Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)

Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)

Power systems engineers monitor and maintain the quality, availability, reliability, transferability, and safety of the power systems we rely on daily, including smart grid technologies for distributed power generation and smart transmission line system technology.

Graduates of the program Electrical Engineering Technology - Power System Major earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and have the skills and competencies needed to begin careers and advance professionally through technical and management positions in the power systems or electrical engineering fields. Possible employers include utility companies, industrial organizations, consultants, and other service providers. Graduates also are prepared to continue their studies in a bachelor's degree program.

The Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, phone (410) 347-7700.

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

Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
CIT 105OSHA 10 General Industry Safety ( B) 101
EET 131Circuit Analysis 1 ( B) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
PSET 110Power Systems Computer Aided Drafting ( B) 233
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
FYE 10X First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
EET 132Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 324
PSET 140Power Systems Foundations ( T) 223
PSET 120Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ( T) 223
PSET 130National Electric Code and National Electric Safety Code ( B) 122
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 3  
EET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
EMET 240Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics ( T) 233
PSET 225Industrial and Commercial Power Design ( T) 334
PSET 250Power Transmission and Distribution Design ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  334
Semester 5  
PSET 260Stationary Engineering with Instrumentation and Controls ( T) 334
PSET 275Protective Relays and Controls ( T) 233
PSET 290Power Systems Capstone ( T) 122
ECO 1XX Economics Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
EET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4811765

Electives 

Mathematics Electives8
Select one of the following series:
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
Or
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Physics Elective
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
Economics Elective
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics3

EET Courses

EET 100 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

An introduction to concepts and measuring skills for the electronics field. Topics include: current, voltage, power, Ohm's law, series circuits, meter reading, software simulation use, and circuit construction.
Prerequisites: AFM 092 or appropriate placement test score
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EET 101 Electronic Fundamentals 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on electrical fundamentals for non-electrical majors. Topics include: DC and AC circuit theory, electrical motors and controls, electromagnetic devices, and transformers.
Prerequisites: AFM 094 or MAT 120, and AFL 085, or appropriate placement test scores
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EET 121 Digital Systems 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on analyzing, designing, and troubleshooting digital logic circuits. Topics include: basic gates and programmable logic devices (PLDs); number systems and codes; Boolean algebra; circuit simplification; and functions of logic circuits, latches, flip-flops, counters, timers, and memory.
Prerequisites: MAT 121 or appropriate placement test score
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EET 122 Digital Systems 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of EET 121. Topics include: counter design and cascading, shift registers, PLD applications, microprocessor registers, input/output (I/O), busses, direct memory access (DMA), memory expansion, and assembly language programming.
Prerequisites: EET 121
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EET 131 Circuit Analysis 1
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on DC electric circuits. Topics include: current, voltage, resistance, and power; laws applied to series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; Thevenin's, Superposition, and Norton's theorems; steady state and transient behavior of capacitive and inductive devices; and magnetic properties.
Prerequisites: MAT 121 or appropriate placement test score
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Ohio Career-Technical Assurance Guide Approved

EET 132 Circuit Analysis 2
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of EET 131. Topics include: sinusoidal wave characteristics; complex numbers; phasors; transformers; RC, RL, and RLC networks; filter networks; three-phase and poly-phase systems; and power factor analysis.
Prerequisites: EET 131 and MAT 125 or appropriate placement test score
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

EET 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics 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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EET 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electronics 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: EET 191
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EET 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Electronics 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: EET 192
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EET 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Electronics 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: EET 193
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EET 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Electronics 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: EET 194
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EET 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Electronics 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: EET 195
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EET 198 First Year Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Electronics 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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EET 199 First Year Independent Project in Electronics Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Electronics Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Electronics Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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EET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics 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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EET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electronics 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: EET 291
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EET 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Electronics 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: EET 292
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EET 294 Internship 1: Electronics 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: EET 131 and CIT 190
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EET 295 Internship 2: Electronics 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: EET 294
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EET 298 Second Year Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Electronics 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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EET 299 Second Year Independent Project in Electronics Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

