ARET1155 Automation Controls

This course is designed for persons in the field of automation. Troubleshooting methods are taught and reinforced by wiring state of the art trainers simulating an automated system. Students will learn the principles of automation and controls by examining current industry devices such as smart relays, control circuits, electro-mechanical devices and electrical controlled systems. Students will learn to read and use ladder line control drawings.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

None

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Analyze automation devices
Explain control process
Explore servo control systems
Explore non-servo control systems
Identify industrial electrical symbols
Identify electrical control circuit components
Determine open circuits operation
Determine closed circuits operation
Examine fuses with meter
Differentiate relays
Evaluate oscilloscope measurements
Evaluate circuits with meter
Construct ladder logic project
Complete air cylinder trainer project

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

1