2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Automation Engineering Technology Diploma (D40120)

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. The 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 Electives: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ELC 117Motors and Controls
2
6

4

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

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 128Intro to PLC
2
3

3

ELC 131Circuit Analysis I
3
3

4

ELC 133Circuit Analysis II
3
3

4

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

Total Major Hours: 30-32

General Education Courses

Communications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

(COM 110 or higher)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
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: 6-7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-39

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

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

1

ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

ATR 215Sensors and Transducers
2
3

3

EGR 131Intro to Electronics Tech
1
2

2

ELC 128Intro to PLC
2
3

3

ELC 131Circuit Analysis I
3
3

4

Total Credit Hours:
10
16
16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 211Robot Programming
2
3

3

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

ELC 133Circuit Analysis II
3
3

4

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

Major Elective*
0-2
6-20

2-4

Total Credit Hours:
9-11
14-28
14-16

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
Communications Course*
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
5-6
2
6-7

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-39