Industrial Automation Technology

Industrial Automation Technology Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2015–2016

Semester 1

EGT140 Fluid Power **

2 credits—This is a course of study in the basic fluid power principles and components of fluid power systems.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELT139 Electrical Systems *

3 credits—Students will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in DC and AC circuits and principles, electrical measurement instruments, electrical safety, conductor sizes and types, wiring applications, wiring techniques, and troubleshooting.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT772 Applied Math

2015–2016 Course Cost: $513.50

ELT239 Advanced Electrical Systems **

3 credits—This class stresses electrical distribution systems, electrical transformers, AC and DC motor theory, operation and repair, motor testing and sizing procedures, manual and magnetic starters, and motor overload protection. Specific topics will include types of electrical distribution systems, transformer theory and operation, electrical safety related to motor systems, lockout/ tagout techniques, use of motor testing devices, and construction, sizing, and installation of motor overload devices. Extensive laboratory exercises will enhance classroom studies.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ELT139 Electrical Systems.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

ELT315 Digital Logic for Industrial Applications

2 credits—This course provides students with knowledge and understanding of digital logic functions in industrial applications. Topics of study include combinational logic circuits, flip-flops, counters, registers and semiconductor memory devices.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT139 Electrical Systems

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

IND100 Basic Mechanical Systems **

2 credits—This course provides the student with introductory knowledge, skills in use of tools, and components by mechanics.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

IND111 Industrial Safety Mechanical Systems

1 credits—This course provides students with information required to understand industrial safety issues and procedures. Studies include hazard communication, lock-out/tag-out, egress, fire extinguishers, MSD sheets, and material handling. Upon successful completion the student will be eligible for a 10 hour OSHA 501 certification.

Lecture Hours: 16

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

MAT772 Applied Math

3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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Math Elective 3 credits

Semester 2

EGT149 Fluid Power Systems II

3 credits—This is a continued study of fluid power components, their operations, and functions in circuit application, as well as graphic circuit print reading.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): EGT140 Fluid Power

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

ELT215 Motors and Controls *

2 credits—This class stresses motor control systems, devices, circuit design and construction, and troubleshooting techniques. Specific topics will include electrical safety, lockout/tagout procedures, relays, timers, pilot devices, and solid state control technologies. Extensive laboratory exercises using industrial-grade components will enhance classroom studies.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): ELT149 Advanced Electrical Systems

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELT234 PLC Programming **

2 credits—This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of programmable controller operation using Allen-Bradley PLC systems. Topics to be presented will include basic system configurations and hardware, relay-equivalent instructions, timers and counters, data manipulation commands, and searching/program documentation.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $374.00

IND145 Mechanical Power Transfer *

2 credits—This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot maintain and repair mechanical power systems. Such as bearings, gears, clutches, belts, and seals.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in IND100 Basic Mechanical Systems.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

MFG193 Machine Shop Processes

3 credits—This course is designed to develop basic skills in precision measurement and layout tools, machine operations for lathes, mills, drills, and surface grinders.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

PSY102 Human and Work Relations

3 credits—This course studies self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

WEL339 Electromechanical Maintenance **

3 credits—This course is an introduction to basic welding and cutting processes. Topics include Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Fusion Welding and Braze Welding, Oxy-Fuel Flame Cutting, and Plasma Arc Cutting. Specific safety rules for oxy-fuel equipment, electric arc welding processes, and plasma cutting will be discussed.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2015–2016 Course Cost: $508.50

Semester 3

EGT144 Fluid Power Applications *

2 credits—This course is a continuation study of fluid power systems and applications with particular emphasis on troubleshooting and performance evaluations.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): EGT140 Fluid Power EGT149 Fluid Power Systems II

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELT120 Schematics for Electromechanical Techs

3 credits—This course is to train factory electricians and mechanics to read most under-roof factory schematics in the food, manufacturing, warehousing, and energy production industries.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT139 Electrical Systems, EGT140 Fluid Power, ELT215 Motors and Controls, ELT234 PLC Programming or instructor consent.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

