TSTC Publishing Winter 2008 Catalog

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<ul><li><p>1publishing.tstc.edu</p><p>TechCareers: Welding Technology provides a detailed overview of the foundation yof being a welding technician including the benets, job options and skillrequirements for succeeding in this rewarding career. Through course listings and welding programs and personal interviews with instructors, students, employers, and employees, anyone can gain insight into this exciting career opportunity. Features include:</p><p> Comprehensive listing of welding programs in the United States Overview of educational requirements and career pathways Sample degree plans and additional sources of industry information</p><p>TechCareers: Welding TechnologyBy Karen Mitchell Smith</p><p>$14.95ISBN 978-1-934302-33-0</p><p>1st editionDecember 2008</p><p>Forthcoming Titles</p><p>The Technicians Guide to Reading BlueprintsBy Sharon Bagby</p><p>$34.95ISBN 978-1-934302-34-7</p><p>1st editionDecember 2008</p><p>Being able to read blueprints not just draw them is a skill needed bytechnicians in a variety of elds. To meet this need, Sharon Bagby has written The Technicians Guide to Reading Blueprints based on her years of experience in both industry and the classroom. From blueprint reading basics to theiruse in a wide range of applications, this book is an indispensable resource forstudents and technicians alike. Features include: </p><p> The ABCs of lines Scales and measurement instruments Overview of manufacturing materials Electrical, sheet metal and pipe drawings</p></li><li><p>2 (254) 867-3208</p><p>New Title</p><p>Typically, college success textbooks focus on traditional higher education academic skills: note taking, test strategies, and research. However, in response to the increasing trend especially at two-year colleges of students immediately entering the workforce upon graduation, Taking Charge directly contextualizes theseacademic skills with the soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.</p><p>In addition, all the subject areas covered in the book are related to personal growth so that students maysee that these skills are not used in isolation but are, rather, an integral part of the ongoing developmenteveryone experiences in his or her life. </p><p>Features in Taking Charge: Your Education, Your Career, Your Life include:</p><p> Personal, educational, and career applications relating to each chapters subject Chapters focusing on goal setting, time management, nancial planning, critical thinking, research, written and interpersonal communications, the diverse and non-hostile work environment, and much more</p><p> Success stories at the end of each chapter proling students, graduates, faculty, and staff from aroundthe country</p><p> Additional suggested resources as well as individual and group exercises designed to increase student comprehension and internalization of concepts presented</p><p>Taking Charge:Your Education, Your Career, Your Life </p><p>By Karen Mitchell Smith</p><p>TAKING CHARGE:YOUR EDUCATION, YOUR CAREER, YOUR LIFE</p><p>KAREN MITCHELL SMITH</p><p>$49.95ISBN 978-1-934302-30-9</p><p>1st editionApril 2008</p></li><li><p>3publishing.tstc.edu</p><p>Many technicians know the difference between standard and Phillipsscrewdrivers. They know Allen wrenches from crescent wrenches. However, they may not know those tools origins, their history, or the best ways to properly and safely use them. </p><p>Thomas Dutton, a biomedical technology equipment instructor at TexasState Technical College Waco, wrote The Hand Tools Manual not only to teach ltechnicians how to properly and safely use hand tools of all varieties from screwdrivers to les, but also to pass along tidbits of history the early use of tools, for instance as well as to tell how and why a particular tool gets used today. </p><p>With sections on screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, hammers, punches andchisels, and les, and subsections that include the history, safety, andinstructions for use and specialized types, this book is a must-have tool forlearning.</p><p>The Hand Tools ManualBy Thomas Dutton</p><p>$24.95ISBN 978-1-934302-27-9</p><p>1st editionJanuary 2008</p><p>The outlook is very bright for biomedical equipment technicians, with entry-level salaries in 2007 typically ranging from $32,000 to $42,000 annually. According to both the Occupational Outlook Handbook and professionalkrecruiters, demand for individuals in this eld will remain strong. Features include: </p><p> Detailed information on career pathways, skill sets and educationalrequirements </p><p> Proles of BET technicians in the eld, employers, current students andinstructors </p><p> Program listings, sample degree plans and additional industryresources</p><p>TechCareers: Biomedical Equipment Technicians</p><p>By Dr. Roger Bowles</p><p>$14.95ISBN 978-1-934302-29-3</p><p>1st editionAugust 2008</p><p>New Title</p></li><li><p>4 (254) 867-3208</p><p>Everyone from a hospital CEO to an entry-level worker must have knowledge of basic healthcare safety policies and procedures.