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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Plastics Manufacturing (AAS.PLM)

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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
PLM-040
Introduction to Plastics

PLM-040
Introduction to Plastics

This course introduces plastics materials development and use in everyday life. Focus is upon on the history, development, science, technology, and manufacture of modern plastics. Environmental considerations involving plastics use is considered.

Course Outline

3.0
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
MMP-042
Manufacturing Maintenance II

MMP-042
Manufacturing Maintenance II

This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of manufacturing and the maintenance associated with manufacturing process. Topics include material handling, mechanical systems, lubrication, and fluid power.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

Fundamentals, principles, and practices involved in producing and reading industrial blueprints. Covers basic through advanced blueprint reading and basic drafting procedures. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups.

Course Outline

2.5
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

2.0

Semester Totals

15.5
Second Semester
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
PLM-041
Injection Molding

PLM-041
Injection Molding

The focus of the course is on polymer material selection for "hands-on" application and use of primary and secondary injection molding processing equipment and associated auxiliary equipment.

Course Outline

3.0
PLM-042
Extrusion Forming

PLM-042
Extrusion Forming

The focus of the course is on "hands-on" application and use of extrusion forming processing equipment including single screw, twin screw, co-extrusion, and compounding equipment, associated secondary and auxiliary equipment use, and polymeric material selection for extrusion.

Course Outline

3.0
IND-060
Industrial Valves

IND-060
Industrial Valves

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of industrial control valves and actuators. Students learn industry-relevant skills including how to: operate, install, maintain, and analyze performance of control valves and actuators. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-076
Inspection and Quality Control

TEC-076
Inspection and Quality Control

The study of inspection processes and quality control system in manufacturing. Topics include: measurement, gauging, geometric tolerancing, documentation, specifications and statistical quality control.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

14.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
SOS-050
Human Relations

SOS-050
Human Relations

Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationships on the job. Emphasis is placed on vocational problems connected with motivation, communication, perception and how to work with others.

Course Outline

2.0
SFS-101
Strategies for Success

SFS-101
Strategies for Success

Designed to improve student performance in college and beyond. Topics include: college resources; identification of college and career goals; implementation of study, note-taking, and test-taking strategies; and development of life management skills including time management, stress management, and relationship skills.

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
PLM-050
Blow Thermo Rotational Forming

PLM-050
Blow Thermo Rotational Forming

The focus of the course is "hands-on" Thermoforming, Blow Molding and Blown Film, and Rotational Molding processing, and polymeric material selection for these plastics processing equipment and techniques.

Course Outline

3.0
EET-072
Relays and Control Circuits (Mod 1)

EET-072
Relays and Control Circuits (Mod 1)

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
TEC-055
Special Topics in Technology

TEC-055
Special Topics in Technology

Fundamentals, principals, and practices of Industrial Technology. Covers basic through advanced procedures associated with current technology. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

1.0
EET-050
Applied A.C. Circuits (Mod 2)

EET-050
Applied A.C. Circuits (Mod 2)

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

Semester Totals

14.5
Second Semester
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
SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.

Course Outline

3.0
PLM-076
Plastics Manufacturing

PLM-076
Plastics Manufacturing

This course develops an understanding of plastics manufacturing operations considerations. Overview of plastics manufacturing facilities, operations, process flow, organization, safety, quality assurance, and business economics is provided.

Course Outline

3.0
MMP-048
Manufacturing Maintenance V

MMP-048
Manufacturing Maintenance V

This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of analyzing and troubleshooting a manufacturing process. Topics include problem solving and root cause analysis.

Course Outline

1.5
EET-086
Prog Logic Controllers I (Mod 2)

EET-086
Prog Logic Controllers I (Mod 2)

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
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
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

Semester Totals

15.5

Total Program Hours

60.0
 

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