Automation and Manufacturing Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Certificates of Completion

  • Automation and Manufacturing Technology
  • Basic Manufacturing and Bridge

Automation and manufacturing is an evolving, high-tech field, with applications in areas as aerospace, production, and various manufacturing industries. It offers competitive salaries along with opportunities for rapid advancement. Automation and manufacturing technicians are often responsible for production operation, as well as equipment monitoring, adjustment, maintenance, and repair in both routine and emergency situations.

Using modern industrial production equipment, DACC’s Automation and Manufacturing Technology program provides training for desirable entry-level positions as well as skills upgrading for those already working in the field. The program encourages the development of problem-solving skills, enabling students to adapt quickly to rapidly changing conditions brought on by new technologies.

Students learn about manufacturing production systems, including additive manufacturing and CNC machining. Hands-on preventive and corrective maintenance procedures are taught in modern laboratory facilities using the same state-of-the-art, production equipment found in the manufacturing industry.

Whether taking classes or working on a job site, students enrolled in this program will be required to perform the same job duties and be able to meet the same physical requirements that they will as a graduate in the field. Depending where they find employment, graduates may be required to lift and carry 50 pounds safely, to work safely using hand and power tools, to work safely on electrical equipment, to ascend and descend ladders, and to stand, squat, stoop, or kneel for long periods of time.

MAT 102. Print Reading for Industry

3 Credits (2+2P)

Reading, interpretation, and revisions of industrial technical drawings common to manufacturing, Aerospace, machine parts, electrical, hydraulic, and Pneumatic drawings. Interpretation of engineering drawings and related shop calculations. Introduction Crosslisted with: AERT 113. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

MAT 105. Introduction to Manufacturing

3 Credits (2+2P)

Introduction to manufacturing evolution from basic assembly process to modern automated processes. Covers history, employability, soft skills, quality measurements, teamwork concept, production requirements, and considerations in plan layout and design. Minimum math proficiency of CCDM 114 required or math placement into MATH 1215 or higher. Restricted to: Community Colleges only. Crosslisted with: AERT 112

MAT 106. Applied Manufacturing Practices

3 Credits (2+2P)

Course will illustrate how various products are manufactured along with associated process. Mechanical behavior such as bending, cold worked, strained, work hardened, and heat transfer will be emphasized as well. In lab, students will learn how to make selected products starting from prints to complete projects including quality control. Crosslisted with: AERT 114. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

MAT 110. Machine Operation and Safety

3 Credits (2+2P)

Introduction to the operation and safety aspects of various types of machinery and equipment, including both mechanical and electrical machines, Rigid Tubing, and Flexible Lines. Maintenance and safety operation of industrial equipment will also be covered. Restricted to: Community Colleges only. Crosslisted with: AERT 115

MAT 130. Applied Industrial Electricity I

4 Credits (3+2P)

Electrical safety, AC and DC circuits, use and care of common measuring instrumentation, schematic and wiring diagrams, electromagnetism, National Electric Code branch circuits. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1215 or ELT 120 or OETS 118.

MAT 135. Applied Industrial Electricity II

4 Credits (3+2P)

Relationship between motor power, speed, and torque, basic application of relay circuits, motor control circuits, inductance and capacitance factors, transformers, solid state devices circuits and applications. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

Prerequisite(s): MAT 130.

MAT 145. Electromechanical Systems for Non-Majors

4 Credits (3+3P)

Electromechanical system interfacing. Principles and applications of preventive and corrective maintenance procedures on automated industrial production machines using system technical and maintenance manuals to develop troubleshooting procedures using systems block and schematic diagrams.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MAT 221. Cooperative Experience I

1-6 Credits

Supervised cooperative work program. Student is employed in an approved occupation and rated by employer and instructor. Student meets in a weekly class. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MAT 234. Industrial Electricity Maintenance

3 Credits (2+2P)

Introduction into electrical systems, theory and uses for the different types of motors used in the industry and related industrial safety practices. DC, AC stepper and servo motors, motor speed and torque, motor performance, and efficiency, motor control fundamentals using variable frequency drives, vector controls, servo and stepper drives. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

MAT 265. Special Topics

1-6 Credits

Course subtitled in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Name: Chipper Moore, Division Dean, Advanced Technologies

Office Location: DADM 200E

Phone: (575)-528-7076