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433. Operations Research I. (3:3:0) Prerequisites: Math. 109 or 112; Stat. 221.

Methods of linear and dynamic programming; inventory and replacement
models; queuing theory; game theory; PERT and CPM and simulation.

434. Operations Research II. (3:3:0) Prerequisites: Math. 109 or 112; Stat.

Theory underlying methods presented in Stat. 433; integer and nonlinear
programming; related topics.


501. Statistics for Research Workers I. (5:4:3) Prerequisite: Math. 105 or

Probability; estimation; tests of hypotheses; regression; analysis of
variance; nonparametric methods. For natural or social science students.

502. Statistics for Research Workers 11. (5:4:3) Prerequisite: Stat. 501 or

Analysis of covariance; multiple regression; linear models; design of ex-
periments; sampling. For natural or social science students.

511. Applications of Computers to Statistical Problems. (3:3:3) Prerequisite:
Stat. 336 or 501.

Standard statistical routines; Monte Carlo simulation; unequal cell fre-
quencies. For natural or social science students.

522. Theory of Linear Models. (3:3:0) Prerequisites: Stat. 421 and at least con-
current registration in 422.

Linear hypotheses, with application to regression and design.

531. Experimental Design. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Stat. 330 or 336 or 501.

Randomized blocks, Latin squares, factorial designs, fractional replication,
confounding, and incomplete blocks.

534. Sampling. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Stat. 336 or equivalent.

Systematic, simple random, stratified, and cluster sampling; optimum
allocation; ratio estimation; etc. Applications to various fields.

536. Regression Analysis. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Stat. 336 or 501.

Multiple regression; introduction to model building and nonlinear esti-
mation; examination of residuals; stepwise regression; Hocking-Leslie

541. Advanced Probability. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Math. 214. Recommended:

completion of or concurrent registration in Stat. 421.

Advanced combinatorial methods; random walk; introduction to Markov
chains and stochastic processes.

552. Statistical Methods in Education L (3:3:0) Prerequisite: consent of in-
structor. Beus, Hendrix
Measures of central tendency, variability; correlations; introduction to
probability and statistical inference. Computer usage stressed. For majors
in education and related fields.

554. Statistical Methods in Education IL (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Stat. 552.

Educational computer applications of analysis of variance and covariance,
multiple and partial regression and correlation, nonparametric methods. In-
troduction to experimental design.

591R. Graduate Seminar in Statistics. (i:l:0 ea.)

621, 622. Advanced Theory of Statistics I, IL (3:3:0 ea.) Prerequisites: Math.
541; Stat. 422. Recommended: Stat. 522. Faulkner

Advanced topics in the theory of estimation, testing hypotheses, multiple
regression, multivariate analysis.

623. Analysis of Variance. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Stat. 422, 522, or equivalent.

Theory of analysis of variance for fixed, random, and mixed models;
Latin squares; incomplete blocks; nested designs. Offered 1972 and al-
ternate years.

631. Advanced Experimental Design. (3:3:0) Prerequisites: Stat. 422, 531. Rec-
ommended: Stat. 522. Carter, Nielson
Advanced topics in experimental design. Offered 1973 and alternate


632. Advanced Industrial Statistics and Reliability. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Stat.
422, 432, or equivalent. Richards

Advanced topics in sequential sampling, tolerance limits, life testing, and

636. Advanced Statistical Methods. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Stat. 422, 336 or

501. Carter, Richards

Analysis of variance with unequal subclass frequencies, including missing

cells; analysis of covariance; orthogonal polynomials; multiple comparisons

and related topics.

641. Advanced Topics in Probability I. (3:3:0) Prerequisites: Math. 542; Stat.
422, 541.

Advanced topics in Markov chains, stochastic processes, and information

642. Advanced Topics in Probability H. (3:3:0) Prerequisites: Math. 542; Stat.
541, 621. Recommended: Stat. 641; Math. 641.

A measure theoretic approach to probability, including Borel sets, char-
acteristic functions, measure spaces, measurable functions.

690R. Special Topics in Statistics. (3:3:0 ea.) Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Specialized topics in statistics varied from time to time.

695. Reading in Statistics. (1-3:1-3:0) Prerequisite: consent of department.

699. Thesis for Master's Degree. (6-9:Arr.:Arr.) Prerequisite: consent of de-



Professors: Barrus, Jeppsen (Director, 120 SOCH), McArthur.

Associate Professors: Dean, Mortensen, Poison.

