Automation Technology Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Automation Technology Concentration)

Credits required 65/70

Dean

Sarmad Saman

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 website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Oral Communication

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Choose one of the following

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Elective Courses

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Elective: Choose from ARC 201, ART 105, ART 106, COM 160, ENG 217, ENG 251, ENG 252, ENG 257, ENG 259, ENG 261, ENG 264, HST 226, HST 252, HST 257, HST 259, HST 261, HST 265, HUM 160, HUM 254, PHL 101, or PHL 152

Social Phenomenon Elective: See General Education Competency Courses for Social Phenomenon course listings (ECN 111, ECN 112, PHL 152, PSY 271, or SOC 101 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

Total Credit Hours:27

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

Total Credit Hours:9-12

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

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

 

Choose one sequence

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

And

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

And

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14
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

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

EGR 111Fundamentals of Manual Machining

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

Or

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

CAD 111Advanced Computer Aided Design

3 credits

EGR 112Automated Machining

3 credits

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

Or

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

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

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3

Or

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

And

Social Phenomenon Elective

3

And

Social Phenomenon Elective

3

Or

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

Or

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

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