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Mechatronics Certificate

The Mechatronics Certificate will function as a well-grounded machine operator in a complex system, with responsibility for efficient operation of the equipment with minimal down-times.  Normally a Mechatronic Systems Assistant would carry out their work at plant assembly sites, workshops or in connections with service operation which utilize complex mechatronic systems.

He or she will be able to:

  • Localize , identify causes and sources, correct where possible and/or document malfunctions to be passed on to the appropriate experts for resolution, or (where appropriate) exchange or replace defective components
  • Recognize potential or impending malfunctions and contact expert assistance in order to keep the production line functioning and to prevent production loss
  • Perform routine, preventive maintenance
  • Understand and explain the principal operations of the mechatronic subsystems in a complex system
  • Understand and explain how these subsystems work together
  • Read and understand the technical documents, reports and outlines specific to the system and subsystems, and be able to consult with experts
  • Work effectively as a team-member and coordinate the activities with upstream and downstream operations
  •  Understand and implement safety regulations required for operation of the system


First Semester
MATH 115 Applied Technical Math 3
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
MECH 110 Introduction to Automation 2
GNET 122 Industrial Safety Fundamentals 3
MECH 120 Electrical Components 3
MECH 130 Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives 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
ENGL 109
English Composition I OR Writing for the Professions 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Semester Total 15