College Credit Courses
Prerequisite: EST 1603. This course explores and teaches the basics of process control and automated manufacturing processes. Topics include programmable logic controllers, discrete and analog I/O, PID loops, materials handling processes, automated three-state conveyor applications, physical, chemical and electronic principles necessary for sensors to measure or detect changes in the process physical phenomena. This course also examines the benefits realized using computer integrated manufacturing as applied to a production or assembly process. Five contact hours: four lecture hours, one laboratory hour. A.S., A.A.S.