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Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology, 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: 63

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 16 Credits
  Choose from EART or related courses ( 1000 level or higher) 16
Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
  Electives (1000 level or higher) 12

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above (Department 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
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3
MAT 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning or Statistics or Algebra or College Algebra for Business 3
HIST or POLS Any approved US History class 3
BB Any approved Biology 3
EART Any EART or related course (1000 level or higher) 5
  Semester total: 17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing Humanities or Science 3
PP Any approved Physical Science 3
HH Any approved Humanities 3
Elective Any Electives (1000 level or higher) 3
EART Any EART or related course (1000 level or higher) 5
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
SS/BEH Any approved Social/Behavioral Science 3
EART Any EART or related course (1000 level or higher) 6
Elective Any Electives (1000 level or higher) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
3rd Science Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
FF Any approved Fine Arts 3
Elective Any Electives (1000 level or higher) 3
Elective Any Electives (1000 level or higher) 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 63

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

 

Advisory Committee:

Jeff Duncan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; Khan Nasir, BD Medical; Troy Cooley, Chevron; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Sherri Lund, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Janet Litley, JR Simplot; Kent Angell, Nestle; Kent Brown, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering; Jim Hull, Rockwell Automation; Bob Bruce, Syscon Automation Group, Inc; Tyson Bunker, US Synthetic.

Programs

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

 
 

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151


Advisory Committee:

Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Reid Leland, Leanwerks; Steve Neutzman, Setpoint USA; Joe Cornwell, Setpoint Inc; Joe VanDenBerghe, Setpoint Inc; Mike Gleason, US Synthetic

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:
  • Andrew Gifford (for students with last name beginning A - L)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email:  agifford@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Julie Harps (for students with last name beginning M - Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: JHarps@uvu.edu

Programs

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering degree is comprised of those 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. If a student adds appropriate general education courses, an Associate in Science Degree with a pre-engineering pre-major may be obtained. 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., 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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Paul Dunkley(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BSEET, Weber 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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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



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

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David Phillips(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology; M.A., Computing & Information Systems, University of New Mexico.

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Scott Searle(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



Master Electrician

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., 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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