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Mechatronics Technology (certificate)

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Official Title of Certificate: Mechatronics Technology, Certificate

Award: 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 Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Program Outcomes

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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