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Manufacturing Factory Automation

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Factory Automation technicians operate, maintain, repair and install automated production equipment used through manufacturing. In addition to the traditional mechanical and electrical skills, modern production requires digital, programmable skills such as robotic programming, sensor technology and the use of Programmable Logic Controllers.This certificate provides foundational mechanical andelectrical skills for entry level jobs in maintenance, repairand installation of manufacturing production equipment.Program completers will be employable as a maintenance mechanic trainee or helper, and as a building maintenancetrainee. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) credential in Maintenance Awareness.    
     
This certificate provides foundational mechanical and electrical skills for entry level jobs in maintenance, repair     
and installation of manufacturing production equipment. Program completers will be employable as a maintenance mechanic trainee or helper, and as a building maintenance trainee. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) credential in Maintenance Awareness.    
     
 

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

727

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

38 CH
Manufacturing Tech TC1
340MFGT 111
Machining Processes I 3
This course is an introduction to machine tools and metal-cutting processes used in manufacturing. Students complete projects that require precision layout, set-up, machining, and inspection. These projects require students to perform various operations on engine lathes, drill presses and power saws. Students are also prepared to take the NIMS Level 1 Measurement, Materials and Safety test, and the MSSC Safety test. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 099 by COMPASS Reading (50-64), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
340MFGT 145
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) 3
Students will study aspects of automated assembly and process control, including programmable controllers, computer assisted part programming, CAD/CAM systems computerized instrumentation and robotics. This course stresses a systems approach and how hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical components function together as a system. Troubleshooting automation is a major activity of this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 291 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 151
Introduction to Welding 3
This is a beginning welding course that teaches basic welding skills that lead to an American Welding Society qualification Gas Metal Arc Welding (GNAW or MIG). Topics include metallurgy, welding processes, welding safety, and steel designations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 152
Intermediate Welding 3
This is a second welding course that teaches basic welding skills that lead to an American Welding Society (AWS) qualification in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (BTAW or TIG) and/or Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or Stick). In addition to teaching the theory and practice of GTAW and SMAW welding processes, the course including training in welding with a FANUC robot, resistance welding and torch work. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 151, or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 191
Industrial Electricity 4
A study of DC and AC electricity as applied to industrial circuits. The topics include: fundamentals of circuit analysis, single and three phase circuits; and parameters, safety issues in industrial electricity, such as current, voltage and power and troubleshooting methods using test equipment. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 and Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 253
Pneumatics 3
Study of the basic principles of pneumatics with emphasis on schematics, valves, actuators, compressors, instrumentation, applications, and troubleshooting. Course also includes the use of supplier catalogs and technical manuals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 98 and Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 255
Industrial Hydraulics 3
This course is a study of basic principles of hydraulics. The topics in this course include schematic interpretation, valves, actuators, compressors, line sizing, fluid viscosity and reservoir capacity. This course will also includes the use of supplier catalogs and technical manuals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 98 AND Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 291
Programmable Logic Controllers 3
This course covers the basic concepts and skills needed to program and use programmable logic controllers (PLC's) in automated systems in industry. The topics include an overview of basic terminology, ladder logic programming, memory structure, and processing. Students will use PLC's to control electro-mechanical devices, pneumatic actuators, and other industrial components. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 191 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 292
Principles of Mechanisms 3
This course covers the basic principles of industrial mechanisms. The motion characteristics of drive mechanisms, bearings, lubricants, cams, gears, pulleys are covered in the context of manufacturing processes and factory automation. Troubleshooting and maintenance procedures used in industrial settings are stressed throughout. Students completing the course will be prepared to earn the Manufacturing Skill Standard Council's Maintenance Awareness module of the Certified Production Technician credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 295
Electrical Motor Controls 3
A study of different types of electrical motor controls as they are applied to industrial circuits. The topics include safety issues, instrumentation, and the interpretation of line diagrams. An overview of different types of motor controls is also provided. The student will be able to troubleshoot and repair problems associated with different motor control applications of the industry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 191 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 125-1
Introductory Statistics 4
Basic descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, mode, mean and standard deviation. Permutations, combinations, probability rules and Bayes Theorem. Binomial and normal distributions. Basic inferential statistics including sampling theory, confidence intervals for means and proportions, test of hypotheses. Chi-square distribution. Introduction to correlation and regression. Includes at least one hour per week using computers in statistical application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99; or COMPASS PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99), ALGEBRA (43-99), and College ALGEBRA (1-50); or ACT Math (min. 21); or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16); or ALGEBRA Placement Test Waiver, or Consent of Dept.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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Program Elective Requirements

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Focus Electives

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