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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Automation & Instrumentation Technician (KAIT)

This program is designed to support a wide variety of Automated Controls and Instrumentation occupations, involving automated systems, instrumentation, measurements, electric motors, controls systems, robotics, mechatronics, and the application of fluid power systems. In addition, this program follows the guidelines of the International Society of Automation, offering related courses that help to support and prepare for the ISA associate CST examination, as an entrance point. This Core Automation will provide the valued skills set required by industries involved in manufacturing, mining, refineries, building automation, renewable energy, and full-on industrial controls systems. The program starts out with a solid foundation of the basic theory, laws, circuits, and fundamentals of AC/DC, solid-state and digital electronics. In addition, the student will learn how to use various test equipment for trouble-shooting and repair of electronic circuits. This course covers electronic components, how they function, and how to test devices. Students learn the skills required of an Automation and Instrumentation Technician to understand, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair modern electronic automated systems. Coverage of industrial data communications is also included, as well as applications, theory and project based programmable logic controllers.


Certificate of Completion: 1,091 Hours


Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 17-3024.01 Robotics Technicians
  • 17-3023.01 Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • 17-3024.00 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • 49-2094.00 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • 49-9012.00 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
  • 49-9071.00 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  • 49-9099.01 Geothermal Technicians

Contact Us:

For more information about this program, please contact us at SATTS@slcc.edu or 801-957-3354. 

Required Courses (1091 Clock Hours)

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KELA 0190
Title Assembly & Soldering
Clock Hours 24
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KET2 0109
Title Applied Electronics Math
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KET2 0102
Title Technical Writing
Clock Hours 18
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KET2 0112
Title DC Electronic
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommend completion of equivalent support courses and/or experience.
Course KET2 0113
Title AC Electronics
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommend completion of equivalent support courses and/or experience.
Course KET2 0114
Title Analog Electronics
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommend completion of equivalent support courses and/or experience.
Course KET2 0119
Title Digital Circuits & Systems
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or experience.
Course KET2 0107
Title Technician Certification
Clock Hours 32
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KET2 0108
Title Test & Measurement Instrumentation
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or experience.
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Prerequisite Recommended Prereq: Word Processing.
Course KAIT 0100
Title National Electrical Code
Clock Hours 12
Semester A
Prerequisite None
Course KAIT 0105
Title Automated Systems
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KAIT 0110
Title Instrumentation and Control Documentation
Clock Hours 12
Semester A
Prerequisite None
Course KAIT 0115
Title Measurement and Control
Clock Hours 72
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KET2 0250
Title Programmable Logic Controllers
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None
Course KAIT 0120
Title Electric Motors and Control Systems
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KAIT 0125
Title Fluid Power Systems
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KAIT 0130
Title Maintenance of Instruments & Systems
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.

Optional Support Courses-Standalone

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KAIT 0135
Title Troubleshooting Automated Systems
Clock Hours 48
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KAIT 0140
Title Industrial Data Communications
Clock Hours 36
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KAIT 0145
Title ISA CST Exam Prep (CST)
Clock Hours 16
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KAIT 0101
Title Introduction to Robotics
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KECT 0151
Title Fiber Optics Installer Certification
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KET2 0176
Title Microcontrollers
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KET2 0173
Title Troubleshooting
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.
Course KEET 0100
Title LabVIEW Basics
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None. Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent experience.

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $2,487.48
  • Student Fees: $163.65
  • Lab Fees: $95.00
  • Books: $1,791.49 - Student required to have books and materials for the first course

Total Estimated Cost: $4,577.62 (subject to change without notice)


Available Class Schedules

Westpointe Center
2150 W. Dauntless Ave. (1000 North)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mon-Thu 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mon-Thu 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Financial Aid

PELL, VA


Requirements

TABE Test Required:

  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.0
  • Ability to distinguish differences in color

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Automation and Instrumentation Technician


COURSE/PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 to 24 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.

Advising Notes

Stand-alone or specific needs - All courses need to have their prerequisites confirmed by the Electronics department. Students must e-mail transcripts, etc., to dept. before registration/scheduling is approved. TABE Levels must be met for all students.


Additional Program Notes

Students can submit requests for prior education and/or work experience for program substitutions and/or waivers. All requests must have official support documentation, transcripts, industry certifications and or work records required. Student should make this request if possible before start of program.


Other

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.