The purpose of this program is to prepare students for postsecondary education and employment in the Automation Technology industry. This four-year course covers the following areas of emphasis:
Lab safety, the engineering design process, power systems, basic automation systems, and basic automation control devices.
This course is a continuation of Automation Technology I. This course provides intermediate automation technology students the ability to further their skills and knowledge levels. Areas of study focus on the integration of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and robotic systems. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.
This course is a continuation of Automation Technology II. This course provides advanced automation technology students with more in-depth skill development. Students will explore the use of robotics, programmable logic controllers, and the principles of automation and how they apply to multiple industries. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment and be prepared for postsecondary education.
This course is offered to students who have achieved all content standards in a program whose desire is to pursue advanced study through investigation and in-depth research. Students are expected to work independently or in a team and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. The supervising teacher will give directions, monitor, and evaluate the students’ topic of study. Coursework may include various work-based learning experiences such as internships and job shadowing, involvement in a school-based enterprise, completion of a capstone project, and/or portfolio development. This course may be repeated for additional instruction and credit.