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Automated Manufacturing Technology, AAS

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Program Start Date: Any term
Minimum Program Length: 74 academic weeks; 5 terms day, 6 terms evening; 74 credits
Curriculum Code: 35362

Program Description

Automated manufacturing technology students learn to maintain, install, operate and service all types of automated systems, including robotic work cells. They study electrical and electronic theory and computer, mechanical and robotic fundamentals.

Practical Experience

Students gain experience building electronic circuits, troubleshooting and servicing robots, servicing fluid power systems, employing predictive maintenance techniques, and solving problems on computers.

Professional Opportunities

Robotics technician, automated systems technician, electromechanical technician, systems specialist, electromechanical associate.

Unique Aspects

The automated manufacturing technology curriculum is unique in that it incorporates the fields of electrical, electronic, mechanical, computer programming, robotics, and process control systems into one course of study. This is extremely attractive to employers in modern manufacturing who are specifically looking to hire multi-skilled technicians into new and up-to-date operations.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Total Credits: 74

Semester Display

Fifth Semester

Total Credits: 74

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of electricity, electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of sensor utilization for measuring flow, pressure, speed, voltage, current, torque, force, temperature, etc.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of PLC programming and program design.
  4. Demonstrate proper use and operation of hand tools.
  5. Describe the structural and functional characteristics of various types of robots and automated systems.
  6. Select appropriate operations management and industrial engineering cost reduction techniques to a manufacturing environment.
  7. Demonstrate their ability to speak publicly, listen actively, and respond effectively.

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