2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology



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

MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principals in Automated Manufacturing 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
ELMT 1301 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
14-15

SEMESTER IV

MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation II OR 4
MFGT 1491 Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology/Technician (4)
CETT 1449 Digital Systems 4
CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 60-65

+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 AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options 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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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING/MECHATRONICS TECHNOLOGY

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

Degree Plan Code: C1.ADV.MANUF.MECH.13

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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

MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principals in Automated Manufacturing 4
8

SEMESTER II

ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers I OR 4
ELMT 2433 Industrial Electronics (4)
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation II 4
8
Minimum Hours Required 16

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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