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Automation Technology

Course Descriptions
DATC Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2017, Required Hours: 900.00)

IAMT 0000 - Automation Technology Orientation 0 Hours
 
IAMT 1100 - Industrial Safety and Workplace Relations 30 Hours
This course introduces students to the basic manufacturing processes and the importance of safety in the workplace. Students will learn and understand lockout/tag out, confined spaces, and hazardous communications. This course will teach the basics of first-aid, ergonomics, and lifting techniques in addition to ladder and scaffolding safety. It will provide preparation for employer expectations and requirements, and develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. This course includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: problem solving, understanding relationships and diversity, personal ethics, and developing strong personal and interpersonal and human-relation skills.  
IAMT 1200 - Automation Maintenance Basics 60 Hours
Students in this course are introduced to the basic concepts and terminology used in automation maintenance. Students will learn measuring instruments, blue print reading, shop tools and applications, basic electrical, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), refrigeration, boilers, HVAC, pneumatics, hydraulics, and troubleshooting skills. Students will also learn to make basic calculations in the Industrial Automation environment to include: calculating applied problems of linear, perimeter, circumference, tolerances, and trigonometry in U.S. units of measurement.  
IAMT 1000 - Electronic Fundamentals for Industrial Automation 120 Hours
This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of electronic devices, systems, and circuits. Students will learn the basics of DC/AC circuits; semiconductor and analog circuits; and microcomputers and learn how to use meters, oscilloscopes, and other measuring equipment. Students will also learn the skills required to make algebra calculations in an automation shop environment.  
IAMT 1300 - Industrial Mechanics 90 Hours
Students will learn effective and efficient methods of maintenance to reduce downtime and increase company profits. This will include identification, troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance of machine parts and components such as chain drives, brake and clutch types, gear reducers, pumps lubrication, viscosity, and bearings.  
IAMT 1250 - Fluid Power Hydraulics 60 Hours
This course is a real world hands-on approach to learning hydraulic principles and circuitry. Topics include force and energy transmission, identifying American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) hydraulic symbols and understanding how to read and draw the hydraulic schematics. In addition, students will use schematics to construct hydraulic circuits, hydraulic components construction, operation and symbols including prime movers, reservoirs, pumps, gauges, directional control valves, cylinders, motors, and filters.  
IAMT 1450 - Fluid Power Pneumatics 60 Hours
This course takes a hands-on approach to learning hydraulic principles and circuitry. Topics include pneumatic principles and circuitry, force and energy transmission, identifying American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) pneumatic symbols. Students will identify PSIA, Hg, and PSIG pressure scales, flow, volume and compression rate, and compressors. Students will learn how to install, troubleshoot, and repair pneumatic systems.  
IAMT 1600 - Electrical Motor Controls 120 Hours
This course prepares students for installing and troubleshooting automated equipment used in manufacturing environments, packaging, transportation, amusement parks, and many other applications used in industry. Students will learn electrical symbols to read and draw electrical schematics and use wiring diagrams and schematics to wire basic circuits including control circuits, power circuits, and over current protection devices,. Students will be trained on Arch Flash safety and may choose to become Arch Flash certified according to NFPA 70.  
IAMT 2000 - Programmable Logic Controllers I 90 Hours
This course examines ladder logic and programming techniques of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) through hands-on experience. Students will use Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE and OPTO 22 Programmable Controllers, and will integrate them with sensors, switches, and various outputs; various input and output modules, relay, and ladder logic diagrams; various software packages for ladder logic design, simulation, and programming; and hands-on labs with real components attached for testing.  
IAMT 1150 - Lean Manufacturing (Six Sigma) 30 Hours
In this course, students will study lean manufacturing, ISO 9000 overview, manufacturing maintenance strategies, continuous process improvement, process design development, supply chain management, total productive maintenance, Five S overview, cellular manufacturing, and intro to six sigma, troubleshooting processes, and kaizen events. This includes discussions of the seven forms of waste, and describing the role of a Quality Management System. Students will demonstrate the implementation of maintenance management strategies including, reactive, corrective, predictive, preventive, reliability-centered and total productive maintenance.  
BTEC 1032 - Spreadsheet Fundamentals 30 Hours
Students will be introduced to the essential spreadsheet features needed to create worksheets by entering and editing data. The will also learn to format worksheets and will explore the use of formulas, functions, and charts.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.  
IAMT 2050 - Programmable Logic Controllers II 90 Hours
During this course, students will learn advanced programming techniques of Programmable Logic Controllers. This course includes advanced topics of Programmable Logic Controllers not covered in the introductory course such as, process control, data acquisition, computer controlled processes, variable speed drives, and networking. It may cover various software packages not included in the introductory class such as Allen Bradley 5000 series programming with hands-on labs and other advanced topics as needed to meet employer needs.  
