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Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology

10-628-3 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

Manufacturers are using machine automation and controls to produce quality products faster and more efficiently. These automated systems also provide critical information to help managers make good business decisions. The ability to produce a product while providing data is an important part of automation. Businesses need skilled people to design and build systems that integrate multiple technologies. With this degree, you could qualify for those high-tech careers. Learn about electronics, computers, control systems, programming, robots, fluid power, sensors and more. You will be able to install, program, design, troubleshoot and repair automated systems.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Technical Studies (41 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
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)
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)
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 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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
Electronic Construction Applications
10-628-113
1
Demonstrates how to lay out, install and mount industrial electronic equipment on electrical panels. Students create wiring diagrams of each electronic device and eventually wire all devices in a cabinet. Quality workmanship and craftsmanship are emphasized.
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)
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)
Blueprint Reading & AutoCAD
10-628-188
1
Introduces students to reading both electrical schematics and mechanical prints, while utilizing the AutoCAD software.
Coreq: AutoCAD Fundamentals (10628187)
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.
Intro to Cell Integration
10-628-140
1
Introduces students to the integration of industrial devices. The course will include labs using industrial safety relays, safety devices, light scanners, vision systems, and industrial communications. Additional emphasis will be placed on project management, team work, budgeting, scheduling, and understanding timelines.
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)
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.
Visual Basic Programming 1
10-628-181
1
Introduces students to computer programming using the Microsoft Visual Basic software. Students will design, construct, and debug VB programs and applications.
Visual Basic Programming 2
10-628-182
1
Introduces students to advanced computer programming using Microsoft Visual Basic software. Students will design, construct, and debug VB program and applications.
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)
Cell Integration
10-628-141
3
Focuses on integration of a complete manufacturing cell. Typical components include programmable controllers, robot, sensors, drives, conveyors, pneumatics, hard automation, control wiring and vision. Students plan, wire, program, troubleshoot and develop documentation for the whole system.
Prereq: PLC 3 (10628153) or Controls and PLCs (10628123); Industrial Electronics (10628124) or Semiconductors 1 (10660128)
Enterprise Integration 1
10-628-176
1
Introduces students to PC based Human Machine Interface (HMI) development. The course uses Wonderware as a platform to design and develop the various components in most HMIs. Components include Basic Objects, Animations, Scripting, Alarms, Trending, and Security.
Enterprise Integration 2
10-628-177
1
Introduces students to PC based Human Machine Interface (HMI) development. The course uses FactoryTalk Site Edition (SE) as a platform to design and develop the various components in most HMIs. Components include Basic Objects, Animations, Macros, Global Objects, Recipes, Local Messages, Alarms, Trending, and Security.
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)

General Studies (18 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
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
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.
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.

Suggested Electives (1 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Automated Systems Design
10-628-136
2
Provides the student with the parameters under which a system must function. Based upon these parameters, the student will design, build and test a system to satisfy the requirements.
Fundamentals of SPC
10-623-100
2
Introduces basic statistical tools and fundamental concepts needed to improve and control processes. Topics include the definition of statistics, the meaning of statistical process control, defining problems and setting priorities, predicting outcomes and estimating populations, and determining problem causes.
Advanced Industrial Applications
10-628-157
2
This course has two main topic areas: PLC and HMI machine applications. The student will demonstrate the ability to learn to program a PLC they have not worked with before as well as an HMI they have not worked with before. The student will integrate some lecture, the study of curriculum, technical manuals, help files and previous knowledge to demonstrate their ability to learn new technology. The student will develop several PLC applications and several HMI applications integrated with the PLC.
Automation Internship - 2 Cr
10-628-134A
2
Provides credit for students working in related technologies in industry. Work experience must show diversity in duties and learning opportunities and must relate directly to program content. Prior approval of instructor is required.

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