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Code: F_AAS_AETE

Campus: Boulder County Campus

Automation & Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science

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Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Automation & Engineering Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore industries requiring automation, robotics, process control, electro-mechanical, and related troubleshooting skills. This AAS degree program focuses on preparing students for entry-level technician careers with hands-on interaction with devices and systems including electric motors and their controls, solenoids and relays, fluid power systems and controls, pumps and valves, PLCs, industrial robots, sensors and actuators, and other components. Career paths include electro-mechanical technician, robotics technician, automation technician, process and instrumentation technician, industrial maintenance technician, or quality assurance technician. Crossover skills may qualify students for avionics or manufacturing production technician positions.

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First Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MTE 105Safety for Manufacturing Environments

1

MTE 106Print Reading for Manufacturing

3

MAC 101Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MATH MAT 108 or higher, MAT 121

3-4

ELT 106Fundamentals of DC/AC

4

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Semester Note: If the student cannot take all of the First Semester courses, they

should take the recommended math course, otherwise they will not be able to complete the program in 2 years.

Upon completion of MTE 105, MTE 106, MAC 101, MAT 108 or higher, and ELT 106, you should apply for the Manufacturing Fundamentals Certificate.


Second Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELT 254Industrial Wiring

3

ELT 252Motors and Controls

3

GEN EDUCOM 115, COM 125, or MTE 110

3

EIC 168Maintenance Management

1

MIL 101Lifting Devices

1

MTE 238Fluid Power Control

3

IMA 120Industrial Rotating Equipment

3

Total Credit Hours:17
Semester Note: Upon completion of MTE 105, MTE 106, MAC 101, MATH (MAT 108 or higher, MAT 121), ELT 106 (semester 1) and ELT 254, ELT 252, EIC 168, MIL 101, MTE 238, and IMA 120 (semester 2), you should apply for your Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate.

Third Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MTE 135Lean Six Sigma

4

ELT 258Programmable Logic Controllers

3

HVA 235Specialty Refrigeration Units

4

EIC 230Instrument & Process Control II

4

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: The Industrial Automation and Robotics Certificate cannot be started until the student has completed the Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate.

Fourth Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEN EDUPHY 105 or higher

4

ENGLISH ENG 121 or higher, ENG 131

3

CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

ELT 268Robotics Technologies

3

ELT 267Introduction to Robotics

1

CAPSTONE MTE 280/ELT 280 or MTE 289/ELT 289

1

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: Upon completion of MTE 135, ELT 258, HVA 235, EIC 230 (semester 1) and ELT 268 and ELT 267 (semester 2), you should apply for your Industrial Automation and Robotics Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 61-62