Applied Engineering Technology

Wallace and Sparks Campuses

(FORMERLY INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY)

The Applied Engineering Technology program provides instruction and skills development in the rapidly growing, related field of Industrial Systems Technology. Instruction is presented at a highly technical level, involving the applications of mathematics, science, and communication skills as well as hands-on training in AC and DC fundamentals, process controls, and principles of industrial mechanics and maintenance, robotics, programmable controllers, hydraulics and pneumatics. Successful completion of the program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in a variety of industrial-related fields. In addition, the program prepares students for Certified Production Technician Testing through the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

INT 100 : Mathematics for Industrial Technicians

This course is designed to provide an understanding of basic mathematical concepts used in an industrial setting. Topics include the arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; basic ratio, proportion, and percent; application problems in industrial maintenance.

Credits

3

INT 101 : DC FUNDAMENTALS

This course provides an in depth study of direct current (DC) electronic theory. Topics include atomic theory, magnetism, properties of conductors and insulators, and characteristics of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.  Inductors and capacitors are introduced and their effects on DC circuits are examined.   Students are prepared to analyze complex DC circuits, solve for unknown circuit variables and to use basic electronic test equipment.  This course also provides hands on laboratory exercises to analyze, construct, test, and troubleshoot DC circuits. Emphasis is placed on the use of scientific calculator and the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot DC and to prove the theories taught during classroom instruction. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

INT 103 : AC FUNDAMENTALS

This course provides an in depth study of alternating current (AC) electronic theory.  Students are prepared to analyze complex AC circuit configurations with resistors, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Topics include electrical safety and lockout procedures, specific AC theory functions such as RLC, impedance, phase relationships, and power factor. Students will be able to define terms, identify waveforms, solve complex mathematical problems, construct circuits, explain circuit characteristics, identify components, and make accurate circuit measurements using appropriate measurement instruments. They should also be able to perform fundamental tasks associated with troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining industrial AC systems. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 108 OR INT 101

INT 105 : Introduction to Process Technology

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to process control technology and various instruments used to control processes. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend principles of process control technology and the application of various instruments used to control processes in an industrial setting.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

INT 107

INT 113 : Industrial Motor Control I

This course is a study of the construction, operating characteristics, and installation of different motor control circuits and devices. Emphasis is placed on the control of three phase AC motors. This course covers the use of motor control symbols, magnetic motor starters, running overload protection, pushbutton stations, multiple control stations, two wire control, three wire control, jogging control, sequence control, and ladder diagrams of motor control circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of motor starters, overload protection, interpret ladder diagrams using pushbutton stations and understand complex motor control diagrams.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 108 or INT 107

INT 117 : Principles of Industrial Mechanics

This course provides instruction in basic physics concepts applicable to mechanics of industrial production equipment. Topics include the basic application of mechanical principles with emphasis on power transmission, specific mechanical components, alignment, and tension. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic troubleshooting, repair and maintenance functions on industrial production equipment. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

INT 118 : Fundamentals of Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course includes the fundamental concepts and theories for the safe operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems used with industrial production equipment. Topics include the physical concepts, theories, laws, air flow characteristics, actuators, valves, accumulators, symbols, circuitry, filters, servicing safety, and preventive maintenance and the application of these concepts to perform work. Upon completion, students should be able to service and perform preventive maintenance functions on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

INT 134 : Principles of Industrial Maintenance Welding and Metal Cutting Techniques

This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of acetylene cutting and the basics of welding needed for the maintenance and repair of industrial production equipment. Topics include oxy-fuel safety, choice of cutting equipment, proper cutting angles, equipment setup, cutting plate and pipe, hand tools, types of metal welding machines, rod and welding joints, and common welding passes and beads. Upon course completion, students will demonstrate the ability to perform metal welding and cutting techniques necessary for repairing and maintaining industrial equipment. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

INT 139 : Introduction to Robot Programming

This course provides an introduction robotic programming. Emphasis is placed on but not limited to the following: Safety, motion programming, creating and editing programs, I/O instructions, macros, program and file storage. Upon completion the student will be able to safely perform basic functions in the work cell as well as program a robot to perform simple functions.

