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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Applied Engineering Technology (AAS.MECH)

Mechatronics is a growing field that integrates electrical, mechanical, and digital control systems. Graduates create, maintain, and repair the latest equipment used in manufacturing and industrial settings. This program provides a combination of technical and scientific skills which enables graduates to work in a variety of settings. Instructional courses include: electricity, digital and linear circuits, numerical control, programmable logic controllers, as well as fluid power and mechanical systems.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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
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
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
ENG-050
Writing for Industry

ENG-050
Writing for Industry

Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

Course Outline

3.0
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
TEC-050
Technical Math I

TEC-050
Technical Math I

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

Course Outline

*
2.0
TEC-052
Technical Math II

TEC-052
Technical Math II

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

Course Outline

*
2.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
EET-076
Digital Logic

EET-076
Digital Logic

The study of basic digital systems principles and techniques. Binary, Hexidecimal, BCD, logic theory, AND,OR, NOT, NAND, and NOR gates as well as combination gate, Flip Flops and hardware are covered.


Prerequisites: EET 040, EET 050


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
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
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
TEC-054
Technical Math III

TEC-054
Technical Math III

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

Course Outline

*
2.0
MET-045
Mechanical Drive Systems

MET-045
Mechanical Drive Systems

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of mechanical drive systems and components. Students will learn industry-relevant skills including how to: install, analyze performance, maintain, and troubleshoot heavy duty mechanical transmission systems. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
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

1.0

Semester Totals

17.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
EET-048
Digital Circuits

EET-048
Digital Circuits

Applications of digital circuits and devices to consumer products. Advanced application or digital logic fundamentals in design operation of digital circuits & systems.


Course Outline

3.0
EET-078
Linear Electronics

EET-078
Linear Electronics

A study of linear electronic circuits. Combines theory of passive and active circuits into operational units. Topics include amplifiers frequency response, feedback, oscillators, high frequency, operational and instrumentation amplifiers, linear and switching regulators.


Course Outline

*
3.0
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
EET-081
Microcontroller Applications

EET-081
Microcontroller Applications

Principles of micro controllers. Topics include: Flow charting, Input-output devices and interfacing, Signal conditioning, Programming, and basic process control using a micro controller. Class stresses using the micro controllers to control I/O devices.

Course Outline

*
3.0
TEL-051
Networking Basics

TEL-051
Networking Basics

Provides the student with a basic understanding of networking, OSI model, industry standards, and IP addressing. Emphasis placed on hands on learning.

Course Outline

*
3.0
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Technical Elective

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Technical Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
EET-085
Electronic Projects

EET-085
Electronic Projects

Instructor approved and student selected electronic project providing experience in design, fabrication and testing of an electronic unit. The project should coincide with student's occupational goal and area of electronic work interest. (Communications, computers, industrial, etc.) (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

2.0
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
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

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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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0
TEC-056
Technical Math IV

TEC-056
Technical Math IV

Familiarizes the student with the basic concepts of analytical geometry and statistics.

Course Outline

*
2.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

65.0