Professional-Technical and Technology Education Courses
Larry Stauffer, Acting Associate Dean, College of Engineering (322 E. Front St., Boise, ID, 83702; phone 208/364-6180).
PTTE 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
PTTE 333 Industrial Electronics (3 cr)
This course will provide students an in-depth knowledge of electronic components and circuits used in automated industrial settings.
PTTE 362 Behavior Based Safety (3 cr)
Principles of paradigm shifts required for total safety, human barriers to safety, the basic principles of behavior-based psychology and behavioral safety analysis and behavior-based interventions.
PTTE 364 Hazardous Materials (3 cr)
Handling, transportation, and storage of hazardous materials; how to protect and suppress fires that occur in hazardous materials.
PTTE 432 Systems Integration (3 cr)
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of Systems Integration (SI) processes, approaches, drivers, tools and techniques required for successful SI, critical success factors, and best practices. The objective of the course is to provide the students an understanding of the technical and business process issues involved in systems integration. Systems integration process is illustrated over the life cycle concept of projects during design, development, implementation, testing and production.
PTTE 434 Quality Assurance Organization and Management (3 cr)
Industrial management principles applied to effective economic control of quality assurance activities.
PTTE 435 Industrial Transportation Safety (3 cr)
Principles of safety in all aspects of industrial transportation; roads, railroads, air, water, pipeline.
PTTE 436 Human Performance Fundamentals (3 cr)
Introduction to the factors that control and influence human performance. Explore the basis of individual and leader behaviors as well as organizational processes and values that either lead to or prevent error. Fundamental knowledge of human and organizational behavior is emphasized so that the manager, supervisor, and worker can better handle error-provoking work situations to prevent human error and work-place events.
PTTE 443 Government Contract Law (3 cr)
Contract formation, and contract administration pertaining to government contracts.
PTTE 446 Labor Law (3 cr)
Practical legal considerations in employer/employee relationships, including union contracts.
PTTE 448 Construction Safety (3 cr)
Major components of construction health and safety, including hazards, law, written programs, implementation, control and behavior.
PTTE 452 Fire Emergency Planning (3 cr)
This course is intended to provide information that will enable persons just entering the profession or expanding their roles to have the ability to assess their community's fire hazards, determine community resources, and write an all-hazards plan to assign responsibility to various agencies who will respond during a fire emergency or disaster.
PTTE 454 National Incident Management Systems (3 cr)
This course is designed to increase the participants' knowledge and understanding of the inherent flexibility of the Incident Command System to manage major or complex incidents. Utilizing lectures and small group activities, participants will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), terminology, players, and management philosophy. Participants will also acquire the ability to organize and manage major or complex incidents. The material covered during the course includes command and general staff duties and responsibilities, unified command, major incident management and area command structures.
PTTE 466 Human Performance Field Investigation (3 cr)
Provides education in the area of participating in an investigation of an incident that has a significant human contribution. Principles of the old view of human error the problems it holds, the traps it represents, and the temptations that can make one fall into them. The new view of human error in which human error is the starting point for an investigation. Reconstruct the human contribution to system failure and "reverse engineer" the evolving mindset of personnel who were caught up in an event. Investigate the biases and difficulties in understanding past behavior associated with system failure. Recommended Preparation: PTTE 436.
PTTE 474 Power Distribution (3 cr)
This course examines the distribution of energy after the production phase. It will cover power grid design, operation, and security.
PTTE 483 Project and Construction Management (3 cr)
This course introduces the fundamental nature of projects and defines special techniques involved in project/construction management. Concepts such as the definition of a project, the nature of the project team, and the role and function of the project manager are presented. Discussion incorporates the language of projects, the context in which projects are conducted, and the key players in the project management process. Students investigate practical application of project management principles as applied to practice settings. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is introduced as the basis to further explore practices, tools, and techniques for successful project management.
PTTE 486 Homeland Security (3 cr)
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of terrorism involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) (e.g. biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, radiological, and explosive devices). The history of WMD/Terrorism and how it relates to modern day devices and concepts will be discussed. The students will gain an understanding of International terrorism and homegrown terrorists.
