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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This program has been replaced by Mechatronics Associate in Applied Science Degree (APMETR).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.

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
Health & Applied Technologies
Department
Industrial Technology Dept
Advisors
Gary Schultz

Requirements

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

Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
ELE 224 Introduction to PLCs 4
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
ROB 224 Robotics IV 4
Total 26
General Education Requirements
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Writing 3 - 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Math 3 - 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 21 - 24
Core Courses
Class Title Credits
AMS 103 Materials and Processes 3
BMG 241 Innovation: Process and Application 1
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
*Core courses must be taken before Major/Area Requirements. 0
Total 12
Program Options
Class Title Credits
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
FLP 214 Hydraulic Circuits and Controls 4
FLP 225 Fluid Power Motion Control 3
FLP 226 Pneumatics 3
Total 12
Total Credits Required
71 - 74
Program Options
Class Title Credits
ELE 211 Basic Electronics 4
ELE 254 PLC Applications 4
FLP 226 Pneumatics 3
MTT 111 Machine Shop Theory and Practice 4
Total 15
Total Credits Required
74 - 77
Program Options
Class Title Credits
CAD 105 Blueprint Reading and Analysis 3
MTT 111 Machine Shop Theory and Practice 4
MTT 203 Advanced Machine Tool Operations 4
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
Total 13
Total Credits Required
72 - 75
Program Options
Class Title Credits
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
NCT 249 CAD/CAM CNC Programming 4
Total 14
Total Credits Required
73 - 76

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.

See an advisor to assist in scheduling and planning for each semester as some classes have limited offering.

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