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Automation Technology (APATEC)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program has been replaced by Mechatronics Associate in Applied Science Degree (APMETR). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2017 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

Description

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots, and maintains robotic and automated equipment. Students have a choice to follow any of four different specialty tracks which will prepare them for the various applications of automation. Each track features a variety of application level classes where the student performs lab-oriented practice for required skills. It is highly recommended that beginning students take at least one technical class during their first semester. See an advisor in the Industrial Technology department for assistance.

Students must select one of the concentrations to complete as a program requirement.

Program Concentrations
Fluid Power Specialty (FPWR)
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II
FLP 214 Hydraulic Circuits and Controls
FLP 225 Fluid Power Motion Control
FLP 226 Pneumatics

Industrial Electronics Specialty (IELC)
ELE 211 Basic Electronics
ELE 254 PLC Applications
FLP 226 Pneumatics

Machine Tool Technology Specialty (MTTE)
CAD 105 Blueprint Reading and Analysis
MTT 111 Machine Shop Theory and Practice
MTT 203 Advanced Machine Tool Operations
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II

Numerical Control Specialty (NCTL)
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation
NCT 249 CAD/CAM CNC Programming

Articulation

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Contact Information

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Industrial Technology Dept
Advisors
Gary Schultz

Requirements

Select a concentration for requirements and total credits required for program.

First Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
AMS 103 Materials and Processes 3
BMG 241 Innovation: Process and Application 1
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
FLP 214 Hydraulic Circuits and Controls 4
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 224 Introduction to PLCs 4
FLP 225 Fluid Power Motion Control 3
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 14
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 226 Pneumatics 3
ROB 224 Robotics IV 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Total 14
Total Credits Required
70
First Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
AMS 103 Materials and Processes 3
BMG 241 Innovation: Process and Application 1
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
ELE 211 Basic Electronics 4
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
ELE 254 PLC Applications 4
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 224 Introduction to PLCs 4
FLP 226 Pneumatics 3
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 14
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
ROB 224 Robotics IV 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Total 11
Total Credits Required
71
First Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
AMS 103 Materials and Processes 3
BMG 241 Innovation: Process and Application 1
CAD 105 Blueprint Reading and Analysis 3
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
MTT 111 Machine Shop Theory and Practice 4
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 224 Introduction to PLCs 4
MTT 203 Advanced Machine Tool Operations 4
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
ROB 224 Robotics IV 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Total 11
Total Credits Required
71
First Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
AMS 103 Materials and Processes 3
BMG 241 Innovation: Process and Application 1
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 224 Introduction to PLCs 4
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
NCT 249 CAD/CAM CNC Programming 4
ROB 224 Robotics IV 4
Total 15
Total Credits Required
72

Footnotes

*Students who have successfully completed FLP 110 as part of their certificate do not need to take this course as a Major/Area requirement. Course can only be taken once for credit.

**Students who have successfully completed NCT 110 as part of their certificate do not need to take this course as a Major/Area requirement. Course can only be taken once for credit.

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