The Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology department offers extensive laboratories to support each program with equipment, instrumentation, and test facilities directly related to each field of specialization. These facilities provide the practical experience needed by today’s technical graduates. The application of computers for analysis, data acquisition, data reduction, report writing, and technical presentations is also emphasized throughout the programs.
The Civil Engineering Technology department offers all students in the department use of extensive laboratory facilities that enhance each student's learning experience as it relates to his/her chosen program.
The physics laboratories are well equipped with apparatus to facilitate learning by direct experience and to provide students with an opportunity to "discover" many principles on their own. The laboratory instructor is a member of the regular teaching staff and, in most cases, is the same instructor that the student has for the physics lecture session.
Facilities include a linear air track, lasers, air table, x-ray recorders, gamma spectrometers, oscilloscopes, precision electrical measuring devices, strobe lights, precision timers, and an 8-inch Cassegrain telescope, as well as a large collection of traditional physics apparatus, many of which are used directly by the students in their laboratory work. In addition, the Mathematics/Physics Department has an extensive collection of audio visual materials.
The court and realtime reporting laboratory is equipped with computer-aided translation equipment at every student workstation. All students receive hands-on instructions using computer-aided translation (CAT) equipment. This real-time translation skill enables the graduate to take advantage of closed-captioning employment opportunities.