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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Automation & Control Technology with Robotics (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Introduction to direct and alternating current (DC/AC) circuits, power, three phase and test equipment. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Description:

Utilization of general/specialized hand/power tools that are typically used in the electromechanical industry; use of various dimension measurement devices; simple machine repair procedures from belt replacement to complete subsystem repair; drilling, reaming and tapping holes for various mechanical fasteners. Elementary industrial machine wiring principles; schematics, panel layouts, assembly and wiring techniques. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: This course serves as an introduction to automated systems. The basics of sensors, logic control systems, motion control systems, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems will be covered. The course will be taught using demonstration and discussion combined with individual and team centered project-based learning. One classroom, four lab hours per week.

Description: Fundamentals and basic applications of fluid power components, systems, controls and accessories. The design parameters and the terminology required to specify and plan fluid power systems. Basic electrical and Programmable Logic Control (PLC) control of fluid power components. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities; systems of linear and nonlinear equations; matrices; and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0200 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1470 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0470, College Algebra Booster.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Basic principle, theory, operation and characteristics of common DC and AC machinery. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 1120 or EET 1150 and EET 1155

Description:

Elementary industrial machine wiring principles; schematics, panel layouts, assembly, wiring techniques and equipment used in automated industry; standards for safe operation of equipment and protection of personnel with emphasis given to hands-on work and actual wiring of panels. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. Note: EGR 1106 may be taken concurrently with department approval.

Prerequisites: EET 1120 and EGR 1106

Description: Electrical fundamentals, introduction to basics of digital logic and circuits, digital systems and basic digital circuit design. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Or EET-1131 Digital Electronics

Description: Provides history of control systems and PLCs, use of number systems, ladder logic programming devices, Control I/O modules, relays, contacts, coils, and timers, counters and sequencers, fundamental PLC programming, and data transfer. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 1120 or EET 1131 or EET 1198 or EET 1181 and EET 1182

Description: Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, identities, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions, conic sections, sequences, and series. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Can also complete MAT-1580 Pre-Calculus in place of MAT-1470 & MAT-1570

Prerequisites: MAT 1470 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1290 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: Teaches the student theory of controller operation, function of power inputs and supply units, command and feedback loops. Also, troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair including removal and replacement of belts, pulleys, bearings and gears. Finalizing with alignment and recalibration through the computer controller. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Or EET-2157 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology

Prerequisites: EGR 2252

Description: Introduction to Teach Pendant Programming (TPP) for robots, including TPP program development on the teach pendant and through offline programming software. Programs, tested using Fanuc robots, will be written for motion control, input/output activation and palletizing. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EGR 1128

Description:

Concept of troubleshooting and its importance in manufacturing systems. Troubleshooting philosophies, flowchart examination, electrical and mechanical troubleshooting. Techniques for troubleshooting systems containing sensors, PLCs, Robots, HMIs and other common automation equipment. Fault determination using software to monitor the performance of small automated systems. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 2281 and EGR 1128

Description: Introduction to basic sensors used in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) systems. Theory of operation, wiring, installation, testing and troubleshooting sensors and circuits. The analysis of various methods of utilizing vision systems in industrial applications using camera, lighting and software. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 1120 and EGR 1128

Notes: Or MET-1101 Intro to Engineering Drafting

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Project-based review of robotic workcell system design, layout and integration of related industrial systems, and skills from the following areas: robots and programming languages, electronic systems, component installation, troubleshooting, mechanical repair and preventative maintenance. Additional focus on graphics, work processing, analytical and simulation tools, assembly, testing, troubleshooting and repair of a functional robot workcell. One classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: Spring Only - Department Permission Required

Prerequisites: EGR 2231 and EGR 2252 and EET 2281 or Approval of Department

Description: Demonstrate the use of control and set analog I/O, bit and project based programming, control servos with analog & High Speed Counter (HSC) cards, the use of ethernet network for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the interaction between PLCs and sensors, installation and repair. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 2281

Description:

Students earn credit toward degree requirements for work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students establish learning outcomes and prepare related reports and/or projects each semester. Ten hours work per week per credit hour.

Notes: AMCT Program Elective - At least 3 Credit Hours Required from EET-2157, EGR-2215, EGR-2250, EGR-2256, EGR-2261, or EGR-2275 (To register for the internship, please contact the Work-Based Learning Office in Building 9, Room 309 at 937-512-2769 or workbasedlearning@sinclair.edu AT LEAST ONE TERM PRIOR)

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Instruction to the core skills of an engineering professional. Technical skills, soft skills and team management techniques. Concepts of lifelong learning, continued personal improvement, engineering ethics, working in a diverse industry and future trends in engineering technology. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: COM 2206 or COM 2211 or COM 2225 and ENG 1101

Description: This course serves as an introduction to the study of regional geography at the global scale. Students will become familiar with and understand the use of maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic phenomena and patterns as they relate to world regions and their interrelationships, apply geographic concepts to the study of regions or a specific region,compare and contrast human and physical patterns and their variations over space,develop an appreciation of the complexities of regional and global environmental and socio-economic problems,understand globalization and place local issues in their global and historical context,and to understand human-environment interactions in various regions around the world.

Notes: Choose from any OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective OR Social & Behavioral Science Elective. View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.