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Program: Electronics/Computer Technology
Degree Plan: Career Foundation Certificate in Automated Manufacturing

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(Level I Certificate)

EFC-Closed September 1, 2014.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ELET.COMP.CAREER

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

The Career Foundation Certificate in Automated Manufacturing 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 this diverse skills set has a wider range of employment opportunities and is prepared to adapt to changes in industry. The technician with training in industrial automation and 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.



ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MFGT 1302 Introduction to Automated Manufacturing 3
ELMT 1301 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3


MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principals in Automated Manufacturing 4
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation II 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR (4)
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra (3)
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
+Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Minimum Hours Required 34-35

+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.