• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Automation Controls
  • Course #: ARET1155
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed for persons in the field of automation. Troubleshooting methods are taught and reinforced by wiring state of the art trainers simulating an automated system. Students will learn the principles of automation and controls by examining current industry devices such as smart relays, control circuits, electro-mechanical devices and electrical controlled systems. Students will learn to read and use ladder line control drawings.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Analyze automation devices
Explain control process
Explore servo control systems
Explore non-servo control systems
Identify industrial electrical symbols
Identify electrical control circuit components
Determine open circuits operation
Determine closed circuits operation
Examine fuses with meter
Differentiate relays
Evaluate oscilloscope measurements
Evaluate circuits with meter
Construct ladder logic project
Complete air cylinder trainer project

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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