and oscilloscopes in lab.Three 1-hr lec and one 2-hr lab a wk.
CTE 152 Manufacturing: Non-Metallic Materials and Processes (3 cr)
This course introduces and reinforces knowledge in the area of manufacturing and manufacturing processes of non-metallic materials such as wood and composites. The materials themselves, primary processing, and the systems of secondary processing will be studied. Recommended Preparation: CTE 120, CTE 267 or Engr 105.
CTE 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
CTE 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
CTE 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
CTE 267 Computer Aided Drafting/Design (3 cr)
This course has been designed to give students an introductory experience in drafting theory, Computer Aided Drafting, and CNC manufacturing. Students may have to spend time in the CAD lab outside of class time to complete the required work. 3 hours of lecture per week.
CTE 298 (s) Internship (cr arr)
CTE 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
CTE 306 Preservice for New Professional-Technical Teachers (3 cr)
Fundamental skills necessary for new teachers in secondary and post-secondary schools to be successful in meeting students.
CTE 307 Inservice for New Professional-Technical Teachers (3 cr)
Resolution of common problems faced by new teachers through seminars and observations/evaluations/perceptions by UI preceptor; course meets state certification requirements for 30 hrs of inservice for vocational specialist certification.
CTE 310 Lab Safety, Management, and Liability (4 cr)
Overview of operations, use, and maintenance of laboratory tools and equipment, laboratory management and liability concerns.
CTE 351 Principles and Philosophy of Professional-Technical Education (3 cr)
Same as AgEd 351. Overview and interpretation of history, aims, and purposes of public education and professional-technical education; issues and programs comprising professional-technical education in Idaho and in the nation.
CTE 352 Manufacturing: Metallic Materials and Processes (3 cr)
This course introduces and reinforces knowledge in the area of manufacturing and manufacturing processes of metallic materials (ferrous and nonferrous). The materials themselves, primary processing, and the systems of secondary processing will be studied in-depth. Recommended Preparation: CTE 152 or Work Experience.
CTE 353 Manufacturing Systems (3 cr)
In-depth examination and implementation of manufacturing theory and processes including research and development, product planning and controlling. Topics, such as Lean Manufacturing, Kanban, relating to manufacturing facilities and management of manufacturing processes will be discussed, studied and implemented in the manufacture of a designed product in quantity.
CTE 354 Construction Technology (4 cr) (PTTE 252)
Teaching techniques and methods of instruction for a systems approach to construction technology including residential, commercial, and civil. Recommended Preparation: CTE 310.
CTE 363 Fire Protection Safety (3 cr)
Basic industrial fire protection techniques; basic fire chemistry; basic fire suppression/sprinkler design.
CTE 370 Transportation & Engineering Technologies (4 cr)
Working in design teams, students will use the engineering design process to integrate scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical concepts into their proposed solutions to power, energy and transportation issues. Students will research, design, build and evaluate their potential solutions in a hands-on laboratory environment. Recommended Preparation: Math 143 and Phys 111.
CTE 398 (s) Internship (cr arr)
CTE 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
CTE 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
CTE 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
CTE J405/J505 Professional Development (cr arr)
Cr earned in this course will not be accepted toward grad degree programs. Professional development and enrichment. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
CTE 410 Technology and Society (3 cr)
In-depth examination and implementation of the relationship between technology and social change; previous course work in technology is not essential.
CTE 411 Web Graphics and Animation (3 cr)
This course involves study of the role of multi-media and animated graphic elements in supporting effective websites. Specific focus on the design and creation of animated graphics using industry standard applications is emphasized throughout the process of website development. Content is taught in the context of Professional-Technical Education.
CTE 412 Web Design using Dreamweaver (3 cr)
Use HTML editors to create web pages. There are process-oriented tutorials that teach core principles, techniques and tips in a hands-on training format. You will be expected to work on hands-on exercises and projects, problem solving, research, and thinking skills to produce a Web site.
CTE 415 Microcomputer Applications (3 cr)
Advanced computer applications course designed primarily for business teacher education students; includes extensive hands-on experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs used in both industry and business education programs; addresses methodology, curriculum development, and classroom management techniques. Recommended Preparation: CTE 111.
CTE 416 Website Design and Development (3 cr)
Basics of html, advanced use of web development applications for purposes of creating effective websites that incorporate accepted design principles, taught in the context of Professional-Technical Education.
