Mechatronics is a multifaceted field that utilizes many areas of mechanics including electronics, automation, computers, hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, electrical systems, and mechanical systems. The Mechatronics program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level technicians, and emphasizes extensive practical experience in both theory and laboratory settings using mock-up equipment and assemblies similar to those found in industry. Instruction advances many of the concepts learned in the first year Industrial Mechanics/Millwright (IMM) portion of the program and includes theory, troubleshooting, and hands-on application in mechatronics, programmable logic controllers, pneumatics, AC and DC electrical systems, hydraulics, and motor control. Successful completion of the first two semesters of the IMM technical certificate program or permission of the instructor is required to enroll in the Mechatronics program. The second year of the program leads to an Advanced Technical Certificate in Mechatronics and is intended to advance the skills learned in the one year IMM Intermediate Technical Certificate program.
Successful completion of each semester or permission of the instructor is required to continue into successive semesters. Placement in specific English and Math courses is determined by the college placement assessments.
Current industry professionals may enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis and with the instructor's permission.
|MM-150||Industrial Mechanics I||8|
|MM-151L||Industrial Mechanics Lab I||5|
|MCTE-106||Technical Mathematics for Industrial Mechanic/Millwright; HVAC; Welding||3|
|MM-152||Industrial Mechanics II||7|
|MM-152L||Industrial Mechanics Lab II||5|
|Fundamentals for Writing
or English Composition
|MECH-210L||Mechatronics Lab I||4|
|MECH-211||Programmable Logic Controllers I||3|
|ATEC-117||Occupational Relations and Job Search||2|
|MECH-220||Advanced Mechatronics II||4|
|MECH-220L||Advanced Mechatronics Lab II||4|
|MECH-221||Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers II||3|
- AAS Institutionally Designated
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Adhere to safety, health and environmental rules and regulations.
- Selection and safe use of hand and power tools.
- Accurately use precision measurement tools.
- Install and test components in a basic hydraulic circuit.
- Troubleshoot industrial hydraulic circuits.
- Interpret fluid power schematics.
- Troubleshoot industrial pneumatic circuits.
- Install and test components on industrial pneumatic circuits.
- Perform machine maintenance procedures.
- Perform preventative maintenance.
- Perform predictive maintenance.
- Systems troubleshooting methodologies.
- Install and test AC and DC electrical motors.
- Interpret electrical control power schematics.
- Install and test electro-fluid power components and circuits.
- Perform power transmission troubleshooting.
- Perform troubleshooting and maintenance on PLC's.
- Create a basic PLC ladder style program.
- Install and test basic PLC components.
- Perform SMAW, GTAW, and GMAW welding procedures.
- Perform oxy-acetylene cutting procedures.
- Perform mechanical drive system repair procedures.
- Equipment installation and alignment.
- Interpret industrial blueprints.
- Perform maintenance on seals and pumps.
- Perform maintenance on bearings and packings.
- Adhere and perform safe rigging practices.
- Advanced electrical motor control.
- Perform service and maintenance on conveyer systems.