Assistant Professors: Brown, Cottam, Fletcher, Herde, Holt, Jenkins, Jensen,

Murphy, Pratt, Richardson, Smart, Tolman, Whited, J. Wright, N. Wright.
Instructors: Chaffin, Chamberlain, Flick, Hansen, Johansson, Loftus, Long,


Note: Instructors in the Technical Institute are drawn from a number of
other departments of the University.

The Technical Institute, a major division of the College of Industrial and
Technical Education, offers, in cooperation with other departments on the Uni-
versity campus, associate-degree programs of higher education for young men
and women to prepare them for employment in technical and preprofessional
areas of business, industry, and government. These programs are particularly
planned for those students desiring to spend only two years at the University;
however, graduates of these programs may continue to work toward the bacca-
laureate degree.

The Technical Institute provides carefully balanced programs of approximate-
ly fifty percent general education courses and fifty percent specialized courses in
the major area. These programs are designed to develop successful and productive
citizens with a constructive philosophy of life.

Currently offered are the following associate-degree programs:

Business — for general business and secretarial technicians

Data Processing — for business and industrial technicians

Engineering — for chemical, civil, electrical, and electronics technicians

Family Living

Genealogical Research

Industrial — for drafting, graphic arts, light building construction, material science,

and welding technicians
Law Enforcement

Library — for assistant librarians and library technicians
Nursing (R.N.)

Photography — for photographic and communications technicians
Piano — for piano technicians in business and industry

Entrance Requirements. Requirements for admission to the Technical Institute
of the College of Industrial and Technical Education are the same as those for ad-
mission to the University listed in the Admission to Undergraduate Study section
of this catalog. Students enrolling in engineering technology might find it nec-
essary, in order to complete the required curriculum without loss of time, to have
successfully completed three years of high school English and two years of mathe-
matics, including algebra and geometry; also, it would be helpful to have com-


pleted one year of physical science, preferably physics. Students having deficien-
cies in these requirements should consult their program advisers for remedial

Graduation. Upon completion of a two-year curriculum, the Associate of Science
degree will be awarded at the regular University graduation exercises. Require-
ments for this degree include a minimum of 64 semester hours of credit, with a
composite major of 30 credits or more and the following credits in general edu-
cation: English, 6; American history, 3; health, 2; physical education, 1; religion,
2 per each semester in residence; and one course in each of the general group
requirements. Of the total of 64 credits, at least 20 must be in residence; a
total of 12 credits may be taken by correspondence. However, fifteen semester
hours of work completed on the University's Provo campus and five semester
hours at a BYU center for continuing education as a matriculated student
will satisfy the residence requirement for the two-year program in the Technical
Institute. A maximum of 10 D credits can be accepted, but a cumulative grade-
point average of 2.0 or above is required. Students completing one of these pro-
grams may, if they desire, continue their work toward a baccalaureate degree.

Technical Specialties in Business

Supervisor: J. Perry Poison

Office and secretarial workers and persons with general business training are
in great demand in the employment market. Virtually every type of industry
employs clerical workers, since office work is such an integral part of every
business. In addition to this widespread utilization of office workers, there is a
high turnover rate which further accentuates the need for new employees.
Despite the use of more and more labor-saving equipment and increased efficiency
in office procedure, there will be a continued demand in the future for people
with this type of training.

Business Technician

Adviser: Karl Herde, Jr.

Competent individuals with general business experience are in demand in
business, industry, and government. The complexity of modern business and
government has increased the need for personnel with a more general type of
training. The following two-year associate-degree program prepares students for
positions in various business organizations.

First Year F W Second Year F W

Econ. Ill, 112 3 3 Bus. Ed. 305, 320 3 3

Bus. Ed. 101; biol. sci 2 3 Hist. 170;

Bus. Ed. 206; hum 2 3 Bus. Mgt. 241 3 3

Math. 108; Health 130 4 2 Phys. sci.; Acctg. 342

Engl. Ill, 212 3 3 or Bus. Mgt. 256 3 3

P.E I I Acctg. 201, 202 3 3

Relig. 121, 122 2 2 Comput. Sci. 201 2

Elective 2

Total hours 16^ 16i Religion 2 2

Total hours 16 16

Secretarial Technician

Supervisor: J. Perry Poison

Secretarial technician training is specific preparation toward a business career.
Graduates of this program are employed as private secretaries, executive secre-
taries, receptionists, and stenographers. They are highly skilled in shorthand,
typing, office-record management, office-machines operation, and stenographic
procedures, and have a good background in general education. Students who
have achieved the highest success in this program are high school graduates with
a good background in English, social sciences, and general education.


