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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
ARET1126Mechanical Power Transmission

3

ARET1140Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1161Mechatronic Systems

3

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1170Troubleshooting Mechatronic Systems

3

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

ARET1185Sensor Applications

2

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ARET2101Advanced Automation Controls

3

ARET2111Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

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

ENGC1250SOLIDWORKS I

4

General Education Required 6 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

or

MnTC Goal Area 1

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

or

MnTC Goal Area 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
ARET1126Mechanical Power Transmission

3

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

or

Any course from MnTC Goal Area 4

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1140Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

ARET2111Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

3

 

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

or

Any course from MnTC Goal Area 1

Total Credits  15

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1161Mechatronic Systems

3

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1185Sensor Applications

2

ARET2500Industrial Networks

2

ARET2560Instrumentation and Process Control I

3

ENGC1250SOLIDWORKS I

4

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1170Troubleshooting Mechatronic Systems

3

ARET2101Advanced Automation Controls

3

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

ARET2250FANUC Vision Systems

1

ARET2540Project Management for Manufacturing

2

ARET2580Instrumentation and Process Control II

3

Total Credits  14

MnTC Goal Area 1

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
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

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.

 

4/28/2021 : BP / EP 4011