Automation and Control Technology offers a both two-year curriculum leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree and a one-year vocational certificate program.
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Automation and Control Technology provides students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment as an automated manufacturing systems technician in maintenance, diagnostics, engineering, or production in an automated manufacturing environment. The focus of this program is on electricity, electronics, industrial computer programming, industrial trouble-shooting, pneumatics, hydraulics, robotics, programmable controls, interfacing techniques, instrumentation, and automated machine processes.
It embeds opportunities to acquire credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
This program requires an ACT Score of 16 in the Composite and Math areas as well as a Silver Certificate on the Workkeys exam. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations.
Graduates of the program are qualified to seek entry-level jobs in technically progressive industries such as automotive manufacturing, electrical power, paper manufacturing, plastic molding, materials handling, and energy conservation systems for large buildings such as hospitals and office buildings.
Digital Electronics: This course is designed to introduce the student to number systems, logic circuits, counters, registers, memory devices, combination logic circuits, Boolean algebra and a basic computer system.
Motor Control Systems: Installation of different motor control circuits and devices. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to diagram, wire and trouble-shoot the different circuits and mechanical control devices.
Programmable Logic Controllers: This course includes instruction in the operating principles of PLCs and practice in the programming, installation, and maintenance of PLCs in modern industrial settings.