SAU Tech offers the A.A.S. in General Technology along with four emphasis tracks within the General Technology degree: mechanical maintenance, automated and robotic engineering, supply chain management, and welding process specialist.
The General Technology degree allows you the flexibility to design a program of technical coursework that meets your current or future employment needs. All four emphasis track areas prepare you to enter the workforce as specialized technicians to work at various levels in a manufacturing setting to provide the support and management needed to keep machines and production operations running smoothly. In addition, all four tracks transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics: Industrial Technology Option degree at SAU.
Automated & Robotic Engineering
Automated and robotic technology in today’s workplace calls for individuals who are highly skilled in automated machine programming, operation, and problem solving. The engineering program prepares technicians who troubleshoot, wire, repair, maintain, program, and control large automated and robotic systems found in industrial and manufacturing Industries worldwide. Program content is based on industrial robotic certification modules through FANUCRobotic, the world’s largest manufacturer of robotic equipment and software. Whether it is diagnosing and quickly solving problems so production flow is maintained or assisting engineers in the development and modification of new and existing designs, you will be prepared for a career that is set to grow as technology advances.
Industrial maintenance is a rapidly changing field as industry makes high-tech advances into the 21st century. The Mechanical Maintenance Technology program was developed in partnership between SAU Tech and maintenance professionals from local area industries to address this trend. This program prepares the student for entry into the general industrial maintenance field. Courses provide skills in basic electrical circuits, electric motor controls, machining, welding, fluid power, welding, maintenance management, predictive maintenance, quality control, and production planning. Most courses involve hands-on experience with up-to-date, high-technology equipment found in current manufacturing operations. As part of the curriculum, students have the opportunity to receive OSHA, Forklift, and NCCER Core certifications recognized world-wide by potential employers.
Supply Chain Management
The Supply Chain Management program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the areas of logistics, inventory control, materials management, distribution, and operations management. Students will learn purchasing, material handling, warehousing, product management, storage and distribution, and inventory control. The field of logistics management includes occupations such as supervisors and/or managers of transportation, storage, and/or distribution; helpers, laborers, and/or hand material movers; transportation/machine and vehicle material movers; and freight forwarding. By focusing on efficiency, logistics managers reduce costs in many areas and add value to the bottom line. Students have the opportunity to be certified by MSSC as a Certified Logistic Technician as well as certification in enterprise software management by learning logistics software used by local employers in the movement, storage, control, and information flow of product.
Welding Process Specialist
Welding Processes is a complex engineering discipline that involves aspects of welding techniques, procedures, application of welding to problems involving materials science, design, inspection, fabrication of metals, production specifications, planning, and engineering principles.
The welding process specialist establishes welding procedures to guide production and welding personnel in the manufacturing environment, including the evaluation of new developments in the welding field for possible application to current welding problems or production processes. This program builds on the skills obtained on the technical certificate earned in the SAU Tech Welding Academy. The Welding Process Specialist emphasis at SAU Tech will transfer to SAU’s engineering physics program and is one of only two such programs in the United States leading to a career in welding engineering.