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Program Overview

The Mechatronics curriculum prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servo-mechanical, robotic, and other electromechanical systems used in advanced manufacturing. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures.

These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects. Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Brian Sutphin

Lead Instructor - Mechatronics Engineering

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree, 47 credit hours from Mechatronics Engineering Technology Certificate (C40350) and Diploma (C40350) must be included in A40350.

WBL-110 World of Work 1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ELC-128 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
MAC-121 Introduction to CNC 2
WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes 2
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
ATR-212 Industrial Robots 3
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1
ELC-228 Programmable Logic Controllers Applications 4
MEC-130 Mechanisms 3
PHY-131 Physics-Mechanics 4

Humanities Elective – Select one course from the following: HUM 110 or PHI 240

Social/Behavioral Science Elective - Select one course from the following: ECO 151, ECO 251, GEO 111, PSY 150, or SOC 210

Total credits needed to graduate: 27 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma, 15 credit hours from Mechatronics Engineering Technology Certificate (C40350) must be included in D40350.

CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3
ELC-213 Instrumentation 4
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MNT-110 Introduction to Maintenance Procedures 2
ELC-115 Industrial Wiring 4
ELC-117 Motors and Controls 4
MEC-111 Machine Processes I 3
PCI-162 Instrumentation Controls 3
DFT-154 Intro to Solid Modeling 3

WBL options for ELC 115: WBL 111, 112, 113, 114, 121, 122, 123, or 131

Total credits needed to graduate: 32 Hours

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Certificate Curriculum

ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
HYD-110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3
ATR-112 Introduction to Automation 3
ISC-112 Industrial Safety 2

Total credits needed to graduate: 15 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program (C40350X). CCP students should complete this certificate over two semesters

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Mechatronics systems;
  • Perform preventive maintenance on various industrial systems involving electronics, PLCs, robotics, sensors, actuators, fluid mechanics, instrumentation, and controls;
  • Write programs for control devices used in Mechatronics systems;
  • Demonstrate techniques used in troubleshooting problems in mechatronics systems;
  • Effectively describe the function of components used in closed loop systems;
  • Identify opportunities to apply lean manufacturing and predictive maintenance techniques to Mechatronics systems;
  • Perform all work safely per established industry standards.

Program Costs

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,462.50 $4,918.50
Books and Supplies $546.50 $546.50
Total Cost $2,009.00 $5,465.00
Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,653.25 $12,293.25
Books and Supplies $1,250.75 $1,250.75
Total Cost $4,904.00 $13,544.00

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