Sep 21, 2021
Official Title of Certificate: Mechatronics Technology, Certificate
Total Credit Hours: 28
About the Engineering Department
Purpose: A compressed program leading to a 28-credit Mechatronics Technology Certificate in as little as one year. Participants need no previous experience and will be prepared for entry-level jobs in an integrated multidisciplinary industrial environment. Instruction in mechatronics provides students with the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related businesses. The certificate offers employment preparation opportunities, as well as, the opportunity to upgrade and improve existing skills.
Range of Occupations
- Mechatronic technician
- Robotic technician
- Industrial automation technician
- Electro-mechanical fitter
Certificate Requirements: 28 credits
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Function as technicians in an integrated multidisciplinary industrial environment.
- Complete the Level 1 Certification Examination and become certified Siemens Mechatronics System Assistants.
- Assemble or disassemble basic mechanical components and electrical drives in a mechatronics system
- Discuss the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components and electrical AC and DC drives; materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties.
- Practice systematic preventative maintenance and safety
- Interpret technical documentation such as data sheets and specifications of mechanical elements and electrical drives.
- Operate pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system.
- Discuss the functions and properties of control elements based upon physical principles, and the roles they play within the system.
- Interpret technical documentation such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams and function charts.
- Complete measurements on the pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits
- Perform preventive maintenance of components and systems.
- Program and operate digital logic circuits and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system using an automation system.
- Localize PLC hardware generated problems.
- Write programs and use problem-solving skills while using computer simulations of systems.
- Explain the basic concepts of robotics, focusing on the construction and programming of autonomous mobile robots and Industrial Robots.
- Function in groups to build and test increasingly more complex robots, culminating in an end-of-semester robot project.
- Build analyze and troubleshoot direct and alternating current circuits.
- Interpret and create 2 dimensional (2D) drawings and 3D solid models.
- Integrate those 3D models into an assembly.
- Complete the Solidworks examination to become certified as a SolidWorks Associate.
- Localize and identify causes and sources of malfunctions, and correct where possible.
- Document malfunctions to be passed on to the appropriate experts.
- Exchange or replace defective components, where appropriate.
- Recognize potential or impending malfunctions and contact expert assistance in order to keep the production line functioning and to prevent production loss.
- Consult with experts.
This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.
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