Electro-Mechanical Technology

 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the two semester Electronics and Controls program or permission from the director of manufacturing technology to waive the prerequisites.

The program provides:

  • basic tools to maintain and repair CNC equipment, the bedrock of the machining industry.
  •  The third semester: core competencies to maintain and repair CNC equipment and other machinery requiring in depth knowledge in industrial motor controls, hydraulics and pneumatics, PLCs, circuit theory, and variable drive systems.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • experience many exciting, interactive courses of study in the process of developing core and advanced competencies.

Graduates should have the ability to:

  • meet the employment requirements of the manufacturing sector.

Certificate Program – Semester One, Semester Two, & Semester Three

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Certificate Program

Semester One

Manufacturing Electronic Fundamentals

  • MFG 133 – Mathematics for Electricity & Electronics (3 Credits)
    This course is intended for the student who needs indepth knowledge of the mathematics of electronics and electricity. It will review several areas that the student may be familiar with and move into advanced areas that are necessary for the understanding of electronics functions and analysis of complex circuits. The completion of this course will enable the student to move more quickly through future courses that require the use of complex math. Prerequisite: MAT* 095
  • MFG 140 – Robotics (3 Credits)
    Robotics provides the student with a brief history of the application of Robotics to the manufacturing process to date and a vision of future applications of Robotics. Robotics provides an overview of the Robotic hardware, software, and programming necessary to specific applications. Robotics reviews the following: electromechanical systems, fluid power systems, sensing systems, end-of-arm tooling, PLC’s, digital electronics, programming, and industrial applications. Prerequisite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139
  • MFG 137 – Circuit Theory I (3 Credits)
    Circuit Theory is an introduction to direct current (DC) circuits. Circuit Theory will introduce the student to electrical/electronic components; the nature of electricity (voltage, current, and resistance); Ohm’s Law of measurement; the concept of energy and power; types of circuits (series, parallel, and series-parallel); Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems of circuit simplification, and magnetism and electro-magnetism. Prerequisite: MAT* 095
  • MFG 138 – Digital Fundamentals (3 Credits)
    Digital circuitry is the foundation of computers and automated control equipment in our industries. Digital circuitry is the basis for many of our appliances, alarm systems and heating systems. Our newer automobiles utilize digital circuits and devices to make them safer and more energy efficient. Consequently, a basic understanding of the elemental nature, design, theory, and operation of digital circuits is a must for any electronics student. This course provides the basic foundation necessary for the understanding of digital logic. The student is introduced to the concepts of digital vs. analog wave forms, digital and other numbering systems, digital codes, and Boolean algebra. The student is then introduced to the various logic gates that are incorporated into all logic systems from that of a computer to a microprocessor in a household appliance. This course explores the combinational circuits, data control devices, sequential logic (flip-flop and counters) circuits and shift registers, and finishes with an interface with the world of analog. Prerequisite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135
  • MFG 139 – Circuit Theory II (3 Credits)
    Circuit Theory II completes an introduction to the fundamental building block for all electrical and electronic devices: the circuit. Circuit Theory II completes the review of basic circuits by guiding the student through a thorough review of alternating current circuits including the RC, RL, and RLC circuits. The student will also be introduced to several electrical devices including capacitors, inductors, and transformers. (Formerly offered for four credits.) Prerequisite: MFG* 137

Semester Two

Manufacturing Electronics Systems & Controllers

  • MFG 142 – Electronics Circuits & Devices (3 Credits)
    Electronic circuits and devices are commonplace in the industrial manufacturing process; consequently, a complete understanding of control circuits and devices is necessary for anyone who intends to have a career in manufacturing control, maintenance, or engineering. Electronic Circuits & Devices provides an introduction to electronic materials, components, circuits, devices and their applications. The course will provide an overview of semiconductors, diodes, transistors (bi-polar, field-effect and unijunction), applications of SCR and Triac to circuits, and application of components to rectifiers, amplifiers, and relays. Prerequisite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139
    Prerequisite: MFG* 124.
  • MGF 143 – Industrial Motor Controls (3 Credits)
    The process of motor control is integral to the flow of the product from raw material to finished product. Industrial Motor Controls will familiarize you with the following: principles of solid-state control devices and their components (such as: semiconductors, PN junction, Zenor diodes, and the transistors); AC and DC motor controls; motor drives; control circuits; motor starters and pilot devices. Prerequisite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139, MFG* 142
  • MFG 145 – Electronics Variable Speed Drive (3 Credits)
    The flow of product in the manufacturing process can be as simple as an on/off motor control switch or as complex as a variable speed drive that incorporates a feedback system. Most large and small companies utilize the more technologically advanced systems, hence they incorporate one or more variable speed drive(s) in their production process. Electronic Variable Speed Drive Systems will introduce the student to AC and DC drive fundamentals, switching amplifier field current controllers, SCR armature voltage controllers, brushless DC motor controllers, chopper circuits, voltage inverters, and flux vector drives. Prerequisites: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139, MFG* 143
  • MFG 146 – Programmable Logic Controllers (3 Credits)
    The incorporation of the PLC is one of the fastest growing sectors in the field of electronics as the PLC replaces electromechanical control system, such as electromagnetic relays and programmable logic devices (PLD’s). Programmable Logic Controllers provides you with an overview of the PLC, its hardware, numbering systems and codes, logic fundamentals, programming timers and counters, program control and data manipulation instructions, math instructions, sequencers and shift register instructions, and PLC installation, editing and troubleshooting. (Formerly offered for four credits.) Prerequisites: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139
  • MFG 147 – Micro Processor/Micro Controller (3 Credits)
    This course is designed to give the student an overview of the microprocessor and micro-controller by reviewing the fundamentals of 8085A architecture, software, and interface applications; and by reviewing the architecture, software, and interface applications of the 8051 micro-controller. Prerequissite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139

