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Controls Engineering Technician (EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Controls Engineering Technician Diploma degree emphasis is a 60-credit program. The program combines a thorough understanding of how computers and machines communicate as well as system level troubleshooting, Mechatronics systems, Robotic systems, Machine Vision Systems and a solid education in electrical engineering technology fundamentals. Students are prepared to install Mechatronics systems and how to analyze and implement feedback control systems (automation). The emphasis of this program is on the Electronic Control systems utilized in a modern manufacturing facility and on Packaging Equipment.

Award Outcomes

Diagnose and solve root problems to ensure production flow is maintained.

Utilize local area network for remote system control.

Apply technical documents to the installation and troubleshooting of automated packaging equipment.

Manipulate objects and dimensions in engineering drawings and electrical schematics.

Appraise operations for adherence to safety standards.

Administer controllers to for single and multiple variable systems control.

Appraise control equipment and systems for applications and operations in automation and packaging systems.

Utilize project management practices for the life cycle of automation and packaging equipment.

Integrate automated systems into new and existing packaging and manufacturing lines.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are wide-spread in Minnesota and throughout the United States. Extensive opportunities exist as Electrical and Electronics Technicians for industrial equipment, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Industrial Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Engineering Technicians, and as Packaging Technicians.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 54 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1125Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems

4

ARET1140Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

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

or

CMAE1556Analog Circuits

3

 

ARET2110Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

4

or

CMAE1556Analog Circuits

3

 

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

ARET2250FANUC Vision Systems

1

ARET2500Industrial Networks

2

ARET2540Project Management for Manufacturing

2

ARET2560Instrumentation and Process Control I

3

ARET2580Instrumentation and Process Control II

3

 

ENGC1160Inventor

4

or

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

 

METS1200Industry Practices and Procedures

3

or

CMAE1514Safety Awareness

2

General Education Required 6 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1125Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems

4

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1140Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

ARET2110Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

4

or

CMAE1556Analog Circuits

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  15

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1185Sensor Applications

2

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ARET2500Industrial Networks

2

ARET2560Instrumentation and Process Control I

3

 

ENGC1160Inventor

4

or

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Total Credits  13

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1170Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery

3

ARET2100Advanced Automation Controls

4

or

CMAE1558Motor Control

3

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

ARET2250FANUC Vision Systems

1

ARET2540Project Management for Manufacturing

2

ARET2580Instrumentation and Process Control II

3

CMAE1514Safety Awareness

2

or

METS1200Industry Practices and Procedures

3

Total Credits  16

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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