(Effective Fall 2011)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Natural gas major
- More Information about Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics and Automation Emphasis
This major is designed to prepare women and men for a variety of career opportunities in the area of robotics, industrial process control, and automation systems. A core of fundamental courses and laboratory experiences equip students with basic knowledge of electronic circuits and devices, digital/microprocessor systems, computers and networks, and programming/software tools. This curriculum is complemented by a series of courses and laboratory experiences in programmable logic controllers, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and vision and motion control systems, which will enhance employment opportunities in industrial automation systems, robotics, and associated fields.
Industrial and process control-specific positions, such as automation controls technician, project engineer, programmer, drive controls engineer, instrumentation/calibration mechanic.
Recommended High School Subjects
Strong preparation in mathematics and science with good communication skills. Hands-on skills in electronics are helpful but not necessary.
Special Equipment Needs
Students will be required to have the tools listed on the Robotics & Automation website.
Students who test at a math placement level one (MTH 004) are not permitted to take Electronics (EET) courses until MTH 004 has been successfully completed. Students who placement test into MTH 006, ENL 001 and RDG (001 or 111) are not permitted to take Electronics courses until remediation has been completed in at least one area. Students testing deficient in English and/or reading are required to remediate these areas during their first semester. Students testing into MTH 005 or MTH 006 will be permitted to take first semester Electronics courses. Students need to be in MTH 180 or above in their second semester; otherwise, students will need instructor permission to continue into a second semester Electronics course.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- apply principles of circuit design and analysis of analog, digital, microprocessor-based, and networked systems.
- use appropriate interpersonal, verbal, and written communications and information literacy skills to work independently and cooperatively within an organization to promote the goals and objectives of a team, division, or company.
- demonstrate a cooperative and responsible attitude in the workplace that reflects cultural diversity and ethical behavior in modern society.
- utilize information literacy and technology resources in continuous, independent learning throughout his or her career.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|EET114||Introduction to Digital Electronics||3|
|EET115||Digital Circuits Applications||1|
|EET116||Electronic Circuits and Devices I||5|
|EET124||Engineering, Technology, and Society||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|EET154||Introduction to Microprocessors||3|
|EET155||Microprocessor Applications I||1|
|EET156||Electronic Circuits and Devices II||5|
|EET158||Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist||3|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3|
|EET204||Network Installation and Maintenance||3|
|EET205||Network Maintenance Laboratory||1|
|EET209||Systems Troubleshooting Applications||1|
|EET244||Robotics and Automated Systems||4|
|EET250||Introduction to Sensing and Control||3|
|EET251||Sensing and Control Applications I||1|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|EET252||Intermediate Sensing and Control||3|
|EET253||Sensing and Control Applications II||1|
|EET254||Process Control Theory||3|
|EET255||Process Control Applications||1|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|