Production Systems

This concentration is a broad-based area that explores subjects related to the production of consumer goods.  Candidates are prepared to teach courses in subjects such as woodworking, wood technology, metals, welding, plastics, and construction technology, at the public school level.  Courses in wood, metal, and plastic processes are required to gain the basic skills in this area.  The program includes courses in furniture and cabinet construction, computer-aided manufacturing, and light construction. 

For more description of these courses, visit the FHSU University Catalog.

PDF Version of Production Systems curriculum requirements

General Education Program

Total Hours: 55

Core Requirements

  • 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

Bachelor of Science in Technology Studies

Total Hours: 139

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