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Technical Program - Advanced Automation and Control Technology - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

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Technical Program

Advanced Automation and Control Technology (CRT.AAC)


Graduates of this certificate will have developed the knowledge to integrate software with hardware in the Industrial Automation environment.  Computer logic, basic programming skills, fundamentals of networking and controlling a process with instrumentation will be emphasized.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.

For more information contact:
Gary Lindley
(217) 234-5246

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
PLC 040
Fundamentals of DC and AC, methods of analysis, capacitance, inductance, magnetism, simple transients, and transformers. Analysis of circuits using a variety of theorems and reasoning. Multisim software is utilized to simulate methods of analysis.

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Fundamentals of Instrumentation
EET 057
This course is designed to provide a technical foundation for system design, systems implementation, hardware and software procurement, and computing resource management.

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Computer Systems Architecture *
PLC 050
This course covers basic PLC operation and programming using RsLogix 500 software and Allen Bradley SLC 5/0x processors. Topics include: Serial and Ethernet communications, Basic ladder design, Input-Output, Timers, Counters, Batch Processes, Shift registers, Sequencers, Word compare, Math, and hardware. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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CIS 156
Familiarizes the student with techniques and problem-solving aids necessary for the solution of computer programming. The exercises will use a programming language to develop the skills needed for solving problems. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Computer Logic *
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Second Semester
EET 063
Fundamentals of programming for industry, with emphasis in problem-solving industrial applications. Writing and modifying programs with industrial applications are completed. Connectivity using micro-controllers and interface logic boards are also demonstrated. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Industrial Computer Systems
EET 066
This course covers material needed to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association Net+ and Electronics Technicians Association CNST exam. Topics include an in-depth look at data transmission and covers basic telephony, LAN, Satellites, modems, error control and data security.

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Data Communications *
PLC 060
This course covers advanced topics of the Allen Bradley SLC 50/x series PLCs operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley SLC-5/0x PLCs. Topics include Analog I/O (Scaling, Ramping, PID), advance Math, Data handling instruction, and program flow. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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EET 075
This course covers basic HMI operation and programming using Wonderware - InTouch software. Topics include: Designing HMI windows, interfacing to the PLC, basic animation, using and creating logic scripts, using DDE, setting alarms, charts and trending, and security.

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Total Program Hours: 24

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