Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology prepares graduates to work in an industrial setting where automation, robotics, controls, and systems integration are used, providing a blend of electronics and mechanical systems studies. The programs offered by the department address the needs of growing industries in Ohio and the region, including manufacturing of photovoltaic electric panels, wind turbines, and fuel cells; installing and servicing photovoltaic and wind turbine systems; assisting energy efficiency companies and consultants; and using lasers and electro-optics systems in automated manufacturing and research environments.

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Cincinnati State is the largest of its kind in Ohio. The program combines electronics engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology, so students develop skills that are highly valued by industrial firms, including a focus on industrial automation. Students gain competencies in controlling systems, linking software and hardware maintaining systems, and improving machines and systems.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are also prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree in fields such as electronics engineering, electrical engineering, or electro-mechanical engineering.

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, phone (410) 347-7700. The program has received a Program Excellence Award from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology—Alternative Energy Major (EMETE)

Graduates of the program Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy Major are prepared to address the needs of several related and growing industries related to energy efficiency, reduction of energy use in commercial and industrial applications, and electric drive systems found in passenger and off-highway electric vehicles. Students develop understanding of these new technologies along with foundation studies in traditional electro-mechanical engineering technology.

Program graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are also prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree in fields such as electro-mechanical engineering technologies or electronics engineering technologies.

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology—Laser Major (EMETL)

Graduates of the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Laser Major are prepared to successfully begin careers and advance professionally in local and national industries that utilize lasers and electro-optics systems, or use industrial equipment in automated manufacturing and research environments. Students work with laser material processing systems, and operate and troubleshoot optical systems including lasers, lens systems, and fiber optics.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are also prepared to pursue a bachelor’s degree in fields such as electro-mechanical engineering or electrical engineering.

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology—Laser Certificate (EMETLC)

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Laser Certificate prepares students to enter careers and advance professionally in local and national industries that utilize laser and electro-optics systems. Students work with laser material processing systems, and operate and troubleshoot optical systems including laser, lens systems, and fiber optics. Graduates of the certificate program receive OSHA 10 Electrical Safe Practices certification and are prepared for Laser Safety Officer training based on ANSI 36 standards, OSHA guidelines, and the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EMET 150Introduction to Controls and Robotics ( B) 122
CIT 105OSHA 10 General Industry Safety ( B) 101
EET 131Circuit Analysis 1 ( T) 324
PSET 110Power Systems Computer Aided Drafting ( B) 233
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
EMET 180Process Instrumentation ( T) 233
EET 132Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
MET 111Manufacturing Processes 1 ( B) 233
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 3  
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 1 (T)  1402
Semester 4  
EMET 240Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics ( T) 233
EMET 285Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone 1 ( T) 021
MET 150Statics and Strength of Materials for MET ( T) 233
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  334
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 5  
EMET 270Robotics and Servomechanisms ( T) 334
EMET 275Electric Drive Mechanisms ( T) 334
EMET 290Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone 2 ( T) 122
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 2 (T)  1402
Total Credits:  4611863

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Electives8
Select one of the following series:
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
Or
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
Physics Elective
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
Arts/Humanities Elective
CULT 105Issues in Human Diversity3
CULT 110Social Issues in Technology3
PHI 110Ethics3
Cooperative Education or Transfer Electives *
EMET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology2
EMET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology2
EET 121Digital Systems 13
EET 251Electronics4
MET 140Engineering Materials3
*

Program Chair approval is required for students planning to take a Transfer Elective course rather than participate in cooperative education. 

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology—Alternative Energy Major (EMETE)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EMET 150Introduction to Controls and Robotics ( B) 122
CIT 105OSHA 10 General Industry Safety ( B) 101
EET 131Circuit Analysis 1 ( T) 324
PSET 110Power Systems Computer Aided Drafting ( B) 233
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
Semester 2  
EMET 180Process Instrumentation ( T) 233
EET 132Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
MET 111Manufacturing Processes 1 ( B) 233
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 3  
MET 150Statics and Strength of Materials for MET ( T) 233
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 1 (T)  1402
Semester 4  
EMET 210Energy Efficiency and Audits ( T) 223
EMET 240Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics ( T) 233
EMET 285Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone 1 ( T) 021
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  324
Semester 5  
EMET 225Solar and Renewable Energy ( T) 233
EMET 275Electric Drive Mechanisms ( T) 334
EMET 290Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone 2 ( T) 122
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 2 (T)  1402
Total Credits:  4711965

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Electives8
Select one of the following series:
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
Or
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
Physics Elective
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
Arts/Humanities Elective
CULT 105Issues in Human Diversity3
CULT 110Social Issues in Technology3
PHI 110Ethics3
Cooperative Education or Transfer Electives *
EMET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology2
EMET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology2
EET 121Digital Systems 13
EET 251Electronics4
MET 140Engineering Materials3
*

Program Chair approval is required for students planning to take a Transfer Elective course rather than participate in cooperative education.  

