Wayne State College
WSC Professor Dan Mitchell demonstrates the new CIM Cell

Tri-State CTE Conference: June 27-29, 2021

Wayne State College is proud to host the 2021 Tri-State CTE Conference for industrial technology educators, providing teachers in the region with engaging professional development opportunities.

2021 Tri-State Career and Technical Education Conference

This conference will provide skilled and technical science teachers in South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska with engaging professional development opportunities. Explore best practices to assist students in preparing their for success in college and CTE careers.


Conference Details

Dates: June 27-29, 2021

Cost: $50

Location: Center for Applied Technology (Wayne, NE)

View agenda | Download agenda (PDF)

Register Today

Registration Deadline: June 28, 2021

For more information:

Dan Mitchell
Department Chair, Technology and Applied Science

Hotel Accommodations:

WSC has a reserved block of rooms for the Tri-State CTE Conference at the Cobblestone Hotel in Wayne, NE:

Cobblestone Hotel
505 Tomar Drive
Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-833-1300

Center for Applied Technology

Wayne State College
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787

Summer 2021 ITE Classes

Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 8, 2021

ITE 421/521 Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics (3)

Introduction to the concepts and procedures of CIM production as well as the main components and devices in a CIM cell. Using a fully simulated industrial CIM, students learn about the CIM production cycle, from customer order and inventory control, through automated manufacturing of materials into finished parts, to quality inspection and final delivery. Additional topics include programming industrial robots and the opportunity to earn an industrial Robot Certification. (Lecture and lab combined) 

ITE 496/596 Welding Manufacturing (3)

This course will emphasize the basics of welding, manufacturing, and design procedures. Individual project(s) will be assigned, and students will design using CAD software, create a plan of procedures, and manufacture the project(s). Students will demonstrate safety practices and safe and correct use of tools and equipment at all times. Technology required to be incorporated includes cnc plasma cutter, cnc router, laser engraver, and plastic injection molding. (Lecture and lab combined) $30 class fee required. 

ITE 505/605 Organization of Technology Education Programs (3)

Philosophy and types of activities in the secondary and vocational school lab type of class. Selection and organization of instructional materials, layout and planning of facilities, equipment and tool selection, distribution systems for tools and materials. An introduction to job analysis and organization of student personnel systems.

ITE 608 New Technologies for Your Classroom (3)

This course covers new technologies in STS, AET, FCS, and ART. Technologies include but are not limited to: Lasers, 3D Printers, CNC Routers, CNC Lathes, CNC Mills, CNC Plasma Cutting, and Plotter. Students will create, prepare, and present lessons for 2-3 technologies of their choice. 


Monday, July 11 - Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

ITE 496/596 Small Engines (3)

Students will become familiar with the components and operating principles of the small engine. Topics covered include the similarities and differences in 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines. Basic servicing, tune-up and complete engine overhaul will be completed as well as engine part identification and definitions of terms related to small engines. (Lecture and lab combined) $15 class fee required.

Apply for Admission
Register for Summer Classes