The following associate-degree program is designed to prepare students in

two years for efficient, profitable service in this field:

First Year F W Second Year F W

Bus. Ed. 112*. 113 3 3 Bus. Ed. 220, 311 3 3

Bus. Ed. 203*. 204 2 2 Bus. Ed. 275 4

Bus. Ed. 206 2 Bus. Ed. 305 3

Bus. Ed. 485 or Acctg. 201 3

Bus. Mgt. 380 1 Econ. 101 or 111 3

Engl. Ill, 215 3 3 Hist. 170 3

Health 130 2 Biological science 3

Hum., phys. sci 3 3 Religion 2 2

Relig. 121, 122 2 2 Electives (in business) 3

RE * h

Total hours 16 i 15 ^.

Total hours 17 15

*Assumes beginning typewriting and beginning shorthand have been taken in
high school. If not already completed, these beginning classes must be added to
the student's schedule as remedial courses which will add to the time required
for graduation.

Data Processing Technician

Supervisor: C. Edwin Dean

The use of digital computers is becoming more and more widespread in all types
of business and accounting procedures, in mathematical analysis, and in control
of many industrial and commercial processes.

Because of this widespread use of digital computers and a growing need for
trained technicians in this field, students should be trained in the fundamentals
of the operation of digital computers, the procedures for programming these ma-
chines, and application of these machines to all types of usage. The programming
technician should be an important member of the computer team in developing,
operating, and increasing the use of automation in industry and should find him-
self in a favorable position for desirable employment.

The following associate-degree program is designed to prepare students for
successful entrance into occupations of this type:

First Year F W Second Year F W

Comput. Sci. 110, 105 2 2 Comput. Sci. 233, 332 3 3

Engl. Ill, 212 3 3 Stat. 221. 330 3 3

Hist. 170; Health Math. 210; Sp. and

130 3 2 Dram. Arts 102 3 2

Math. Ill, 112 5 4 Acctg. 201, 202 3 3

Comput. Sci. 230 3 Biol, sci.; Comput.

Relig. 121, 122 2 2 Sci. 351 3 3

P.E h i Religion; Econ. 101 2 3

Dev. Assy S i Dev. Assy i i

Total hours 16 17 Total hours 17 i 17*

Technician Specialties in Engineering

Supervisor: Merrill J. Smart

Engineering technicians are a part of the American industry engineering team.
This team involves engineers and scientists who formulate ideas and create
new products and services; engineering technicians who are responsible for a
large number of operational functions such as assembling, operating, testing, and
the reporting of data on new products and services; and directing skilled workers
who perform the routine services.

Since the engineering technician works between the engineer and the skilled
worker, he must be familiar with both the hand and machine processes of the


skilled worker and the basic scientific principles that are the tools of the engi-

Students are prepared for placement in technical positions by receiving a
basic background in the principles of physics and mathematics, communication
of ideas, and general education. This is combined with depth of understanding
and skill in the technical area which the students choose. These areas include
chemical, civil, electrical, and electronics. The electronics engineering technology
is accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development.

Chemical Technician

Adviser: Charles R. Whited

Chemical technicians are employed in research, in developing new products —
pharmaceuticals, insecticides, fabrics, plastics, metals, alloys, ceramics, fuels — and
in finding new uses for present-day products. The chemical technician must be
able to perform routine tests; use mathematical and chemical formulas; assemble
and work with intricate laboratory equipment; make accurate measurements and
computations; and may supervise the work of others engaged in these tasks. The
associate-degree program outlined below prepares men and women for the many
job opportunities offered by the chemical industry.

First Year F W

Chem. 105, 106 4 4

Math. 121, 122 3 3

Engl. Ill; Physics 105 3 3

Eng. Tech. 100;

Chem. Eng. 100 1 1

Health 130; Physics 107 2 1

Relig. 121, 122 2 2

P.E h i

Dev. Assy i i

Second Year F

Math. 223; Chem. 223 3

Mfg. Tech. 335;

Physics 106 4

Hum.; Physics 108 2

Drafting 111;

