Code: F_AAS_ELMC

Campus: Larimer Campus

Manufacturing & Energy Technology Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plans (MAPs) are designed by faculty and displayed in a semester format showing the fastest path to finishing your certificate or degree. While this is the ideal, you can take courses as your schedule permits. Contact an academic advisor regarding your scheduling needs.

In most cases, the courses you need are available on your selected campus. However, there may be times to complete courses online or travel to another FRCC campus. Location availability is indicated at the time of registration.

My Academic Plan

Program Mission & Description

What does a manufacturing/energy technician do?

A manufacturing technician applies knowledge of electro-mechanical systems and devices used in the manufacturing or energy industries. Examples of such devices are: electric motors and associated controls; solenoids and relays; electrical generators; pumps; robotic systems; and electrical transformers.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster: Maintenance, Installation and Repair, Manufacturing Production, Production/Process Technology, and Quality Assurance pathways; and the Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy cluster: Power, Structural & Technical Systems pathway.

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My Academic Plan

Career Opportunities

A person in this career path:

* Installs, modifies, calibrates, repairs and maintains electro-mechanical equipment, such as electric generators, electric motors, and associated control systems

* Designs, installs, programs and maintains industrial control systems, including sensors, actuators, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

* Repairs electrical and electronic equipment

* Installs, modifies and maintains solar electric generating systems (photovoltaic)

* Installs, maintains and operates fluid power systems (pneumatic and hydraulic)

Specialty and Similar Careers:

Manufacturing Technician: Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

* Industrial maintenance technician – Applies electro-mechanical skills in the installation, calibration, and repair of industrial equipment.

* Process Technician – Process technicians help design, control, operate and troubleshoot specialized processes that monitor and control pressure, temperature, flow rate, and other process variables in the manufacturing process. Typical industries include pharmaceutical, food processing, energy production, and brewing, and semiconductor manufacturing.

* Field Service Technician – Field service technicians install, repair, and modify equipment at customer locations, rather than in a central manufacturing location.

* Quality Assurance Technician – QA technicians review products, services, and manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with standards of quality.

* Electrical/Electronic Technician – Electronics technicians help design, develop, test, manufacture, install, and repair electrical and electronic equipment such as communication equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and computers. They may be employed in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment.

* Utility Engineering Technician – Utility engineering technicians install and maintain power and communication distribution systems, including transformers, repeaters, wireless communications, and their controls.

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First Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. 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.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MTE 105Safety for Manufacturing Environments

1

MTE 106Print Reading for Manufacturing

3

MTE 130Metrology

3

MAT- GENMathematics:___________

3-4

GEN- SCINatural & Physical Sciences: ___________

4-5

Total Credit Hours:14-17

Second Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELT 106Fundamentals of DC/AC

4

ENY 161Energy Industry Fundamentals

4

EGT 201Engineering Materials

3

COM- GENCommunication:___________

3

ENG- GENEnglish:___________

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELT 107Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics

3

ELT 147Digital Devices I

4

PPT 105Basic Plant Operation

2

PPT 116Instrumentation and Control

3

ELC- LSTApproved Elective List: __________

3

INT- CAPMTE 289 or MTE 280:___________

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELT 205Electronic Troubleshooting I

3

ELT 258Programmable Logic Controllers

3

MTE 135Lean Six Sigma

4

ENY 122Wind Energy and Photovoltaics

3

MTE 238Fluid Power Control

3

INT- CAPMTE 289 or MTE 280:___________

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 64-67