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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4211
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Production Systems

In this specialization, you’ll explore subjects related to the production of consumer goods.

To gain fundamental skills, you’ll learn wood, metal and plastic processes. The program includes courses such as Furniture and Cabinet Construction, Manufacturing Design and Production, and Foundations of Education.

We’ll prepare you to teach a variety of subjects—from woodworking to welding and from construction to plastics technology—at the public school level.

See our University Catalog for more information about these courses.
Production Systems curriculum requirements (PDF)
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Program Summary

University Degree Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Departmental Core Requirements: 35 Credit Hours
Concentration in Production Systems: 30 Credit Hours
Education Courses: 19 Credit Hours
TOTAL: 139 Credit Hours

Departmental Core Curriculum

  • TECS 110 Communication Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 120 Power, Energy, and Transportation (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 130 Production System (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 200 Engineering Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 318 Introduction to CAD (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 460 Teaching Technology Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health, & Liability (2 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 463 Technology Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 277 Early Field Experience (1 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 496 Directed Teaching (12 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 35

Production Systems

  • TECS 119 Introduction to Welding (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 240 Plastic Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 260 Metal Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 280 Wood Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 314 Furniture and Cabinet Construction (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 331 Machine Tool Operations (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 380 Materials Finishing and Testing (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 415 Construction Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 483 Manufacturing Design and Production
  • OR TECS 485 Building Construction (3 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 30

Education Courses

  • TEEL 202 Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 431 Educational Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience (4 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 19

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