The Associate of Applied Science degree in Operations Engineering Technology with a concentration in Automated Manufacturing is designed to enable students to obtain the necessary background to become an effective supervisor or manager in a manufacturing/production setting that uses automated manufacturing processes. Production, logistics, basic design principles, automated manufacturing processes, and the basics in managing manufacturing processes is covered within the program. The program is designed to tie the fundamentals of automated manufacturing with the fundamentals of managing production processes. This program ties into 4-year bachelor degree programs aimed at automated manufacturing.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Related Degrees and Certificates

Program Admissions Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher:
MATH-0965Intermediate Algebra (or appropriate score on Math Placement Test)6
MET-1100Technology Orientation2
Select one of the following:3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Utilize basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database, (i.e., MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  2. Identify and explain basic safety requirements and good safe work habits for working in manufacturing industries.
  3. Apply knowledge of regulated environments, various industry standards including FDA, ISO, and documentation and report writing.
  4. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and display professionalism, and work well in a team environment.
  5. Apply knowledge of basic lean concepts and tools (5 S), including introductory Six Sigma concepts, methods for identifying and eliminating the various forms of waste.
  6. Utilize a working understanding of statistical process controls (SPC) and pre-production approval process (PPAP) to validate both product and process compliance.
  7. Explain and apply Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Program Logic Controller (PLC) programming concepts.
  8. Understand and follow preventative maintenance strategy.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CNST-1750 Construction Safety 3
MATH-1530 College Algebra 2 4
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming 3 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
EET-1220 Circuits and Electronics for Automation 4 3
MET-1410 Computer Aided Manufacturing Processes 3
MET-2140 Manufacturing Automation and Control 3
MET-2250 Robotics Operations Certification 3
MET-2601 3D Solid Modeling 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
MET-2260 Infrared Robotic Vision 3
MET-XXXXElective 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II 5
Honors College Composition II
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology
Honors General Psychology
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
MET-2750 Technical Operations Management 3
MET-2410 Quality Control and Lean Manufacturing 3
MET-XXXXMET Elective 3
PHYS-1210 College Physics I 7 4
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60
2

 MATH-1610 Calculus Ican be used for both MATH-1530 College Algebra and MATH-1540 Trigonometry requirements but an additional 2 credit hours of electives may be needed.

3

IT-2670 C/C++ Programming Language or MET-2550 Engineering Analysis Using MATLAB will be accepted in place of MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming to meet this requirement.

4

EET-1161 Direct Current Circuits may be used to meet this requirement. 

5

COMM-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication may be used to meet this requirement.

6

MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I or MET-2430 Engineering Probability and Statistics may be used to meet this requirement.

7

PHYS-2310 General Physics I may be used to meet this requirement.