IAMT 2010 - Human Machine Interface (HMI) Programming 90 Hours
Students in this course will learn to program an operator panel using graphics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Students will learn to convert a PLC program into a graphic Human Machine Interface Panel using GE, Siemens, Opto 22, Modicon, Schneider Electric, Crimson (Red Lion), and Allen Bradley software.  
IAMT 1601 - Plumbing for Automation Technology 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to design, install, and test plumbing systems in commercial settings. Topics covered include safety, tools and materials, common joints and plumbing systems.  
IAMT 1850 - Electrical Equipment Basics 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to identify conduit and conductor types and recognize their application, determine wire size measurements, hand bend and install EMT and watertight conduit, recognize the number of conductors needed for conduits and junction boxes. In addition, students will lay out an electrical panel and install these items.  
IAMT 1901 - HVAC Refrigeration 90 Hours
This course covers electricity, motors, controls, and components relative to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) plus principles of heating and air conditioning. Basic refrigeration systems and applications will be introduced and testing for the EPA certification will be completed for refrigerant gasses.  
DRFT 1045 - Blueprint Reading 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn basic blueprint reading skills. Standard industrial practices will be applied on one or more industrial drawings. Principles and applications of the following will be used: lettering, orthographic, oblique, isometric, dimensioning, sectioning, and auxiliary views.  
IAMT 2400 - Electronics Assembly and Soldering 60 Hours
In this course students will develop the ability to solder and desolder connectors, components, and printed circuit boards using industry standards. Topics include: component identification, safety practices, soldering, desoldering, anti-static grounding, and surface mount techniques.  
IAMT 2030 - Semiconductor Devices 120 Hours
Students will study diodes and transistor principles including semiconductor theory, bipolar, and field effect device characteristics and modern thyristor devices. This will include the use of diodes in communication circuits and power supply applications, bias transistor circuits, the use of small-signal, power and FET amplifiers and measurement of frequency response to an amplifier.  
IAMT 2035 - Digital Fundamentals 120 Hours
This course is an introduction to the basic theory of digital circuits and programmable logic devices (PLDs). It will cover binary, octal, and hexadecimal number system, truth tables, logic gates, flip-flops, counters, shift registers, interfacing techniques, microprocessors, and assembly language. Advanced topics including counters, sequential logic circuits, memory systems, digital busses, A/D and D/A conversions will also be covered.  
IAMT 2040 - AC/DC Circuits 60 Hours
In this course students will study AC/DC principles beyond that taught in Electronics Fundamentals. This includes network theorems, capacitance, inductance, impedance, reactance, resonance, power factor and transformers. Students will solve circuit problems, troubleshoot both capacitive and inductive circuits and design filter circuits.  
IAMT 2305 - Microcontroller/Microprocessor Programming 60 Hours
This course is a series of presentations/study in number systems and codes, microprocessor/microcontroller architecture, computer arithmetic, machine and assembler language programming, and microprocessor interfacing. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiments dealing with machine/assembler language program execution and interfacing using an Arduino starter kit.  
IAMT 2025 - Industrial Robotics 90 Hours
In this course, students will learn basic sensing and locomotion principles as they build and control a robotic arm. The students will learn about the different types of robots that are available for industrial and servicing applications, build and complete a robotic arm that will be used for selected activities from manual robot control to computer program mode. Students will determine how much current is required to lift different weights, how to measure the degrees of freedom, calculate maximum reach, and use the control panels.  
IAMT 2026 - UAV/Drone Technology 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn cutting edge drone technology, function, assembly, programming, profitable and fun applications, and proper operation. Students will learn through hands-on practice of real-world applications of video, imaging, and mapping. Students will use propeller and fixed-winged simulators and drones to learn to properly operate drone technology. Students will learn to properly utilize FPV (First Person Video) with drones, ground control, connections, programming flight patterns, future of drones, and employment opportunities.  
IAMT 1500 - Electric Motors/Drives 90 Hours
This class covers identification of the operating characteristics and nameplate information of most types of AC/DC motors. This course will introduce students to Electric Motor drives, including the installation and programing of an electric motor drive for motor speed control, including ramp up and ramp down parameters. In addition, students will learn how three-phase alternating current (AC) is generated in Delta or Wye circuits. Students will gain knowledge about the distribution of electrical power in a manufacturing facility, including service feeders, branch circuits, and control circuits.  
IAMT 1750 - Automatic Controls Troubleshooting 60 Hours
This course prepares students for troubleshooting integrated pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems found in the manufacturing processes. Troubleshooting and repair is the primary function of an automation manufacturing maintenance technician. The skills students learn in this course will increase their troubleshooting efficiency.  
