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Award: AAS Degree
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 81 (AAS)
First Semester (Fall)
|EC||112||ELECTRONICS THEORY||3 credits|
|Introduction to the components of electronics, both passive and active are covered. Students study the fundamentals of power supply circuitry, solid state components, resistance, capacitance, inductance, AC theory, timing circuits and testing. Critical thinking skills and troubleshooting are also studied.|
|EC||121||DC/AC CIRCUIT||3 credits|
|Direct Current (DC) theory and the fundamentals of series and parallel DC circuits. An introduction to the concept of electricity and its behavior with respect to conductors and resistance devices. The study of Alternating Current (AC) circuits begins with the generation of a sine wave and review of trigonometric functions and continues through resonance.|
|EC||151||ELECTRONICS LAB I||3 credits|
|Hands-on instruction covering hand tools, safety, component identification, color codes, Ohm’s law and reading schematic diagrams will be covered. Students will construct basic circuits, predict circuit values, and measure current voltage and resistance. Knowledge in the proper operation of electronic test equipment will be stressed. This lab will supplement the student of Theory and DC/AC classes.|
|EC||162||ELECTRONICS MATHEMATICS/DIGITAL||2 credits|
|General review of electronic mathematics. Algebra functions are used to solve formulas, trigonometry is used in AC circuit analysis and logarithms are used to analyze decibel gain and loss. The use of an electronic calculator and the solution of electronic problems are introduced. Introduction to binary notation and numbering systems including octal and hexadecimal.|
|EC||167||IT ESSENTIALS||3 credits|
Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Students learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This course helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification.
|SSS||100||STUDENT SUCCESS||1 credit|
Provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn to make a successful transition to higher education by setting up a pattern of success that will last the rest of their lives. Students will define goals and develop thinking skills, learning strategies and personal qualities essential to both academic and career success. Please note: Students who have served active military duty (excluding basic training and AIT) may be exempt from the Student Success course. Student must provide a copy of DD214 or other official military documentation to the Registrar for verification.
|OSHA||100||OSHA 10 TRAINING||1 credit|
An overview of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards focusing on hazard recognition and injury and illness prevention. The 10-hour general program is intended to provide entry-level workers with awareness of hazards in and around the work site. Emphasis is placed on recognition and prevention and helps create a culture of safety. Upon successful completion the student will receive OSHA 10 certification.
Total Semester Credits: 16
Second Semester (Spring)
|EC||138||CCNA I: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING||3 credits|
|Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.|
|EC||142||INDUSTRIAL POWER ELECTRONICS||3 credits|
This course will introduce JFET’s and MOSFET transistor operation and circuit configurations. Students will gain practical experience working with power control devices (thyristors) and control circuits, including rectifiers, inverters and PWM.
|EC||210||INTRODUCTION TO VoIP||3 credits|
Explain the fundamentals necessary to understand VoIP, understand gateways and their capabilities, describe how phone calls are made on VoIP networks. Understand components, standards and architectures. Identify and explain key components, jargon, buzzwords, plus the main standards and protocols. Compare and contrast the many flavors of VoIP, implementation and architecture choices. Understand packetized voice, how it happens. Learn about codecs and compression, know the factors affecting sound quality. Examine carrier’s IP network technologies and the important topic of using MPLS to implement Differentiated Services for Quality of Service (QoS). Discover Session Initiated Protocol, what it is, how it works, how it fits in with soft-switches, call managers and trace the establishment of a IP phone call step by step. Prerequisite: EC 100, EC 105 or EC 110.
|SD||136||PROGRAMMING FOR SCADA||2 credits|
An introduction to program script languages using P-Basic and Python. The use of the Microcontroller, Raspberry Pi and Arduino will give the student the basic concept of the understanding of variables, strings, lists, and other data structures. The goal is for the student to design a home automation system using the Raspberry Pi and Arduino.
|SD||157||SCADA ELECTRONICS LAB||3 credits|
Semiconductors and integrated circuit devices are discussed. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting of more complex electronic circuits, push pull amplifiers, discrete components, operational amplifiers and basic digital circuits. An introduction to programming micro-controllers and various types of sensors is also introduced. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all first semester SCADA classes or equivalent.
|COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 17
Third Semester (Summer)
|SD||120||INTRO TO INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS||3 credits|
|This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electromagnetic control systems for both AC and DC. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors and other control devices. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all first year EC and SD classes.|
|SD||159||PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS||3 credits|
This course introduces students to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) using the Allen-Bradley SLC500 and RSLogix 500 programming software. Elementary ladder logic and discrete I/O instructions, counters, timers, program development techniques and troubleshooting are covered. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SD 120 Intro to Industrial Motor Controls.
|SD||160||INDUSTRIAL WIRING||3 credits|
|Focuses on the principles and applications of industrial wiring. Topics include electrical safety practices; basic National Electrical Code as it relates to industrial wiring; circuit design; transformers; switch gear; and generation principles. Students will also read, understand and create electrical schematics using AutoCAD electrical edition.|
|MATH ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 12
Fourth Semester (Fall)
|SD||225||INTRO TO SCADA SOFTWARE||4 credits|
|Covers the basics of using a graphical software package to create a user-friendly control screen. Interfacing the HMI to Allen Bradley and Horner PLCs will be performed through OPC server software. The graphical software being used in the SCADA lab is Cscape and WonderWare.|
|SD||229||NETWORKING CONCEPTS I||3 credits|
A complete overview of the rapidly evolving field of wireless networks. Device level bus structures, industrial network protocols, data cabling and local area networks found in today’s industrial communication networks will be examined. Students will design and construct a telemetry system using a variety of communications media such as 900Mhz, 2.4 Ghz, and 5 Ghz wireless technologies; serial communications including RS232, RS485, DH+, DH 485, Ethernet over CAT5; and DeviceNet, Data Highway, Hart, DNP3, and ASI. Students will learn to select the appropriate technologies and standards for a given application and ensure that the best practice is followed in designing, installing and commissioning the data links for fault-free operation.
