Industrial Automation Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

INT 101 : DC Fundamentals

This course provides an in depth study of direct current (DC) electronic theory. Topics include atomic theory, magnetism, properties of conductors and insulators, and characteristics of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. Inductors and capacitors are introduced and their effects on DC circuits are examined. Students are prepared to analyze complex DC circuits, solve for unknown circuit variables and to use basic electronic test equipment. This course also provides hands on laboratory exercises to analyze, construct, test, and troubleshoot DC circuits. Emphasis is placed on the use of scientific calculator and the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot DC and to prove the theories taught during classroom instruction. Also taught as EET 103. CORE

hours

3

INT 103 : AC Fundamentals

This course provides an in depth study of alternating current (AC) electronic theory. Students are prepared to analyze complex AC circuit configurations with resistors, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Topics include electrical safety and lockout procedures, specific AC theory functions such as RLC, impedance, phase relationships, and power factor. Students will be able to define terms, identify waveforms, solve complex mathematical problems, construct circuits, explain circuit characteristics, identify components, and make accurate circuit measurements using appropriate measurement instruments. They should also be able to perform fundamental tasks associated with troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining industrial AC systems. Also taught as EET 104.  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

INT 101 

INT 104 : Principles of Technology

This course provides an introduction to the application of the principles of physics in technology. Topics include fundamentals of mechanics, properties of matter, heat and temperature, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Also taught as AUT 132.

hours

3

Prerequisites

EET 100, CET 101, AUT 118, or MTH 116 or higher

INT 113 : Industrial Motor Control I

This course is a study of the construction, operating characteristics, and installation of different motor control circuits and devices. Emphasis is placed on the control of three phase AC motors. This course covers the use of motor control symbols, magnetic motor starters, running overload protection, pushbutton stations, multiple control stations, two wire control, three wire control, jogging control, sequence control, and ladder diagrams of motor control circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of motor starters, overload protection, interpret ladder diagrams using pushbutton stations and understand complex motor control diagrams. Also taught as AUT 234, ELT 209.

hours

3

INT 117 : Principles of Industrial Mechanics

This course provides instruction in basic physics concepts applicable to mechanics of industrial production equipment. Topics include the basic application of mechanical principles with emphasis on power transmission, specific mechanical components, alignment, and tension. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance functions on industrial production equipment. CORE

hours

3

INT 118 : Fundamentals of Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course includes the fundamental concepts and theories for the safe operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems used with industrial production equipment. Topics include the physical concepts, theories, laws, air flow characteristics, actuators, valves, accumulators, symbols, circuitry, filters, servicing safety, and preventive maintenance and the application of these concepts to perform work. Upon completion, students should be able to service and perform preventive maintenance functions on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Also taught as AUT 130.  CORE

hours

3

INT 119 : Principles of Mechanical Measurement and Technical Drawing

This course provides instruction in the use of precision measuring tools and the interpretation of technical drawings. Topics include the use of calipers, micrometers, steel rules, dial indicators, identifying types of lines and symbols of technical drawings, recognition and interpretation of various types of views, tolerances, and dimensions. Upon course completion, students will be able to use precision measuring tools and interpret technical drawings.

hours

3

INT 126 : Preventive Maintenance

This course focuses on the concepts and applications of preventive maintenance. Topics include the introduction of alignment equipment, job safety, tool safety, preventive maintenance concepts, procedures, tasks, and predictive maintenance concepts. Upon course completion, students will demonstrate the ability to apply proper preventive maintenance and explain predictive maintenance concepts. Also taught as AUT 230.

hours

3

INT 127 : Principles of Industrial Pumps and Piping Systems

This course provides instruction in the fundamental concepts of industrial pumps and piping systems. Topics include pump identification, operation, and installation; maintenance and troubleshooting; and piping systems and their installation. Upon course completion, students will be able to install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial pumps and piping systems.

hours

3

INT 128 : Principles of Industrial Environmental Controls

This course focuses on basic knowledge and skills to service and perform routine troubleshooting, maintenance, and adjustments of HVACR systems in an industrial environment. After completion, students will be able to perform routine, low-level maintenance on institutional environmental systems. Additionally, students receive instruction to complete the EPA 608 certification examination.

