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

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.

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Spring Semester (First Year)
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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: Electrical fundamentals, introduction to basics of digital logic and circuits, digital systems and basic digital circuit design. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

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

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Summer Semester (First Year)
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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: 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.

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

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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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: 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

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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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:

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 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

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

Summer Semester (Second Year)
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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

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)

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Fall Semester (Third Year)
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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 (2 credit hours)

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

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

Spring Semester (Third Year)
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Description:

Review of basic radio frequency identification (RFID) terminology, emerging electronic product code (EPCglobal) standards, tag design and applications; interrogators configuration, installation and maintenance of common peripherals, various hardware and software components of a complete system, hands-on lab experience and basic RFID applications. Two classroom and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 1116 or EET 1120 or EET 1198 or MAN 1106

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.

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

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Summer Semester (Third Year)
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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: Preferred Elective - contact SME Internship Coordinator, Chad Bridgman to register (937-512-2242, SMEinternships@sinclair.edu). Can also choose from EGR-2215, EGR-2250, EGR-2256, or EGR-2261

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Development of the people of the United States in political, social, economic, and cultural areas from pre-Columbian America through Reconstruction.

Notes: Choose from any Arts & Humanities Elective OR Social & Behavioral Science Elective https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

4

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.