College Credit Courses
Prerequisites: EST 1352 and EST 1535. This course is an overview of computer integrated manufacturing illustrating the incorporation of newly-developed industrial technology into the manufacturing process, including team coordination, sub-systems, cost/benefits analysis, hardware and software options. This course is also an in-depth study and application of computer integrated manufacturing equipment, including the use of tactile and light sensors, electronic and pneumatic communications and control systems, and material handling equipment, robots, and CNC equipment. The study and use of work-cells for process planning and group technology for the production of products within the same product line will also be covered. Five contact hours: four lecture hours, one laboratory hour. A.S., A.A.S.