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 other industry recognized certificates from Lake Land, Fanuc, OSHA, AutoCad, Industrial Robotics, 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.
This course is designed for students interested in the properties of electricity. Course focuses on theory and skills to prepare technicians for installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical circuits.
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.
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.
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)
Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationship on the job. Emphasis placed on vocational motivation, communication and perception, along with Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid training to enhance safety and response skills in a workplace emergency.
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.
Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.
Provides technician with basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. This includes: fluid properties and laws, safety concerns, conductor types and sizing, pump operation and horsepower requirements, directional, pressure and flow control valves, fluid symbols. Trainers provide hands-on experience for students.
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.
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 electronic motor controllers.
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.
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.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester