2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Mission Critical Operations - Operations Technology (AAS) A40430O

The Mission Critical Operations - Operations Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment in a wide range of positions in information technology (IT), operations technology (OT), and maintenance with a concentration on site operations. Course work includes the development of a student’s ability to maintain technically sophisticated systems for business continuity and near continuous uptime using engineering, information technology, industrial management and maintenance skills. The course work emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills required to sustain high availability national security interests and includes instruction in electromechanical systems, networking, automation, cybersecurity, emergency management and systems integration.

Graduates should qualify for employment as entry-level technicians with businesses, industries, educational systems, and governmental agencies in national critical infrastructure areas including, but not limited to, communications, emergency services, energy, financial services, healthcare, operations technology, and transportation. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 120HVACR Maintenance
1
3

2

ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

BAT 111Building Automation Systems
1
3

2

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

EGR 131Intro to Electronics Tech
1
2

2

ELC 117Motors and Controls
2
6

4

ELC 233Energy Management
2
2

3

ELC 250Critical Power Systems
3
3

4

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

MCO 110Introduction to Mission Critical Operations
2
2

3

MCO 115Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure
2
2

3

MCO 210Critical Site Operations
2
2

3

MNT 222Industrial Sys Schematics
1
2

2

NET 125Introduction to Networks
1
4

3

PCI 171Fieldbus Systems
3
3

4

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

Major Electives: Select 3 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BAT 251Building Automation Controls
2
3

3

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

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

1

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
HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
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: 16-17

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66

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

BAT 111Building Automation Systems
1
3

2

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

MCO 110Introduction to Mission Critical Operations
2
2

3

MCO 115Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
14
18

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EGR 131Intro to Electronics Tech
1
2

2

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

MCO 210Critical Site Operations
2
2

3

MNT 222Industrial Sys Schematics
1
2

2

NET 125Introduction to Networks
1
4

3

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
12
18

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ELC 233Energy Management
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
2
2
3

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 120HVACR Maintenance
1
3

2

ELC 117Motors and Controls
2
6

4

ELC 250Critical Power Systems
3
3

4

PCI 171Fieldbus Systems
3
3

4

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
11-12
17
17-18

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
Communications Course*
3
0

3

Major Elective*
0-2
3-20

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
6-8
3-20
9

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66