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Degree Plans - Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology - Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology AAS (formerly Industrial Automation and Mechatronics Technology AAS under Electronics/Computer Technology) (Archived)

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING/MECHATRONICS TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ADV.MANUF.MECH

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must complete 25% of the degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.

Advanced manufacturing/mechatronics technology merges electronics, mechanics, fluid power, PLC and computer controls with sensors, transducers and actuators to manufacture a product or perform a task with minimal human intervention. This frees people from the routine tasks and allows them to focus on solving problems, fixing equipment breakdowns or changing processes for better operation. A person with these diverse skill sets has a wider range of employment opportunities and is prepared to adapt to changes in industry. The technician with training in advanced manufacturing/mechatronics will be ready to take advantage of the new developments in industry and realize their potential to grow with changes in the global economy.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
MFGT 1302 Introduction to Automated Manufacturing 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
13-17

SEMESTER II

MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing 4
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
INTC 1307 Instrumentation Test Equipment 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
18

SEMESTER III

CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principals in Automated Manufacturing 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
MFGT 1458 Automated Manufacturing I 4
16

SEMESTER IV

MFGT 1459 Industrial Automation II 4
CETT 1449 Digital Systems 4
MFGT 1491 Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology/Technician 4
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4
18-19
Minimum Hours Required 65-70

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)

+++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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