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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 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)  
  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 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0) 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 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 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:

801-863-6232

Email:

engtech@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/et

Chair:

Tyler Bird

 
 

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 Mechatronics graduates are focused on designing the newest machines and automated systems. The Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology graduates keep industry running by fixing, adapting, programming,integrating, and maintaining  highly technical automated machines and systems.  The Engineering Technology Department uses a hands on engaged learning approach utilizing real industrial equipment. 

 
 

Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology

  • Program Coordinator:  Diana Lundahl
  • Telephone: 801-863-6970
  • Email:  dlundahl@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact:  Danielle Butler
  • Telephone: 801-836-5571
  • Email:  danielle.butler@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor: Chelsey Chalk
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu

 

Advisory Committee:

Jeff Duncan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; Nasir Khan, BD Medical; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Shawn Beck, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Kent Angell, Nestle;; Ryan Park, Precision Automated Technology; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering; Scott Seals, RioTinto; Tom Wright, Syscon Automation Group, LLC; Shane Williams, US Synthetic; Troy Cooley, Chevron; Evan Woody, Elite Automation; Chris Keller, Fiero Fluid Power; William Fitzgerald, JR Automation SetPoint; Joe VanDenBerghe, JR Automation Setpoint; Janet Litley, JR Simplot; Dan Bell, Kimberly- Clark; Dave Thompson, Kimberly- Clark; JR Christensen, Lyly W. Williams Co.; Caleb Rowley, Purple; Mike Hansen, Rockwell Automation

Programs

Four options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), Associate in Science Degree (AS) in Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechatronics Engineering Technology, or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Technology Management.

 
 

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Scott Walker
  • Telephone: 801-863-5671
  • Email:  wwalker@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu 


Advisory Committee:

Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Perter Ranthjen, Autoliv;  Todd Russell, IM Flash; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering

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.

 
 

Faculty

Rawan Al-Nsour(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of Jordan, Ph.D., Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Tyler Bird(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical and Automation, Utah Valley University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.Engr., Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho

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David Dunlop(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, M.M.E., Ph.D. (ABD), University of Utah.

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Mike Elbert(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, MS, Engineering Management, Michigan Tecnological University,

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David Frame(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S.EET, Purdue University, Electronic Engineering, A.S., Electronics/Robotics, Vincennes University, M.S., Technology, Computer Systems, Arizona State University.

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Travis Fraughton(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical Automation & Robotic Technology, Utah Valley Community College.

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Tim  Hakala(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University - Provo; Meng, Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University - Provo

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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



AS, Electronic Technology, Utah Valley State College; B.S., Electronics Engineering, Weber State University.

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Scott Searle(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



Master Electrician

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Robert Simons(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Information Technology, Western Governors University, A.A.S., Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology, Utah Valley University.

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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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