Automation Technology Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Automation Technology Concentration)

Credits required 64/69

Dean Peter Schuyler

Program contact Mary Cass, Coordinator and

Associate Professor of Automation Technology

Program Goals Statement

This option prepares students to enter highly-automated manufacturing industries as automation specialists and manufacturing technicians. Students learn to solve complex manufacturing problems using computer-aided design, evaluation and simulation techniques, and engineering principles. The curriculum covers such aspects of manufacturing engineering as materials processing (traditional and CNC), industrial automation, material science, hydraulics, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM).

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

This program is especially valuable to the person who wants technical diversity. Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.

Suggested Technical Electives

Transfer EGR 137, EGR 251, CHM 113 or MTH 214 (with MTH 171 and MTH 173)

CAD/CAM EGR 113, CAD 172, CAD 211

Cooperative Education CED 210, CED 220

Sustainability/Green Energy EGR 183, EGR 282, EGR 284 (w/EGR 102)

After BCC

Graduates work as automation specialists, manufacturing technicians, design technicians, CAD designers, engineering aides, field service technicians, technical representatives, and maintenance technicians. It will open employment doors to many jobs that require multidisciplinary competencies.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Oral Communication

Degree Requirements

General Courses

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Elective Course – Choose one Global Awareness Elective

ART 105History of Art: Ancient, Medieval and World Art

3 credits

ART 106History of Art: Renaissance to Modern

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Course - Choose one Humanities Elective

ARC 201Introduction to American Architecture

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

COM 118Communication Skills

3 credits

PHL 152Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions in a Modern World

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

or foreign language recommended

Core Courses

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

CAD 111Advanced Computer Aided Design

3 credits

EGR 111Fundamentals of Manual Machining

3 credits

EGR 112Automated Machining

3 credits

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

EGR 172Material Science

4 credits

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

Choose one of the following

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Program Electives

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

First Elective: Choose from EGR only

Second and third electives: Choose two from EGR, CAD, GIS, CED, CHM 113, MTH 214 or PHY

Math and Science Courses

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

For students with adequate mathematics preparedness and interested in transfer, MTH 171 and MTH 173 may be substituted for MTH 141 and MTH 142

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

EGR 111Fundamentals of Manual Machining

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

And

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

Or

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CAD 111Advanced Computer Aided Design

3 credits

EGR 112Automated Machining

3 credits

And

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

And

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

Or

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

And

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

EGR 172Material Science

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

And

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Or

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

And

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Or

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

And

Technical Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

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