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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Robotic & Automated Manufacturing (AAS.CIM)

This program is designed to give the student a broad background in the basics of robotics, automation, mechanics, fluid power, CAD, electronics and computer applications in manufacturing. Graduates will be prepared for the manufacturing jobs of the future in positions such as CAD/CAM operator/designer, manufacturing engineering technician, quality control technician, robotics technician, CNC operator/programmer, CIM or Automation Technician. Employment opportunities exist in many types of manufacturing industries, service industries and consulting firms. Upon completion, students can also receive industry recognized certificates from Fanuc, OSHA, AutoCad, and others. Students planning to continue their education at Eastern Illinois University or Southern Illinois University to earn a bachelor's degree in Industrial or Engineering Technology should consult their advisor/counselor for course requirements and substitutions.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
TEC-050
Technical Math I (Module 1)

TEC-050
Technical Math I (Module 1)

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

Course Outline

2.0
TEC-052
Technical Math II (Module 2)

TEC-052
Technical Math II (Module 2)

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

Course Outline

*
2.0
CAD-056
CAD I

CAD-056
CAD I

Basic Theory of CAD. Student will learn to use a Computer Aided Drafting system to create simple to moderately complex technical drawings. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

2.0
EET-040
Applied D.C. Circuits

EET-040
Applied D.C. Circuits

Develops an understanding of the basic DC electricity concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power and energy. The course covers resistive circuits through series-parallel circuits. Laboratory work includes use of analog and digital meters and circuit construction.

Course Outline

2.5
ENG-098
Communications I

ENG-098
Communications I

Students will learn the principles of communications by listening, speaking, and writing. Emphasis is placed on communication skills related to the demands of the student's career area.

Course Outline

OR
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

* OR
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
EET-050
Applied A.C. Circuits

EET-050
Applied A.C. Circuits

Introduces the student to the sin wave and the relative parameters such as frequency, period, rms and ave values. Capacitance and inductance are introduced and their effect in sin wave circuits are studied. Lab work includes familiarization with the oscilloscope.


Course Outline

2.5
TEC-103
Engineering Graphics

TEC-103
Engineering Graphics

This course provides an in-depth study of engineering graphics communication using mechanical drafting as well as computer-aided drafting programs. The students will learn drafting standards, visualization skills, design, CAD, and descriptive geometry. Drafting equipment and workbook are required.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
CAD-057
CAD II

CAD-057
CAD II

This course is a continuation of CAD I (CAD056). Such subjects as Symbol Libraries, Block Attributes, 3 D Design and Solid Modeling.


Course Outline

*
3.0
TEC-054
Technical Math III (Module 1)

TEC-054
Technical Math III (Module 1)

Offers the student a more in-depth study of trigonometry plus logarithms, complex numbers and functional variation.

Course Outline

*
2.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
2.0
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

Course Outline

3.0
CIM-060
CNC Machining

CIM-060
CNC Machining

Introduction to computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tool operation, programming and processes. Manual and computer assisted part programming with machine tool verification.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

Course will cover basic welding processes, including: Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc welding, Cutting and Brazing.

Course Outline

2.5

Semester Totals

15.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
EET-086
Prog Logic Controllers I

EET-086
Prog Logic Controllers I

This course covers basic PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include: Basic ladder design, Input Output, Timers, Counters, Batch Processes, Shift registers, Word compare, and Math.


Course Outline

2.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0
CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

A comprehensive study of industrial robotics used in computer integrated manufacturing systems. Some areas of study include history, classification, tooling, sensors, safety and justification of robotic systems. The student will learn robotics related to manufacturing, and fundamental robotic programming. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

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2.0
CIM-092
Computer-Aided Manufacturing

CIM-092
Computer-Aided Manufacturing

An introduction to the use of a CAD/CAM system. Student will learn to use a computer for design and to automatically create programs to control manufacturing equipment.


Course Outline

* +
3.0
IND-044
Fluid Power

IND-044
Fluid Power

Provides the mechanic with the basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. It will concentrate on fluid power components and their purpose.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-070
Properties of Metal

TEC-070
Properties of Metal

Familiarizes the student with the need for heat treatment of metals and the processes and techniques used and the resulting effects. Also includes a study of the machinability of metals and the contributing physical and metallurgical factors.

Course Outline

2.5
EET-072
Industrial Control I

EET-072
Industrial Control I

This course provides the student with an understanding of industrial electrical and electronic power systems. Topics covered include three phase circuits, motors wiring, ladder logic, transformers, and electronical motor controllers.


