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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Industrial Automation Maintenance Technician/Specialist) (2165)

The time when manufacturing was only performed by a long assembly line of workers using hand applications is becoming history. Today lathes, milling machines and other manufacturing equipment are being replaced by computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, programmed to exacting specifications and operated by technicians. Many of today’s production lines are fully automated in clean environments using robotics, electronic controls and computers. Industrial maintenance technicians keep the line moving by monitoring computer-controlled displays, using skills and experience to troubleshoot problems.

Florida Community College’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing program concentrates on these computer-controlled systems and applications. The program combines a general education with professional training in electronics, industrial components, various computer control software and hardware applications, industrial control circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), hydraulics and pneumatics. There are also specialized courses in automated manufacturing systems such as automated process control, which prepares you to work in the food, chemical, paper pulp and pharmaceutical industries.

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce supports existing manufacturing companies and is attracting more. As a result, North Florida’s manufacturing association is investing in resources to train new people for industry. Florida Community College’s strong partnership with local companies has created one of the most comprehensive programs in the country. Throughout your training, you’ll have the opportunity to network with small and large manufacturers in North Florida and possibly become employed while you’re still in school.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Florida has more than 16,000 manufacturers employing more than 400,000 workers, and the demand for more is high. The program you choose today will prepare you for the career you want tomorrow at companies that include: Adcom Wire Company, Advantus Corp., A-Jax Company, American Rubber Technologies, Ameritape, Anchor Glass Container, Anheuser-Busch, Bacardi Bottling, Colomer, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, International Flavor & Fragrance, Mac Paper Converters, Maxwell House Coffee, Medtronic-Xomed, Owens Corning, Rex Corporation, Swisher International, United States Gypsum Company, Vistakon and Walter Lorenz Surgical. hips. We’ll also refer you for internships and job interviews.

Annual Salaries
Entry level wage in industrial machinery and manufacturing in Florida averages $17.10 per hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.

Estimated cost of tuition is $4,250 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Estimated cost of books, materials and fees is $2,200.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Industrial Automation Maintenance Technician/Specialist) (2165)

General Education Courses
  *Mathematics 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
  *Communications – Category B 3
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
EET 1084 Survey of Electronics 3
EET 1140 Industrial Electronics 3
EST 1603 Robotics – Mechanics and Control 4
EST 1542 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 4
EST 1511 Motors and Control Circuits 3
EST 1535 Automated Process Control 3
EST 1700 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
EST 1520 Basics of Instrumentation 3
EST 1531 Human Machine Interface and Systems Graphics 3
EST 1352 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes 4
EST 1540 Industrial Applications Using Programmable Logic Controllers and Robots 4
EST 1632 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 4
EST 1942 Internship 2
  Credit Hours 43

Professional Electives
CET 1630 Fiber, Voice and Data Cabling 3
ETD 1100 Engineering Drawing 3
ETM 2315 Mechanical Devices and Systems 3
EST 2527 Electromechanical Components and
ETM 2317 Drive and Pump Systems 3
ETI 2622 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing 3
EST 1936 Technical Career Exploration 2
  Credit Hours 6

Total Credit Hours: 64

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.

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