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Industrial Technology AAS

Industrial Technology (AAS)
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Technology is a focused, career-oriented program that meshes the latest techniques in precision mechanical engineering, controls theory, computer science and electronics by applying them to the design process to create more functional and adaptable products.  Industrial Technology is where mechanics, electronics and controls intersect.  The term Mechatronics was first coined in Japan some 30 years ago.  Since then, Mechatronics has come to mean a synergistic blend of mechanics and electronics.  The word’s meaning is somewhat broader than the traditional term electro mechanics, which to many denotes the use of electrostatic or electromagnetic devices.
Industrial Technology is a significant design trend that has a marked influence on the product-development process, international competition in manufactured goods, the nature of mechanical engineering education in coming years, and quite probably the success mechanical engineers will have in becoming team leaders or engineering managers.
Students trained in this program will be able to:
•    Think critically and analytically in order to solve problems and formulate decisions and opinions while utilizing mathematical skills.
•    Demonstrate understanding of electrical circuits, Ohm’s Law, DC power, and AC power and their relationships to industrial equipment.
•    Describe basic industrial wiring, conduit sizes, their connections, and common practices in the industrial workplace.
•    Comprehend PLCs and their application in industrial automation.
•    Demonstrate understanding of electrical motors, overloads, starters, and motor control techniques.
•    Demonstrate understanding of fluid power, both hydraulic and pneumatic, basic usages and control of each system.
•    Solve issues and diagnose electrical and mechanical industrial equipment and their components.
•    Control automation, connecting all learned disciplines into a systems approach culminating with Flexible Manufacturing.
To be admitted to the program, students must meet the general education diploma (GED) requirements or have a high school diploma.  The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Industrial Technology is an open admissions degree program and, as such, conforms to New River Community and Technical College admissions requirements.  Performance standards consist of maintaining a 2.0 or better grade point average in the program and within the institution.

REQUIRED COURSES
Industrial Technology
Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

INDT 100

Intro to Industrial Technology

3

INDT 110

DC/AC Circuits

3

INDT 120

Fluid Power I

3

MATH 100

Math for Technicians

3

COSC 101

Microsoft Office Applications

3

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

INDT 121

Fluid Power II

3

INDT 150

Mechanical Application I

3

INDT 160

Electro Mechanical I

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

MATH 102

Intermediate Algebra

3

or

MATH 109

Algebra

3

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

INDT 210

Mechanical Application II

3

INDT 220

Electro Mechanical II

3

INDT 240

Programmable Logic Control

3

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

3

SPCH 208 Fundamentals Of Speech

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

INDT 200

Industrial Wiring

3

INDT 230

Industrial Safety/Project Management

3

INDT 250

Flexible Manufacturing

3

Electives or Approved Technical Electives

6

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheet

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013 (Mechatronics)

 

 

 

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