Automation and Robotics Technical Studies (A.A.S.)

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Length: A full-time student may complete this program in four semesters.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements of the college. All Students who
are not proficient in communication and computation skills will be required to correct deficiencies through developmental
courses.

Program Description: The program includes four educational components: general education, technical foundations,
content skills and knowledge, and work-based learning. The content skills and knowledge and work-based learning
components are specific to the field of Automation/Robotics. This includes the installation, configuration, programming, and
troubleshooting of Automation/Robotic systems.

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automation/Robotics-Technical Studies,
you must complete a minimum of 66 credits with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Automation/Robotics-Technical Studies Program will:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge gained in how modern manufacturers use Automation/Robotics in manufacturing.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate Automation/Robotics concepts effectively.
  3. Demonstrate analytical ability to effectively perform manufacturing systems troubleshooting.
  4. Demonstrate the proper use of tools and test equipment used with Automation/Robotics.
  5. Demonstrate the proper safety procedures when working with or near Automation/Robotic systems.

Course Sequence

FIRST SEMESTER (16 CREDITS) Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 3
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3 0 3 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3 3
ELE 115 Basic Electricity 2 2 4 3
HUM 165 Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture 3 0 3 3
SECOND SEMESTER (18 CREDITS) Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3 0 3 3
ELE 147 Electrical Power and Control Systems 2 2 4 3
ETR 150 Machine Control Using Relay and Programmable Logic 2 2 4 3
ETR 140 Introduction to Mechatronics 2 2 4 3
IND 160 Introduction to Robotics 2 2 4 3
ETR 177 Industrial Robotics and Robotics Programming 2 2 4 3
THIRD SEMESTER (15 CREDITS) Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
HLT 116 Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts 2 0 2 2
IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem Solving 3 0 3 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3 3
SAF 130 Industrial Safety – OSHA 10 1 0 1 1
ETR 180 Industrial Ethernet Networking 2 2 4 3
IND 243 Principles and Applications of Mechatronics 2 2 4 3
FOURTH SEMESTER (17 CREDITS) Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
INS 230 Instrumentation I 2 2 4 3
INS 232 System Troubleshooting 2 3 5 3
ETR 246 Electronic Motor Drives Systems 2 2 4 3
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers 2 2 4 3
ELE 237 Human Machine Interface Systems 1 2 3 2
ELE 240 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 2 2 4 3
Total 55 29 81 66