2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Automation Engineering Technology (AAS) A40120

A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to develop, install, calibrate, modify and maintain automated systems. Includes instruction in computer systems; electronics and instrumentation; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); electric, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems; actuator and sensor systems; process control; robotics; and applications to specific industrial tasks.

Graduates of this curriculum will be prepared for employment in industries that utilize control systems, computer hardware and software, electrical, mechanical and electromechanical devices in their automation systems.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

ATR 211Robot Programming
2
3

3

ATR 215Sensors and Transducers
2
3

3

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

EGR 131Intro to Electronics Tech
1
2

2

ELC 117Motors and Controls
2
6

4

ELC 128Intro to PLC
2
3

3

ELC 131Circuit Analysis I
3
3

4

ELC 133Circuit Analysis II
3
3

4

ELN 133Digital Electronics
3
3

4

HYD 110Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
2
3

3

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

PCI 171Fieldbus Systems
3
3

4

Major Electives: Select 6 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 121Intro to Machine Vision
3
3

4

ELC 228PLC Applications
2
6

4

WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

WBL 121Work-Based Learning II
0
10

1

WBL 122Work-Based Learning II
0
20

2

Total Major Hours: 49

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

(COM 110 or higher)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 230Introduction to Logic
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ANT 210General Anthropology
3
0

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology
3
0

3

ECO 251Prin of Microeconomics
3
0

3

ECO 252Prin of Macroeconomics
3
0

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I
3
0

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II
3
0

3

HIS 132American History II
3
0

3

POL 120American Government
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

SOC 213Sociology of the Family
3
0

3

SOC 240Social Psychology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I
2
2

3

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

(MAT 171 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 15-16

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 64-65

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

EGR 131Intro to Electronics Tech
1
2

2

ELC 131Circuit Analysis I
3
3

4

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

HYD 110Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
2
3

3

Total Credit Hours:
11
13
16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ELC 133Circuit Analysis II
3
3

4

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

ELC 117Motors and Controls
2
6

4

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
11-12
13
16-17

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 215Sensors and Transducers
2
3

3

ELC 128Intro to PLC
2
3

3

PCI 171Fieldbus Systems
3
3

4

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
9
16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 211Robot Programming
2
3

3

ELN 133Digital Electronics
3
3

4

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Major Electives*
0-3
3-20

6

Total Credit Hours:
8-11
9-20
16

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 64-65