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Electro-Mechanical Technology

10-620-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 68 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 (40 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Electrical Safety, Industry
10-609-101
1
Describes hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely. Students learn skills to recognize, evaluate and control electrical hazards. Includes personnel protective equipment and how to perform construction tasks safely. Introduces OSHA mandated Lockout/Tagout procedures and prepares learners for additional safety training.
Hydraulics 1
10-620-154
1
Introduces the fundamental principles and laws of fluid power. Laboratory activities reinforce the theory.
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)
Mechanical Linkages 1
10-620-160
1
Covers the mechanical theory of various linkages such as levers, four-bar mechanisms, shaft couplings and alignment. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
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)
Pneumatics 1
10-620-162
1
Introduces the principles of compressed air and studies various control operations such as speed, force and direction. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
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)
Pneumatics 2
10-620-163
1
Covers the different types of valves and pilot devices. This course concludes by analyzing how actuators and components control various types of pneumatic circuits. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Pneumatics 1 (10620162)
Mechanical Drives 1
10-620-177
1
Covers the principles, operation, maintenance and configurations of belt and chain drives. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Mechanical Linkages 1 (10620160)
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 2 (10660111)
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)
Hydraulics 2
10-620-155
1
Examines the theory of pumps, actuators and various types of valves. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Hydraulics 1 (10620154)
Electrical Generators & Power Dist Systems
10-620-170
1
Examines the construction and operation of generators and covers power distribution systems such as the single-phase Edison and three-phase delta and wye configurations. The theory is reinforced by laboratory activities.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
AC Circuits 2
10-660-115
1
Covers reactive properties of series and parallel RC, RL and RLC circuits. Topics include reactance, phase angle and fundamental AC power concepts such as power triangle and power factor. Circuit quantities are determined using triangular analysis. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114); OR for students active in Electrical Engineering (106621) or Electronic Engineering (106057) AC Circuits 1 (10660114) AND College Tech Math 2 (10804116) are required
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.
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.
Prerequisite: Programmable Logic Controllers (10-609-173) OR PLC 1 (10-628-151)
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.
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.
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.
Mechanical Linkages 2
10-620-161
1
Covers the theory and application of lubrication principles, plain bearings and roller element bearings. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Mechanical Linkages 1 (10620160)
Mechanical Drives 2
10-620-178
1
Covers the principles, operation, maintenance and configuration of gears, gearing and power transmission. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Mechanical Drives 1 (10620177)
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)
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)
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.
Corequisites: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10-609-170) OR Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10-660-170); Electrical Safety, Industry (10-609-101)
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); AC Circuits 2 (10660115)
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 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)
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.
Prerequisite: PLC 3 (10-628-153)
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)
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)
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)
Hydraulics 3
10-620-156
1
Examines accessory components of a hydraulic system. This course concludes with the analysis of several hydraulic circuits. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Hydraulics 2 (10620155)
Servomechanisms 1
10-620-173
1
Introduces the servomechanism systems used to operate many types of automated systems. The concepts and elements of open and closed-loop systems are covered. On/off and PID control modes are also presented. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Prereq: Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 1 (10620192); PLC 2 (10628152)
Servomechanisms 2
10-620-174
1
Feedback sensing devices are introduced, and the operation of position and velocity control systems is studied. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Servomechanisms 1 (10620173)
Process Variables and Measurements 1
10-620-183
1
Covers the properties and characteristics of pressure and temperature variables associated with process control. Instruments that measure these variables are calibrated and used to determine the condition of the variables. Completion of Pneumatics 1 and Solid State 2 is recommended before taking this course.
Process Variables and Measurements 2
10-620-184
1
Covers the properties and characteristics of level, flow and analytical variables associated with process control. Instruments that measure these variables are calibrated and used to determine the condition of the variables.
Coreq: Process Variables & Measurements 1 (10620183)
Instrumentation and Process Control 1
10-620-185
1
Describes the instrument devices used in open- and closed-loop process control systems, illustrates the P&ID symbols to which they are assigned, and performs calibration techniques. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Process Variables & Measurements 2 (10620184)
Instrumentation and Process Control 2
10-620-186
1
Describes the various production methods used in process industries and provides a background of PID control strategies and controller tuning to accommodate the dynamics of various systems. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Instrumentation & Process Control 1 (10628185)
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: Pneumatics 1 (10620162); System Troubleshooting (10620188); Sensors (10620187); DC/AC Variable Speed Drives (10609172) OR Motors and Drives 1 (10620148); Coreq: Servomechanisms 2 (10620174)
Advanced Systems Control
10-620-191
1
Capstone course that uses the Allen-Bradley SLC-500 programmable controller to operate servomechanism systems and a pneumatic robot. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the programs written by the student.
Coreq: Electromechanical Systems 1 (10620189)

General Studies (24 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
College Technical Math 1
10-804-115
5
Includes solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percents; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions on the unit circle; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. This course is the equivalent of successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 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.
College Technical Math 2
10-804-116
4
Included topics are vectors; trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities; exponential and logarithmic functions and equations; radical equations; equations with rational exponents; dimension of a circle; velocity; sine and cosine graphs; complex numbers in polar and rectangular form; trigonometric equations; conic sections; and analysis of statistical data. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems.
Prereq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Technical Math 1B (10804114)
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.
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.
Technical Reporting
10-801-197
3
Focuses on the preparation and presentation of a variety of oral and written technical reports. This course is designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite writing course and a minimum of two semesters of relevant program course work.
Prereq: Written Comm or English Comp 1 with a C or better and a minimum of 24 college credits OR active in UW-O Cert. AODA students have additional coreq of Assessment & Diagnosis of Substance Abuse. OTA students have coreq of OT Theory & Practice.

Suggested Electives (4 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
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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