Prerequisites: EET 050, EET 052 or instructor consent


Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

16.5
Second Semester
EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

This course covers advanced topics of the Micrologix 1000 PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include Analog I/O, Math and Data handling instruction, program flow, message instructions, and communication protocols.


Course Outline

*
2.0
CAD-062
Introduction to Solidworks

CAD-062
Introduction to Solidworks

This course is a study of three-dimensional solid modeling using the Solidworks system. The student will learn to create, view, render and plot 3D models and assemblies. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

2.0
MET-084
Technical Mechanisms

MET-084
Technical Mechanisms

Focuses on motion analysis of mechanical system components such as linkages, slider-crank mechanisms, working connectors, cams, gears and gear trains.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CIM-094
Computer Integrated Manf

CIM-094
Computer Integrated Manf

An introduction to Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Student will learn to setup, program and troubleshoot a CIM system. This is the final course in the Automation and Robotics degree program.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0
EET-075
HMI-Human Machine Interface

EET-075
HMI-Human Machine Interface

This course covers basic HMI operation and programming using Wonderware - InTouch software. Topics include: Designing HMI windows, interfacing to the PLC, basic animation, using and creating logic scripts, using DDE, setting alarms, charts and trending, and security.


Course Outline

2.0
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Technical Elective

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Technical Elective

No Description Available
.5

Semester Totals

15.5

Total Program Hours

64.5
Suggested Electives
CAD-058
CAD Drafting Systems

CAD-058
CAD Drafting Systems

This course familiarizes the student with the setup, use and features of various CAD systems. Such subjects as operating systems, file management and customizing AutoCAD are also studied.


Course Outline

* +
2.0
CAD-059
Special Applications of CAD

CAD-059
Special Applications of CAD

This course is a more in depth study of computer aided design. The student will explore specific architectural and civil applications of CAD and industry requirements using Revit and AutoCad.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
CAD-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

CAD-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

Designed to promote on the job experience in CAD technology while applying skills and knowledge learned in the program. The employers and supervising instructors work closely with the student in an off campus job site. (Repeatable 2 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
EET-052
Solid State Devices

EET-052
Solid State Devices

Study of basic solid state devices and associated circuits. Devices included will be general purpose diodes, zener diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors. Integrated circuits will be introduced. Circuit applications will include rectifiers, transistors, switching circuits, and linear amplifiers.


Course Outline

4.0
EET-056
Electronic Design/Fabrication

EET-056
Electronic Design/Fabrication

Designed to present through actual practice the elements of electronics drafting and fabrication.

Course Outline

3.0
EET-060
Computer Hardware

EET-060
Computer Hardware

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer hardware and give students hands on experience in assembling, upgrading and troubleshooting basic computer systems and hardware.

Course Outline

3.0
EET-063
Industrial Computer Systems

EET-063
Industrial Computer Systems

Fundamentals of programming for industry, with emphasis in problem-solving industrial applications. Writing and modifying programs with industrial applications are completed. Connectivity using micro-controllers and interface logic boards are also demonstrated. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
IND-052
Electrical Installation Proc

IND-052
Electrical Installation Proc

Focuses on the methods and materials used in electrical installation, and the problems encountered in construction work. The National Electrical Code is used as a guide.


Course Outline

2.5
MET-043
Motors and Generators

MET-043
Motors and Generators

This course focuses on the installation, maintenance and application of motors, equipment and controls.


Course Outline

2.5
WEL-047
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

WEL-047
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

This course provides an introduction to shielded metal arc welding. Students learn to set up equipment, identify electrodes, strike and run beads in the flat position.

Course Outline

2.0
WEL-056
Metal Cutting and Fabrication

WEL-056
Metal Cutting and Fabrication

This course is designed to provide an understanding of metal cutting and fabricating processes and weld joint design.(Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
WEL-058
Gas Metal Arc Welding I

WEL-058
Gas Metal Arc Welding I

This course introduces gas metal arc welding procedures and equipment. Students learn to perform single and multiple pass welds in the flat position with gas metal arc welding equipment.

Course Outline

2.0
WEL-061
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

WEL-061
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

This course introduces students to gas tungsten arc welding equipment and procedures. Welds are prepared in flat, horizontal and vertical positions on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Course Outline

3.0
CAD-060
3D Solid Modeling

CAD-060
3D Solid Modeling

This course is an in depth study of three-dimensional solid modeling using different computer aided design programs. The student will learn to create, view, render and plot 3D models, parts and assemblies.


Course Outline

3.0
CAD-061
3D Parametric Design

CAD-061
3D Parametric Design

This course is study of three dimensional parametric design and prototype creation. The student will learn to create a family of part designs using parametric modeling CAD software. Creating design prototypes will also be covered.


Course Outline

3.0
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

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