Automated Manufacturing Technician Certificate

The Automated Manufacturing Technician Certificate is offered at LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

Men and women working as Field Service, Petroleum Field Service and Automated Manufacturing Technicians complete highly technical tasks that require advanced training and knowledge. Due to the advancements in electro-mechanical systems, interdisciplinary fields are rapidly developing to address the design, operation and maintenance of products and systems that require a working knowledge of both mechanical and electronic components.

A field service technician installs and maintains oil field service equipment, instrumentation, controls, and electro-mechanical systems. After completing the Field Service technician certificate, a student can choose to enter one of two certificate/degree tracks.

The Petroleum Field Service Technician certificate and degree prepares a student for entry into the Upstream Development side of the Oil and Gas industry with an emphasis in drilling and the supporting systems needed for the completion of Oil and Gas wells. The Automated Manufacturing Technician Certificate and degree prepares a student to enter the industrial automation industry with an emphasis in robotics, programmable logic controls and automatic electromechanical systems.

A fast track program is also available with the Oil Field Service Technician MSA (Marketable Skills Award) that allows students to enter the workforce in as little as one semester. It provides training in Hydraulics/Pneumatics, DC/AC Circuits and Petroleum Instrumentation. This certificate prepares a student to enter the industry as a technician in support of electro-mechanical, petroleum and manufacturing technologies.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CETT 1402 Electricity Principles OR 4
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits  
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics  
MCHN 1302 Print Reading for Machine Trades 3
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

13

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
IEIR 1310 Motor Controls 3
INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives 3
RBTC 1401 Programmable Controllers 4
OSHT 1316 Material Handling 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

13

Third Semester Credits

ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
PTRT 1191 Special Topics in Petroleum Technology/Technician 1

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

4

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
INTC 1341 Principles of Automatic Control 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3
ELMT 2433 Industrial Electronics 4

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

11

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
RBTC 1305 Robotic Fundamentals 3
INMT1 1417 Industrial Automation 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Communication 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

10

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Automated Manufacturing Technician Certificate:

51

  1. Capstone Course
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