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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Electromechanical Automation Technology
Major: 3544
First Term: 2007 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64
CIPS Code: 15.0403
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Electro-mechanical Automation Technology prepares students to work as electro-mechanical automation technicians in industrial and commercial companies, using equipment that incorporates mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, optical, and thermal devices. The program provides a broad algebra-based background required for a career in electro-mechanical automation technology.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the "Required Courses" area.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 11
 ELE100Concepts of Electricity and Electronics3
 ELE101Beginning Algebra for Technology3
 ELE105Algebra-Trigonometry for Technology5
Required Courses
 Credits: 46
 DFT114Machine Trades Blueprint Reading3
+DFT252AAComputer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD3
 ELE111Circuit Analysis I4
+ELE121Solid-State Devices and Circuits I4
+ELE223Industrial Electronics Circuits and Systems4
+ELE251Electronic Measurements3
 GTC104Manufacturing Processes4
 GTC106AAIndustrial Safety2
+GTC181Introduction to Fluid Power3
+GTC185Electro-Mechanical Devices4
+GTC/MIT209Automated Manufacturing3
+GTC266Solids Modeling3
+GTC272Automated Control Systems (PLC Application)3
+GTC273Industrial Automations Controls and System Integration3
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 18
General Education CoreCredits: 12
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment.3
MathematicsCredits: 0
 Met by ELE105 in Program Prerequisite area.0
General Education DistributionCredits: 6
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
 PSY125 Leadership and Group Dynamics, recommended.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 0
 Met by ELE111, ELE121, ELE223, in Required Courses area0

Program Competencies
1.Interpret technical drawings common to manufacturing. (DFT114)
2.Set up and operate CAD system to generate drawings. (DFT252AA)
3.Apply Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws to the solution of DC circuits and networks. (ELE111)
4.Apply small signal analysis to bipolar and field-effect transistor circuits, and multistage amplifiers. (ELE121)
5.To graphically model manufacturing simulations. (GTC266)
6.Describe the operation of industrial electronic circuits containing thyristors, photoelectric devices, relays or servomechanisms. (ELE223)
7.Properly use standard electronic test equipment in the laboratory environment. (ELE251)
8.Identify the processes of machining, forming, casting, joining (assembly), and conditioning as they relate to the conversion of materials to finished products. (GTC104)
9.Develop an appreciation of safe work habits. (GTC106AA)
10.Identify and apply the fundamental laws, principles, and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic devices. (GTC181)
11.Describe the operation and application of various electromechanical devices. (GTC185)
12.Identify the use of automated systems including CIM, N/C and CAD/CAM in the manufacturing environment. (GTC209)
13.Apply the scientific method of inquiry and deduction relating the laws, theories, and axioms of electronics to specific laboratory experiments. (LABS)
14.Apply timers, counters, latches, etc., to sequential process control. (GTC272)
15.Apply Industrial automation networking to automation systems. (GTC273)