2014-15 Catalogs

Minor in Electro-Mechanical Systems

A minor in Electro Mechanical Systems will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic power systems as well as the Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers that are used to manage these systems. The new state-of-the-art laboratory facility provides hands-on applications with all of these systems and devices.

This technology is used extensively in modern occupations surrounding alternate energy, environmental science, process automation, and the construction, transportation, medical, entertainment, and military sectors. This minor is very advantageous to students majoring in these disciplines as well as those involved with computer science, physics, business, and management information systems.

To obtain a minor in a degree or concentration in the Department of Technology, students must take at least nine credits in the minor beyond those used in their major, technical or professional courses in another degree in the Department of Technology, or another minor.

Students can obtain only one minor in a degree or concentration in the Department of Technology, and that minor cannot be in another concentration in their degree.

Only six transfer credits can be used toward a minor in a degree or concentration in the Department of Technology and they must be equivalent to courses in the minor. Transfer courses are subject to review by the minor advisor and subject matter expert.

Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by a vote of the Department faculty.

Minimum of 18 credit hours taken from the list of courses below monitored by a faculty advisor in the Department. The student must declare the minor. Admission to the minor will require the completion of at least 24 credits in the student's major with a grade point average of 2.0. Successful completion of the minor will require a grade point average of 2.0 in the courses making up the minor.

ITP 210 - Technical Writing3
ITT 221 - Power and Energy Processing3
ITT 282 - Computer Aided Design (CAD)3
ITT 323 - Fluid Power3
ITT 425 - Applied Process Control Engineering3
ITT 427 - Applied Automation Engineering3