Comput. Sci. 130 3

Religion 2

Dev. Assy I

Hist. 170; Engl. 316 3





16 15

Total hours

nh 151

Total hours
Civil Technician

Adviser: Ivin L. Holt

Civil technicians must know how to prepare detailed plans and blueprints; esti-
mate costs and materials needed; use the transit, level, and other surveying
instruments; prepare maps and specifications; supervise construction work; and
inspect jobs for conformance to specifications. They become members of the
engineering team to aid the civil engineer in designing, constructing, and
maintaining civil engineering projects. The following associate-degree program
consists of basic courses arranged so that the students receive a maximum of
practical instruction designed to prepare them to effectively fill the position of
civil technicians:

First Year F

Eng. Tech. 100;

Health 130 1

Math. 121, 122 3

Engl. Ill; Hist. 170 3

Drafting 111 3

Physics 105 3

Religion 121, 122 2

Dev. Assy ?


Dept. electives*



Second Year F

Civ. Eng. 211, 212 2

Math. 223; Engl. 316 3

Humanities 2

Dev. Assy i

Religion 2

Dept. electives* 6




Total hours

15J 151

Total hours

16 17

*A minimum of 22 hours from: Drafting 355, 356; Mfg. Tech. 218, 316, 317, 325,
410, 411; Geol. 330; Geog. 312; Comput. Sci. 130; Civ. Eng. 201, 303, 305, 321.


Electrical Technician

Adviser: Kay F. Brown

Electrical technicians are prepared to assist electrical engineers with the more
detailed work of their profession. They work as electrical pxjwer technicians
in power plant operation, power transmission, and distribution; manufacturing
of electrical machinery; design and construction of commercial and industrial
power systems; and electrical inspecting, estimating, and drafting. They find em-
ployment with electrical power generating and distributing companies, tele-
phone companies, government installations, defense plants, and business and in-
dustrial concerns. The following associate-degree program provides students
with a maximum of practical training to effectively fill the position of electrical

First Year F W Second Year F W

Eng. Tech. 100 1 Eng. Tech. 221, 222 3 3

Eng. Tech. 102, 103 3 3 Eng. Tech. 231, 232 4 4

Physics 105 3 Tech. elec.*; Engl. 316 3 3

Math. 121, 122 3 3 Bldg. Tech. 341;

Relig. 121, 122 2 2 Math. 223 3 3

Engl. Ill; Hist. 170 3 3 Eng. Tech. 228; religion 3 2

Dev. Assy i I Dev. Assy i i

p g X 1

Physics 107 '. ~ 1 Total hours 161 151

Humanities 2

Health 130 .^_2^

Total hours 17 16

*Technical elective may be taken from the following: Mfg. Tech. 125 or 131.

Electronics Engineering Technician

(Accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development)
Adviser: Merrill J. Smart

Electronics engineering technicians are prepared to assist engineers with practi-
cal and detailed work in communications, computers, instrumentation, medical
equipment, and industrial process controls. This associate-degree program in-
cludes the study of electronic theory and circuits, involving electron tubes, tran-
sistors and servomechanisms. It is designed to give basic technical training
necessary to place the student in the role of a successful electronics engineering

Upon completion of this program, students might find it profitable to transfer
to a four-year baccalaureate-degree program in electronics technology (see
Electronics Technology in the Technology section of this catalog) or in technical
teacher education (see Industrial Education section of this catalog).

First Year F W Second Year F W

Eng. Tech. 100, 231 1 4 Eng. Tech. 232, 235 4 4

Eng. Tech. 102, 103 3 3 Eng. Tech. 221, 222 3 3

Math. 121, 122 3 3 Eng. Tech. 228, 234 3 2

Engl. Ill; Health 130 3 2 Math. 223; Engl. 316 3 3

Hist. 170; humanities 3 2 Physics 105 3

Relig. 121, 122 2 2 Religion 2

P.E * I Dev. Assy I I

Dev. Assy S S

Total hours 15* 15*

Total hours 16 17

Engineering Technology Courses

100. Orientation in Technology. (1:1:0)

Adjusting to college; use of the slide rule and the desk-top calculator.
Principles of the basic computing language and professionalism.


102. DC Circuits. (3:2:3) Prerequisite: concurrent registration in Math. 121.

Basic DC circuit theory, including electrical fundamentals, Ohm's law,
loop and nodal equations, and network theorems.

103. AC Circuits. (3:2:3) Prerequisites: Eng. Tech. 102; Math. 121.

Continuation of Eng. Tech. 102; basic AC and transient circuit analysis,
including impedance, reactance, resonance, time constants, and AC net-
work analysis.

