Course Descriptions


ASR101 - Introduction to Automated Systems/Robotics Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide instruction on industrial robots and the work cell systems in which they operate. Robots and associated cell equipment will be defined and classified. The advantages and disadvantages of various pieces of equipment and various systems will be discussed. An overview of sensors and programming languages will be provided. Basic accident prevention, and, practices and procedures, as well as human factors associated with robots and automated systems, will also be addressed.

ASR203 - Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and hands-on experience with programmable logic controllers. To round out the student's educational experiences, drum sequence controllers, programmable logic controllers as well as an introduction to programmable industrial computers (PICs) will be covered. Topics of coverage will include coding of information, decision-making concepts, hardware, software, installation 'start-up' maintenance, data highways and selection of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

ASR207 - Fluid Power Applications Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide an introduction to basic theories and principles associated with hydraulic and pneumatic systems. An emphasis on understanding system function, operation, application, maintenance, as well as an overview of troubleshooting techniques will be stressed. Students will actively engage in the construction of circuits and systems and will analyze system performance. Topics of coverage will include force transmission through a fluid, prime movers, energy creators, devices for controlling fluid energy, fluid conditioning, fluid con­ductors, and output devices.