hours

3

INT 129 : Industrial Safety and Maintenance Techniques

This course provides instruction in basic maintenance techniques and safety. Topics include drawing, sketching, basic hand tools, portable power tools, stationary power tools, measurement, screw threads, mechanical fasteners, machinery and equipment installation, rigging, and their proper safe operations.

hours

3

INT 134 : Principles of Industrial Maintenance Welding and Metal Cutting Techniques

This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of acetylene cutting and the basics of welding needed for the maintenance and repair of industrial production equipment. Topics include oxy-fuel safety, choice of cutting equipment, proper cutting angles, equipment setup, cutting plate and pipe, hand tools, types of metal welding machines, rod and welding joints, and common welding passes and beads. Upon course completion, students will demonstrate the ability to perform metal welding and cutting techniques necessary for repairing and maintaining industrial equipment.  CORE

hours

3

INT 139 : Introduction to Robotic Programming

This course provides an introduction to robotic programming. Emphasis is placed on but not limited to the following: Safety, motion programming, creating and editing programs, I/O instructions, macros, program and file storage. Upon completion the student will be able to safely perform basic functions in the work cell as well as program a robot to perform simple functions. Also taught as AUT 139.

hours

3

INT 140 : F.A.M.E. Manufacturing Core Exercise 1, Safety Culture

This course introduces the Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) MCE-1 (Manufacturing Core Exercise) for Safety Culture.  The course includes an introduction to safety and safety practice and the development of a safety culture.  Specific topics covered regarding safety culture are: 1. Internal, self-driven value for safe behavior; 2. Active concern for both personal safety and the safety of others; 3. Full understanding of the impact and consequence of unsafe behavior and acts; 4. Proactive thinking about safety, safe practices, and consequences; 5. Self-driven initiative to be safe and to promote the safety of others.   This course is also taught as ADM 170 and ILT 150.

hours

1

INT 142 : F.A.M.E. Manufacturing Core Exercise 2, Workplace Visual Organization (5S)

This course introduces the Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) MCE-2 (Manufacturing Core Exercise) for Workplace Visual Organization (AKA:  5S).  Students will learn how to achieve higher productivity, produce fewer defects, meet deadlines, attain higher workplace safety and how to expose abnormal work conditions quickly and easily for correction and countermeasure.  The 5S process will be clearly defined with experiential exercises, reinforcing the following process steps and their objectives:  1. Sift -Organization 2. Sort - Orderliness 3. Sweep and Wash - Cleanliness 4. Spic and Span - Total Standardization 5. Sustain -System Sustainment.

hours

1

INT 144 : F.A.M.E. Manufacturing Core Exercise 3, Lean Manufacturing

This course introduces the Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) MCE-3 (Manufacturing Core Exercise) for Lean Manufacturing.  Students will be introduced to a systematic method for waste minimization (AKA:  Muda) within a manufacturing system, without sacrificing productivity.  Lean also takes into account waste created through overburden (AKA:  Muri) and waste created through unevenness in workloads (AKA:  Mura).  The Lean management philosophy will be clearly defined and explained with experiential exercises, reinforcing the following concepts: 1. The value-added product 2. The maintenance value-added product 3. Value-added work and necessary work 4. How this leads to increased profit 5. Workload unevenness (Mura) 6. Waste created through overburden (Muri) 7. The seven areas of non-value-added waste (Muda):  conveyance, correction, motion, over-production, over-processing, waiting and inventory

hours

1

INT 146 : F.A.M.E. Manufacturing Core Exercise 4, Problem Solving

This course introduces the Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) MCE-4 (Manufacturing Core Exercise) for Problem Solving.  Students will learn how to use the eight-step problem solving model in an experiential learning environment, in conjunction with the PDCA cycle (plan, do, check and act).  The eight steps students will learn to use are: 1. Clarify the problem (plan) 2. Breakdown the problem (plan) 3. Set the target (plan) 4. Analyze the root cause (plan) 5. Develop countermeasures (plan) 6. Implement countermeasures (do) 7. Monitor results and process (check) 8. Standardize and share success (act).

