Bakersfield College

Industrial Automation - Baccalaureate

Industrial Automation Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science in Industrial Automation is designed to prepare students for optimal success in higher education and technical careers in an environment that will encourage a lifelong pursuit of learning. This degree teaches essential skills that can be put to use as an industrial technician, electronics technician, field service representative, or salesperson. A degree holder will also be considered for potential promotions into supervision and management positions. They will also become valuable additions to technology-focused employers. Teaching and learning strategies will include student- centered, competency-based, and hands-on instruction. In addition, the program will set in place quality customer/technician and employer/employee relationship skills to assure workplace and educational competencies have been met.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • Safely execute technical skills in lab environments that are required for employment in automation industries.
  • Apply problem solving skills to automation design and product development.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for certification in automation programs.

To Achieve the Associate of Science Degree

In addition to the required general education pattern, students must complete the core courses listed below for the Associate of Science in Industrial Automation Degree. Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in this major.

Total Units: 28-29

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
ELET B1 Basic Electronics (DC and AC) 3.0
ELET B4 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
ELET B5 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELET B55a Electric Motors-Controls 3.0
ELET B56 Instrumentation and Process Control 3.0
ELET B58 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELET B61 Telecommunications 3.0
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting & CAD 3.0
STDV B1 Educational Planning 1.0

Electives: Select at least three units from

Course # Name Units
ELET B70 Mechanical Systems 3.0
MFGT B1AB Machine Tool Processes 3.0
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
AUTO B20 Engine Theory, Design and Diagnosis 4.0

Program Course Sequence

Semester One (14 units—suggested GE listed)

Course # Name Units
ELET B1 Basic Electronics (DC and AC) 3.0
ELET B5 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
POLS B1 American Government: National, State and Local 3.0
MATH B1A Precalculus I 4.0
STDV B1 Educational Planning 1.0

Semester Two (16 units—suggested GE listed)

Course # Name Units
ELET B4 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
ELET B56 Instrumentation and Process Control 3.0
ENGL B1a Expository Composition 3.0
ART B4 Two-Dimenional Design 3.0
PHYS B2A General Physics—Mechanics and Heat 4.0

Semester Three (15 units—suggested GE listed)

Course # Name Units
ELET B58 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELET B61 Telecommunications 3.0
CRPS B5 Plant Science 3.0
HIST B17A History of the United States 3.0
COMM B5 Rhetoric and Argumentation 3.0

Semester Four (16 units—it may be a range)

Course # Name Units
ELET B55A Electric Motors-Controls 3.0
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 2.0
PSYC B1A General Psychology 3.0
COMM B8 Small Group Communication 3.0
PHED varies 1.0
ELET B70 Mechanical Systems 3.0
or
MFGT B1AB Machine Tool Processes 3.0
or
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
or
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
or
AUTO B20 Engine Theory, Design and Diagnosis 4.0