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Automated Machinery Systems (EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Successful completion of training in Automation Robotics Engineering Technology leads to excellent compensation in a high-demand field. Automation Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (mind and hands) are applied to the designing, building, installing, and troubleshooting of high-tech, high-speed automated electro-mechanical machinery systems for Packaging and other manufacturing applications. Emphasized skills include problem-solving, repairing, fabricating, machining, and welding. Automated systems typically include Computers, Touch Screens, Quality Assurance, Vision Systems, Lasers, Robots, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), AC/DC/Servo/Stepper/VFD motor controls, hydraulic and pneumatic controls, Conveyors, Bar Code/SmartCard/RFID, Electrical systems, Electronic Circuits, and a wide variety of Sensors.

Award Outcomes

Diagnose root problems impacting production flow.

Solve root problems to maintain production flow.

Perform basic electrical, electronic, welding, machining, laser, vision system, robotic, and fluid power operations.

Apply electrical and mechanical machine control concepts.

Use technical documents to assemble, install, troubleshoot, and repair automated packaging systems.

Set up production lines.

Utilize local area network for remote system control.

Work effectively with a wide variety of packaging materials.

Apply communication skills to interact with people in business and industry.

Manage time and resources.

Accept responsibility.

Display a professional attitude.

Career Opportunities

Automated packaging machine mechanics and technicians are in high demand; surveys indicate even a greater demand as technologies advance. Before reaching the consumer, almost every product is packaged and packed in several forms. Automation in the manufacturing industry is a high opportunity field. This is a Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) approved program.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 50 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1125Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems

4

ARET1130Maintenance Operations

2

ARET1140Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1160Packaging Machinery Systems

4

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1170Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery

3

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

ARET1185Sensor Applications

2

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ARET2100Advanced Automation Controls

4

ARET2105Fluid Power Motion Control

2

ARET2110Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

4

ARET2150Engineering Design and Fabrication

2

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

ARET2250FANUC Vision Systems

1

General Education Required 4 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

or

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

 

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

or

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

or

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

General Education Elective 2 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 4 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ARET2181Internship

1 - 4

Total Diploma Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1125Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems

4

ARET1130Maintenance Operations

2

ARET1160Packaging Machinery Systems

4

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1140Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1170Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

 

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

or

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

or

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

Total Credits  16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1185Sensor Applications

2

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET2105Fluid Power Motion Control

2

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

 

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

or

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Total Credits  14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET2100Advanced Automation Controls

4

ARET2110Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

4

ARET2150Engineering Design and Fabrication

2

ARET2250FANUC Vision Systems

1

Technical Studies Electives

4

Total Credits  15

Technical Studies Electives

Any Automation Robotics Engineering Technology (ARET) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ARET2181Internship

1 - 4

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  2 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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