This certificate provides training in a multi-disciplinary field focusing on industrial automation. Topics such as electricity, electronics, industrial motor controls, programmable logic controllers, robotics, AC/DC drives, mechanical design, and manufacturing technologies are covered.
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 mechtronic systems.
- evaluate mechanical and electrical solutions to technological problems.
- apply industry-appropriate design graphic techniques to develop technical design documents from a conceptual design.
- design robotic and machine automation systems using mechtronic principles.
- evaluate welding projects in accordance with welding procedures and specifications.
- apply the essential elements of clear and purposeful oral and written communications for organizational effectiveness.
- analyze conceptual problems that require the application of basic physics concepts.
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 192 Introduction to Robotics 2 Units
ET 194 Intermediate Robotics 2 Units
ET 195 Electrical and Mechanical Power and Control Systems 3 Units
ET 253 Industrial Communication Systems Support 4 Units
MGMT 360 Management Communication 3 Units
PHYS 310 Conceptual Physics 3 Units
[ [ ENGR 307 Industrial Materials Testing (3) 5 - 8 Units
and MATH 100 Elementary Algebra (5 Units) ]
or [ DESGN 310 Graphic Analysis and Documentation (3 Units)
and DESGN 330 Engineering Systems and Design (5 Units) ] ]
or [ WELD 342 Symbol Reading, Layout and Fabrication (3 Units)
and ET 196 Sensors, Measurement, and Control (2 Units) ]
Total Units: 35 - 38