CTE 417 Teaching & Learning through STEM Integration (3 cr)
Students examine a variety of approaches to teaching and assessment methods for technology educators at the secondary level. Instructional strategies best suited to learning technical skills, related academics, problem solving, and hands-on activities will be explored through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) integration.
CTE 418 Teaching Economics and Personal Finance (3 cr)
In-depth examination and implementation of methods and materials for teaching economics and personal finance.
Prereq: Econ 201 or Equivalent
CTE J419/J519 Database Applications and Information Management (3 cr)
Teaching and training strategies for database applications. Includes database management principles and methods of information retrieval, processing, storage and distribution. Advanced project reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: CTE 111.
CTE 420 Evaluation in Professional-Technical Education (3 cr)
Methods and techniques; construction and use of objective tests, performance tests, rating scales, check lists.
CTE 426 Occupational Analysis and Curriculum Development (3 cr)
Instructional design systems and curriculum development as a systematic method of designing, carrying out, and evaluating the total process of teaching and learning; based on research in human learning and communication, employing a combination of human and non-human resources to bring about effective instruction. Focus on secondary and post-secondary professional/technical education.
CTE 428 Computer Integrated Systems (3 cr)
PC maintenance fundamentals, an overview of various computer operating systems, fundamental networking applications, peripherals and integration of PC technology into the home and industry. Students will have the tools they need for further study and industry certification. Enrollment per section limited to computer stations available. Recommended Preparation: CTE 111.
CTE 430 Leadership and Student Organizations (2 cr)
Development of leadership skills; instruction in planning, implementation and supervision of professional-technical student organizations; and participation in regional leadership conferences.
CTE 431 Supervising PTTE Student Organizations (1 cr)
Supervising PTTE Student Organizations involves active participation in Professional-Technical Student Organization's post-secondary competitive events program, as well as assisting in the administration and supervision of secondary regional and state Professional-Technical Student Organization conferences.
CTE 438 Digital Electronics (3 cr)
In-depth examination and implementation of logic circuits used in digital devices; included AND/OR gates. NAND, NOR, Exclusive-or gates, and application of the gates to construct flip-flops, counters, adders, and converters; includes characteristics of logic families and memory devices. Enrollment per section limited to lab stations available.
CTE 445 Professional Role Development in PTTE I (2 cr)
To acquaint the student to the unique dimensions of Professional--Technical teaching. The course is designed to cause the participant to reflect on, and examine through demonstration, an understanding of the principles and standards of Idaho's beginning teacher requirements. An 8 hour Saturday meeting for CPR and first aid training will be required.
CTE 447 Diverse Populations and Individual Differences (2-3 cr)
Examines the impact of individual differences on teaching and learning.
CTE 449 Appropriate Technology and Alternative Energy (3 cr)
Exploration of new and emerging technologies and energies with focus on social, cultural, economic, and political considerations. Students will also participate in hands-on lab activities allowing them to incorporate these technologies into their lives.
CTE 450 Occupational Safety (3 cr)
Overview of occupational safety in business, schools, and industry. Topics Include: Overview of OSHA, Worker's Compensation, Safety Program Organization, Hazard Identification and Elimination, and Safety Program Implementation.
CTE 455 Professional Role Development in PTTE II (1 cr)
Concurrent with the Internship will focus on developing a reflective stance to critically examine ones teaching for improvement and enhancement by linking prior knowledge and making informed decisions about needed change and learning.
Coreq: CTE 484
CTE 460 Desktop Publishing (3 cr)
Advanced desktop publication techniques, concepts, and applications through use of computer technology; planning, layout, and design of publications are highlighted. Recommended Preparation: CTE 111 and CTE 415.
CTE 461 Using Internet-Based Career Information in the Classroom (2-3 cr)
Preparation of new teacher candidates to utilize the vast array of career information on the Internet for assisting students in career planning.
CTE 462 Communication Technology (3 cr)
Investigation and laboratory activities associated with of a variety of communication technologies, including interpersonal, human to machine and machine to machine, through contemporary devices and materials. Recommended Preparation: CTE 415.
CTE 464 Career Guidance and Transitioning to Work (3 cr)
Designed for career development counselors and facilitators; establishment of the three pillars of career guidance and how to implement the steps for developing a comprehensive individualized career plan.
CTE 470 Technical Competence (1-32 cr, max 32)
Technical competence is gained from occupational credentials or passing of competency exams related to the bachelor of science degree in PTE education or technology. Grades for successful completion of CTE 470 will be transcripted as P (pass) normally during the student's last semester and completion of all degree requirements.
