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Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology, A.A.S.

Requirements

The EART program prepares Electrical Automation Technicians to troubleshoot, wire, repair, adapt, maintain, program (PLC’s & PAC’s), and control large automated electrical systems found in Industrial and Manufacturing Industries worldwide. The EART Technician will work with DC & AC motor controlled machines; Programmable Logic Controlled (PLC’s) and Programmable Automation Controlled (PAC’s) machines, systems, and devices; Hydraulic and pneumatic controlled machines; conveyor, fluid, and bulk storage systems; flex, soft start, and variable frequency drives; Robots; servo, and stepper motors. Because of their highly skilled hands on training the EART student is in high demand from many industries.

Total Program Credits: 66

General Education Requirements: 18 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  Any approved Humanities or Fine Art  3
  Any approved Behavioral Science, Social, or Political Science Distribution Course  3
  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety, or Environment Course  1
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science  3
  EART 1050 Applied Electrical Math For EART Technicians 5
Discipline Core Requirements: 48 Credits
  EART 1130 Basic Electrical Theory for EART Technicians 4
  EART 1180 Basic Electrical Lab for EART Technicians 5
  EART 1280 DC and AC Machines for EART Technicians 5
  EART 1285 DC and AC Machines Lab for EART Technicians 4
  EART 2110 Industrial Electronics for EART Technicians I 6
  EART 2150 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
  EART 2160 Industrial Electronics for EART Technicians II  5
  EART 2250 Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers--PLC's  5
  EART 2270 Programmable Logic Controllers 2 6
  EGDT 1000 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Technical Design  2
  TECH 3000 Introduction to Technology Management  3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 66 semester credits
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
EART 1050* Applied Electrical Math 5
EART 1130* Basic Electrical 4
EART 1180* Basic Electrical Lab 5
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes: *These courses meet the 45 minimum technical specialty credits for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management. All Technical Specialty classes should be complete with a "C-" grade or better.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
EART 1280* DC & AC Machines for EART Technicians 5
EART 1285* DC & AC Machines Lab for EART Technicians 4
EGDT 1000* Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Technical Design 2
SS/PS/BEH Any approved Social Science 3
PE/HLTH Any approved PE/Health/Recreation 1
  Semester total: 15
Notes: SS/PS/BEH - TECH 2000 Recommended/ PE/HLTH - HLTH 1100 of PES 1097 Recommended. *These courses meet the 45 minimum technical specialty credits for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management. All Technical Specialty classes should be completed with a "C-" grade or better.  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
EART 2110* Semiconductor Devices 6
EART 2250* Programmable Logic Controllers I 5
EART 2150* Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
BB/PP Any approved Biology and Physical Science 3
HH/FA Any approved Humanities or Fine Arts Courses 3
  Semester total: 20
Notes: *These courses meet the 45 minimum technical specialty credits for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management. All Technical Specialty classes should be completed with a "C-" grade or better.  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
EART 2160* Industrial Solid State Circuits 5
EART 2270 Programmable Logic Controllers II 6
TECH 3000 Introduction to Technology Management 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: *These courses meet the 45 minimum technical specialty credits for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management. All Technical Specialty classes should be completed with a "C-" or better.  
  Degree total: 66

Department

Name:

Engineering Technology

Location:

CS 632

Telephone:

801-863-5571

Email:

engtech@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/et

Chair:

David Adams

Chair UVU Email

adamsda@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Engineering Technology Department is to prepare graduates to work in high demand, very technical, vastly diverse, automated industries that provide products and services to keep our state and national economy running. The Pre-Engineering graduates are prepared to go into upper level engineering fields at local universities in the state. The Mechatronics graduates are focused on designing the newest machines and automated systems needed by industry. The Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology graduates keep industry running by fixing, adapting, programming, and maintaining the automated machines and systems used in industry. The hands on/class room/lab learning approach used in the Engineering Technology Department is the best skill learning approach in higher education.

 
 

Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Dave Adams
  • Telephone: 801-863-6052
  • Email: adamsda@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact: Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-836-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor: Chelsey Chalk
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu

 

Advisory Committee:

Jeff Duncan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; Nasir Khan, BD Medical; Troy Cooley, Chevron; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Craig Dinehart, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Janet Litley, JR Simplot; Kent Angell, Nestle; Kent Brown, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering; Scott Seals, RioTinto; Bob Bruce, Syscon Automation Group, Inc; Shane Williams, US Synthetic.

Programs

Four options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), Associate in Science Degree (AS), Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechatronics Engineering Technology, and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Technology Management.

 
 

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk (Last name begins A-L)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Amy Ostler (Last name begins M-Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: ostleram@uvu.edu 


Advisory Committee:

Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Todd Russell, IM Flash; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering

Programs

Two options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Laptop Requirement

Laptop will be required for all MECH courses. Please see Mechatronics advisor for details.

 
 

Pre-Engineering Science

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Masood Amin
  • Telephone: 801-863-8805
  • Email: aminma@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor:
  • Monica Ferreyra (for students with last name beginning A - L)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email:  monicaf@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk (Last name beginning N - Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu

Programs

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering (APE) degree and Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Engineering degree. APE is comprised of math, science, and engineering courses- normally taken by first and second year students in a four-year program, along with a small number of general education courses. In this program students can choose one of three emphases in engineering, Biological and Chemical, Civil and Mechanical, Computer and Electrical. For the AS degree students  can take appropriate general education courses and carefully choose elective courses related to the engineering discipline they are going to pursue. This option normally takes longer, unless the student has advanced placement or concurrent enrollment from high school; however, it has the added benefit of possible waiving of general education requirements at the student’s follow-on school.

 
 

Faculty

David Adams(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Mining Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; professionally licensed Electrical Contractor, Building Inspector and Master Electrician.

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Masood Amin(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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M. Bird(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical and Automation, Utah Valley University; B.S., Technology & Industrial Education, M.Ed., Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences, Utah State University.

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David Dunlop(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, M.M.E., Ph.D. (ABD), University of Utah.

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Travis Fraughton(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical Automation & Robotic Technology, Utah Valley Community College.

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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronics Engineering, Weber State University.

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Scott Searle(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



Master Electrician

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J. Kirk Storey(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.

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William Walker(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, M.B.A., Weber State University; Ph.D. (ABD), Educational Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Careers

Careers:    
The EART graduate can find employment locally, Statewide, Nationally, and Worldwide in the following highly automated industrial and manufacturing industries: 

Mines (coal, copper, potash, gold, and many others)

Gas and Oil
Pharmaceutical 
Medical Products
Food and Beverage packaging and distribution
Automotive
Farming equipment
Product Distribution companies
Power Plants
Commercial and Industrial Maintenance
Automated Machine Manufactures
Waste Management Industries
Consulting Companies that provide “PLC & PAC Programming Services” and “Maintenance Services” to Industrial and Manufacturing Companies that need expert services.

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