205, 206. Engineering Materials. (3:2:3 ea.) Prerequisite: Math. 122.

A survey of the materials used in engineering structures and machines.
The physical properties of concrete, aggregates, wood, and steel for classifica-
tion and field control.

211. Structural Technology. (3:2:3) Prerequisites: Math. 223; Eng. Tech. 216.
Introduction to the principles of analysis and design of timber, steel,
and masonry structures.

221. Electrical Machines. (3:2:3) Prerequisites: Eng. Tech. 103; Math. 122;
Physics 105.

Fundamentals of magnetic circuits and direct and alternating current
machines, including motors, generators, and transformers.

222. Electrical Control Systems. (3:2:3) Prerequisites: Eng. Tech. 221, 232.

Introduction to electrical control systems and devices, with emphasis
on electrical servomechanisms.

228. Electrical Drawing. (3:2:3) Prerequisite: Eng. Tech. 231.

Completion of drawings, and production processes for a student-designed

231. Electronics I. (4:3:3) Prerequisites: Eng. Tech. 102; Math. 121.

Study of transistor and vacuum tube principles, including semicon-
ductor theory, device characteristics and parameters, basic circuit con-
figurations, and component biasing.

232. Electronics II. (4:3:3) Prerequisites: Eng. Tech. 103, 231; Math. 122.

Application of active devices and integrated circuits in amplifiers,
oscillators, power supplies, and linear circuits.

234. Electrical Trouble Shooting. (2:1:3) Prerequisite: Eng. Tech. 232.

Maintenance and service of electronic equipment; trouble-shooting tech-
niques; and the use of electrical measuring and testing devices.

235. Electronics IH. (4:3:3) Prerequisites: Eng. Tech. 232; Math. 223.

Advanced electronics, covering pulse and switching circuits, modulation,
information transmission, antennas, electromagnetic wave propagation, and

261. AM-FM Broadcasting Systems. (3:2:3) (m) Prerequisites: Eng. Tech. 103,

Circuit fundamentals of audio and RF systems used in studio and
transmitter design in AM and FM stations, and preparation for First Class
Radiotelephone FCC license examination.

262. Television Circuits and Practices. (3:2:3) (m) Prerequisites: Eng. Tech.
232 and 261.

Fundamentals of television circuits, including studio generating and
control equipment, television cameras, film chains, and video tape recorders.

271, 272. Audio Systems. (3:2:3 ea.) Prerequisite: Physics 167.

Techniques for testing audio components and systems and their use in
radio, television, public address, and recording.


Associate-Degree Program in Family Living

Supervisor: Beulah Swensen

The two-year program leading to the associate degree in family living is
designed for students who wish to become more proficient in homemaking and
family relationships and at the same time develop abilities and skills that can be
put to use occupationally.

Occupational options include courses in child development and family rela-
tionships leading to work in nursery schools and day-care centers; courses in
clothing and textiles leading to work in fashion merchandising, garment de-
signing, and construction; courses in environmental design leading to work in
home furnishing centers; courses in family economics and home mamagement
leading to work in housing and homemaking services; and courses in food
science and nutrition leading to work in food services.

Departmental courses may be chosen from one or more departments in the
College of Family Living, provided the specified prerequisites are met for a par-
ticular course. Upon completion of this program a student may find it desirable
to transfer to a four-year program leading to the baccalaureate degree in family

General Ekiucation Requirements Departmental Requirements

Hours Courses may be selected from one or

Engl. Ill, 212 or 215 6 more of the following departments:

Hist. 170 3 Child Development and

Health 130 2 Family Relationships

P.E 1 Clothing and Textiles

Relig. (including 121, 122) 8 Environmental Design

Humanities 3 Family Economics and

Biological sciences 3 Home Management

Physical sciences 3 Food Science and Nutrition

Social sciences 3 Total hours 32

Total hours 32

Genealogical Research Technician

Supervisor: Norman Edgar Wright

Recent years have shown an important change of attitude toward genealogy
as an accepted field of study at the university level. Not only is it a valuable
study of man and the family unit, but the broader implications include its benefit
to the sociologist, the historian, and the individual who desires a libered educa-

In keeping with the emphasis on genealogy, Latter-day Saints should be well
informed concerning research and its relationships to salvation for the dead. The
University has taken the lead in providing a sound program for the professional
researcher, the Church member, and the general public who desire self-
improvement. Competent researchers and teachers are in demand, not only in the
Church but also in libraries, archives, societies, family associations, and the