Industrial Technology: Robotics/Automation Operations Emphasis Level 1 Certificate



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
INMT 1305 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance

Basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance.  Topics include precision measuring instruments and general safety rules common in industry including lock-out/tag-out.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory

Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. Explain atomic structure and basic values such as voltage current resistance and power; determines electrical values for combination circuits in direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) containing resistance inductance and capacitance; summarize the principles of magnetism; calculate voltage drop based on conductor length type of material and size and utilize electrical measuring instruments.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ELPT 2319 Programmable Logic Controllers I

This course teaches fundamental concepts of programmable logic controllers.  It applies principles of operation and numbering systems to electrical controls.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

ELPT 1319

Total Credit Hours
9

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
RBTC 1305 Robotic Fundamentals

An introduction to flexible automation. Topics include installation repair maintenance and development of flexible robotic manufacturing systems.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of lecture each week.
RBTC 1341 Vision Systems

An overview of machine vision systems including terminology and components. Topics include optics sensors lighting image analysis and user interfaces.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of lecture each week.
RBTC 2345 Robotic Application Set-Up and Testing

A capstone course that provides the student with laboratory experience in the installation set-up and testing of robotic cells.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
9





Total Program Hours
18



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Northeast Texas region boasts a strong industrial base in manufacturing, fabrication, power generation, and warehousing and distribution. A shortage of skilled technicians in the industrial maintenance industry has created considerable opportunity for employment. Because of the high-tech technology used on today's equipment, there is an increasing demand for technicians with up-to-date skills. NTCC’s program trains qualified industrial maintenance technicians for excellent career opportunities. The Industrial Technology Program is self-paced, and students set their own schedules. Presentations, lessons and tests are available online, and the Skills Lab, where students practice hands-on skills, is open until 9:00 PM, Monday – Thursday.



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