Automation Engineer - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code - CIP Code: AMFT.AAS/15.0406
Credits Required: 65
Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
Contact:TEC@kckcc.edu

This program will teach students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, installing, calibrating, modifying and maintaining automated systems.  Includes instruction in computer systems; electronics and instrumentation; programmable logic controllers (PLC’s); electric, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems; actuator and sensor systems; process control; robotics; applications to specific industrial tasks; and report preparation.

Requirements for admission to the program:
  • Reading score of 240 on the Accuplacer.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

General Education Requirements
Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education

Surveying Technology Requirements
Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH 0103 Business Math or higher 3
Elective – complete 6 hours in 2 of the 3 areas: Humanities, Natural/Physical Science, Social & Behavioral Sciences 6
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 15
*See course syllabus for prerequisite.

Automation Engineer Requirements*

College Requirement
Course Credit Hours
AMFT0100 Safety OSHA 10 2
AMFT0101 AC/DC Circuits 4
AMFT0108 Machinist I 3
AMFT0112 Industrial Fluid Power 3
AMFT0115 AutoCAD Concepts 4
AMFT0121 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
AMFT0130 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding/Mig Welding)* 3
AMFT0131 Actuator and Sensor Systems 3
AMFT0141 Industrial Robotics 3
AMFT0150 Electrical Motor Controls 3
AMFT0160 Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) 3
AMFT0170 TQM and Lean Manufacturing Principles 3
AMFT0221 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers* 4
AMFT0230 Project Design and Documentation (Practicum)* 3
AMFT0240 Industrial Systems Integration* 3
AMFT0250 Automated Manufacturing Systems Capstone* 2
  Total Hours for Automation Engineer Requirements 49
*See course syllabi for Automation Engineer course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours
Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Automation Engineer Degree 65
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