Credits

3

INT 208 : Advanced Process Simulation

Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to develop programs, load programs into real-world PLCs, and troubleshoot the system if necessary. Emphasis is placed on analog programming, designing complete working systems, start-up and troubleshooting techniques, and special projects. Topics include plant safety, piping and instrument diagrams, pressures, levels, flows and temperature, and loops designed to function in real time.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

INT 105 and INT 284

INT 213 : Industrial Motor Control II

This course is a continuation of INT 113 focusing on additional theory and practice regarding industrial motor control schematics and wiring. Included are multispeed and softstart wiring techniques for industrial motors and synchronous motor control. The student will also be exposed to the theory, setup and programming of variable speed drives. Upon completion students will be able to remove, replace, and wire different types of resistors, reactors and transformers similar to those used in the control of industrial polyphase motors and large DC motors.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 209 or INT 113

INT 261 : MSSC Safety Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to manufacturing processes and production in a manufacturing environment. Topics covered include:

  • Work in a safe and productive manufacturing workplace
  • Performing safety and environmental inspections
  • Performing emergency drills and participating in emergency teams
  • Identifying unsafe conditions and taking corrective action
  • Providing safety orientation for all employees
  • Training personnel to use equipment safely
  • Suggest process and procedures that support safety of work environment
  • Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair
  • Monitor safe equipment and operator performance
  • Utilize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices

Students completing this course will be eligible to test for MSSC Certification in Safety. 

Students completing certifications in courses INT 261, 262, 263, and 264 will receive the Certified Production Technician Credential.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

INT 262 : MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to quality practices and measurement in a manufacturing environment. Topics include:

  • Participation in periodic internal quality audit activities
  • Checking calibration of gages and other data collection equipment
  • Suggest continuous improvements
  • Inspect materials and products/processes at all stages to ensure they meet specifications
  • Document the results of quality problems
  • Communicate quality problems
  • Take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
  • Record process outcomes and trends
  • Identify fundamentals of blueprint reading
  • Use comment measurement systems and precision measurement tools

Students completing this course will be eligible to test for MSSC Certification in Quality Practices and Measurement. 

Students completing certifications in courses INT 261, 262, 263, and 264 will receive the Certified Production Technician Credential.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

INT 261 MSSC Safety Course

Corequisites

INT 261 MSSC Safety Course

INT 263 : MSSC Manufacturing Processes and Production Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to processes and production in a manufacturing environment. Topics include:

  • Identify customer needs
  • Determine resources available for the production process
  • Set up equipment for the production process
  • Set team production goals
  • Make job assignments
  • Coordinate work flow with team members and other work groups
  • Communicate production and material requirements and product specifications
  • Perform and monitor the processes to make the product
  • Document product and process compliance with customer requirements
  • Prepare final product(s) for shipping or distribution

Students completing this course will be eligible to test for MSSC Certification in Manufacturing Processes and Production. 

Students completing certifications in courses INT 261, 262, 263, and 264 will receive the Certified Production Technician Credential.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

INT 261 MSSC SAFETY COURSE

Corequisites

INT 261 MSSC SAFETY COURSE

INT 264 : MSSC Maintenance Awareness Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to maintenance awareness in a manufacturing environment. Topics covered include:

  • Prepare preventative maintenance and routine repair
  • Monitor indicators to ensure correct operations
  • Perform all housekeeping to maintain production schedules
  • Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with:
    • electrical systems
    • pneumatic systems
    • hydraulic systems
    • machine automation systems
    • lubrication systems
    • bearings and couplings

Students completing this course will be eligible to test for MSSC Certification in Maintenance Awareness.

Students completing certifications in courses INT 261, 262, 263, and 264 will receive the Certified Production Technician Credential.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

INT 261 MSSC Safety Course

Corequisites

INT 261 MSSC Safety Course

INT 284 : Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's)

This course includes the advanced principles of PLC's including hardware, programming, and troubleshooting.  Emphasis is placed on developing on advanced working programs and troubleshooting hardware and software communication problems.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability in developing programs and troubleshooting the system.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

INT 184

INT 296 : CO-OP

This course constitutes a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Applied Engineering.  In this course the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences.  Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Instructor Approval