Mechanical and Instrumentation Automation (AAT)(Plan Code: ETEMIAPT)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
PTWR 135Introduction to Applied Technical Writing (recommended)5
Computational Skills
PTCS 110Professional Technical Computational Skills (recommended)5
Human Relations
COLL 101College Essentials: Introduction to Clark2
BUS 148Business Professional Self Development3
or MGMT 101 Principles of Management
Major Area Requirements
MTX 100Industrial Safety1
MTX 101DC Fundamentals3
MTX 102AC Fundamentals4
MTX 103Basic Measurement Tools2
MTX 106Fluid Power Systems4
MTX 110Electric Motor Control 14
MTX 121Semiconductors I3
MTX 130Programmable Logic Controllers 14
MTX 132Siemens PLC Lvl I4
MTX 140Robotic Systems4
MTX 145Electrical Power & Distribution Systems4
MTX 175Mechatronics Systems Fundamentals3
MTX 180Mechanical Systems5
MTX 216Mechatronics 25
MTX 221Semiconductors 23
MTX 224Motor Drive Systems5
MTX 230Laser Alignment2
MTX 232Digital Electronics Fundamentals3
MTX 240Process Control Systems6
MTX 250Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers4
MTX 275Advanced Fluid Power Systems5
MTX 292Manufacturing System Principles4
MTX 296Capstone/Final Project4
Total Credits/Units101

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Design, operate, and troubleshoot automation processes and systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
  • Assimilate/interpret technical and nontechnical descriptions to form a solution.
  • Collect data based on sensory input and system performance to analyze and interpret process capabilities.
  • Operate, measure, and modify, software-driven industrial control systems

Program maps are a suggested academic plan and should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. Your student entry method, placement, course availability, and program requirements are subject to change and transfer credit(s) may change your map/plan.
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