CTE 472 Teaching and Learning in Occupation Education (3 cr)
Students examine research-based approaches to facilitate learning outcomes for occupational educators in post-secondary, secondary and private sector contexts; Instructional strategies and materials will be considered and developed to facilitate learning in technical skills, related applied academics, and workplace readiness knowledge and dispositions.
CTE 475 LAN Technology (3 cr)
CTE 481 Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics (3 cr)
In-depth examination and implementation of advanced computer aided drafting, 3D solids modeling, computer numerical control, basic and advanced toolpath generation, virtual machining environments, and robotics applications. Enrollment per section limited to lab stations available.
CTE 484 (s) Internship in Professional-Technical and Technology Education Teaching (3-14 cr, max 28)
Guided observation, supervised instruction, and comprehensive team and independent teaching in school settings.
Prereq: Admission to teacher education program
Coreq: CTE 455
CTE 492 Business and Marketing Education Methods (3 cr)
Teaching pedagogy, instructional materials and student evaluation strategies in Business and Marketing Education.
CTE 494 Senior Project (3 cr)
In the last year of study, students select an individual design project related to their area of specialization within technology education. Some students may have the option of joining a Senior Design Team in the College of Engineering. Project must be approved by instructor.
CTE 495 Administrative Techonology Management and Procedures (3 cr)
Administrative procedures and generic policies in technological business environments are studied and practiced. Relevant knowledge, skills, and dispositions are addressed.
CTE 496 Directed Work Experience (1-3 cr, max 9)
Job analysis and descriptions; weekly work-experience reports and analysis coordinated with problems related to the student's employment in an approved work station.
CTE 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
CTE 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
CTE 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
CTE 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
CTE 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
CTE 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
CTE 505 Professional Development (cr arr)
See CTE J405/J505.
CTE 510 (s) Professional Problems (1-3 cr, max 9)
CTE 511 (s) Technical Problems (1-3 cr, max 6)
CTE 518 Advanced Input Technologies for the 21st Century (3 cr)
Advanced teaching methods and materials of inputting and computer technology, identified best practices will be emphasized as well as a review of research literature. This course will include a field experience as well as a unit on trouble shooting computer hardware.
CTE 519 Database Applications and Information Management (3 cr)
See CTE J419/J519.
CTE 521 Advanced Business, Marketing & Retailing Methods (3 cr)
Advanced methods and strategies for teaching general business, business math, entrepreneurship, business law, management, and marketing at the secondary or adult level; additional emphasis on teaching computerized and non-computerized accounting. (Fall only)
CTE 522 Issues in Business and Marketing Education (3 cr)
Philosophies, objectives, trends, and organization patterns of business and marketing education in secondary schools and colleges.
CTE 531 National Board Certification I (3 cr)
Support and development of exemplary teaching candidates seeking to complete the career and technical education portfolio required by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Recommended Preparation: Meet NBPTS process minimum qualifications. (Fall only)
CTE 532 National Board Certification II (3 cr)
Support and development of exemplary teaching candidates seeking to complete the career and technical education portfolio required by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Recommended Preparation: Meet NBPTS process minimum qualifications. (Spring only)
CTE 537 Integration of Academic and Professional-Technical Education (3 cr)
Examination of philosophical/theoretical underpinnings of integration; review of models, development of curricular and instructional materials.
CTE 544 Idaho Leadership Institute (1-12 cr, max 12)
Institute for the preparation of the next generation of Idaho's leaders in professional-technical education.
Prereq: Accepted into the Idaho Leadership Institute
CTE 551 Principles and Philosophy of Professional-Technical Education (3 cr)
Overview and interpretation of history, aims, and purposes of public education and professional-technical education; issues and programs comprising professional-technical education in Idaho and the U.S.
CTE 570 Introduction to Research in Workforce Education (3 cr)
See AOLL 570.
CTE 578 International and Cross-Cultural Workforce Development (3 cr)
Examination of international workforce development efforts at the secondary and postsecondary levels with emphasis on the relationships among economic, community, and workforce development. Adult education, training, and technical education considerations are integrated.
CTE 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)
Application of theories and techniques; supervised field experiences in selected settings. Graded Pass/Fail.
CTE 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)
Supervised experience in teacher education, administration, supervision, or ancillary services in professional-technical education. Graded Pass/Fail.
CTE 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
CTE 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)