Electromechanical Technology

Electromechanical Technology

Associates of Applied Science

Develop a wide variety of technical skills in electronics, fluid power, mechanical systems, computers and computer-controlled machines. Programmable logic controllers, robotics, motors and drives, servo hydraulic systems and closed loop positioning will be studied. A comprehensive understanding of how these technical skill areas are linked together to create automated systems is developed through a hands-on project course that allows the student to put together the various technologies in an integrated manufacturing system.

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Electromechanical student operating machine
Robotic arm

Program Outline

Term: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1010311500 MS Word Beginning
Description

Provides practice in using basic word processing functions and features of MS Word.

1.00
1010312600 MS Excel Beginning
Description

Develops skills in using basic spreadsheet functions of MS Excel for business users.

1.00
1044214000 Intro to Welding Techniques
Description

Students will explore and perform basic welding techniques.

1.00
1044910000 Industrial Safety Fundamentals
Description

Introduces general safety for a manufacturing environment while raising the awareness of the worker to the hazards around them, and how to best protect themselves while working safely. Students will earn an OSHA 30 card and confined space certificate upon completion.

2.00
1046211500 Basic Electrical Circuits
Description

Students will learn how to measure voltage, current and resistance in an electrical circuit.

1.00
1046211700 Inductance and Capacitance
Description

Students will learn how to define and calculate incuctance and capacitance in an electrical circuit.

1.00
1046211900 Analyze Transformers
Description

Students will learn how to size a transformer and how to identify the step up and step down transformers.

1.00
1062010200 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Operation
Description

Students will learn basic hydraulic and pneumatic fundamentals with associated symbology.

1.00
1062010600 Ladder Logic Elements and Control Logic
Description

Students will learn the basics of sequencing and devices used in hydraulics and pneumatics machines.

1.00
1062010900 Analyze Directional Control Valves
Description

Students will utilize the DCV's to control sequencing , timing and pressure control in hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

1.00
1062011200 PLC Fundamentals and Basic Instructions
Description

Student will learn the components of the plc and beginning level programming.

1.00
1080119500 Written Communication
Description

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

3.00
1080916600 Intro to Ethics Theory and Application
Description

Provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

3.00
Term: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1046212100 Mechanical Drive Systems
Description

Students will learn how to install a drive and properly align a shoaft.

1.00
1046212400 Belt and Chain Drives
Description

Students will learn how to properly install and adjust drive components.

1.00
1062011600 Analyze the Use of Oscilloscopes
Description

Students will learn the use of the oscillope to test electronic circuits beginning with common power supply systems.

1.00
1062011800 Analyze Sensing Devices and Op Amps
Description

Students will learn the operation and troubleshooting of inductive, capacitive, optical and hall effect sensors.

1.00
1062012000 Analyze SSRs and Switching Circuits
Description

Students will learn about and troubleshoot solid state relays and switching circuits commonly used.

1.00
1062012300 Three Phase Electric Motor Control
Description

Students will learn about safety, 3 phase power transformation and manual control of three phase motor control systems.

1.00
1062012500 Investigate Troubleshooting Methods
Description

Students will learn about the types and methods of troubleshooting for 3 phase motor control systems.

1.00
1062012700 Troubleshooting Common Motor Circuits
Description

Students will examine the function and troubleshooting of reversing, automatic and timer controlled industrial motor control systems.

1.00
1062012900 PLC Timers Counters and Program Controls
Description

Students will learn the operation and the use of timer, counter, MCR and first scan program instructions

1.00
1062013300 PLC Sequencing and Data Function Blocks
Description

Students will learn the operation of event sequencing, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division function blocks.

1.00
1080413400 Mathematical Reasoning
Description

An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. Prerequisite(s): 7785478000 Principles of College Math (C or better) or Accuplacer Algebra score >= 35 or UW Math Placement Basic Math score >= 250 or ACT Math score >= 18 or Tailwind Math CMath Fund score >= 16.

3.00
1080919900 Psychology of Human Relations
Description

Focuses on improving personal and job-related relationships through understanding and applying sound psychological principles. Topics include self-concept, motivation, emotions, stress management, conflict resolution, and human relation processes.