IAMT 2901 - Automation Technology Externship 30 Hours
Students participating in this course have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the Industrial Automation industry while working under the supervision of a plant manager or maintenance technician. This experience will allow the student to observe and get hands-on experience troubleshooting and repairing equipment.  
ITEC 1125 - Industrial Networking 120 Hours
This course provides a fundamental introduction to computer networking for industrial automation professionals seeking a practical understanding of the use and simple troubleshooting of common Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and wireless networks. The course covers basic professional IT terminology, computer and networking hardware basics, serial communication, and computer networks protocols. Common LAN/WAN devices such as switches, routers, and wireless access points will be introduced and evaluated.  
IAMT 2015 - Fiber Optic Technician Certification Preparation 60 Hours
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of fiber optics as used in communication systems, including telephone, Cable Television, and computers. Content is organized for ease of use in installation, testing, and maintenance of fiber optic cabling systems. This course will include hands-on labs utilizing actual installation practices for enhancement learning. This course will also serve as an excellent preparation course for the Certified Fiber Optic Technician Certification exam.  
IAMT 2200 - Instrumentation - Process Control 90 Hours
This course introduces students to the concepts and terminology of Instrumentation-Process Control using theory and a hands on approach used in refineries, water treatment plants, boilers, HVAC, refrigeration systems, and many other temperature, pressure, level, flow, analysis, transmission and communication, and automatic control applications.  
IAMT 2250 - Process Technology Equipment and System Operators 90 Hours
This course introduces students to the concepts and terminology of Process Technology Equipment and Systems using theory and a hands on approach used in refineries, water treatment plants, boilers, and many other temperature, pressure, level, flow, analysis, transmission and communication, and automatic control applications.  
IAMT 1005 - Renewable Energy 60 Hours
Student in this course will learn about alternative and sustainable energy sources. Students will conduct cost-benefit analysis on each form of alternative energy in order to determine what is practical on a large or small scale. Students will cover the efficiencies of each alternative energy source as well as what limitations exist in terms of extracting useable energy. Students will also learn how a fuel cell works and how they can power automobiles.  
IAMT 1105 - Building Automation 60 Hours
Students in this course will learn how systems like heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, and security can communicate information through a network of intelligent control devices. Emphasis is placed on those control devices and how they work together in common automation scenarios. Topics covered include the operation, signal types, and functions of sensors, actuators, and other control equipment used in automated systems in commercial buildings.  
IAMT 2915 - Final Project 30 Hours
This course challenges students to complete a machine build project including design, layout, construction, operation, and debugging while meeting the given specifications and time limitations. Students will develop schematics for all aspects of the machine and develop and submit required parts.  
IAMT 2901 - Automation Technology Externship 30 Hours
Students participating in this course have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the Industrial Automation industry while working under the supervision of a plant manager or maintenance technician. This experience will allow the student to observe and get hands-on experience troubleshooting and repairing equipment.  
IAMT 2060 - Controls Integration 90 Hours
This course brings together the content of many preceding courses and applies that content to the requirements of systems integration. The problems associated with interconnection and interworking of different components will be explored, and typical solutions will be illustrated using conveyors, manufacturing tools, and robotic devices. The course is largely a hands-on experience in an automated manufacturing environment.  
IAMT 2070 - Building Control Panels 90 Hours
This course is designed to provide students with entry level skills in reading relay ladder logic diagrams and in the layout, mounting and terminating of equipment in control panels used in industry. This course would be an excellent choice for students wishing to enter the job market in the panel shop of a system or controls design firm or prepare for industrial applications.  
MACH 1003 - Machining Introduction 90 Hours
This is an introductory course to basic procedures and machining operations encountered in the machine shop manufacturing industry. Topics include essential safety practices, MSDS, use of basic measuring tools, performing basic layout techniques and applications of bench grinding sawing, feeds and speeds, and basic hole making. This course also provides students with a brief introduction to the technical mathematics and measuring tools used in machining.  
WELD 1515 - Flux-Cored Arc Welding 15 Hours
Students in this course will learn to explain the Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Process and the terminology associated with FCAW. Students will describe the advantages and disadvantages of the FCAW process and be able to describe power sources, electrode types, gas effects, and gun angle effects on quality.  
WELD 1520 - Flux-Cored Arc Welding Lab I 75 Hours
Students in this course will practice Flux Cored Arc Welding Gas (FCAW-G) shielded in the Flat (1F), Horizontal (2F), Vertical (3F), and Overhead (4F) positions with E71T-1C Flux Core Wire on mild steel. Students will also practice welding Grooves in the Flat (1F), Horizontal (2F), Vertical (3F), and Overhead (4F) positions.