Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3000
First Term: 2019 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-66
CIP Code: 15.0403
Occupational Area: Manufacturing

Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 17-3024


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology prepares students to work with a variety of automated electro-mechanical, product assembly, process control, and product distribution systems that use programmable controls and other methodologies to accomplish system management. These systems utilize, but are not limited to, robotic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, optical, and thermal devices. The Automation Technician will gain the skills through this program to define, integrate, install, program, and maintain complex control systems.



Required Courses
ATP100 Introduction to Manufacturing and Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ATP106 Industrial Electrical Systems 3
ATP111 Mechanical Systems and Maintenance 3
ATP115 Fluid Power 3
ATP123 Electrical Wiring J-STD Soldering Certification 3
+ ATP190 Industrial Robotics 3
+ ATP201 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Systems 3
+ ATP205 Electric Motors and Controls 3
+ ATP210 Process Control 3
+ ATP215 Automation System Integration 3
+ ATP225 Robotics Operations and Programming 3

ELE173 Fabrication Techniques 3
GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety 2

GTC107 Technical Mathematics I (3) OR
Satisfactory score on math placement test 0-3

+ GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 3
Credits: 41-44

Program Competencies
1. Describe and adhere to safety, health and environmental rules and regulations. (ATP100, ATP106, ATP111, ATP115, ATP201, ATP205, ATP210, ATP215, ATP225, GTC/MIT/OSH106)
2. Operate, monitor and interpret machine operation. (ATP100, ATP111, ATP215, ATP225)
3. Install, test, and troubleshoot DC and AC electric motors and power supplies. (ATP100, ATP106, ATP201, ATP205)
4. Program, install, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and related components. (ATP100, ATP201)
5. Measure current, voltage, resistance and interpret electrical control and power schematics. (ATP106)
6. Perform machine maintenance, preventive maintenance, and predictive maintenance utilizing the correct selection and safe use of hand tools. (ATP111, ATP215, ATP225)
7. Utilize dimensional measurement and hand tools to inspect, adjust, align and troubleshoot mechanical drives and power transmissions. (ATP111)
8. Install, adjust, service and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic components and piping systems. (ATP115)
9. Demonstrate application of IPC J-STD001 requirements for materials, components, equipment, assembly and general soldering. (ATP123)
10. Explain fundamental theories related to industrial robotics and demonstrate the operation of a robot program. (ATP190)
11. Create, record and troubleshoot programs on a robotic material handling software and perform production setup. (ATP190, ATP225)
12. Install, test, operate and troubleshoot an AC variable frequency drive in an electric motor drive system. (ATP201, ATP205)
13. Demonstrate operation and troubleshooting techniques for starting, braking, and reversing electric motors and control systems. (ATP205)
14. Interpret and identify components in process control system documentation. (ATP210)
15. Calibrate, adjust and test proportional valves and transmitters in a process control system. (ATP210)
16. Develop and apply effective control of an integrated automation system. (ATP215)
17. Install, test, and troubleshoot sensors, vision systems, and electromechanical components in an integrated automation system. (ATP215)
18. Apply electronics fabrication techniques including soldering, de-soldering, and manual/automated assembly techniques. (ELE173)
19. Use a hand-held scientific calculator to solve algebraic problems including English and metric system conversions. (GTC107)
20. Solve geometry problems involving triangles, polygons and circles and trigonometric functions to solve practical problems. (GTC108)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 26, 2018

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