Printed on 4/17/2021

Automation & Maintenance, Advanced

20-628-2 Certificate (C) 24 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

This certificate is designed for experienced engineering and maintenance technicians. You'll advance your automation skills using PLCs, HMI's, sensors, robotics, vision systems, safety controllers and devices, and servo motion control. You'll also learn how to integrate multiple industrial devices to create a working manufacturing cell. After completing this certificate, credits earned will apply toward Electro-Mechanical Technology or Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology associate degrees.

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.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Essentials of Manufacturing Safety
    10-449-188
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10449188
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides information on the safety responsibilities of workers within the manufacturing industry. Special emphasis will be placed on common hazards and methods of controls.

  • Concepts of Programming for Technicians
    10-628-101
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628101
    • Credits: 1.00

    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.

  • Electronic Construction Applications
    10-628-113
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628113
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces industrial control panel design, layout, mounting, and wiring of industrial relays, push buttons, pilot lights, plc, fuses, transformers, 3 phase motor, and motor starters are applied. Quality installation and NEC standards are emphasized throughout the course.

    Prereq: Ladder Logic & Control Devices 10660170 OR 10609170; Coreq: Essentials of Manufacturing Safety 10449188
  • PLC 1
    10-628-151
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628151
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • PLC 2
    10-628-152
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628152
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • DC Circuits 1
    10-660-110
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660110
    • Credits: 1.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660111
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660112
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660114
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • Ladder Logic & Control Devices
    10-660-170
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660170
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • College Technical Math 1A
    10-804-113
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804113
    • Credits: 3.00

    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 Math & Logic 10804133 OR Not pursuing a degree.
  • PLC 3
    10-628-153
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628153
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • PLC 4
    10-628-154
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628154
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628155
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • Robotics 1
    10-628-161
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628161
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces basic robotic programming techniques. Hands on experience will include safety, system setup, jogging, events, tools, coordinate systems, and robot movement types.

    Prereq: Concepts of Programming 10628101 OR Active in Manufacturing Engineering Technology plan.
  • Robotics 2
    10-628-162
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628162
    • Credits: 1.00

    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.

    Coreq: Robotics 1 10628161
  • Enterprise Integration 2
    10-628-177
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628177
    • Credits: 1.00

    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.

    Coreq: Enterprise Integration 1 - 10628176
  • Cell Integration
    10-628-194
    4Credit
    126
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 126
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10628194
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers automated manufacturing cell design and creation. Applies programmable logic controllers, robotics, sensors, motion controls, drives, vision systems, and industrial safety hardware. Students create electrical schematics, wire, program, and troubleshoot an automated manufacturing cell.

    Prereq: Robotics 2 - 10628162; Coreq: PLC 5 10628155
  • Enterprise Integration 1
    10-628-176
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628176
    • Credits: 1.00

    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.

    Prereq: Concepts of Programming 10628101; PLC 2 10628152
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