The Automation Maintenance Engineering Technology program prepares the student to diagnose troubleshoot and repair automated manufacturing lines and equipment. The program includes both electrical and mechanical training, but also specific automation maintenance industrial programming including programmable logic controllers (industrial computers) and robotics. Included in the course work are theoretical and hands on training related with Programmable Logic Controllers, Industrial Motor Controls, Power Transmission and Fluid Power. Students completing this program will find careers as electrical maintenance technicians, automation maintenance technicians, maintenance technicians, or controls technicians.  The associate’s degree also prepares students to move into a maintenance supervision role in their career.

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Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies or appropriate score on English Placement Test. 
  • MATH-0915 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra or qualified Math Placement.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Identify, select, and operate appropriate test equipment and tools, and interpret test results to solve problems in a controlled environment.
  2. Use team skills to collaborate and perform in a professional and workman like fashion in a diverse workforce and a dynamic environment to meet organizational goals and objectives.

  3. Apply appropriate Math, Science, and computer skills to support installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.

  4. Utilize effective communication, time management and conflict management skills to propose solutions to technical problems to supervisors and team members.

  5. Diagnose and resolve equipment problems by utilizing good technical assessment skills that include planning, reliability, logical thinking, ability to use drawings, schematics and documentation, and a fundamental understanding of electrical maintenance theory and principles.

  6. Work with a safety-focuses mindset and follow industry safety standards, local regulations, and company policies and procedures. 

  7. Apply the fundamentals of electrical skills to install, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical equipment, such as advanced PLCs, commercial wiring, motors, and motor controls in compliance with the National Electric Code.

  8. Employ cross-functional skills to differentiate between hydraulics/pneumatics, mechanical, and welding systems, and isolate and resolve breakdown(s).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENG-1010 College Composition I 3
ISET-1301 Mechanical/Electrical Print Reading (First 8 Weeks) 3
ISET-1410 Applied Electricity I (First 8 weeks) 3
ISET-1420 Applied Electricity II (Second 8 weeks) 3
ISET-1320 Fundamentals of Fluid Power (Second 8 Weeks) 2
MATH-1190 Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning (or higher Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course) 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ISET-2200 Industrial Motor Controls (First 8 weeks) 3
ISET-2240 Applied National Electric Code (First 8 weeks) 3
ISET-2210 Commercial Wiring (Second 8 weeks) 3
ISET-1340 Industrial Piping and Tubing (Second 8 Weeks) 2
IT-1090 Computer Applications 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Semester
BADM-1050 Professional Success Strategies 3
ISET-1310 Mechanical Power Transmission (First 8 Weeks) 2
ISET-2500 Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance I (First 8 Weeks) 3
ISET-2511 Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance II (Second 8 Weeks) 3
MET-2250 Robotics Operations Certification (Second 8 Weeks) 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
COMM-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG-2151 Technical Writing 3
ISET-2220 Fundamentals of Electronics and Instrumentation (First 8 Weeks) 3
MET-2260 Infrared Robotic Vision 3
PSY-1050 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
DEGR-XXXX Arts and Humanities/Natural Science Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours63

MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics taken prior to Fall 2024 will be accepted to meet mathematics requirement for this program.