ELT216 DC Controls Circuits **

2 credits—The course is an introduction DC control components and DC control systems used in industrial applications. Both stand-alone circuits and PLC circuits are covered.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT139 Electrical Systems.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELT240 PLCs II **

2 credits—As modern manufacturing becomes more computer-control oriented the industrial programmable controller plays an increasingly important role. In this course the learner will study advanced programming commands, sequencers, file moves, arithmetic functions, and data communications; advanced PLC architectures; as well as interfacing, troubleshooting, and applications.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT234 PLC Programming.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $389.00

ELT532 Semiconductors for Industrial Applications *

2 credits—This course provides an introduction to electronic devices and their uses. Applications of semiconductors in power electronics circuits for control are covered. This course provides the foundation for advanced courses in electronics systems.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT139 Electrical Systems.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELT736 Instrumentation and Control *

2 credits—With the increase in computer-controlled systems in modern business and industry the study of instrumentation and transducers is vital to a maintenance technicians education. This course will concentrate on the types of instrumentation currently available, interfacing and cabling techniques, signal conditioning, noise control, and applications and troubleshooting of complete systems.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT139 Electrical Systems

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

MFG365 General CNC Lathe Maintenance **

2 credits—This course is designed for the student who has little or no hands on training for CNC lathes. The course covers the separate subsystems and how they work together. Students will practice: preventive maintenance required to keep the machine running in top condition; diagnosis of problems using existing technical skills supplemented with the training manuals provided with this course. Students will become familiar with the machines' self-checking diagnostics, and how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair as recommended by the manuals or the equipment distributor's service staff.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

Semester 4

ATR145 Applied Industrial Robotics **

2 credits—This course will introduce the study of industrial robots. This hands-on course will equip students with the skills for the installation, programming, and troubleshooting of industrial robots.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

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ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

EGT152 Advanced Fluid Power and Servo Systems *

2 credits—This course will teach the principles of electrohydraulic servo systems and how these systems are applied, installed, operated, and maintained in the field. Servo systems, transducers, valve characteristics, control, and performance will be covered.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): EGT149 Fluid Power Systems II, EGT144 Fluid Power Applications

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELE218 Motion Control **

2 credits—This course is an introduction to electronic motion control system components and programming of a motion control system through a PLC.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT139 Electrical Systems.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELT133 Electric Motor Drives *

2 credits—This course in an introduction to the fundamental principles of electronic motor drive technologies. Topics to be presented will include servo-motor theory, encoders, tachometers, electronic and mechanical brakes/clutches, and closed-loop systems. Specific drives to be studied will include DC servo, AC variable-frequency, AC servo, and stepper systems.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELT245 PLCs III *

2 credits—An introduction to the programmable controller operation using Siemens PLC systems. Topics to be presented will include system configurations and hardware, relay-equivalent instructions and timers and counters for ladder logic programming, and function block diagram programming concepts.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ELT139 Electrical Systems

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

ELT444 Industrial Networking **

2 credits—This course introduces the student to networking industrial equipment such as PLC's, Variable Frequency Drives, control components and computers. Industry-standard connectivity is covered and actual networks are set up.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT234 PLC Programming.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

MFG366 General CNC Mill Maintenance *

2 credits—This course is designed for the student who has little or no hands on training for CNC mills. The course covers the separate subsystems and how they work together. Students will practice: preventive maintenance required to keep the machine running in top condition; diagnosis of problems using existing technical skills supplemented with the training manuals provided with this course. Students will become familiar with the machines' self-checking diagnostics, and how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair as recommended by the manuals or the equipment distributor's service staff.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

Math Electives

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits—This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

2015–2016 Course Cost: $797.50

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—This course is the second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 College Algebra

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

Program Contacts

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Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 128
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Program Advisors

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319-296-2329 ext.1303
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