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

PSET 110 Power Systems Computer Aided Drafting
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on computer aided drafting and design for power systems. Topics include: CAD fundamentals; and designing, modifying, and editing documents that apply to the power systems industry.
Prerequisites: AFL 085, and AFM 094 or MAT 120, or appropriate placement test scores
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PSET 120 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on skills used for computer-aided electronic mapping as applied to the power grid system. Topics include: power grid mapping, map databases, spatial positioning, analysis, modeling, and visualization.
Prerequisites: PSET 110
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PSET 130 National Electric Code and National Electric Safety Code
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on the purpose, intent, use, and enforcement of the National Electric Code (NEC) and the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) in electrical design and in specifications of equipment used in power systems.
Prerequisites: EET 131
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PSET 140 Power Systems Foundations
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

An introduction to electrical power systems from generation to utilization. Topics include: purpose, composition, operating characteristics, and design considerations of power system components; power quality and safety; fundamentals of AC waveforms including single and three phase connections, voltage and current calculations; per-unit representation; and power factor.
Prerequisites: EET 131
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PSET 150 Electrical Power Technology Studies: Adv
30 Credits. 30 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

Students complete apprenticeship education, post-secondary education, or work experience related to skills used in the electrical power industry.
Prerequisites: Program Chair consent
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Instructor Consent Required

PSET 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Power Systems 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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PSET 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Power Systems 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: PSET 191
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PSET 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Power Systems 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: PSET 192
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PSET 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Power Systems 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: PSET 193
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PSET 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Power Systems 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: PSET 194
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PSET 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Power Systems 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: PSET 195
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PSET 198 First Year Special Topics in Power Systems Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Power Systems 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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PSET 199 First Year Independent Project in Power Systems Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Power Systems Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Power Systems Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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PSET 225 Industrial and Commercial Power Design
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on design of industrial and commercial building electrical distribution systems. Topics include: load calculations, wiring devices, overcurrent protection, conductors, conduit and raceway systems, panelboards and switchboards, voltage drop calculations, grounding and bonding, branch circuit and feeder design, and motor circuits.
Prerequisites: PSET 140
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PSET 250 Power Transmission and Distribution Design
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems. Topics include: operation, maintenance, and monitoring of transmission and distribution equipment; transmission line parameters; power flow; design of conductor support structures; overview of system protection; smart grid concepts; and data collection mechanisms.
Prerequisites: PSET 140
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PSET 260 Stationary Engineering with Instrumentation and Controls
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on steam plant operation and associated instrumentation and controls. Topics include: basic components, maintenance requirements for utility boilers, combined cycle and cogeneration systems, nuclear steam generation, standard pressure and horsepower calculations, and control of major steam boiler processes.
Prerequisites: EMET 140 and EMET 240
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PSET 275 Protective Relays and Controls
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on protective relays and their application to electric transmission and distribution systems. Topics include: power regulation and communication requirements; electro-mechanical relays and breakers, microprocessor relays and synchrophasors; transformers; transmission and distribution lines; capacitor banks; and regulator protection.
Prerequisites: EMET 240 and PSET 225
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PSET 290 Power Systems Capstone
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

Students work in teams to complete a design project. Topics include: design concepts, modeling, detail and assembly drawings, bill of materials, vendors, costs, and manufacture of prototype.
Prerequisites: PSET 220 and PSET 225
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PSET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Power Systems 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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PSET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Power Systems 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: PSET 291
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PSET 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Power Systems 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: PSET 292
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PSET 294 Internship 1: Power Systems 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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PSET 295 Internship 2: Power Systems 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: PSET 294
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PSET 298 Second Year Special Topics in Power Systems Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Power Systems 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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PSET 299 Second Year Independent Project in Power Systems Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

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

Program Chair

Dr. Ralph Whaley, Jr., PhD
ralph.whaley@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Professor Kimberly Richards, PhD
kimberly.richards@cincinnatistate.edu

Advisor

Russell Campbell, PE, ME, MS
russell.campbell@cincinnatistate.edu