PTTE 512 Fundamental Concepts of Nuclear Science (3 cr)
Fundamental concepts of nuclear science and engineering technologies: nuclear radiations (origin, detection & measurement, shielding & health physics), the chart of the nuclides, the neutron (life cycle, multiplication & criticality, cross sections, fission, activation), nuclear fuel cycles (fuels, reactors and waste streams), and basic reactor behavior.
PTTE 513 Nuclear Criticality Safety (3 cr)
In-depth overview of nuclear criticality safety including nuclear physics, fission and neutron multiplication, moderation and reflection of neutrons, criticality issues in the fuel cycle, critical experiments and sub-critical limits, calculations of criticality, nuclear criticality safety practices, case studies, incident reporting and recovery, emergency procedures, and nuclear regulations and standards.
PTTE 514 Nuclear Safety (3 cr)
An in-depth technical study of safety issues within the nuclear fuel cycle and within various reactor types. Evaluation methods, system disturbances, safety criteria, containment, NRC licensing, and codes for safety analysis will be presented. Case studies of reactor accidents and corrective measures included.
PTTE 516 Nuclear Rules and Regulations (3 cr)
An in-depth examination of nuclear regulatory agencies; major nuclear legislation; current radiation protection standards and organizational responsibility for their implementation.
PTTE 523 Industrial Safety Applications (3 cr)
Application of engineering science to safety problems; static and dynamic forces on structures, pressure systems; effects of temperature, chemicals, fatigue, and other agencies on strength of materials; use of vectors in engineering analysis.
PTTE 524 Nuclear Detection and Measurement (3 cr)
In-depth understanding of nuclear radiations with focus on detection, measurement and health physics. Students will learn how to select the proper detector given the energy and type of radiation measured; analyze the results of counting experiments to calculate errors, uncertainties, and energy spectra. In-class and laboratory experiments are included.
PTTE 525 Emergency Management and Planning (3 cr)
A study of the basic principles in emergency management and planning in the United States. This course is not directed at any particular type of hazard, but the processes and considerations of planning for all-hazards along with the basics of generic protective actions and the planning concepts supporting effective protective action recommendations.
PTTE 526 Community Emergency Planning (3 cr)
A study of the theory and practice of community emergency planning. The Citizen Corps, Principles of Emergency Planning, and CERT programs will be studied. Cases are studied in order to assist students in understanding the management and leadership complexity associated with modern emergencies and disasters. Recommended Preparation: PTTE 525.
PTTE 527 Occupational Health Hazards (3 cr)
In-depth examination and implementation of the field of industrial hygiene practice; focus on recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards.
PTTE 528 Accident Investigation (3 cr)
In-depth examination and implementation of system safety concepts, principles, and methods; development of skills in accident investigation, audit and appraisal, operational readiness, and system safety analysis and review. Recommended Preparation: PTTE 432.
PTTE 529 Risk Assessment (3 cr)
In-depth evaluation and analysis techniques used to determine the risk of industrial, process, nuclear, and aviation industries; fault tree analysis; human reliability analysis; failure mode and effect analysis.
PTTE 533 Chemical Hazards (3 cr)
Emergency responders can encounter a wide range of chemical hazards. Topics include information on interpreting hazardous chemical labels and Material Safety Data Sheets and the relationship between those two methods of hazard communication. Acute and chronic effects of hazardous chemicals to which responders may be exposed will be discussed. Recommended Preparation: PTTE 525.
PTTE 534 Biological Hazards (3 cr)
Emergency responders can encounter a wide range of biological hazards. The objectives of this course are to understand the nature of biological hazards and how to control them. The biological hazards to be discussed are Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi/Molds, Protozoa, Prions infectious proteins, Biological Toxins. Recommended Preparation: PTTE 525.
PTTE 535 Radiation Detection and Measurement (3 cr)
This course is designed to provide in-depth understanding of nuclear radiations with focus on detection, measurement and health physics. Students will learn how to select the proper detector given the energy and type of radiation measured; analyze the results of counting experiments to calculate errors, uncertainties, and energy spectra; and to perform radiation measurements following proper health physics procedures. In-class and laboratory experiments are included.
PTTE 552 Industrial Ergonomics (3 cr)
A course designed to focus on work design and ergonomics in occupational settings. Specific attention will be focused on introducing the terminology and the techniques used in work design, and on the fundamental concepts embodied in industrial ergonomics. (Summer only)