Course Catalog

Industry 4.0 Technology, Degree (I4T3)  Degree


Campus Locations: Valdosta

The Associate of Applied Science in Industry 4.0 Technology is designed for students who wish to prepare for a career as an Industry 4.0 technician/specialist. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The Degree teaches skills in mechatronics, computer networking, database applications, manufacturing, and automation. Graduates receive Industry 4.0 skills that qualify them for employment as technicians and specialists in Industry 4.0 technologies such as cyberphysical systems.

Program Outcomes: This program will prepare students for Industry 4.0 by equipping them with the skills to install, program, and troubleshoot various technologies like PLCs, robots, and machine vision systems. They'll learn to develop sustainability plans, establish communication among these technologies, and integrate cyber-physical systems into existing processes. Graduates will be ready to innovate and drive technological advancements in modern industrial settings, to include cyberphysical systems.

Careers: Industry 4.0 Technician or Specialist

Length of Program: 5 Terms

Curriculum Outline (60 hours)
General Core Courses 15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication 3
ENGL 1101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores Co-requisite(s): None Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science - Complete 3 Hours 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
MATH 1111

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Degree Level Math Scores Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours 3
General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours 3
Occupational Courses 45
AUMF 1150

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): AUMF 1120 or IDSY 1120 Co-requisite(s): None Explores basic robotic concepts. Studies robots in typical application environments. Topics include: robot history and fundamentals, robot classification, power sources, robot applications in the workplace, robot control techniques, path control, end of arm tooling, robot operation and robot controllers, controller architecture in a system, robotic language programming, and human interface issues.

3
AUMF 1200

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): None This course will introduce students to the use of microcontrollers within the Industry 4.0 environment and within cyberphysical systems. Specifically, this course will focus on the integration and communication between microcontrollers and other automation technologies during the processes of data acquisition.

2
AUMF 1500

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None In this course, students will explore machine vision technologies. Topics include machine vision software, hardware, and programming. Students will program machine vision technologies to perform basic vision tasks such as identification, sorting, and counting.

3
AUMF 2100

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): AUMF 1100 Co-requisite(s): None This course will explore various design processes used to develop technologies and processes related to cyber-physical systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, financial considerations, selection of design processes, safety considerations, allocation of time and resources, and value-added in terms of capability and effectiveness. Students will successfully design and execute a plan that integrates a cyber-physical system into an existing process.

2
AUMF 2300

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): AUMF 1100 Co-requisite(s): AUMF 2100 This course will provide students with the opportunity to design and build an advanced, multi-stage manufacturing process that includes multiple work cells that incorporate industry 4.0 technologies. Students will also design and implement a sustainable maintenance plan for the project. This course will serve as a capstone project course for the degree, and will be taken in the last semester of the program.

2
AUMF 2400

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): AUMF 1100, AUMF 2100 Co-requisite(s): AUMF 2300 This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a project, product, or process utilizing skills and knowledge of cyberphysical systems and Industry 4.0 technologies developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.

2
BUSN 1410

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): COMP 2000 or COLL 1010 Co-requisite(s): None This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and, collaborating and securing data.

4
COMP 2000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture-3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-Requisites: Program Admission Co-Requisite: None This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.

3
CIST 1001

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.

4
CIST 1401

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): None Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA's broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security.

4
CIST 1601

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.

3
DFTG 1170

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This class is an introduction to an inquiry-based, iterative approach to three-dimensional laser scanning, rapid prototyping technologies, laser machining, and CNC machining. Students use R&D methods to produce and refine digital 3D product designs and manufacture prototypes. Lab fee required.

3
IDSY 1120

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.

4
IDSY 1220

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course provides for hands on development of operational skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial control systems and automated equipment. Topics include data manipulation, math instructions, introduction to HMI, analog control, and troubleshooting discrete IO devices.

4
AUMF 1100

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): None This course will introduce students to the concepts of cyber-physical systems including, but not limited to, competencies involving manufacturing, automation, computer science, Industry 4.0, sensor technologies, digital twins, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. This course will be the first course taken in the degree program.

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