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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Production Technician (AAS.PRTE)

Production Technician (PRTE) program is designed to give the student a wide background in the basic mechanical and electrical skills applicable to several types of manufacturing. These skills include hydraulics, pneumatics, CAD, AC/DC circuits, industrial controls, motors, and PLCs. Two semesters of SOEs are incorporated into this degree to allow the student to gain real-life experience in industry.

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

TEC-050
Technical Math I (Mod 1)

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

Course Outline

2.0
TEC-052
Technical Math II (Mod 2)

TEC-052
Technical Math II (Mod 2)

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

Course Outline

*
2.0
MET-040
D.C. Circuits (Mod 1)

MET-040
D.C. Circuits (Mod 1)

This course introduces the student to basic theory of DC electricity.

Course Outline

2.5
MET-042
A.C. Circuits (Mod 2)

MET-042
A.C. Circuits (Mod 2)

This course presents the theory of AC electricity and the application of transformers and distribution equipment.


Course Outline

*
2.5

Semester Totals

15.5
Second Semester
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures (Mod 2 )

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures (Mod 2 )

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
TEC-054
Technical Math III (Mod 1)

TEC-054
Technical Math III (Mod 1)

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

Course Outline

*
2.0
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
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
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
EET-074
Supervised Occupational Exp

EET-074
Supervised Occupational Exp

Designed to provide the student with work experience in field while maintaining contact with the occupational instructor for review and assistance. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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
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
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
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
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
MET-043
Motors and Generators (Mod1)

MET-043
Motors and Generators (Mod1)

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


Course Outline

*
2.5
IND-042
Pipefitting Procedures

IND-042
Pipefitting Procedures

Focuses on the basic principles of installation and maintenance of industrial piping systems. Mechanical joining methods are stressed.

Course Outline

1.0

Semester Totals

14.5
Second Semester
IND-054
Trouble Shooting & Prev Maint

IND-054
Trouble Shooting & Prev Maint

Provides those skills and insights necessary to detect and solve problems which occur in industrial machinery. Includes procedures aimed at prevention rather than emergency action.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
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
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
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
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3.0
MET-076
Supervised Occupational Exp

MET-076
Supervised Occupational Exp

Designed to provide work experience in field while maintaining contact with occupational instructor for review and assistance.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
 

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