Semester Three

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance & Repair

  • MFG 158 Hydraulics & Pneumatics (3 Credits)
    Fluid power is on the increase in the process of manufacturing
    due to its simplicity and to cost effectiveness.
    Hence, any person who wishes to be involved in the
    manufacturing process in a repair, control or engineering
    role should be familiar with the fundamentals of
    pneumatics and hydraulics. This introductory course
    is a study of the principles, concepts and equipment
    used in the field of pneumatics and hydraulics. Course
    emphasis is placed upon systems design, applications,
    and maintenance and repair. The following concepts
    are reviewed in this course: fluid power principles, fluid
    power cylinders, control valves (3 & 4 and 4 & 5 way),
    fluid power pumps, and other fluid power components.
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and permission
    of the Director of Manufacturing Technology
  • MFG 159 Industrial Maintenance (3 Credits)
    The Industrial Maintenance course is designed to give
    the student an overview of the electro-mechanical
    nature of industry. Even though electronic devices have
    made great inroads in industry, the mechanical nature
    of production remains nearly unchanged over the years.
    The expression “the wheels of industry” remains as true
    today as it did yesterday. This course will provide the skills necessary to install and to maintain the electronic
    and mechanical parts and machines that provide the
    ability of manufacturers to produce products, e.g.
    automobiles, appliances, etc. The course covers the
    following areas: safety, tools, fasteners, industrial print
    reading, belts and sheaves, chains and sprockets, gears
    and gear boxes, bearings, shafts, lubrication, seals and
    packing, pumps and compressors, fluid power, piping
    systems, and preventive maintenance.
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and permission
    of the Director of Manufacturing Technology
  • MFG 162 CNC Maintenance & Repair I (History) (3 Credits)
    CNC Maintenance and Repair I is the first course of
    a two-semester course sequence that provides the
    student with an introduction to Computer Numeric
    Control (CNC) machinery including the CNC miller
    and CNC lathe. Topics include: CNC safety, basic CNC
    components, basic operations of a CNC, overview of
    the control unit and operator’s unit, CNC part programming,
    CNC operation and interfacing (PMC system),
    measurement devices, and troubleshooting techniques.
    This course is designed to give the student an in-depth
    overview of the design, programming, and operation of
    CNC machinery, thereby providing the foundation for
    CNC maintenance and repair. Prerequisites: MFG*
    133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139, MFG*
    140, MFG* 142, MFG* 143, MFG* 145, MFG* 146, MFG*
    147 or consent of instructor and successful completion
    of Manufacturing Electronics Fundamentals and
    Manufacturing Electronics Systems & Controllers or by
    permission of the Director of Manufacturing Technology
  • MFG 163 CNC Maintenance & Repair II (Economics) (3 Credits)
    CNC Maintenance and Repair II is the second course
    of a two-semester course sequence and provides the
    student basic troubleshooting strategies, explores all
    major CNC systems needing maintenance and repair,
    reviews troubleshooting techniques used to identify
    components in need of repair, and provides insights
    into making the necessary repairs. Topics include: Troubleshooting
    plan of action (strategy); troubleshooting
    power supplies, troubleshooting the interlock system
    and operator controls; troubleshooting the servo drive,
    interface, parameter, and I/O (input/output) systems;
    and troubleshooting the hydraulic and pneumatics, lubrication
    and mechanical systems. The course provides
    the rationale for establishing and utilizing a regular
    maintenance plan.
    Prerequisites: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG*
    138, MFG* 139, MFG* 140, MFG* 142, MFG* 143, MFG*
    145, MFG* 146, MFG* 147, MFG* 162 or consent of
    instructor and successful completion of Manufacturing
    Electronics Fundamentals and Manufacturing Electronics
    Systems & Controllers or by permission of the Director
    of Manufacturing Technology
  • MFG 164 Seminar/Internship (4 Credits)
    The Electro-Mechanical Internship is designed to be a
    capstone activity. The student is required to have completed
    successfully both electronic certificate programs,
    Manufacturing Electronics Fundamentals and Manufacturing
    Electronics Systems & Controllers, and to be
    in the latter stage of his or her Mechanical Certificate
    Program. The internship will commence within the last
    four (4) weeks of the Mechnical Certificate semester
    and will require sixty (60) hours of electro-mechanical
    industrial maintenance and repair supervised activity.
    Regional manufacturers will provide the student with
    on-site laboratory activities in regular maintenance and
    in repair. The student will be required to troubleshoot
    CNC mill, lathe and other electronically driven equipment
    in need of repair under the direct supervision of
    qualified company staff. Time will be provided in Pneumatics
    and Hydraulics, Industrial Maintenance, and CNC
    Maintenance and Repair to discuss, to review, and to
    reinforce the troubleshooting and maintenance experiences
    learned at the work site.
    Prerequisites: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG*
    138, MFG* 139, MFG* 140, MFG* 142, MFG* 143, MFG*
    145, MFG* 146, MFG* 147 or consent of instructor and
    successful completion of Manufacturing Electronics
    Fundamentals and Manufacturing Electronics Systems & Controllers or by permission of the Director of Manufacturing
    Technology.
    Co-requisites: MFG* 158, MFG* 159, MFG* 162, MFG* 163

Certificate Total: 46 Credits

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The mission of the Asnuntuck Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is to provide participants with technology and academic education that leads to related and relevant career employment and continuous personal and professional development.