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Automation and Electrical Technology, 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: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  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 EXSC 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 AET or related courses (1000 level or higher) 16
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
  Electives (1000 level or higher) 9

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 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
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0) 3
MAT 1030 or STAT 1040 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning or Introduction to Statistics or College Algebra or College Algebra for Business 3
HIST or POLS Any approved US History class 3
BB Any approved Biology 3
EART Any AET or related course (1000 level or higher) 5
  Semester total: 17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
PP Any approved Physical Science 3
HH Any approved Humanities 3
EART Any AET or related course (1000 level or higher) 5
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
SS/BEH Any approved Social/Behavioral Science 3
EART Any AET 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
EXSC 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 60


Engineering Technology

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