Automation Systems Technology

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Associate Degree

As a graduate of the Automation Engineering Technology associate’s degree program, you’ll be prepared to design, program, and troubleshoot integrated machine systems used in the growing field of advanced manufacturing and industrial controls. Students in this program work with integrated systems that include industrial automation, robotics, mechanical systems, computer integration, and industrial communications. Potential career opportunities include automation technician, controls technician, controls designer, and engineering technician.

1. Perform work safely

  • Follow established safety policies and practices (e.g. OSHA, MSHA, Arc Flash, site specific)
  • Employ proper job specific Personal Protective Equipment
  • Apply safety procedures, tools, and instruments based on specific situations
  • Follow Lock-out/Tag-out procedures 

2. Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and devices

  • Follow logical troubleshooting practices
  • Utilize appropriate test equipment
  • Use appropriate documentation to troubleshoot situations
  • Determine corrective action

3. Communicate technical information

  • Interpret documentation of automation control systems
  • Create electrical diagrams and mechanical drawings, and control documentation for automation control systems
  • Revise electrical diagrams and mechanical drawings, and control documentation for automation control systems
  • Document problems and solutions

4. Integrate automation and mechanical control systems

  • Integrate industrial devices utilizing communication protocols
  • Modify designs as needed to build integrated systems
  • Integrate an industrial controller with at least two automated components (e.g. sensors, PLCS, HMI, fluid power, actuators, industrial robotics, vision systems, electrical control, electrical safety systems, industrial communication systems, motors/controls) 
  • Select industrial component(s) for application
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
804-113 College Technical Mathematics 1A 3
620-902 Mechanics of Learning for Industrial Technologies 1
449-425 Safety 1
620-903 Troubleshooting Integrated Manufacturing Systems 1 1
620-173 Blueprint Reading for Machine Prints 1
620-146 Mechanics 1 1
620-147 Mechanics 2 1
620-109 Relay Logic 1
620-116 Fluid Power 1: Basic Pneumatics 1
620-117 Fluid Power 2: Basic Hydraulics 1
620-101 Fundamentals of DC circuits 1 1
620-102 Fundamentals of DC Circuits 2 1
620-106 Electric Motors 1 1
 Credits15
Semester 2
804-114 College Technical Mathematics 1B 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
444-124 Basic CAD - Solidworks and AutoCAD 1
664-010 CAD - Electrical Design 1
620-113 Fundamentals of AC Circuits 1 1
620-114 Fundamentals of AC Circuits 2 1
620-910 Electric Motors 2 1
620-107 Variable Speed Drives 1 1
620-911 Variable Speed Drives 2 1
620-124 Programmable Logic Controllers - PLCs 1
620-134 Sensors 1
620-111 Programming Fundamentals 1 1
620-112 Programming Fundamentals 2 1
 Credits16
Semester 3
806-154 General Physics 1 4
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
620-131 Solid State Devices 1 1
620-132 Solid State Devices 2 1
620-121 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) 1 1
620-122 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) 2 1
620-141 Process Control 1 1
620-142 Process Control 2 1
620-175 Servomechanisms 1 1
620-913 Servomechanisms 2 1
620-126 Robotics 1 1
 Credits16
Semester 4
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
664-011 Machine Vision Systems 1
620-127 Robotics 2 1
620-144 Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) 1
620-914 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems 1
664-012 Industrial Networks 1
620-908 Maintenance Management 1
620-909 Lean Manufacturing 1
664-013 Automation Systems Integration 1
620-915 Troubleshooting Integrated Manufacturing Systems 2 2
 Credits16
 Total Credits63