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Automation and Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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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: 65

General Education Requirements: 14 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  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  2
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 51 Credits
  AET 1050 Electrical Math I 2
  AET 1060 Electrical Math II 2
  AET 1130 Applied DC Theory 1
  AET 1135 Applied DC 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
  AET 1250 Industrial Electrical Code 2
  AET 1280 Electric Motor Control 4
  AET 1285 Electric Motor Control Lab 4
  AET 2110 Industrial Electronics I 4
  AET 2115 Industrial Electronics I Lab 2
  AET 2250 Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers--PLCs 4
  AET 2255 Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers--PLCs Lab 2
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
or EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks  
  EGDT 1200 Mechanical Drafting and Design 3
Choose 12 Credits from the Following Options: 12
  AET 2010 Manufacturing Technology (1)  
  AET 2015 Manufacturing Technology Lab (2)  
  AET 2150 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems (2)  
  AET 2155 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems Lab (1)  
  AET 2160 Industrial Electronics II (2)  
  AET 2165 Industrial Electronics II Lab (1)  
  AET 2270 Industrial Programmable Automation Controllers--PACs (2)  
  AET 2275 Industrial Programmable Automation Controllers--PACs Lab (1)  
  AET 2280 Process Control Instrumentation (2)  
  AET 2285 Process Control Instrumentation Lab (1)  
  AET 281R Cooperative Work Experience (1)  
  AET 2900 Capstone Project (3)  
  AET 291R Special Topics in Industrial Systems (3)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 65 semester credits
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, with no core course below a 'C-'.
  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
AET 1050 Electrical Math I 2
AET 1130 Applied DC Theory (1st Block) 1
AET 1135 Applied DC Theory Lab (1st Block) 1
AET 1150  Industrial Logic (1st Block) 1
AET 1155 Industrial Logic Lab (1st Block) 1
AET 1140 Applied AC Theory (2nd Block)  1
AET 1145 Applied AC Theory Lab (2nd Block)  2
EGDT 1040 OR 1071 Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD / SolidWorks) 3
Behavioral Science, Social, or Political Science   3
  Semester Total 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
AET 1280 Electric Motor Control  4
AET 1285 DC & AC Machines Lab  4
AET 1250 Industrial Applications of the NEC (1st Block) 2
AET 1060 Electrical Math II 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing  3
  Semester Total 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
AET 2250  Intdustrial Programmable Logic Controllers  4
AET 2255 Intdustrial Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 2
AET 2110  Industrial Electronics I 4
AET 2115 Industrial Electronics I Lab 2
BIOL 1010   3
Physical Education, Health, Safety, or Environment Course   2
  Semester Total 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Electives: Complete 12 credits from the following courses
AET 2270 Industrial PACs 2
AET 2275 Industrial PACs Lab 1
AET 2280 Process Control Instrumentation  2
AET 2285  Process Control Instrumentation Lab  1
AET 2160  Industrial Electronics II 2
AET 2165 Industrial Electronics II Lab 1
AET 2150  Industrial Hydrolics and Pneumatics  2
AET 2155 Industrial Hydrolics and Pneumatics Lab 1
AET 291R Special Topics  3
AET 290R Capstone (Spring Only)  3
AET 2010 Manufacturing Technology  1
AET 2015 Manufacturing Technology Lab 2
MECH 2300 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming  3
MECH 2305  Microcontroller Architecture and Programming Lab 2
EGDT 1200  Mechanical Drafting  3
Humanities / Fine Arts    3
  Semester Total 18
  Degree total: 65


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