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 Course Title:   Introduction to Automated Systems

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/AUTOMATED SYSTEMS

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    156

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Overview of how electronic and mechanical systems are used in the design and manufacture of products and processes. Using electronic principles and test equipment, learn how industrial control systems are designed to integrate digital controls in the processing of data. Introduction to microcontrollers, robotic principles, automation systems, motor and servo-control systems.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: MANF 150.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Relate how electronic and mechanical systems are designed to solve automation problems.
  2. Use a micro-controler system to control a physical output with input from a sensor.
  3. Write and analyze programs used with micro-controllers.
  4. Understand the use of computers and networks in automation.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Electronic and mechanical systems and solving automation problems.
  2. Micro-controler system to control a physical output with input from a sensor.
  3. Programs used with micro-controllers.
  4. Computers and networks in automation.