2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Mission Critical Operations - Operations Technology Diploma (D40430O)

The Mission Critical Operations curriculum prepares graduates for employment in a wide range of positions in operations technology (OT). Course work includes the development of a student’s ability to maintain technically sophisticated systems for business continuity and near continuous uptime using engineering, technology, 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. The program will incorporate the competencies of an industry-recognized certification exam.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

EGR 131Intro to Electronics Tech
1
2

2

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

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

Major Electives: Select 3-4 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BAT 111Building Automation Systems
1
3

2

PCI 171Fieldbus Systems
3
3

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: 30-31

General Education Courses

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

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37-38

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

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

Major Elective*
0-3
3-20

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
11-14
14-31
19-20

Spring Semester

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

2

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

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

Total Credit Hours:
12
12
18

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37- 38