This course is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of first three layers of the seven layer OSI Model. A particular focus will be the hardware and addressing requirements in an Ethernet network, and how this communication protocol applies to industrial control systems.

This course is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of electronic/electrical theory to students preparing for entry level employment in the fields of industrial electrical maintenance and industrial process automation. Areas of focus will be the theory related to AC, DC, Solid State and Digital circuits. The students will apply instruction received in the classroom to the construction, analysis and troubleshooting of circuits in a laboratory setting. This course is not designed to provide the level of expertise required to design, build or troubleshoot electronic circuits to the component level.

This course was created to track ECM first semester attendance.

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The course is a "Hybrid" or "Blended" course with the majority of the learning environment traditional in-class lectures and hands on lab work but also includes Web-based learning activities to complement face-to-face work. This course covers the general fundamentals of machine control utilizing pneumatics and electro-pneumatics.   Concentrates on pneumatic systems, control devices and actuators related to machine control with practical applications involving robotic workcells, pick and place robots, parts handlers, motion control and interfacing of air and electrical circuits.