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Automation and Electrical Control Technology, Certificate of Proficiency


The Certificate of Proficiency in Automation and Electrical Control Technology provides training for students seeking to develop their skills and knowledge to troubleshoot, wire, repair, adapt, maintain, and control large automated electrical systems found in Industrial and Manufacturing Industries worldwide. This certificate is designed to provide high school students an opportunity to obtain a certificate in a Career and Technical Education field while still enrolled in high school, and stack into certificate and associate degrees at UVU. 

Total Program Credits: 14

Discipline Core Requirements: 23 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing CC 3
  AET 1050 Electrical Math I 3
  AET 1060 Electrical Math II 3
  AET 1130 Introduction to Automation 1
  AET 1135 Introduction to Automation Lab 1
  AET 1140 Applied AC Theory 1
  AET 1145 Applied AC Lab 2
  AET 1150 Industrial Logic 1
  AET 1155 Industrial Logic Lab 1

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 17 credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, with no core course below a 'C-'.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 4 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

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing CC 3
AET 1050 Electrical Math I 3
AET 1130 Introduction to Automation 2
AET 1135 Introduction to Automation Lab 1
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
AET 1140 Applied AC Theory (Block 1) 1
AET 1145 Applied AC Lab (Block 1) 2
AET 1150 Industrial Logic (Block 2) 1
AET 1155 Industrial Logic Lab (Block 2) 1
  Semester total: 5
  Degree total: 14


Engineering Technology

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Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply electrical theory to safely wire, troubleshoot, analyze, repair, and build electrical/electronic systems.
  2. Utilize appropriate test equipment and hand tools to troubleshoot, analyze, repair electrical/electronic systems.
  3. Describe the operation of electrical components, transformers, digital and relay logic in an electrical system.
  4. Apply technical knowledge and skills to safely analyze, assemble, operate, troubleshoot digital systems. 
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