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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.

Technical Studies (38 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Credit for Prior Learning
(Work/Life Experience)
Fluid Power 2
10-620-112
1
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
1
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
1
Introduces students to programming fundamentals necessary in automation related careers. Students will discuss proper programming structures and components as well as create and troubleshoot programs.
AutoCAD Fundamentals
10-628-187
1
Introduces students to creating and editing CAD drawings utilizing AutoCAD software. Students will learn to draw, edit, dimension, and plot drawings.
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1
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)
DC Circuits 2
10-660-111
1
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
1
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
1
Describes hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely Students learn skills to recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards. Students will learn how to install and troubleshoot industrial machine safety devices such as safety switches, safety relays, light curtains, and scanners.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170)
Elements of Machines 2
10-620-165
1
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
1
Introduces student to the Allen Bradley SLC-500 PLC platform and hardware configurations. Students will create, organize, edit, download, test, and debug RSLogix500 projects using latches, counters, comparing and forcing concepts. Additionally, students will wire industrial sensors as inputs along with various output devices.
Ladder Logic & Control Devices
10-660-170
1
Introduces ladder logic diagrams used to document power control networks. Discrete industrial devices are also studied including switches, contactors, relays, timers, and motor starters. Students will design, construct, and troubleshoot ladder logic circuitry following safe working procedures. Memory addressing schemes and PLC hardware of an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 is introduced. Students taking this course should have a working knowledge of DC and AC circuits.
Fluid Power 1
10-620-111
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
Introduces advanced programming and configuration of the ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers. Students create ladder programs using bit, math, logic, comparison, and file instructions with both digital and analog inputs and outputs.
Coreq: PLC 2 (10628152)
Operator Interfaces
10-628-159
1
Focuses on programming and integrating color touch screens for I/O and operator information and control. Rockwell ControlLogix PLC's and touch panels are used.
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
1
Requires students to work with industrial power distribution systems. This course focuses on in-plant distribution of single-and three-phase systems as applied to automated manufacturing systems, It introduces the student to the National Electrical Code and how it applies to the electrical distribution in a plant setting. It also introduces OSHA mandated Lockout/Tagout procedures and prepares learners for additional safety training.
Coreq: Electrical Power Distribution 1
Motors and Drives 2
10-620-142
1
Evaluates the operation of AC induction motors and drives. Theory and labs will include operational controls, characteristics, setup, wiring, controlling, troubleshooting and testing of both AC motors and drives.
Coreq: Motors and Drives 1 (10620148)
Motors and Drives 1
10-620-148
1
Evaluates the operation of DC generators, DC motors, DC drives, and AC synchronous motors. Theory and lab will include operational controls, characteristics, setup, wiring, controlling, troubleshooting, and testing of both DC motors and drives.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
PLC 2
10-628-152
1
Introduces students to the ControlLogix PLC platform and hardware configurations. Students will create, organize, edit, download, test, and debug RSLogix5000 projects using bit operations, timers, and counters. Additionally, students will wire industrial sensors as inputs along with various output devices.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers (10609173) OR PLC 1 (10628151)
Technical Software Essentials
10-660-181
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
Introduces the IEC 61131-3 compatible languages within ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers. Students are introduced to Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), and Function Block Diagrams (FBD). Additionally, students learn advanced I/O configuration and data communications.
Coreq: PLC 3 (10628153)
PLC 5
10-628-155
1
Introduces motion programming within the ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers. 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.
Coreq: PLC 4 (10628154)
Semiconductors 2
10-660-129
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
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)
Fluid Power 3
10-620-113
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
Emphasizes advanced programming techniques for industrial robots. Topics include I/O, routines, decision making, math operations, position offsets, and operator communications. Students program hands-on with industrial robotic equipment widely used in the automation field.
Robotics 2
10-628-162
1
Emphasizes advanced programming techniques for industrial robots. Topics include I/O, routines, decision making, math operations, position offsets, and operator communications. Students program hands-on with industrial robotic equipment widely used in the automation field.
Instrumentation & Process Control 1
10-628-171
1
Introduces student to the concepts Open Loop vs. Closed Loop control. Students will learn about On/Off control and the effects of dead band. Students are also introduced to the common manufacturing processes which include Batch Separation, Continuous, Polymerization, Mixing/Blending, Product Composition, Chemical Reaction.
Instrumentation & Process Control 2
10-628-172
1
Introduces students to Proportional Control using Proportional Band or Proportional Gain. Calibration procedures for adjusting and correcting transmitter output signals is also introduced. Students will learn how to interpret Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
Instrumentation & Process Control 3
10-628-173
1
Teaches students to work with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based Proportional Integral and Derivative (PID) Control Blocks. PID is a common closed-loop industrial control method used to automatically control processes. Some of the common industrial processes include flow, level, and temperature control. Utilizing various tuning methods, students will set up and tune PID loops.

General Studies (18 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Credit for Prior Learning
(Work/Life Experience)
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113
3
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: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Math & Logic
10-804-133
3
Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.
Prereq: Pre-Algebra (10834109) or ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18
Economics
10-809-195
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (4 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Credit for Prior Learning
(Work/Life Experience)
Electronic Shop Practices
10-620-169
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
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)
Robotics 1
10-620-197
1
Introduces the terminology, movements and the physical construction of the robot and the applications for which they are used. Basic programming is also covered. Students become familiar with the equipment in laboratory activities. Instructor permission required.
Robotics 2
10-620-198
1
Requires students to write programs that enable a robot to perform various operations. Laboratory activities are completed to verify the programs.
Coreq: Robotics 1 (10620197)
CAD for Technicians
10-628-125
1
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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