hours

1

INT 148 : F.A.M.E. Manufacturing Core Exercise 5, Machine Reliability

This course introduces the Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) MCE-5 (Manufacturing Core Exercise) for machine reliability.  Students will learn how to use the process of Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) to drive for zero downtime and reach for maximum Heijunka.  Students will be given an in depth understanding of Heijunka (Japanese for “leveling”), as a process that maintains a balanced relationship between predictability by leveling demand, flexibility by decreasing changeover time and stability by averaging production volume and type, over the long-term.  The RCM process will be clearly defined with experiential exercises reinforcing comprehension and application of the following core questions: 1. What are the functions of the equipment? 2. How does it fail? 3. What causes it to fail? 4. Does it matter if it fails? 5. What can be done to predict or prevent each failure? 6. What if the failure cannot be prevented?

hours

1

INT 153 : Precision Machining Fundamentals I

This course focuses on metal cutting machines used to make parts and tools. Topics include lathes, mills, drills, and presses. Upon course completion, students will have the ability to use precision measurement instruments and to read mechanical drawings.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As determined by College

INT 158 : Industrial Wiring I

This course focuses on principles and applications of commercial and industrial wiring. Topics include electrical safety practices, an overview of National Electric Code requirements as applied to commercial and industrial wiring, conduit bending, circuit design, pulling cables, transformers, switch gear, and generation principles. Also taught as AUT 142, ELT 118.

hours

3

INT 180 : Special Topics

This course is designed to allow students an opportunity to study directly related topics of particular interest which require the application of technical knowledge and technical skills. Emphasis is placed on the application of skills and knowledge with practical experiences. Upon completion, students should be able to solve job-related problems using technical skills and knowledge.

hours

2

INT 184 : Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

This course provides an introduction to programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, the following: PLC hardware and software, numbering systems, installation, and programming. Upon completion, students must demonstrate their ability by developing, loading, debugging, and optimizing PLC programs. Also taught as AUT 114, ELT 231.

hours

3

INT 206 : Industrial Motors I

This course focuses on basic information regarding industrial electrical motors. Upon completion students will be able to troubleshoot, remove, replace, and perform routine maintenance on various types of motors. Also taught as AUT 134.

hours

3

INT 211 : Industrial Motors II

This course focuses on advanced information regarding industrial electrical motors. Upon completion students will be able to troubleshoot, remove, replace, and perform advanced maintenance on various types of motors.

hours

3

INT 252 : Variable Speed Motor Drives

This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of variable speed drives, industrial motors, and other applications of variable speed drives. Topics include fundamentals of variable speed control, AC frequency drives, DC variable speed drives, installation procedures, and ranges. Upon course completion, students will understand the principles of operation of variable speed drive systems, function of components of each system, set-up and installation and troubleshooting techniques for variable speed drives.

hours

3

INT 253 : Industrial Robotics

This course provides instruction in concepts and theories for the operation of robotic servo motors and power systems used with industrial robotic equipment. Emphasis is on the application of the computer to control power systems to perform work. Student competencies include understanding of the functions of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical power system components, ability to read and interpret circuitry for proper troubleshooting and ability to perform preventative maintenance. Also taught as AUT 116, ELT 253.

hours

3

INT 254 : Robot Maintenance and Troubleshooting

This course introduces principle concepts troubleshooting and maintenance of robots. Topics include Recognize and describe major robot component. Students will learn to diagnose robot mechanical problems to the component level, replacement of mechanical components and perform adjustments, troubleshooting class 1, 2, and 3 faults, to manipulate I/O for the robot, and periodic and preventive maintenance. Students will learn how to safely power up robots for complete shutdown and how to manipulate robots using the teach pendant. Upon completion students will be able to describe the various robot classifications, characteristics, explain system operations of simple robots, and maintain robotic systems. Also taught as ELT 254.

hours

3

INT 291 : Cooperative Education

This course provides students work experience with a college-approved employer in an area directly related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom experiences with work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

INT 292 : Cooperative Education

This course provides students work experience with a college-approved employer in an area directly related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed in integrating classroom experiences with work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

INT 293 : Cooperative Education

This course provides students work experience with a college-approved employer in an area directly related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom experiences with work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

INT 296 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein in the students works on a part-time basis in a job related directly to industrial maintenance. In these courses the employer evaluates the student’s productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

INT 297 A - D : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to industrial maintenance technology. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

1

INT 298 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein in the students works on a part-time basis in a job related directly to industrial maintenance. In these courses the employer evaluates the student’s productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.