Mission Critical Operations – Operations Technology (AAS) A40430O

The Mission Critical Operations – Operations Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment in a wide range of positions in information technology (IT), operations technology (OT), and maintenance with a concentration on site operations. Course work includes the development of a student’s ability to maintain technically sophisticated systems for business continuity and near continuous uptime using engineering, information technology, industrial management and maintenance skills. The course work emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills required to sustain high availability national security interests and includes instruction in electromechanical systems, networking, automation, cybersecurity, emergency management and systems integration.

Graduates should qualify for employment as entry-level technicians with businesses, industries, educational systems, and governmental agencies in national critical infrastructure areas including, but not limited to, communications, emergency services, energy, financial services, healthcare, operations technology, and transportation. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-120 - HVACR Maintenance 1 3 2 summer
ATR-112 - Intro to Automation 2 3 3 fall
BAT-111 - Building Automation Systems 1 3 2 fall
EGR-111 - Engineer Comp and Careers 2 2 3 fall, spring
EGR-131 - Intro to Electronics Tech 1 2 2 fall, spring
ELC-117 - Motors and Controls 2 6 4 fall, spring
ELC-233 - Energy Management 2 2 3 summer
ELC-250 - Critical Power Systems 3 3 4 fall, spring
ISC-112 - Industrial Safety 2 0 2 spring
MCO-110 - Introduction to Mission Critical Operations 2 2 3 fall
MCO-115 - Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure 2 2 3 fall
MCO-210 - Critical Site Operations 2 2 3 spring
MNT-222 - Industrial Sys Schematics 1 2 2 spring
NET-125 - Introduction to Networks 1 4 3 spring
PCI-171 - Fieldbus Systems 3 3 4 fall
SEC-110 - Security Concepts 2 2 3 spring

Major Electives: Select 3 hours

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BAT-251 - Building Automation Controls 2 3 3 spring
WBL-111 - Work-Based Learning I 0 10 1 fall, spring, summer
WBL-112 - Work-Based Learning I 0 20 2 fall, spring, summer
WBL-121 - Work-Based Learning II 0 10 1 fall, spring, summer
WBL-122 - Work-Based Learning II 0 20 2 fall, spring, summer

Total Major Hours: 49

General Education Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer

Communications:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-110 - Introduction to Communication 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
HUM-110 - Technology and Society 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-121 - Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 3 fall
MAT-171 - Precalculus Algebra 3 2 4 fall, spring, summer

Total General Education Hours: 16-17

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
ATR-112 - Intro to Automation 2 3 3 fall
BAT-111 - Building Automation Systems 1 3 2 fall
EGR-111 - Engineer Comp and Careers 2 2 3 fall, spring
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MCO-110 - Introduction to Mission Critical Operations 2 2 3 fall
MCO-115 - Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure 2 2 3 fall
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EGR-131 - Intro to Electronics Tech 1 2 2 fall, spring
ISC-112 - Industrial Safety 2 0 2 spring
MCO-210 - Critical Site Operations 2 2 3 spring
MNT-222 - Industrial Sys Schematics 1 2 2 spring
NET-125 - Introduction to Networks 1 4 3 spring
SEC-110 - Security Concepts 2 2 3 spring

Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ELC-233 - Energy Management 2 2 3 summer

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AHR-120 - HVACR Maintenance 1 3 2 summer
ELC-117 - Motors and Controls 2 6 4 fall, spring
ELC-250 - Critical Power Systems 3 3 4 fall, spring
PCI-171 - Fieldbus Systems 3 3 4 fall

Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-66

Testimonial

“It was time I finished something I started.”

Jamie Hamrick
Class of 2018

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