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MFGT 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Introduction to Automated Manufacturing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course is an overview of automated manufacturing principles. It includes coverage of manufacturing process, control systems, and measurement theory. Students will identify terminology and fundamental concepts of manufacturing; describe the trends of manufacturing careers within the industry cluster; identify safety, health, environmental, and ergonomic issues in manufacturing; discuss quality and continuous improvement methods; describe the importance of maintenance within manufacturing; and identify processes and production steps in manufacturing. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MFGT 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Automated Manufacturing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course is an introduction to electrical and electronic principles utilized in automated manufacturing processes. Students will describe microcontroller applications in manufacturing; identify electrical/electronic components, circuits, and schematics/diagrams used in manufacturing; describe operations and applications of sensors and actuators used in manufacturing; apply interfacing techniques used in manufacturing; and apply programming techniques used with microcontrollers. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MFGT 1406 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course is an overview of mechanical principles used in automated manufacturing. Topics covered include common measurement methods, engineering drawings, and mechanical methods used in automated manufacturing. Students will apply measurement techniques used in manufacturing; interpret engineering drawings used in product data management; identify mechanical systems and equipment used in advanced manufacturing; identify safety issues in manufacturing; describe hand tools and maintenance issues of manufacturing; demonstrate material assembly; and describe operations and applications of pneumatic, electro-pneumatic, hydraulic, and electro-hydraulic controls. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MFGT 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MFGT 1459.
Course Description: This is a course in programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments including intermediate concepts, programming, applications, troubleshooting of ladder logic, and interfacing of equipment. The students will demonstrate an understanding of terminology; select hardware components; predict PLC operation based on ladder logic diagrams; program a PLC to perform various control functions. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MFGT 2459 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Industrial Automation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced topics in automated manufacturing. Includes electrical and electronic principles, electro-pneumatic and electro-hydraulic controls, logic control methods, and basic programming techniques. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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