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Technical Degree Course Descriptions

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Technical Degree Course Descriptions

  1. 1. 1 Jonathan W. Lang Vista, California Electrical Mechanical Technician 760 941-2302 Technical Degree Course Descriptions (Robotics Technology, A.S.) ☑ Basic Blueprint Reading The student will learn a series of related steps leading to an understanding of shop blue- prints, with emphasis placed on the interpretation of blueprints, performing mathematical computations, basic blueprint terminology and sketching various views of pictorial and orthographic drawings. This course introduces the student to the drafting industry. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals so as to help students in their chosen technical program and/or for those who wish to pursue other classes in drafting and design. The course will focus on geometric construction, view interpretation, scales, orthographic and pictorial projection. The basics of dimensioning, lettering, first auxiliary, and sectional views, identification and classification of lines and planes will also be covered. Students will be required to do both freehand and instrument drawings. ☑ CAD/CAM Industrial Robotics This course will give the student a working knowledge of the various types of industrial sensors incorporated into a complex work cell. The student will utilize point-to-point wiring interfaces, field device networks, and data networks to investigate how controllers are programmed to interact with the types of signals the sensors will supply to the controller. Concepts of machine vision lighting/lensing and programming will be studied and applied to robotic applications. Students will study the use of simulation in programming signal exchanges in robotics applications. ☑ CIM Applications for Robotics Systems This course offers the opportunity to study, program, and work with stand-alone robots and with robots integrated into work cells. Applications studied will include palletizing and packaging, material joining, material removal and material handling. An in depth study of applications programming will be covered during the semester. Programming
  2. 2. 2 will include different methods of error handling and operator interfacing used in robotic applications. Students will be introduced to robotic simulation. ☑ Cisco 1, Network Fundamentals A course introducing the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet. Describes the use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the applications, network, data link, and physical layers. Covers the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; perform basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. ☑ Cisco 2, Routing Protocols This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Model and analyze processes. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. ☑ College Algebra Brief review of algebra fundamentals; equations quadratic in form; rational inequalities; graphing polynomials and rational functions; algebra of functions; including composition; inverse functions; theory of equations, Rational Root Theorem and Descartes' Rule; exponential and logarithmic functions; matrices, determinants and linear programming; partial fractions; conic sections; sequences and series; permutations and combinations; Binomial Theorem. ☑ Electric/Hydraulic/Pneumatic Servo Systems This course will cover the maintenance aspect of robot controllers. Students will study the techniques and components involved in maintenance including: controller settings; electrical/electronic architecture; analysis and troubleshooting techniques of robot controllers. Students will utilize observations, documentation, and prints to diagnose and correct problems on the robotic controllers.
  3. 3. 3 ☑ Electrical Automation Circuits and Logic Fundamentals This class will introduce the fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) operations, including symbology and programming techniques. PLC hardware and data structures will be presented. Methods of using the programming interface to troubleshoot applications will be emphasized. The student will write, enter, and execute application programs using the programmable controllers and Human Machine Interface (HMI). The use of the Robotics Lab equipment will give the student practical programming and troubleshooting skills used in the maintenance of automated systems. ☑ Electrical Fundamentals I This course introduces the basic theories of electricity as they relate to Direct Current such as: the electron theory, Ohm's Law, conductors and insulators, series circuits, parallel circuits, series/parallel circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic devices, electrical nomenclature, units of measurement, resistors, graphic and electrical symbols. Practical laboratory exercises are integrated with the theory to acquaint the student with the basic processes of constructing functional circuits and the correct use of basic measuring instruments, such as analog and digital multi-meters. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). ☑ Electrical Fundamentals II This course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge of AC single phase and the comparison with Direct Current. The effects of inductance and capacitance in AC circuits is emphasized and reinforced by problem assignments dealing with phase relationships. The need and methods for power factor correction are explained. Practical lab experiments are integrated with theory to help students analyze and confirm predicted circuit behavior. This includes the correct use of the oscilloscope and wattmeter. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). ☑ Electrical Skills and Techniques I This course is designed to investigate the theory and application of AC and DC machines. The student will install, wire, maintain, and troubleshoot rotating machines. In addition to all DC motor configures and polyphase motors are studied in detail. Classroom and laboratory evaluation of AC motors will include industrial type induction motors,
  4. 4. 4 synchronous motors, capacitor start/run motors, and universal motors. Methodology and characteristics of deceleration and rotation reversal are evaluated. ☑ Electrical Skills and Techniques II This course is designed to prepare the students for the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial controls. Students will learn to analyze control circuits using ladder logic, wiring diagrams, and PLC-logic. Lab experiments will provide opportunities for constructing and troubleshooting functional control circuits to achieve specific results, such as speed control reversal, acceleration, deceleration, jogging and dynamic braking. Students will learn to select and apply electromechanical and solid state electronic controls and circuit protective devices. ☑ Electro Mechanical Instrumentation and Transducers This course will examine the complex motions in robotic applications. Controller frame set-up and programming techniques for interpolated linear and circular motions will be investigated in the lecture. The concepts will be applied in the Robotics Lab to investigate techniques for various types of material removal and joining applications. The course will include lectures on basic welding fundamentals. The student will program and set weld schedules to enable robotic welding applications using Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and resistance welding. Students will use robotic simulation for complex motions. ☑ Fundamentals of Pneumatics This course is designed to provide the student with the technical knowledge and practical applications for control of valves that operate various air-powered devices. Topics are design, installation, and trouble-shooting control air circuits; nature of compressed air, compressed air flow, work devices, control devices, circuit diagrams, development of pneumatic control circuits, power source selection and information tables, standard safety procedures, and application of diagramming and blueprint reading. Field trips will be conducted to inspect modern pneumatic equipment, installations, and applications.