3.00
Term: 3
Course # Course Title Credits
1015011100 Network Standards and Practices
Description

Students will learn how end user devices and local network devices communicate with each other and the global internet.

1.00
1015011300 Network Topology and Devices
Description

Students will learn the various network topologies and how the network devices connect in those topologies as well as they will explore wireless technologies and how they are used.

1.00
1015011600 Configure Network Devices
Description

Students wil learn how to configure various netwrok devices, apply security concepts to protect the network and troubleshoot common issues wit hthe network.

1.00
1062013700 Basic Robot Assemblies and Operations
Description

Students will learn about robot history, terminology, the components of a robot system, and design of their motion.

1.00
1062013900 Robot Programming and Instructions
Description

Students will learn beginning level operation, teach pendant and program storage methods.

1.00
1062014300 Analyze Robot Frames and Branching
Description

Students will learn advanced methods of robot programming including frames, program editing, postion registers and program branching.

1.00
1062014700 HMI Screen Development and Editing
Description

Students will learn to develop a Human Machine Interface (HMI) screen and edit features of an existing HMI program.

1.00
1062014900 Investigate PLC Troubleshooting
Description

Students will learn the basics of troubleshooting the components of a PLC.

1.00
1062015200 Analyze PLC Analog Inputs
Description

Students will learn to integrate and troubleshoot a varied input signal to a PLC.

1.00
1062015400 Analyze PLC Analog Outputs
Description

Students will learn to integrate and troubleshoot a varied output signal from a PLC.

1.00
1062015800 Analyze PLC Variable Output Applications
Description

Students will learn common variable output circuits and the troubleshooting techniques associated with them.

1.00
1080613900 Survey of Physics
Description

Emphasizes understanding basic physics concepts through laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics.

3.00
Term: 4
Course # Course Title Credits
1046218600 Tag System Used in Process Control
Description

Students will learn how to idenify circuit tags on the trainer as well as on a diagram.

1.00
1046218800 Loop Controller and Control Elements
Description

Students will learn how to install PID parameters.

1.00
1046219200 Sensors to Measure Liquid Level
Description

Students will change parameters in a program to maintain fluid levels.

1.00
1062016300 Analyze Automated System
Description

Students will learn about the common components of automated machines.

1.00
1062016700 Integrate Automated Systems
Description

Students will integrate the common components of an automated machine.

1.00
1062016900 Motor Control Starting and Braking
Description

Students will learn and troubleshoot circuits associated with starting and stopping industrial motor control systems.

1.00
1062017200 Analyze Motor Control Speed and Torque
Description

Students will learn and troubleshoot circuits associated with the control and torque of industrial motor control systems.

1.00
1062017600 Analyze Motion Control Software
Description

Students will learn about and navigate motion control software.

1.00
1062017800 Configure Motion Control Systems
Description

Students will learn how to set-up, configure and deploy a motion control project.

1.00
1062018000 Design Motion Control Projects
Description

Students will learn about and design motion control projects to control position, velocity and current.

1.00
1080119600 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Description

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.

3.00

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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Term Start Dates

Spring 2021: January 6 Summer 2021: May 7 Fall 2021: September 1

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost

$9,820*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Practice industry recognized safety practices and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment in an industrial operating environment.
  • Work as part of a maintenance team to assemble/disassemble, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair industrial equipment and systems using appropriate tools, materials, and methods
  • Interpret drawings, schematics, and specifications for industrial equipment.
  • Document technical information through descriptive writing, sketches/diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
  • Document technical information through descriptive writing, sketches/diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
  • Apply knowledge of electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and electric motors and mechanics.
  • Perform electrical, mechanical, and fluid measurements by properly selecting tools and test equipment.
  • Operate and control robotic machines, motors and other industrial equipment components.
  • Apply electrical skills to troubleshoot control and operator panels.
  • Apply programming languages to the control of single programmable controllers and industrial networks.

Your Potential Careers

  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Industrial Automation Technici
  • Research and Development Techn
  • Robotics Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Technic
  • Field Service Technician

Median Annual Salary

$54,474 $50,058 $53,474
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