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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.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
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
CORE
APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

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.

Course Outline

4.0
CORE
EET-056
Electronic Circuit Design/Fabrication

EET-056
Electronic Circuit Design/Fabrication

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

Course Outline

3.0
GEN
APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, simple equations, word problems, algebra, right triangles, charts and graphs.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
MAT-130
College Algebra

MAT-130
College Algebra

Review of the real number system, radicals, equations, and exponents, relations and functions, logarithms, complex numbers, polynomials, and theory of equations. A graphing calculator is required. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendation.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
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

OR
GEN
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
GEN
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
GEN
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

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
GEN
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-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
CORE
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
CORE
APT-051
Solid State Devices & Applications

APT-051
Solid State Devices & Applications

Study of basic solid state devices, circuits, and systems. Topics include; rectifiers, transistors, switching circuits, linear amplifiers, timers and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD). Emphasis on Oscilloscope and Digital Multi-meter use.

Course Outline

4.0
GEN
APT-042
Applied Mathematics II

APT-042
Applied Mathematics II

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra, geometry and trigonometry including factoring, solving linear systems, volumes, areas and right triangles.

Course Outline

2.0
GEN
APT-043
Applied Mathematics III

APT-043
Applied Mathematics III

Familiarizes the student with the concepts of logarithms, analytical geometry, vectors, and statistics.

Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

14.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
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
CORE
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
CORE
EET-081
Physical Computing W/ Rasp Pi

EET-081
Physical Computing W/ Rasp Pi

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
CORE
EET-078
Applied Amplifier Circuits

EET-078
Applied Amplifier Circuits

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
CORE
EET-057
Computer Systems

EET-057
Computer Systems

This course is designed to provide a technical foundation for system design, systems implementation, hardware and software procurement, and computing resource management.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
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

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
CORE
EET-085
STEM Projects

EET-085
STEM 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
CORE
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
GEN
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0
CORE
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
GEN
ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

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.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
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IAI Social Science Elective

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IAI Social Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0
CORE
IND-044
Fluid Power

IND-044
Fluid Power

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.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

62.0
Suggested Electives
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
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
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
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
IND-054
Trouble Shooting and Preventative Maint

IND-054
Trouble Shooting and Preventative 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

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Suggested Electives
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
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
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
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
IND-054
Trouble Shooting and Preventative Maint

IND-054
Trouble Shooting and Preventative 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

.5
×
Suggested Electives
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
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
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
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
IND-054
Trouble Shooting and Preventative Maint

IND-054
Trouble Shooting and Preventative 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

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