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Mechatronics Technology

Mechatronics Technology will provide students with an accelerated path to enter careers in technical fields such as electrical, mechanical, electrical & instrumentation, process and maintenance technician in the Chemical, Energy, Oil & Gas, and Water/Wastewater industries. This program will be offered in accelerated, block schedules to help dislocated and unemployed students return to work more quickly. The Mechatronics Certificate will will function as a well-grounded machine operator in a complex system, with responsibility for efficient operation of the equipment with minimal down-times.

Program Goals and Objectives 

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Work safely in an automated manufacturing and process environment, including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Install, maintain, calibrate and effectively troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation devices
  • Read and understand Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, associated drawings and documentation
  • Identify, maintain and troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems used in a process control loop, such as valves, pumps, sensors, variable frequency drives, motor circuits, and controllers
  • Install, repair and replace tubing in a process environment
  • Gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, programming and troubleshooting programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) Display
  • Understand fundamental principles and methods of measuring flow, level, pressure and temperature

Courses

First Semester
GNET 122 Industrial Safety Fundamentals 3
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
MECH 110 Introduction to Automation 2
MECH 120 Electrical Components 3
MECH 130 Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives 3
MATH 115 Applied Technical to Automation 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
PWPT 107 Electrical Controls 3
MECH 210 (Electro) Pneumatics and Hydraulics Controls Circuits 3
MECH 220 Digital Fundamentals and PLC 3
MECH 240 Mechatronics Troubleshooting 3
ENGL ENGL (GEC 1) 3
  Semester Total 15
Third Semester
AMTE 245 Advanced PLC (GEC-4) 3
AMTE 134 Industrial Power and Devices 3
PWPT 202 Instrumentation and Control 3
AMTE 133 Industrual Wiring and NEC 2
INFT 131 Networking (GEC 4) 4
  Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
BUSN 230 Business Communications & Ethics (GEC 3) 3
MECH 230 Introduction to Industrial Robotics 3
MECH 255 Industrial Networking/Communications 3
  Technical Electives 6
  Semester Total 15