</p><p>To meet this need, Safety in Healthcare Facilities by Nicholas Cram and SelbyHolder provides an overview of vital subjects like regulatory and standardsagencies, medical device safety, re safety, and natural disaster response planning. Both authors have extensive experience in the eld and in theclassroom, and they have used that experience to inform this text.</p><p>Whether youre a seasoned healthcare professional wanting a refresher or arenew to the industry and need to know nuts-and-bolts protocols, this valuableresource is indispensable.</p><p>Safety in Healthcare FacilitiesBy Nicholas Cram &amp; Selby Holder</p><p>A majority of texts available for teaching electronic troubleshooting are basedheavily on theory and complex formulas that are not required or desired in a hands-on teaching approach. </p><p>In contrast, Basic Electronic Troubleshooting for Biomedical Technicians by Nicholas Cram and Selby Holder enables technicians to understand electronic repair problems without introducing high-level engineering formulas. </p><p>This objective is accomplished by presenting applications-oriented, problem-solving techniques along with pictorial representations that replacecomplicated theory-oriented and equation-intensive learning processes.</p><p>Basic Electronic Troubleshooting for Biomedical TechniciansBy Nicholas Cram &amp; Selby Holder</p><p>Todays computer networking students must move beyond textbook theorycombined with disconnected and piecemeal assignments. To meet this need, Installing and Administering Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems: </p><p>A Projects Lab Manual by Ken Scheler offers a comprehensive set of lessonsland assignments for students to gain practical experience installing and administering Microsoft Windows server operating systems.</p><p>Installing and Administering MicrosoftWindows Server Operating Systems: A Projects Lab ManualBy Ken Scheler</p><p>$64.95ISBN 978-0-9768503-0-4</p><p>1st editionAugust 2005</p><p>$22.95ISBN 978-1-934302-03-3</p><p>1st editionMay 2007</p><p>$34.95ISBN 978-0-9768503-3-5</p><p>1st editionDecember 2006</p></li><li><p>5publishing.tstc.edu</p><p>A quick (and successful!) review of math needs a good nuts-and-bolts book to get students speeding along in developing their math skills. Diana Gafford, the late developmental math department chair at Texas State TechnicalCollege Harlingen, and Dr. Mike Hosseinpour, TSTC Harlingen developmental math senior instructor, have written a math text to do just that.</p><p>The Quick Math Review is a basic review workbook written to be used forwTSTC Harlingens Quick Review math course, a one-week intensive review course covering topics from Basic Mathematics, Introductory Algebra and Intermediate Algebra. The basic math review workbook begins with fractionsand continues into areas such as factoring, basic algebra and graphing.</p><p>Gafford said the book pares everything down to the very basic skills that students need to know. </p><p>Since the inclusion of the text into the curriculum, Gaffords Quick Review class has shown a 70 percent success rate of students that pass the class, saving themselves one or two semesters of basic math classes.</p><p>The Quick Math ReviewBy Diana Gafford &amp; Dr. Mike Hosseinpour</p><p>The College Algebra Helper by Dr. Hossein Pezeshki, chair of the mathematicsrdepartment at Texas State Technical College Harlingen, provides a focused, thorough overview for rst-semester algebra students in the areas of quadratics; polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations; progressions; sequences and series; and matrices and determinants.</p><p>The book includes multiple step-by-step examples to guide students in theirunderstanding of college-level algebra. Sets of exercises following each section further aid students in their progress.</p><p>Pezeshki said he feels a large part of his role as a teacher is to motivate his students to stay in school, and he always emphasizes the power of educationto them. He added that there isnt a treasure better than education, and thatgetting a good education takes time, effort and desire.</p><p>The College Algebra HelperBy Dr. Hossein Pezeshki</p><p>$34.95ISBN 978-1-934302-06-4</p><p>1st editionMay 2007</p><p>$34.95ISBN 978-0-9786773-2-9</p><p>1st editionAugust 2006</p></li><li><p>6 (254) 867-3208</p><p>MAPLE is a computer algebra system that was rst developed at the Universityof Waterloo in Canada. Dr. Otto Wilke, math professor at Texas State TechnicalCollege Waco, has produced Contemporary Math Using MAPLE or TI-89 to teach9students how to use the software to work problems in areas such as algebra, geometry, logarithms and basic trigonometry. It is the rst textbook taught ina math survey course that teaches problem solving using MAPLE specically. Inaddition, the book includes instructions on how to work problems with a TI-89 calculator. </p><p>Contemporary Math I Using MAPLE or TI-89By Dr. Otto Wilke</p><p>A few years ago, Aprilsue Grulicks intermediate algebra students kept saying they already knew the material being taught in the class. Some even said they just missed getting into the next class level by a couple of points on theplacement exam, Accuplacer. </p><p>She felt students needed a set of review materials to help them pass the placement exam and perhaps ease them through any test anxiety. So, she created the Short Math Review CD, designed to help students think about algebra and refresh their knowledge. It contains 30 test questions with multiple choice answers for practice test taking. It addresses common mistakes and lets students know how to get to the correct answer.