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Electro-Mechanical Technology

10-620-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

If you’re a good problem solver who enjoys working with your hands, this might be a good career choice for you. You will learn to install, troubleshoot and repair complex machinery for business and industry. You’ll gain knowledge and skills related to electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical devices, industrial computers, sensors, instrumentation equipment and automated systems. You’ll also learn to calibrate instruments, write programmable logic controller (PLC) programs, tune closed loop automated systems and design products. Excellent career opportunities await graduates of this degree program.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (38 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Fluid Power 2
10-620-112
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces intermediate fluid power systems. Students examine how fluid power components operate and how they interact within fluid power systems. This course will primarily deal with hydraulic systems. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Fluid Power 1 (10620111)
Elements of Machines 1
10-620-164
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Emphasizes the mechanical elements of industrial machines. Principles of leveling motors, fasteners, bearings, and couplings are covered. Terminology, selection, and proper installation and maintenance are stressed.
Concepts of Programming for Technicians
10-628-101
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to programming fundamentals necessary in automation related careers. Students will discuss proper programming structures including flow chart and pseudocode programming. Students will create and troubleshoot programs.
AutoCAD Fundamentals
10-628-187
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Teaches students to draw, edit, dimension, and plot drawings with the AutoCAD software.
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces electrical safety and program procedures. The course covers Ohm's Law, power law, series circuits, and voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter applications. Number powers, electronic notations, circuit component recognition and diagrams, resistor power ratings, color code, Kirchhoff's voltage law and atomic structure are also included.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) OR College Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Industrial Maintenance Math (31804308) OR College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications (10804197) OR Intermediate Algebra with Applications (10804118)
DC Circuits 2
10-660-111
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Covers basic parallel and series-parallel circuits and their properties. Examines the theory, application and design of series-parallel circuits, such as loaded and unloaded voltage dividers and the Wheatstone bridge. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
AC Circuits 1
10-660-114
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Covers AC waveforms and different voltage values including Peak, RMS, Average and Peak to Peak. The operation of transformers is also included. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 3 (10660112) OR enrolled in the Manufacturing Engineering Tech program (106233) and Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
Electrical Power Distribution 1
10-620-131
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces electrical work hazards and basic safe work practices. Students learn to recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards, and OSHA Lockout/Tagout procedures and NFPA 70E safety training are introduced.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170)
Elements of Machines 2
10-620-165
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Emphasizes the mechanical elements of industrial machines. Principles of power transmission, belt drives, and chain drives are covered. Terminology, selection, and proper installation and maintenance are stressed.
Coreq: Elements of Machines 1 (10620164)
PLC 1
10-628-151
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and RSLogix 500 Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students use the RSLogix 500 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug programs in RSLogix 500.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170) OR Digital 1 (10605130)
Ladder Logic & Control Devices
10-660-170
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces hardwired components found in industrial applications used to control simple circuits. Students will learn about switches, relays, contactors, timers, and indicator lamps. Students will use their knowledge of these devices to wire various circuits. Students will use ladder logic diagrams to interconnect and label devices to make complete circuits.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
Fluid Power 1
10-620-111
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides an introduction to fundamental principles and laws of fluid power. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) OR College Algebra and Trigonometry with Apps (10804197) OR College Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Industrial Maintenance Math (31804308)
DC Circuits 3
10-660-112
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Covers capacitors and inductors including time constants and instantaneous voltage and current values of RC and RL circuits. Applications and various types of capacitors and inductors are discussed. Magnetism, electromagnetism, and devices, such as relays and solenoids, are also presented. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
System Troubleshooting
10-620-188
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Develops troubleshooting skills by using several closed-loop systems on a level and flow process trainer. Students identify faults electrically inserted into this trainer by recognizing symptoms, creating and using flow charts for analysis, and finding the problem with test instruments.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10609170) OR Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170); AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
PLC 3
10-628-153
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Continues using the Allen Bradley PLC hardware platform with Studio 5000 programming software. Introduces Analog I/O and scaling for program interfacing. Scaling with math instructions, data handling with FIFO/LIFO instructions, and sequencer SQI/SQO instructions are all introduced.
Coreq: PLC 2 (10628152)
Operator Interfaces
10-628-159
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Human Machine Interface (HMI) development. Students create Displays, HMI tags, Basic Objects, Object Animations, Global Objects, Alarms, and Trending.
Prereq: Programmable Logic Controllers 1 (10609173) or PLC 1 (10628151); Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (10620182) or PLC 2 (10628152)
Electrical Power Distribution 2
10-620-132
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Focuses on industrial power distribution systems applied to automated manufacturing operations. The National Electrical Code applied to manufacturing operations is introduced.
Coreq: Electrical Power Distribution 1
Motors and Drives 2
10-620-142
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces AC Generators, Three Phase, and Single Phase motors. Starting methods for AC motors, including AC Drives, will be introduced. Control wiring and reversing circuits will also be introduced. Students will wire for Synchronous and Induction motor operation.
Coreq: Motors and Drives 1 (10620148)
Motors and Drives 1
10-620-148
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces DC motors and generators, along with DC Drives. Students will wire both separately-excited and self-excited DC generators. Counter Electromotive Force (CEMF) will be used to explain the operational principles of DC motors and generators. Various DC motor types will be introduced. Motor types include series, shunt, and compound motors.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
PLC 2
10-628-152
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and Studio 5000 (formerly RSLogix5000) Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students will configure Ethernet communications to connect to the Allen Bradley PLC hardware. Students will use Studio 5000 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug their programs. Students will study industrial sensors and their uses. Students will wire and test sensor operations.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers (10609173) OR PLC 1 (10628151)
Technical Software Essentials
10-660-181
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to the Microsoft Office family of products. Students will create and edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and Access databases.
Sensors
10-620-187
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Covers various types of sensors used in industrial operations such as inductive and capacitive proximity detectors, Hall-effect devices and various optical sensing modes. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170)
Advanced AC/DC Variable Speed Drives
10-620-190
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Covers graphical programming and various communication techniques of current and vector drives. A multifunctional trainer is configured to demonstrate complex master/slave drive functions, on-line monitoring of drive performance, and to build troubleshooting skills.
Coreq: Electrical Motors-AC (10620172) OR Motors and Drives 1 (10620148)
Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 1
10-620-192
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. An introduction to the Siemens S7-200 Programmable Controller. Course work will include controller start-up procedures, examination of data types and memory modes, the basic instruction set for programming ladder logic, and hands-on activities used to reinforce the areas studied.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (10620182) OR PLC 2 (10628152)
PLC 4
10-628-154
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces the IEC 61131-3 compatible languages within Studio 5000. Students are introduced to Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), and Function Block Diagrams (FBD). Additionally, students learn remote I/O.
Coreq: PLC 3 (10628153)
PLC 5
10-628-155
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces motion programming within Studio 5000. Students will configure, tune, program, and troubleshoot a complete motion control system. The course will cover homing, moving, jogging, and coordinated axis instructions of a motion device. The course introduces advanced PLC to PLC communication, advanced data types, and using Add-On instructions.
Coreq: PLC 4 (10628154)
Semiconductors 2
10-660-129
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to transistor operation as a switch, SCR, Triac, and Operational Amplifier operation and application.
Coreq: Semiconductors 1 (10660128)
Computer Systems
10-660-184
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to Windows operating systems and computer hardware. Students will learn through hands-on lab activities covering operating systems, computer hardware, configurations, and troubleshooting techniques.
Computer Systems & Networks
10-660-185
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to advanced Windows Operating System settings and computer hardware while integrating Ethernet networking communications, architectures, protocols, and security. Students will learn through hands-on lab activities covering operating systems, computer hardware, networking configurations, and troubleshooting techniques.
Coreq: Computer Systems (10660184) OR PC Hardware/OS (10660183)
Semiconductors 1
10-660-128
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces semiconductor materials, the operation of diodes, Zener diodes and the construction of rectifier and filter circuits. Fundamental transistor construction and operation is also introduced. Laboratory experiments are performed to verify the theory.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114); College Technical Math 1 (10804115) OR College Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Intermediate Algebra with Apps (10804118)
Fluid Power 3
10-620-113
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces intermediate fluid power systems. Examine how fluid power components operate and how they interact with fluid power systems. This course will primarily deal with pneumatic systems. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Fluid Power 2 (10620112)
Fluid Power 4
10-620-114
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides an introduction to advanced fluid power systems. Students examine advanced components and controls within a fluid power system. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Fluid Power 3 (10620113)
Electromechanical Systems 1
10-620-189
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Capstone course that uses the competencies learned throughout the Electromechanical program to operate various systems that interface with each other such as digital, servomechanisms, electro-hydraulic and gear mechanisms. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Prereq: Fluid Power 2 (10620112); System Troubleshooting (10620188); Sensors (10620187); DC/AC Variable Speed Drives (10609172) OR Motors and Drives 1 (10620148)
Robotics 1
10-628-161
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces basic robotic programming techniques. Hands on experience will include safety, system setup, jogging, events, tools, coordinate systems, and robot movement types.
Robotics 2
10-628-162
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces advanced programming techniques. Hands on experience will include robotic input and output routines, program flow, variables/math instructions, offsets instructions, and operator communication instructions.
Instrumentation & Process Control 1
10-628-171
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Open Loop and Closed Loop control. Students learn about On/Off control, effects of deadband, and common manufacturing processes, which include Batch Processes and Continuous Processes.
Instrumentation & Process Control 2
10-628-172
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Proportional Control using Proportional Band and Proportional Gain. Students apply calibration procedures to correct transmitter output signals, and interpret Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams.
Instrumentation & Process Control 3
10-628-173
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based Proportional Integral and Derivative (PID) Control. Students apply various tuning methods to control closed-loop processes, including flow, level and temperature.

