Automation Tech/Robotics (ATR)

ATR-105  Industrial Robotics  (3)  

Covers the tasks and procedures that an operator, technician, engineer or programmer needs to set up and program a Fanuc Robotics ArcTool software package. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take WEL-244.

ATR-126  Advanced Maintenance Technologies  (2)  

Teaches fundamentals of shaft alignment, predictive, and preventative maintenance at the intermediate level. Integrates hands-on shaft alignment with dial indicators and laser alignment. Includes training in technologies used for predictive maintenance in the workplace, e.g., thermal imaging, vibration analysis, and trend analysis. Utilizes labs to reinforce concepts and theory covered in lecture and online material. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-300.

ATR-134  Robot Machine Integration  (3)  

Focuses on integrating a robot system with many different industry applications, including welding and CNC environments. Introduces integration of PLCs with a robot system. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-105.

Corequisite: Take ATR-136.

ATR-135  Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Technologies Capstone  (3)  

Demonstrates industry-standard application programming. Focuses on taking robotic applications from concept to working applications ready for full-time production. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-136. Take ATR-134. Take MFG-394.

ATR-136  Programmable Logic Controllers for Manufacturing  (4)  

Covers installing, programing and troubleshooting PLC systems as they are used in the manufacturing industry. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ELE-364.

ATR-201  Automation and Instrumentation Capstone  (4)  

Explores manufacturing- and process-automation control systems while applying abilities, techniques and knowledge learned throughout program. Develops a control system from conception to completion. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-325. Take ATR-327.

ATR-254  PLC Integration  (4)  

Provides an introduction to intermediate PLC software and the concepts associated with system integration. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-136.

ATR-303  Mechanical Power Transmission  (4)  

Examines power transmission installation for a variety of mechanical systems. Includes torque and tensioning, couplings, chain drives, pulley drives, bearings, gear drives, motor leveling, and alignment of systems. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

ATR-309  Controls Capstone  (3)  

Integrates the concepts covered in the Industrial Control courses into project-based lab activities. Focuses on utilizing skills acquired to design solutions for specific situations. After approval, students assemble, test and evaluate their designs. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-310.

ATR-310  Industrial Controls  (5)  

Introduces industrial control theory and applications. Covers AC and DC power sources, circuit protection devices, switching devices, pilot lights, schematic symbols, motor contactors, motor overloads, motor circuit breakers, sensors, and the use of schematics and wiring diagrams. Considers application, installation, and troubleshooting of control components. Students design, draw, wire, and troubleshoot circuits. Theory and classroom study are reinforced with practical lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ELE-364.

ATR-316  Instrumentation & Control Devices  (2)  

Provides an introduction to various types of instrumentation and control devices. Concepts including commissioning, practical application, integration and troubleshooting are explored and emphasized through lecture, reading and hands-on labs. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-136.

ATR-319  Process Control I  (4)  

Provides an introduction to various types of process control schemes, integrated PID control, and loop tuning methods. Concepts including practical application, best practices, system optimization, and troubleshooting are explored and emphasized through lecture, reading and hands-on labs. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-316.

ATR-323  Mechatronics I  (2)  

Introduces the concept of mechatronics-based systems. Explores component commissioning, cell and system level programming, and troubleshooting through lecture, reading and hands-on labs. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-322.

ATR-327  Process Control II  (4)  

Provides an introduction to distributed control systems and system level commissioning and control. Explores practical application, best practices, system optimization, and troubleshooting through lecture, reading and hands-on labs. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ATR-319.

ATR-450  Computer Integrated Manufacturing  (3)  

Introduces robotics and automated manufacturing concepts including computer modeling, production, and design analysis. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab