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AET-Automation and Electrical Tech
AET 1050
DC Electrical Math
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MAT 1010 or Departmental Approval

Utilizes algebraic formulas and methods to solve electrical problems related to DC electrical systems. Covers the calculation of voltage, current, resistance, power, and efficiency for DC circuits. Teaches circuit analysis techniques such as superposition, source transformations, Thevenin's theorem, mesh and nodal analysis. Introduces wire sizing and resistance calculations pertaining to the National Electrical Code. Software fee of $20 applies.

AET 1060
AC Electrical Math
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1050

Utilizes algebraic formulas and methods to solve electrical problems related to AC electrical systems. Covers the calculation of voltage, current, resistance, reactance, impedance, power, VARs, volt-amperes and efficiency for single phase and three phase AC systems. Applies trigonometry, complex numbers, and phasors to circuit analysis techniques. Analyzes sine waves, transformers, transformer connections and power factor for single phase and three phase electrical systems. Covers three phase balanced systems.

AET 1130
Applied DC Theory
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MAT 1010
Corequisite(s): AET 1135, AET 1150, AET 1155
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 1050

Reviews basic DC theory involving voltage, current, resistance, batteries, magnetism, power and the use of digital meters. Covers troubleshooting techniques and applications of DC circuits. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

AET 1135
Applied DC Lab
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MAT 1010
Corequisite(s): AET 1130, AET 1150, AET 1155
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 1050

Reviews basic DC theory involving voltage, current, resistance, batteries, magnetism, power and the use of digital meters. Engages in troubleshooting techniques and applications of DC circuits in a lab-environment.

AET 1140
Applied AC Theory
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1130, AET 1135, AET 1150, AET 1155
Corequisite(s): AET 1145
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 1060

Reviews basic AC theory involving voltage, current, resistance, reactance, impedance, magnetism, power and the use of digital meters. Discusses operation of inductors, capacitors, and transformers. Discusses troubleshooting techniques and applications of AC circuits.

AET 1145
Applied AC Lab
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1130, AET 1135, AET 1150, AET 1155
Corequisite(s): AET 1140
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 1060

Reviews basic AC theory involving voltage, current, resistance, reactance, impedance, magnetism, power and the use of digital meters. Discusses operation of inductors, capacitors, and transformers. Engages in troubleshooting techniques and applications of DC circuits in a lab environment.

AET 1150
Industrial Logic
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MAT 1010
Corequisite(s): AET 1155, AET 1130, AET 1135
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 1050

Introduces digital logic and relay logic theory and industrial applications of logic circuits. Discusses numbering systems, boolean algebra, circuit simplification techniques, and logic devices such as latches, one-shots, timers, counters, flip flops, and shift registers. Emphasizes the relationship between ladder logic and digital logic and focuses on conversion between both formats. Discusses application and troubleshooting of logic circuits and introduces basic concepts of state machines.

AET 1155
Industrial Logic Lab
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MAT 1010
Corequisite(s): AET 1150, AET 1130, AET 1135
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 1050

Applies digital logic and relay logic theory to industrial circuits in a hands-on setting. Utilizes boolean algebra and circuit simplification techniques when building logic circuits. Implements control circuits with relays, logic gates, and other applicable digital devices. Applies troubleshooting techniques to industrial control circuits.

AET 1250
Industrial Electrical Code
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1060, AET 1140, AET 1145

Covers pertinent topics within the National Electrical Code related to commercial and industrial environments. Covers code related to electrical plans, specifications, wiring and installation methods, feeder load calculations, motor installation, motor controllers, panelboards, hazardous locations, protective devices, and grounding for commercial and industrial applications. Software fee of $18 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

AET 1280
Electric Motor Control
4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1060, AET 1140, AET 1145
Corequisite(s): AET 1285
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 1250

Covers installation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and theory on DC/AC motors, generators, and associated industrial control circuitry. Expands on ladder logic, controls, sensors, motor starters, overloads, and electronic devices used to control and protect DC/AC Machines. Describes three phase systems, transformers, and delta-wye connections. Introduces AC variable speed drives. Supports hands-on labs and projects in AET 1285. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

AET 1285
Electric Motor Control Lab
4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1060, AET 1140, AET 1145
Corequisite(s): AET 1280
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 1250

Covers the proper use of tools and test equipment needed to maintain motors and their controllers. Emphasizes the use of schematics, line diagrams, ladder logic, and wiring diagrams. Covers DC/AC, single phase, and three phase motors. Integrates logic design, motor protection, and wiring of motor control centers. Includes the workings of single phase and three phase transformers including delta and wye configurations. Course Lab fee of $14 for supplies/materials applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies. Software fee of $20 applies.

AET 2010
Manufacturing Technology
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MAT 1010, EGDT 1040 or EGDT 1071 or departmental approval
Corequisite(s): AET 2015

Provides exposure to manufacturing technology and equipment that is used to fabricate industrial components utilizing machine shop technology. Covers safety and basic machining principles on a manual lathe and mill. Presents fundamental concepts of CNC programming and 3D modeling as it relates to a CAD/CAM system. Discusses basics of measuring and cutting tools, and shop mathematics as it relates to manufacturing. Covers fundamental principles from the machinery's handbook.

AET 2015
Manufacturing Technology Lab
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MAT 1010, EGDT 1040 or EGDT 1071 or departmental approval
Corequisite(s): AET 2010

Provides exposure with a hands-on approach to manufacturing technology and equipment that is used to fabricate industrial components utilizing machine shop technology. Covers safety, and basic machining principles on a manual lathe and mill. Presents fundamental concepts of CNC programming and 3D modeling as it relates to a CAD/CAM system. Discusses basics of measuring and cutting tools, and shop mathematics as it relates to manufacturing. Covers fundamental principles from the machinery's handbook to manufacture and assembly.

AET 2110
Industrial Electronics I
4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1280, AET 1285, AET 1250
Corequisite(s): AET 2115
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255

Introduces semiconductor theory. Covers the concepts of PN junctions, transistors, voltage amplifiers, operational amplifiers, diodes, power electronics, and other special semiconductor and industrial electronics. Includes lecture and demonstrations. Course lab fee of $29 for materials applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

AET 2115
Industrial Electronics I Lab
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1280, AET 1285, AET 1250
Corequisite(s): AET 2110
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255

Introduces semiconductor theory. Covers the concepts of PN junctions, transistors, operational amplifiers, voltage amplifiers, diodes, and other special semiconductor and industrial electronic components. Includes practical hands-on labs. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 applies.

AET 2150
Introduction to Fluid Power Systems
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115
Corequisite(s): AET 2155

Covers the fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems used in industrial applications. Studies pumps, motors, directional and flow control valves, cylinders, transmission, and fluids. Emphasizes maintenance, safety, and environmental problems. Examines troubleshooting techniques and blueprint/print reading. Course Lab fee of $15 for supplies/materials applies. Lab access fee of $45 computers applies.

AET 2155
Introduction to Fluid Power Systems Lab
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115
Corequisite(s): AET 2150

Covers the fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems used in industrial applications. Studies pumps, motors, directional and flow control valves, cylinders, transmission, and fluids. Emphasizes maintenance, safety, and environmental problems. Examines troubleshooting techniques and blueprint/print reading. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 applies.

AET 2160
Industrial Electronics II
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115
Corequisite(s): AET 2165

Explains the theory and operation of industrial solid state thyristor devices, power circuits, integrated circuits, and DC/AC electronic motor controls. Covers basic electronic components found in variable speed drives. Introduces stepper and servo motor theory. Includes lecture and demonstration. Course Lab fee of $11 for materials applies. Lab access fee of $45 computers applies.

AET 2165
Industrial Electronics II Lab
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115
Corequisite(s): AET 2160

Teaches the theory and operation of industrial solid state thyristor devices, power circuits, integrated circuits, and DC/AC electronic motor controls. Emphasizes practical application of electronics found in variable speed drives. Implements stepper and servo motors. Includes hands-on labs. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 applies.

AET 2250
Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers--PLCs
4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1280, AET 1285, AET 1250
Corequisite(s): AET 2255
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 2110, AET 2115

Covers the theory, programming, and industrial control system applications of small and medium sized programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Studies basic maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and programming instructions / techniques for industrial PLCs. Concentrates on interfacing analog and digital I/O to the PLC. Covers human machine interface (HMI) configuration, programming and PLC integration. Includes lecture, demonstration, print reading, and industry examples. Course lab fee of $90 for equipment applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies.

AET 2255
Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers--PLCs Lab
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 1280, AET 1285, AET 1250
Corequisite(s): AET 2250
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): AET 2110, AET 2115

Covers the theory, programming, and industrial control system applications of small and medium-sized programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Examines basic maintenance, programming, and troubleshooting techniques for industrial PLCs. Covers human-machine interface (HMI) configuration, programming, and PLC integration. Includes PLC communications via serial and industrial Ethernet. Includes hands-on labs and projects. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 applies.

AET 2270
Industrial Programmable Automation Controllers--PACs
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115
Corequisite(s): AET 2275

Introduces the theory and application of advanced industrial programmable automation controller (PAC) instructions, user-defined data types, add-on instructions, and advanced programming techniques. Studies PAC programming languages including ladder logic and function block pertaining to industrial control applications. Covers theory related to PAC integration of devices to variable speed drives, analog / digital sensors, and encoders. Includes advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming concepts and introduces basic concepts of programmable safety relays. Includes lecture and demonstration. Course lab fee of $90 for equipment applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

AET 2275
Industrial Programmable Automation Controllers--PACs Lab
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115
Corequisite(s): AET 2270

Covers the implementation and application of advanced industrial programmable automation controller (PAC) instructions, user-defined data types, add-on instructions, and advanced programming techniques. Develops PAC programs using ladder logic and function blocks to control systems and machines. Covers PAC integration of devices to variable speed drives, sensors, and encoders. Implements advanced human-machine interface (HMI) programming. Integrates programmable safety relays into class projects. Includes hands-on labs and projects. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 applies.

AET 2280
Process Control Instrumentation
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115
Corequisite(s): AET 2285

Covers basic theory on measuring process variables such as temperature, pressure, level, and flow. Discusses open loop and closed loop control including PID loops. Introduces instrumentation maintenance, installation, and device specifications. Discusses basic calibrations, safety instruments and standards, classified areas, and intrinsically safe systems. Presents competency in process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID). Covers HART and modbus communications in industrial instrumentation.

AET 2285
Process Control Instrumentation Lab
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115
Corequisite(s): AET 2280

Implements process control instrumentation on class projects. Integrates open loop and closed loop control including PID loops with industrial instrumentation and a PLC. Explores basic calibrations, safety instruments and standards, classified areas, and intrinsically safe systems. Implements process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) on industrial systems. Integrates HART and modbus communications into applicable industrial projects. Covers programming and troubleshooting of industrial instruments in a hands-on environment. Course lab fee of $90 applies. Lab access fee of $45 applies.

AET 281R
Cooperative Work Experience
1 to 8 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Approval of Department Chair

Provides paid on-the-job work experience that relates to the electrical and automation field. Implements and executes goals/learning objectives based on the job description from their work assignment. Reports on goals and learning objectives at the end of the experience. Work experience, the related class, and enrollment are coordinated by the AET Cooperative Coordinator. May be graded credit/no credit. May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits toward graduation

AET 285R
Cooperative Correlated Class
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Approval of Department Chair

Designed to identify on-the-job problems and to remedy those problems through in-class discussion and study. Focuses on preparing for, participating in, and utilizing the experiences available from working in a cooperative education/internship program. May be graded credit/no credit. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits toward graduation.

AET 2900
Capstone Project
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2010, AET 2015

Integrates the concepts of Automation and Electrical Technology curriculum into a semester-long project that will be designed, built, and presented at the Engineering Technology Fair.

AET 291R
Special Topics in Industrial Systems
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): AET 2250, AET 2255, AET 2110, AET 2115

Explores special topics in the electrical, power, and automation fields. Offers topics depending on demand and industry needs. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation. Lab access fee of $45 applies.