Robotics, AAS

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

IND 106 Direct & Alternating Current 3 Cr Hrs

This course introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications and the theory and application of varying sense wave voltages and current. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel and simple combination circuits; magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers, and laboratory procedures and safety practices. Prerequisite: IND100 or departmental approval.

IND 112 Fundamentals of Motor Control 2 Cr Hrs

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor control.  Emphasis is placed on developing a theoretical foundation of industrial motor control devices.  Topics include:  principles of motor control, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams.  Prerequisite: IND110

IND 109 Basic Industrial Programmable Logic Controls 3 Cr Hrs

This course introduces operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installations, and programming procedures for programmable logic controls. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installations, and start-up procedures. Topics include: PLC hardware and software, PLC functions and terminology, PLC installation and set up, PLC programming basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters, connecting field devices to I/O cards, and PLC safety procedures. Prerequisite: IND 116 or departmental approval.Top of page

IND 131 Industrial Programmable Logic Controls 3 Cr Hrs

This course provides for hands-on development of operational skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial control systems and automated industrial equipment. Emphasis is placed on applying skills developed in previous courses in programmable logic controls (PLC’s) in a industrial setting. This course includes advanced skills necessary to complete the student’s knowledge and skills to understand and work with PLC’s in an industrial plant. Prerequisite: IND 109 or departmental approval.Top of page

IND 132 Industrial Instrumentation 3 Cr Hrs

This course provides instruction in the principles and practices of instrumentation for industrial process control systems with an emphasis on industrial maintenance techniques for production equipment. Topics include: instrument tags; process documentation; basic control theory, sensing pressure, flow, level, and temperature; instrument calibration; and loop tuning. Prerequisite: IND 131 or departmental approval.Top of page

ROB 100 Introduction to Robotics 3 Cr Hrs

This course explores basic robotic concepts. Studies robots in typical application environments. Topics include: robot history and fundamentals, robot classification, power sources, robot applications in the workplace, robot control techniques, path control, end of arm tooling, robot operation and robot controllers, controller architecture in a system, robotic language programming, and human interface issues. Top of page

ROB 101 Manufacturing Control & Work Cell Interfacing 2 Cr Hr

This course studies open and closed loop controls and cell level interfacing. Emphasizes human factors related to automated systems. Topics include: process control; sensors and interfacing; fluid pressure and level measurement; fluid flow instrument; instruments for temperature measurement; instruments for mechanical measurement; pneumatic controls; cell level interfacing; automatic control systems application; and human interface issues of operator training, acceptance, and safety. Prerequisite: ROB 100 and IND 106 or departmental approval

ROB 102 Work Cell Design Laboratory 1 Cr Hrs

This course allows students to work in instructor-supervised teams, assembling and operating an automated production system’s cell. Students will select equipment, write specifications, design fixtures and interconnects, integrate systems/provide interfaces, and operate the assigned system. Topics include: work cell requirement analysis, work cell specifications, work cell assembly, work cell programming, work cell debugging/troubleshooting, and prototype or demonstration work cell operation. Prerequisite: ROB101 or departmental approval

ROB 103 Applied Robotics Lab I 3 Cr Hrs

In this course students will learn basic robotic applications and devices utilized in automated systems. Using hands on step by step approach students will program different types of robots and interface the robots and controllers within parameters defined by the instructor and the application. Prerequisite: ROB102 or departmental approval

 ROB 104 Robotics Simulation 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides the student an introduction to robotic simulation using industry current software. Students will learn to build computer simulated models of robotic workcells. Prerequisite: ROB100 or departmental approval

ROB 106 Robotics Controller Maintenance 2 Cr Hrs

This course will provide the student with basic skills and techniques used in the maintenance and repair of robotic/automated equipment. Prerequisite: ROB100 and IND106 or departmental approval

ROB 110 Applied Robotics Lab II 3 Cr Hr

In this course students will expand on their experiences from Applied Robotics Lab I. Students will further enhance the robotic applications and integration of PLC’s and PC’s to robot controllers. Prerequisite: ROB103 or departmental approval

ROB 111 Advanced Robot Controller Programming 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides an opportunity for students to adapt robotic systems to specific manufacturing applications. Students will learn the file manipulation required to understand and program a complete robotic application. Prerequisite: ROB104 or departmental approval

ECO 105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Cr Hrs

This course explores the fundamental aspects of the United States economy including growth, fiscal and monetary policies, unemployment, inflation, national debt, money and the Federal Reserve System. National and international policy topics are discussed.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores


MTH 115 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction to function theory, algebraic and trigonometric functions and selected topics such as matrices, probability and statistics. This course requires that the student furnish their own TI-83 or TI-84 PLUS graphic calculator. Prerequisite: MTH113 Trigonometry with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.Top of page

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communications 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.