|SD||230||INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC||3 credits|
|This course introduces Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) using Microsoft Visual Basic in the Microsoft Windows environment. Students design, code and run integrated Visual Basic applications utilizing the multiple-document interfaces, object-linking and embedding and dynamic-link library features of Microsoft Windows.|
|SD||259||ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS||3 credits|
Continuation of SD 159.
|EC||180||DATA CABLING||3 credits|
Structured cabling including horizontal and backbone cabling following the EIA/TIA 568B Standard is covered. Practical, hands-on exercises are assigned or cabling for MTI may be done as well. The remainder of the semester is used to cover Wireless LAN. In-depth coverage of wireless networks with extensive step-by-step coverage of IEEE 802.11b/a/g/n implementation, design, security and troubleshooting. Material is reinforced with hands-on projects from two of the principal wireless LAN vendors, Cisco and Linksys.
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 19
Fifth Semester (Spring)
|SD||205||PROCESS CONTROLS||3 credits|
|Emphasis is placed on the study of the concepts and language of controls to guide the technician on how to analyze and design control systems. Terminology, concepts, principles, procedures and computations used in the controls field are studied, including all phases of sensors and outputs.|
|SD||239||ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING||3 credits|
Methods for labeling, identifying, documenting and testing during installation of a telecommunications infrastructure will be studied. Also covered: selection of cable, splicing, termination and testing. Prerequisite: SD 229.
|SD||270||SCADA TESTING & CONTROL LAB||7 credits|
|Breakthroughs in communications and microprocessor technologies have made it possible for industry to automate control systems and aid in the collection of management data. Using PLCs, students will learn what components are used and how these systems work. Laboratory work will provide the student with the experiences in the identification, selection and programming of equipment needed to make a fully operational SCADA system. Prerequisite: successful completion of all SCADA courses previously required up to this point.|
|BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
|SSS||200||CAREER READINESS||1 credit|
This course provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for success in the workplace. Students will improve job seeking and soft skills needed to make a successful transition from school to career. Also included in the course are lessons outlining benefits packages, personal finance and insurance.
Total Semester Credits: 17
Optional Third-Year Automation Engineering Technology AAS
Sixth Semester (Fall)
|WMT||201||QUALITY & PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT||2 credits|
Quality and productivity improvement. Will appeal to everyone concerned with enhancing productivity in the Welding workplace. Reviews management systems for welding supervisors, requirements of welds, welding instruction, application of welding standards, welding inspection, health, safety, work reports, and records.
|WMT||230||WELDING ROBOTIC LAB||3 credits|
|Introduction to welding robotics. Goal is to help students develop the necessary skills to thrive in an advanced manufacturing environment with the use of Weldpro Fanuc Robot. Education will assure complete part make up from drafting to weldment.|
|WMT||231||MANUAL MACHINING LAB||3 credits|
Set up and operation of manual machining equipment. Birmingham Mill and Nardini Engine Lathe will be introduced as the machining stations as well as manual operation of CNC equipment. Instructions on, set up, and quality part production will be the key attributes.
|WMT||240||MANUFACTURING PROGRAMMING||3 credits|
|Introduction to Solidworks CAD software that helps create files that operate most automated manufacturing equipment. Students will draft and model formed parts and create cut files that will simulate a machine cutting a specified material and drawn part. Students will use these files that are drawn in the 4th semester CNC machining LAB.|
Total Semester Credits: 11
Seventh Semester (Spring)
|WMT||250||LASER CUTTING TECHNOLOGY||3 credits|
|Introduction to the basic operations of the most up to date automated laser cutting system. The learning objectives will be focused on cutting, engraving, and rastering along with recognizing the ultimate advancement in the human machine interface controller. Education will assure complete part make up from drafting to piece part.|
|WMT||251||CNC MACHINING STATION LAB||3 credits|
Introduction to a CNC machining lathe and mill stations. Using proprietary conversational operating systems that make modeling parts and creating part programs nearly effortless. Through an interactive graphical environment using full-color graphics on liquid crystal displays. Operations such as tool and work offsets using the Renishaw probing system, drilling and tapping, pocket milling, engraving, facing, and boring. Education will assure complete part make up from drafting to piece part.
|WMT||260||ADVANCED MACHINING||4 credits|
Introduction to a CNC Programming on Haas lathe and milling stations. Using proprietary computer aided machining software that makes G coding parts and creating part programs nearly effortless. Through an interactive graphical environment using full-color graphics laptop displays. Operations such as constant Z machining of three dimensional parts, drilling Cann Cycles and rough and finish cut programming to complete finished parts on the CNC milling and lathe stations.
|CPR||100||FIRST AID, CPR & AED||0.5 credit|
This course will teach students to recognize an emergency, the appropriate action to take when facing an emergency situation and how to sustain life until professional help arrives. Topics covered include basic life support and AED use; heart attacks and chest pains; serious injuries; poisoning and allergic reactions; rescuing and moving victims and more. Students will also learn techniques for preventing disease transmission. This class is offered for credit as a Pass/No Pass course.
Total Semester Credits: 10.5