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Electromechanical Technology

Effective June 1, 2014

Students must have a grade of "C" or better in any course to progress in courses which require that course as a prerequisite and a grade of "C" or better in all core courses to graduate. A cumulative G.P.A. of a minimum of 2.0 is required for graduation.


Electromechanical Courses

10-150-110 Networking Fundamentals
Gives the student a basic understanding of a network. The student will gain an understanding of basic networking terminology, and OSI model, network cabling practices, TCP/IP addressing, and subnet masking. The student will investigate communication on a LAN environment. Lecture/lab. 3 credits.

10-442-166 Fund of Welding Machine Tool Operations
Introduces students to basic shielded metal arc welding, oxy-fuel arc cutting, and pipe welding operations. The students will also work with basic machine tools used in manufacturing and maintenance to develop skills using the lathe, drill press, band saw, and grinders. Lab. 2 credits.

10-449-100 Industrial Safety Fundamentals
Introduces general safety for a manufacturing environment while raising the awareness of the worker to the hazards around them, and how to best protect themselves while working safely. Students will earn an OSHA 30 card and confined space certificate upon completion. Lecture. 2 credits.

10-462-126 Industrial Electronics Concepts
Introduces the student to basics of electricity needs by the industrial mechanic. Included are basic electrical theory, operation and use of the Volt-Ohm meter, AC and DC electric motors, motor controls and wiring, and applications as needed to install, operate, and control industrial machines. Lecture/lab. 3 credits.

10-462-130 Industrial PC Applications
Helps students develop skills in working with PC's to connect to PLC's, update drivers, install software, backup and restore files for PLC systems. Produce basic documents for preventive maintenance, share documents, use remote access and web based tools and locate resources using internet tools. Lecture. 2 credits.

10-620-100-00 Basic Electronics
DC and AC circuit analysis from an electromechanical perspective. Topics covered include Ohm's Law, Watt's Law, series and parallel circuits, transformers and relays. Emphasis will be placed on troubleshooting and measurement of circuit parameters.  Lecture/lab. 3 credits.

10-620-105-00 Hydraulics and Pneumatics for Electromech
Overview of basic components, applications, and circuitry involved in hydraulics and pneumatics systems. Lecture and lab experiences involving pumps, valves, cylinders, fluids, and conditioners; basic theory and circuitry. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-107-00 Electronic Devices and Digital Concepts
Electronic circuits and digital electronics from an electromechanical perspective. Topics covered include electronic switching devices, operational amplifiers, D-A and A-D conversions and basic digital circuits and systems. Emphasis will be placed on installation considerations, compatibility with other devices and troubleshooting.  Lecture/lab. 3 credits.

10-620-110-00 Mechanical Concepts for Electromech
This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the mechanical concepts that are found on industrial equipment, specifically mechanical drive systems. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-115-00 Introduction to PLC Systems
Principles of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) including programming the PLCs, creating basic ladder logic circuits containing basic logic functions, timers, counters, and sequencers. Emphasis is on basic PLC functions to assist one in servicing and troubleshooting PLC controlled equipment.  Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-121-00 Industrial Electronics II
In-depth concepts of industrial control and power circuits. Forward and reversing motor starters, contractors and frequency drives. 3-phase AC motors, single-phase, split-phase AC motors, and DC motors, motor starters and motor controls. Mounting and wiring of control systems for easy maintenance. Design, wire, and document control and power circuits to solve application problems. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-130-00 PLC Applications
Design and add documentation to ladder logic programs to solve application problems. PLC applications examples as used in industry will be programmed on real industry equipment utilizing a wide variety of various sensors, photoelectric, proximity, motor drives, and control devices creating working automated systems. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-135-00 Industrial Robotics Systems
Terminology, concepts, and components of robots, robot-type machines, and automation. Emphasis will be on interfacing automated machinery.  Lecture/lab. 3 credits.

10-620-140-00 Sensors
This course investigates theory, application, and troubleshooting of various sensor technologies including wiring and testing of sensor configurations. This course covers non-contact sensing fundamentals and interfacing. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-145-00 Motion Control Applications
This course explains the fundamentals of stepper motors including; testing, operation, drivers, indexers, and computer control of motion for use in applications to control X Y motion such as lathes, and X Y Z motion such as control of milling machines. This course will also cover fundamentals of servo control including; testing motors, optical encoders, servo drivers, and computer control of motion for use in applications to control X Y motion such as lathes, and X Y Z motion such as control milling machines. Lecture/lab. 3 credits.

10-620-150-00 SCADA Concepts
SCADA stands for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. This course will focus on industrial applications of acquiring data from PLC based equipment using industrial and ethernet networks. Display of data will use industrial display terminals such as the Allen-Bradley Panel View and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using DDE technology. Additional applications utilizing ASCII text strings and HyperTerminal will be investigated.  Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-155-00 Automated Processes
This course is designed to give the student understanding and experience with various types of automated equipment, including proper lock-out, tag-out, and troubleshooting motors and motor drives. Learning activities include occupational or project experience demonstrating functionality, troubleshooting, and repair. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-160-00 Industrial Fluid Control Systems
Course provides a "hands-on" approach to the study of fluid handling systems. A wide variety of system components including pumps, piping, seals and packing, flow control devices, flow measuring devices and pressure vessels will be studied. Practice of installation, alignment, servicing and trouble shooting of process systems.  Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-165-00 EM System Interfacing
Hands-on interfacing of PLC's, operator interfaces, sensors, and various automated equipment to create a work cell level of automation. Students gain experience in programming, wiring, and configuration. Learn the troubleshooting and programming of a more complex process.  Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-620-170-00 Instrumentation
Students will learn how to measure the properties of temperature, pressure, flow, and level. Tuning PID loops and troubleshooting instrumentation systems. Transducers and control systems will be taught from a systems approach. Full-size industrial standard components and systems are used. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

10-801-195 Written Communications
Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-804-107 College Mathematics
Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of arithmetic and algebra, geometry and trigonometry, probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurement within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying the Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures, and summarizing and analyzing data. Recommended: pre-algebra or appropriate placement scores. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.

10-809-199 Psychology of Human Relations
Focuses on improving personal and job-related relationships through understanding and applying sound psychological principles. Topics include self-concept, motivation, emotions, stress management, conflict resolution, and human relation processes. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-806-139 Survey of Physics
Emphasizes understanding basic physics concepts through laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.

10-806-112 Principles of Sustainability
Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by communities to promote and implement sustainability. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-801-196 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-809-197 Contemporary American Society
Explores the American social and political institutions affecting the individual as a citizen, worker, and participant in various social groups. Topics studied will be flexible and responsive to contemporary issues. Lecture. 3 credits.