Associate of Applied Science - 64 credits
Students will develop a wide variety of technical skills in electronics, fluid power, mechanical systems, computers and computer-controlled machines. Programmable logic controllers, robotics, motors and drives, servo hydraulic systems and closed loop positioning will be studied. A comprehensive understanding of how these technical skill areas are linked together to create automated systems is developed through a hands-on project course that allows the student to put together the various technologies in an integrated manufacturing system.
- Electromechanical Technician
- Industrial Automation Technician
- Research and Development Technician
- Robotics Technician
- Industrial Maintenance Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Practice industry recognized safety practices and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment in an industrial operating environment.
- Work as part of a maintenance team to assemble/disassemble, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair industrial equipment and systems using appropriate tools, materials, and methods
- Interpret drawings, schematics, and specifications for industrial equipment.
- Document technical information through descriptive writing, sketches/diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
- Use precision measuring equipment.
- Apply knowledge of electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and electric motors and mechanics.
- Perform electrical, mechanical, and fluid measurements by properly selecting tools and test equipment.
- Operate and control robotic machines, motors and other industrial equipment components.
- Apply electrical skills to troubleshoot control and operator panels.
- Apply programming languages to the control of single programmable controllers and industrial networks.