General Studies (18 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Included topics are solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prereq: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Math & Logic
10-804-133
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR not in a program
Economics
10-809-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

Suggested Electives (4 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Electronic Shop Practices
10-620-169
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces various aspects of the electronic shop such as basic soldering principles, surface mount technology, troubleshooting, repairing and circuit protection devices and performing panel-wiring exercises. Customer relations is also discussed.
Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 2
10-620-193
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. A continuation of the study of the Siemens S7-200 Programmable Controller. Examination of advanced ladder diagram instructions and industrial PLC applications is the emphasis of the course. Hands-on activities programming the PLC for specific industrial applications are used to reinforce the areas studied.
Coreq: Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 1 (10620192); Process Variables and Measurements 1 (10620183) recommended
Industrial Operations 1
10-620-195
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Theory-based course primarily designed for students who have had little or no industrial experience. The organizational structure and departmental responsibilities of a typical manufacturing company are discussed. Plant layout, material handling, production and inventory strategies are also covered.
Industrial Operations 2
10-620-196
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Theory-based course that introduces the student to the fields of industrial engineering such as time and motion study, quality control and engineering economy.
Coreq: Industrial Operations 1 (10620195)
CAD for Technicians
10-628-125
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to editing and creating CAD drawings utilizing AutoCAD software. Students will learn to draw, edit, dimension and plot drawing.

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