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2017-2018 College Catalog
Pellissippi State Community College
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Engineering Technology/Automated Industrial Systems Concentration, A.A.S.


Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Automated Industrial Systems , Civil Engineering , Electrical Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing , Mechanical Engineering  and Sustainable Design .

Automated Industrial Systems concentration. The Automated Industrial Systems concentration prepares students for a future in modern manufacturing control systems with courses related to the design, application, and maintenance of industrial process controls, robotics, and automated manufacturing systems. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills in electrical and electronic circuits, AC and DC motors, robotics, motion control, instrumentation, data acquisition, programmable logic and computer-based controllers, and fluid power applications. In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.

Typical job opportunities: Instrumentation technician, automation technician, installation and service technician, engineering assistant, production assistant, maintenance technician

Program goals. Upon completion of the Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Apply basic engineering theories and concepts creatively to analyze and solve technical problems.
  2. Utilize with a high degree of knowledge and skill equipment, instruments, software, and technical reference materials currently used in industry.
  3. Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking and graphics skills.
  4. Assimilate and practice the concepts and principles of working in a team environment.
  5. Obtain employment within the discipline or matriculate to a four-year program in engineering or industrial technology.

Program competencies. Upon completion of the Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  A.  Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the concentration of study to specifically defined engineering technology activities

  B.  Demonstrate the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology by applying it to engineering technology problems using developed practical knowledge

  C.  Conduct and report the results of standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiment or project results

  D.  Function effectively as a member of a technical team

  E.  Identify, analyze and solve specifically defined engineering technology-based problems

  F.  Employ written, oral and visual communication in a technical environment

Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6497

Courses and Course Sequence


Semester IV (Spring)


Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60


1HUM/FA / MATH / SBS
See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.

2ENGT 1200  
Students not transferring to a 4-year institution may take ENGT 1200 .  Students transferring to a 4-year institution must take PHYS 2010  to meet transfer requirements.

3GEN ED
Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education  section of this Catalog. Courses from the list of History electives will not meet the requirement for this degree.

4ET
Elective to be chosen from CET 1100  or MET 1100 .  Students should see their advisor to determine course selection.