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Automated Machinery Repair Technician (EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Students in the Automated Machinery Repair Technician program are introduced to manufacturing, maintaining, and monitoring high-tech mechanical systems. Technicians use their advanced skills in machining processes combined with knowledge of Automated Systems and Robotics to build or repair machinery, equipment and mechanical parts, and assemble these into working systems.  They build and set up individual systems and monitor their operation. Should an error occur, technicians diagnose, troubleshoot and then repair and maintain the machinery as needed.  In this program, students will take courses at Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park Campuses of Hennepin Technical College.

 

Award Outcomes

Interpret blueprints/drawings

Machine parts with tolerance

Operate CNC machines efficiently

Solve root problems to maintain production flow

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

Apply electrical and mechanical machine control concepts

Utilize local area network for remote system control

Manage time and resources

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are wide-spread in Minnesota and throughout the United States. Extensive opportunities exist as Maintenance, Engineering, and Field-Service Technicians for industrial equipment as well as Machine Builders, Machine Integrators, and Robotic Technicians.  This program aligns with the ICATT Apprenticeship Program’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician pathway.


Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 45 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1126Mechanical Power Transmission

3

ARET1130Maintenance Operations

2

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1170Troubleshooting Mechatronic Systems

3

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

 

ARET2101Advanced Automation Controls

3

or

ARET2111Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

3

 

ARET2105Fluid Power Motion Control

2

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

 

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

or

ARET2250FANUC Vision Systems

1

 

MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

General Education Required 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

or

MnTC Goal Area 4

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

or

MnTC Goal Area 2

 

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

or

MnTC Goal Area 3

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree 60 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1126Mechanical Power Transmission

3

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ARET2105Fluid Power Motion Control

2

MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

or

Any course from MnTC Goal Area 4

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1130Maintenance Operations

2

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  14

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

or

Any course from MnTC Goal Area 2

 

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

or

Any course from MnTC Goal Area 3

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1170Troubleshooting Mechatronic Systems

3

 

ARET2101Advanced Automation Controls

3

or

ARET2111Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

3

 

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

 

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

or

ARET2250FANUC Vision Systems

1

 

MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

Total Credits  15

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 2

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

MnTC Goal Area 3

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2201General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry Foundations

4

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

PHYS2010College Physics II

4

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

MnTC Goal Area 4

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

PHIL2000Introduction to Logic

3

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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