</p><p>Short Math Review CDBy Aprilsue Grulick</p><p>$5.95ISBN 978-1-934302-28-6</p><p>1st editionJanuary 2008</p><p>$39.95ISBN 978-1-934302-07-1 </p><p>1st editionAugust 2007</p><p>The function of The Ethics Reader: A Selection of Entries from the Summer 2007 Edition of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is to challenge students yand teachers alike to ponder philosophical issues like integrity and moralresponsibility. With articles from more than 30 different scholars, readers arebound to question their already formed opinions. They may nd they knowless than when they started the book, much like the famous thinker, Socrates, who said, There is only one thing that I know for certain, and that is that I know nothing.</p><p>The Ethics Reader Volumes I &amp; IISelected by Troy D. Williamson</p><p>$29.95ISBN 978-1-934302-26-2</p><p>1st editionDecember 2007</p></li><li><p>7publishing.tstc.edu</p><p>Mechatronics is another way of saying intelligent mechanical systems. Its the foundation of many 21st century enabling technologies and careers, and involves the integration of mechanical and electrical systems with controlsystems and information technology. </p><p>Mechatronics products and processes are increasingly pervasive across a broad range of industries. These same industries are expressing a clear demand for highly skilled employees capable of excelling in these technologically advanced environments.</p><p>Mechatronics: A Technology Forecast includes an overview of mechatronics ttechnology and analysis of related occupations and salaries, an inventory of existing mechatronics curriculum and considerations for colleges contemplating developing related programs, and lists of industry experts and mechatronics companies.</p><p>Mechatronics: A Technology ForecastBy John H. Vanston, Ph.D.; Henry Elliott, M.S.M.E.; Jim Brazell; </p><p>Eliza Evans, Ph.D.; James A. Irwin; Michael A. Bettersworth, M.A.</p><p>$49.95ISBN 978-1-934302-12-5</p><p>July 2007</p><p>TSTC Emerging Technologies TechBriefsTechBriefs are three-to-four-page studies of new technology andoccupational trends. Each brief begins with a summary of key performanceindicators and recommendations for technical and community colleges. TechBriefs also address the following key performance indicators:</p><p> Technology Jobs Skill Sets Trends Timing Relevance</p><p>Recent topics examined include mechatronics, home technology integration, usability analysis, biomedical equipment information systems specialist, and various alternative fuel sources.Those topics that indicate a strong opportunity or potential for curriculum demand are then selected for detailed study in full-length technology forecasts such as those listed in thiscatalog. </p><p>To join the TechBriefs mailing list and receive this publication at no charge, email your contact information with TechBriefs Subscription in the subject line to TSTC Publishing at tstc.publishing@gmail.com.</p><p>FreeBi-Monthly Publication</p></li><li><p>8 (254) 867-3208</p><p>Continuing advances in biotechnology have the potential to dramaticallyimprove human health and wellness, provide more efcient food productionprocesses, contribute to a cleaner environment, enhance homeland securityand support human identication techniques. </p><p>Biotechnology: A Technology Forecast examines fundamental trends driving tadvances in biotechnology, reviews current and planned research projects, includes discussions with leading biotech experts and provides strategic andtargeted recommendations to increase the competitiveness of biotechnology companies in Texas.</p><p>Biotechnology: A Technology ForecastBy John Vanston, Ph.D.; Henry Elliott, M.S.M.E.</p><p>$49.95ISBN 0-9786773-1-5</p><p>July 2006</p><p>M2M is an acronym for Machine to Machine and the birth of a fourth generation of computing. M2M is a category of information and communication technology that combines communications, computer, andpower technologies to enable remote human and machine interaction withphysical, chemical, and biological systems and processes.</p><p>In many ways, M2M represents a wireless revolution, as all things areincreasingly connected to the network via wireless telemetry. Analysts areoptimistic that a spectrum of promising markets and opportunities aboundwith an established $100 billion market in 2005. </p><p>M2M: The Wireless RevolutionBy Jim Brodie Brazell, Laurel Donoho, John Dexheimer, Robert Hanneman, George Langdon</p><p>$49.95ISBN 0-9768503-4-6</p><p>June 2005</p><p>Many homeowners and homebuilders are integrating digital technology into residences because of the decreasing cost of these systems. System integrators (employers) indicate a lack of available expertise in the home technology integration (HTI) sector capable of designing, installing and supporting thesehome subsystems. HTI includes audio, video, networking, control systems, air conditioning, security, and computer technology. As the entry cost of HTIsolutions and services decreases, the market is expanding beyond large, custom-buil...</p></li></ul>