Automation and Instrumentation Technologies

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Automation and Instrumentation Technologies

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms including 1 summer),

Certification
OSHA 10-General Industry; 50+ High Voltage Arc Flash; Residential Voltage Arc Flash; Rigging, Lifting and Cribbing; JSEA-Job Safety and Environmental Analysis; Adult First Aid with CPR; Forklift Class 1, 3, 4, 5, 7; National Career Readiness Certificate.

The Automation and Instrumentation Technologies program prepares students for a broad range of careers in the industrial automation and process control sector of industry using industry-guided curriculum combined with practical hands-on labs.

Graduates of this program will be exposed to and have experience with a broad, yet industry-specific, range of technologies and processes that will ensure they are well-rounded technically and will have the foundational knowledge and versatile skill set necessary to continue to learn and succeed in industry today.

Career opportunities: Controls technician, electrical and instrumentation (E & I) technician, controls engineer, process technician, automation technician, application engineer, technical salesperson.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

ELE-364

Basic Electrical Circuits

4

MAT-232

Applied Industrial Math for Technicians

3

MAT-234

Applied Electrical Math for Technicians

1

IND-156

Microcomputers for the Trades OR

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

 

IND-167

Torqueing and Tensioning

1

ATR-300

Mechanical Drive Systems I

2

 

 

13

Term 2-Spring

PHY-180

Applied Physics I OR

2

PHY-190

Physics I OR

 

PHY-120

Introductory Physics

 

ELT-224

Motors and Transformers

5

ATR-136

Programmable Logic Controllers for Manufacturing

4

ATR-310

Industrial Controls

5

 

 

16

Term 3-Summer

IND-196

Fundamentals of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

5

ATR-316

Instrumentation & Control Devices

2

ATR-319

Process Control I

4

 

 

11

Term 4-Fall

ELE-365

Industrial Writing

3

ATR-254

PLC Integration

4

ATR-327

Process Control II

4

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Communication Course

3

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Humanities or History/Cultures Course

3

 

 

17

Term 5-Spring

ATR-323

Mechatronics I

2

ATR-201

Automation & Instrumentation Capstone

4

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

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Communication Course

3

 

 

12

Total program credit hours

69

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