Manufacturing processes and the full scope of manufacturing are explored. Different processes, materials, cost and labor concerns are also discussed. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Provides students with an introduction to measurement instruments used in manufacturing settings. Addresses Scales, Calipers, Micrometers, Johansson Blocks, Gauges, and Angular Measurement.
Provides students with an introduction to manual mill and lathe practices used in manufacturing settings. Addresses basic machining theory and introduction to the use of common tools and techniques in manufacturing. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Introduces electrical fundamentals: nomenclature, symbols, SI units, and schematic diagrams. Covers conductors, voltage, current, resistance, and power. Uses Ohm's, Watt's, and Kirchhoff's Laws and the Thevenin theorem to analyze series and parallel circuits. Covers magnetism, alternating current, and capacitance. Emphasizes hands-on lab experiments, test and measurement equipment, and technical report writing. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Continues EET 1110 with inductance, time constants, and resonance. Introduces semiconductor devices and electronic circuit applications. Devices include diodes, transistors, and op-amps. Applications include amplifiers, op-amp functions, active filters, and power supply circuits. Emphasizes lab experiments, troubleshooting, test equipment, and technical writing. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Provides an overview of industrial robots, mobile robots, control, actuators, and sensors. Basic robotic mechanics and operations are introduced. Students gain experience with robot programming for a variety of tasks through simulations and hardware/software interfacing. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Provides entry-level students with an overview of the technology used in automated integrated systems found in manufacturing. Included is also an overview of the typical plant networks and their associated responsibility. Distributed and local control is examined. Analysis of sequencing machines is completed along with an introduction of how to troubleshoot these systems. Topics include: fluid power components, electrical components, conveyors, part sensing components and an overview of PLC control principles. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required.
Explains automatic control systems and electrical control concepts. It covers the principles of logic elements and functions and assembly of logic circuits. Maintenance techniques and troubleshooting components and systems will be stressed. The course is delivered using Internet accessed instructional resources and hands-on activities. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required.
Focuses on the fundamentals of Mechanical Transfer of Power. Basic concepts of mechanical power transmission by addressing the principles of power transmission, calculations of speed and force and how they affect a power transmission systems ability to perform work will be introduced. This course emphasizes the basics of mechanical drawing, safe work practices for working around machinery, common hand tools associated with maintenance work and some of the more common terms and definitions. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required.
Emphasizes educating the manufacturing industry workforce on MIOSHA and OSHA safety standards and practical safety applications. Students will review general industry and construction standards set forth by MIOSHA and OSHA with emphasis on how to administer safety standards to ensure a safe working environment for all involved. By the conclusion of the course students should be able to recognize potential hazards and identification of the permit required, confined spaces, lockout/tag out procedures, standard rigging applications, basic crane operation, and the ability to apply work-related safety and accident prevention methods. 60 hours of lab are required.
Introduces the fundamental drafting information necessary to retrieve, read, manipulate and understand a mechanical part print. This course requires student to be able to identify different types of prints as well as being able to analyze them. 30 hours of lab are required.
Emphasizes the controls and instrumentation and explores automation input and output devices including AC and DC motors, variable speed drives, relays, motor starters and sizing of components for various applications. Typical control circuits are examined along with component selection and control documentation. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Introduces the fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) operations, including symbology and programming techniques. PLC hardware and data structures will be presented. Methods of using the programming interface to troubleshoot applications will be emphasized. Students will write, enter, and execute application programs using the programmable controllers and Human Machine Interface (HMI). The use of the Robotics Lab equipment will give students practical programming and troubleshooting skills used in the maintenance of automated systems. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required.
Provides students with an understanding of the relationship between real time control systems and industrial devices and machines. The advanced instruction set of programmable controllers will be studied relevant to concepts and structures of automated control systems. Various applications will be defined in which students will develop the written programs for each hardware and software specification of the process problems, including field devices, data networks, and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI). The use of the Robotics Lab equipment will give the student practical programming and troubleshooting skills used in the maintenance of automated systems. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required.
Introduces students to the four basic welding processes: gas (oxyacetylene), arc (shielded metal arc welding), MIG (gas metal arc), and TIG (gas tungsten arc) welding. Students will learn proper set up and operating procedures through classroom demonstrations. Special emphasis is placed on safety principles. Theory and operations of shielded metal arc welding equipment will also be covered. Emphasis is on safety, machine settings, and filler metals. Students will also develop a proficiency in theory and operation of shielded metal arc welding in flat welding position, and horizontal welding position. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required.
Introduces students to various types of principles and practices used within industry for predictive and preventative maintenance of equipment. Topics will include: safety, housekeeping, filter replacement, oil analysis, lubricating, vibration analysis, shaft alignment, balancing, motor current analysis, infrared and ultrasonic analysis, and troubleshooting. 15 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Explores the various types of communication systems used in industrial systems for the transportation and exchange of data. Network topologies and specifications, LAN and field bus technologies, used in manufacturing are presented. The data exchange techniques and formats between typical industrial equipment for information and control will be described. Configuration requirements examples of the industrial devices are also presented to show the use in manufacturing applications. 30 hours of lab are required.
Assesses the participant's ability to demonstrate hands-on proficiency, using the training gained in this course of study, to safely implement a typical automation application, described in this document, that the Mechatronic Technician would expect to encounter in nearly any manufacturing facility. 320 hours of lab are required.
Examines functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics also addressed are: conic sections, complex numbers, vectors, sequences and series. Limits are introduced.
MTH 1110 or MTH 1210
Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.
Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.
Provides a psychological foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional settings. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective strategies to improve human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.
Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.
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