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology—Laser Major (EMETL)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EMET 150Introduction to Controls and Robotics ( B) 122
CIT 105OSHA 10 General Industry Safety ( B) 101
EET 131Circuit Analysis 1 ( T) 324
PSET 110Power Systems Computer Aided Drafting ( B) 233
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
Semester 2  
EMET 180Process Instrumentation ( T) 233
EET 132Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 324
MET 150Statics and Strength of Materials for MET ( B) 233
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 1 (T)  1402
Semester 4  
EMET 240Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics ( T) 233
EMET 245Laser 1 ( T) 233
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  324
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 5  
EMET 255Optical Components, and Geometrical and Wave Optics ( T) 334
EMET 265Industrial Laser Systems ( T) 334
EMET 270Robotics and Servomechanisms ( T) 334
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 2 (T)  1402
Total Credits:  4811664

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Electives8
Select one of the following series:
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
Or
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
Physics Elective
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
Arts/Humanities Elective
CULT 105Issues in Human Diversity3
CULT 110Social Issues in Technology3
PHI 110Ethics3
Cooperative Education or Transfer Electives *
EMET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology2
EMET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology2
EET 121Digital Systems 13
EET 251Electronics4
MET 140Engineering Materials3
*

Program Chair approval is required for students planning to take a Transfer Elective course rather than participate in cooperative education.  

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Laser Certificate (EMETLC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EMET 245Laser Foundations and Safety 233
CIT 105OSHA 10 General Industry Safety 101
Semester 2  
EMET 255Optical Components, and Geometrical and Wave Optics 334
EMET 265Industrial Laser Systems 334
Total Credits:  9912

Courses

EMET 150 Introduction to Controls and Robotics
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the operation and usage of robots in manufacturing applications. Topics include: programmable robotics, flow charting, logic controllers, motors, control language, motion, and quality assurance.
Prerequisites: AFL 085, and AFM 094 or MAT 120, or appropriate placement test scores
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EMET 180 Process Instrumentation
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on process instrumentation theory and applications. Topics include: principles and practices of measurement and control of temperature, pressure, flow, level, and analytical quantities; and data acquisition for process instruments and controls.
Prerequisites: EMET 140, EET 131
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EMET 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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EMET 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 191
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EMET 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 192
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EMET 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fourth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 193
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EMET 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fifth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 194
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EMET 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their sixth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 195
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EMET 198 First Year Special Topics in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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EMET 199 First Year Independent Project in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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EMET 210 Energy Efficiency and Audits
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on concepts related to energy consumption. Topics include: conducting energy audits for residential, commercial and industrial locations; conserving energy; reducing energy consumption; and applying renewable energies.
Prerequisites: None
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EMET 225 Solar and Renewable Energy
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on planning, installing, and maintaining solar and renewable energy devices. Topics include: photovoltaic electrical systems, solar thermal systems, fuel cell technology, and wind turbine technology.
Prerequisites: EMET 210
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EMET 230 Fuel Cells and Wind Devices
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on planning, installing, and maintaining alternative energy sources. Topics include: converting chemical energy to electricity; fuel cell components, power efficiencies, and applications; electrolysis; and wind turbine components.
Prerequisites: EMET 210
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EMET 240 Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on programmable logic controllers, motors, and variable speed drives and mechanisms. Topics include: operating, troubleshooting and controlling circuits; calculating speed, torque, horsepower, and efficiency; and machine kinematics.
Prerequisites: EET 132
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EMET 245 Laser Foundations and Safety
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on the operational theory and safe use of lasers. Topics include: properties of laser light, elements of the laser, laser classifications, structure of the eye, and hazards associated with laser light.
Prerequisites: EMET 150 and MAT 121 or appropriate placement test score
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EMET 250 Servomechanisms
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on negative feedback for closed-loop servo systems. Topics include: transducers for sensing system parameters; proportional, proportional-derivative, and proportional-integral-derivative positional control systems; computer control of servo-control systems; and simple closed-loop controls.
Prerequisites: EET 132, EMET 140
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EMET 255 Optical Components, and Geometrical and Wave Optics
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on optical elements used in photonics applications. Topics include: lens, mirrors, prisms, laser modulators and Q-switches, optical power, and energy measurements.
Prerequisites: EMET 245
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EMET 260 Robotics
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on robotics and factory automation. Topics include: analyzing industrial robotics applications in automated manufacturing environments, evaluating mechanical and electrical components, programming and operating robots, choosing robots for industrial applications, and applying quality assurance techniques.
Prerequisites: EET 132, EMET 140
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EMET 265 Industrial Laser Systems
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on lasers used in industry. Topics include: types of industrial lasers; applying lasers for cutting, welding, drilling, and heat treating; and motion control.
Prerequisites: EMET 245
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EMET 270 Robotics and Servomechanisms
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on theory and applications of robotics and servomechanisms. Topics include: analyzing industrial robotics applications in automated manufacturing environments; programming and operating robots; transducers, proportional, proportional-integral, and proportional-integral-derivative positional control systems; and closed- loop controls.
Prerequisites: EET 132
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EMET 275 Electric Drive Mechanisms
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on electric drive systems used in electric vehicles and stationary power systems. Topics include: power and energy measurement, energy storage, battery monitoring, motor drives, control electronics and instrumentation, power transmission, and electrical safety devices.
Prerequisites: EMET 240
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EMET 285 Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone 1
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

Students participate in a team design project. Topics include: design concepts, modeling, detail and assembly drawings, bill of materials, vendors, and costs of project design.
Prerequisites: EMET 140, EET 132
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EMET 290 Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone 2
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of EMET 285. Students participate in the manufacturing, assembly, and testing of their product design, and prepare a presentation about the complete design process.
Prerequisites: EMET 285
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EMET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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EMET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 291
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EMET 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 292
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EMET 294 Internship 1: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 140
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EMET 295 Internship 2: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: EMET 294
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EMET 298 Second Year Special Topics in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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EMET 299 Second Year Independent Project in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Lawrence (Larry) Feist, BS
lawrence.feist@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Professor Sue Dolan, M.Ed.
sue.dolan@cincinnatistate.edu