Automation Systems Specialist

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Automation Systems Specialist

  • Description: Integration is a key word in advanced technologies: combining different automated equipment, such as robots, into coordinated systems that complete specific tasks like loading/unloading machines, sorting, inspecting, and assembling parts. The automation engineering technologies program trains students to be systems specialists. Concentration of abilities for installing and operating robots and other industrial material handling and processing technologies, as well as engineer and program equipment for systems integration. A graduate may go on to become a systems design technician, factory sales/service representative, applications engineer, installation supervisor, systems integrator or production supervisor.

Automation Systems Specialist  Program Outcomes     
Program Measurements Used
Comparison DataContinuous Improvement
1. Apply math, science, and technology principles to solve problems.Students performances in two mathematics courses in the program MTHM 121 and MTHM 122 were assessed through class tests and final examinations75% students earned “C” or better in MTHM 121 and only 60% students earned “C” or better in MTHM 122 

Math performance is about the national average in similar programs

No change is required in the course content at this time.
2.  Communicate effectively in an industrial/engineering/ manufacturing environment.


ENGL162 and

AETC 231 outcomes,

Laboratory participation, exams,

Employer Survey
65% students demonstrated performance at “C” or better level in English courses Graduates and  employers admit weakness in oral and written communications To be determined
3.  Think logically and critically.

TECN111 outcomes,

Employer survey
 80% or higher met this outcomeEmployer survey indicated satisfaction.No change is needed at this time.
4. Accurately measure and record values using common precision measuring equipment.

Correlates to course outcomes in TECN131

 80% or higher met this outcomeComparable to similar programs in CAMNo change is needed at this time.
5. Program robots and programmable logic controllers effectively, efficiently and safely

Correlates to course outcomes in

AETC 111,

AETC 121,

AETC 231
Data being gathered

6. Apply voltage conversions, isolation techniques, and signal conditioning necessary to communicate among various forms of industrial equipment.

Correlates to course outcomes in

AETC 211,

AETC 231
Data being gathered

7. Recognize the need to maintain currency in the Automation Engineering Technology career field.Graduate SurveyData being gathered

8. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior and understand the responsibilities and consequences.Employer SurveyData being gathered


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