Mechatronics Certificate (2015-2016)
This certificate provides training in a multi-disciplinary field focusing on industrial automation. Topics includes electricity, electronics, industrial motor controls, programmable logic controllers, robotics, AC/DC drives, mechanical design, and manufacturing technologies.
Gainful employment information
This certificate prepares the student for the following career opportunities: industrial mechanical/electrical systems technician, food processing machine service technician, facilities systems technician, waste water systems technician, manufacturing coordinator, field service technician, and mechanical electrical machine systems installer.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- integrate the principles of mechanical, electronic, and electrical technologies into the design of mechatronic systems.
- evaluate mechanical and electrical solutions to technological problems.
- apply industry-appropriate design techniques to develop technical design documents from a conceptual design.
- design robotic and machine automation systems using mechatronic principles.
- evaluate welding projects in accordance with welding procedures and specifications.
- contrast DC (direct current), AC (alternating current), brushless, servo, and stepper motor operation.
- create technical documentation/presentations of models from the mechanical engineering discipline in both technically correct and visually pleasing solid, orthographic, and section view formats.
- design programmable logic controller (PLC) programs demonstrating input/output capabilities.
- design programs for an operator interface terminal (OIT) demonstrating input/output capabilities.
Course List: Required Program
DESGN 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) 3 Units
ET 302 Principles of Electricity and Electronics 4 Units
WELD 300 Introduction to Welding 3 Units
DESGN 302 Technical Documentation with CADD 3 Units
ET 197 Introduction to Mechatronics 4 Units
DESGN 310 Graphic Analysis and Documentation 3 Units
DESGN 328 Engineering Modeling and Design 3 Units
ET 193 Robotica and Sensors OR
ET 199 Advanced Mechatronics 4 Units
Total Units: 27