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Program Description

The Industrial Automation Technical Diploma is designed for technicians seeking basic automation skills. This diploma focuses on introductory skills necessary to function in the automation workplace. Learners will understand basic electricity, fluid power concepts, machine control, basic motor operation, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and basic robotic operation. Learners will also develop software skills for documenting work on updating blueprints and designing automated machines.

Approximate Cost

$5,151
Tuition: $4178 , Books: $973

Financial Aid

Available
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Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Explain motor and motor control components
  • Create and edit basic robotic control programming
  • Create and edit electrical blueprints and drawings
  • Demonstrate basic Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming skills
  • Utilize various software to complete Automation documentation
  • Demonstrate knowledge in basic electrical and automation calculations

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Control Technician
  • Electrical and Instrument Technician/Mechanic
  • Service Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician

Courses

The Industrial Automation Technical Diploma is a 24 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

MACHINE CONTROL 1: LADDER LOGIC FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
MACHINE CONTROL 2: MOTOR AND ACTUATOR CONTROL 1.00
MACHINE CONTROL 3: SENSORS AND MACHINE SAFETY 1.00
ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF ROBOTIC CONTROL 1.00
ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS 2: ROBOTIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND SOFTWARE 1.00
INDUSTRY WORKPLACE SAFETY 1.00
ELECTRICAL FABRICATION 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 1 - DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 2 - ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

INDUSTRIAL MOTORS 2: DC/AC VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR DRIVES 1.00
SERVO SYSTEMS 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 1.00
SERVO SYSTEMS 2: MOTION CONTROL SYSTEMS 1.00
PLC 1: PLC FUNDAMENTALS AND BIT BASED INSTRUCTIONS 1.00
PLC 2: TIMERS, COUNTERS AND PROGRAM CONTROL 1.00
PLC 3: DATA, MATH, SEQUENCER AND SHIFT INSTRUCTIONS 1.00
PLC 4: ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS AND PROGRAMMING 1.00
PLC 5: INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING 1.00
INTRO TO MICROCONTROLLERS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 3 - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND DEVICES 1.00
AUTOCAD ELECTRICAL 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY PLC PROGRAMMING 1.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Industrial Automation Technical Diploma Earns You:

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