  5. 5. 5 ☑ Industrial Electrical Systems This course is primarily for industrial electrical apprentices, presenting the broad spectrum of industrial systems that might be encountered in a typical industrial environment. Based on an intensive study of AC polyphase circuits, (reinforced by some laboratory experimentation), the course content is expanded to include: (1) electrical energy sources for industry; (2) distribution systems; (3) industrial control systems; (4) industrial electrical loads; and (5) indicating systems for industry. ☑ Intermediate Algebra Review of basics from elementary algebra; absolute value equations and inequalities; radical and rational exponents; complex numbers; completing the square; the discriminant; quadratic inequalities; equations of lines; systems of equations; conic sections; functions, inverses and their graphs; word problems; exponential and logarithmic functions. ☑ Introduction to AutoCAD This course is an introduction to computer aided design. Students will apply computer aided design techniques and principles to create drawings related to various architectural, mechanical, interior layout, landscape, and other applications. Students will be exposed to the basic concepts of three-dimensional modeling, design modification, basic computing, and become familiar with the system hardware and software related to CAD and rapid prototyping. In addition to formal classroom lecture and demonstrations, students will utilize CAD equipment in an interactive lecture environment. ☑ Introduction to Hydraulics This course illustrates the application of physical concepts such as Boyle's Law, Charles' Law, Bernoulli's Theorem, Torrecellie's Law, Pascal's Law, K'Arch's Equation, Reynold's Number, pressure drop, density, specific gravity, efficiency and horse power, through basic hydraulic circuitry. Emphasis is placed on circuit components and how they work. ☑ Introduction to Machine Tools
  6. 6. 6 The student will gain the knowledge and practical application of machine hand tools, through text materials and performance objectives. Beginning with simple operations, the student will perform layout, cutting, drilling, filing, and tapping objectives. The student will also perform simple operations on the lathe, shaper, band saw and the milling machine. Safety is greatly emphasized. ☑ Introduction to Microprocessors Introduction to Microcontrollers is designed to introduce individuals who are interested in the application of digital logic to the commercially available microprocessors and supporting components. This course will provide information which will enable the student to understand the various families of currently utilized microprocessors with special emphasis on the Intel 8080 and Motorola 6800. Included in the study are compatible microcontroller peripheral devices normally utilized in manufacturing. ☑ Introduction to Robotics Technology This course is an overview of robotic and automated systems technology. The student will be introduced to basic manufacturing techniques, robot terminology, different types of automation, safety, basic robotic programming, interfacing robotic communications, automated work cells, and robotic applications. Robot operations and programming fundamentals will be applied by the students. This course provides the system aspects for applying robots in automation. Topics include the process requirements, programming, and communication for implementing robotic applications. The student will gain practical information on how these systems are interfaced together mechanically, electrically and software wise. Robotic simulation and machine vision sensors will be utilized by the students in robotic work cell applications. Students will explore the components of networks and network designs. Communications hardware and the interconnection of servers and clients within LANs and WANs will be presented. Network architectures, standards, protocols and access methods used within intranets and the functions of network operating systems and internet will be described. ☑ Principles of Rotating Electrical Machinery
  7. 7. 7 This is a comprehensive study of DC and AC motors and generators, designed to enable the student to recognize, understand, specify and apply the various existing types of electrical machinery. The treatment of DC motors includes SCR-control as it applies to electrical equipment. This course integrates the above mentioned concepts with the physical principles of force, work, rate, resistance, energy, power and force transformers. This material is taught by lecture, video tape and lab demonstrations to reinforce the concepts of technical physics. ☑ Robotic Controllers The course will be structured to provide the student with an understanding of the relationship between "real time" control systems and industrial devices and machines. The advanced instruction set of programmable controllers will be studied relevant to concepts and structures of automated control systems. Various applications will be defined in which the student will develop the written programs for each hardware and software specification of the process problems, including field devices, data networks, and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI). The use of the Robotics Lab equipment will give the student practical programming and troubleshooting skills used in the maintenance of automated systems. ☑ Robotic Manipulator Drives and Linkages This course is designed to give students a detailed knowledge of robotic mechanical units. The types of gears and gear reduction systems that are used in robots will be studied. Many aspects of robotic mechanical units will be observed, including mechanical adjustments and preventative maintenance. Controller setting and procedures which influence the motion of the robotic manipulator will be investigated. The safety procedures working with robotic mechanical units is emphasized. ☑ Technical Communications This course will focus on communication skills (writing, speaking, reading, listening) for technical and business fields. Students will use critical thinking skills and various forms of technology to analyze, design, produce, and present written and oral projects individually and in groups. Projects (detailed descriptions, directions, process analysis,
  8. 8. 8 memos, letters, proposals, summaries, instructions) will be technical, business, or career-oriented in nature. ☑ Trigonometry This course provides the student with the basic principles of trigonometry as applied to industrial problems. Topics covered are basic trigonometric functions, functions of angles, relations between trigonometric functions, tables and their uses, and solution of right angles. It will also cover the interpolation of angles to the nearest second of a degree, solution of oblique triangles by right triangle methods, Law of Sine’s, and Law of Cosines.

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