This degree provides training in a multi-disciplinary field of which the primary focus is industrial automation. Topics such as electricity, electronics, industrial motor controls, programmable logic controllers, robotics, AC/DC drives, mechanical design, and manufacturing technologies are covered in this program.
This degree provides students with the knowledge to successfully enter a variety of electronics and telecommunication careers. Working closely with our industry partners and contacts ensures our curriculum is relevant and meets the current and future needs of the Electronics and Telecommunications Industry. American River College is an official test site of the National Association of Radio and Telecommunication Engineers (NARTE) for the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) General Radio Telephone License. Obtaining the Associate of Science degree and the certificate improves the opportunities for quality employment and career advancement.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- integrate the principles of mechanical, electronic, and electrical technologies into the design of mechtronic systems.
- evaluate mechanical and electrical solutions to technological problems.
- apply industry-appropriate design graphic techniques to develop technical design documents from a conceptual design.
- design robotic and machine automation systems using mechtronic principles.
- evaluate welding projects in accordance with welding procedures and specifications.
- apply the essential elements of clear and purposeful oral and written communications for organizational effectiveness.
- analyze conceptual problems that require the application of basic physics concepts.
Course List: Required Program
DESGN 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) 3 Units
ET 302 Principles of Electricity and Electronics 4 Units
WELD 300 Introduction to Welding 3 Units
DESGN 302 Technical Documentation with CADD 3 Units
ET 192 Introduction to Robotics 2 Units
ET 194 Intermediate Robotics 2 Units
ET 195 Electrical and Mechanical Power and Control Systems 3 Units
ET 253 Industrial Communication Systems Support 4 Units
MGMT 360 Management Communication 3 Units
PHYS 310 Conceptual Physics 3 Units
[ [ ENGR 307 Industrial Materials Testing (3) 5 - 8 Units
and MATH 100 Elementary Algebra (5 Units) ]
or [ DESGN 310 Graphic Analysis and Documentation (3 Units)
and DESGN 330 Engineering Systems and Design (5 Units) ] ]
or [ WELD 342 Symbol Reading, Layout and Fabrication (3 Units)
and ET 196 Sensors, Measurement, and Control (2 Units) ]
Total Units: 35 - 38