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Mechatronics Technology (certificate)

Program effective Fall 2014

Also see Mechatronics Technology Associate Degree

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The Mechatronics Technology Program provides skills and knowledge in three major areas: mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering and control systems. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree will benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.

Typical job titles include: production, planning and expediting clerks, entry-level maintenance and repair workers, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers, electro-mechanical technicians,  industrial maintenance technicians and entry-level supply chain technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Use quality and safety standards necessary for the operating, maintaining and repairing of industrial equipment.
  2. Program, configure and operate automated, industrial equipment for machining, assembly and production.
  3. Troubleshoot and repair equipment applying basic and preventative maintenance techniques. 
  4. Apply basic computational skills in measurement and analysis of technical formulas and schematics.
  5. Utilize technical and organizational skills to effectively engage with team members and a diverse customer base.

Students who complete MEC-100 and MEC-102 will sit for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry credential. This is a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) endorsed credential. The cost of the certification is included in the fees for the courses.

There are additional, optional certifications students may wish to pursue to enhance their employability. Students who successfully complete EET-103, EET-179 and EET-245 will be prepared to sit for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) industry credential: PMMI Mechatronics Industrial Electricity 1. Students who successfully complete MET-181 will be prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 1 industry credential. Students who successfully complete RBT-235 will be prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: PLC 1 industry credential.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF from.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 31–32

First Semester 

Credits 

EET-103

Introduction to Electronics

3

MAT-108
MAT-191

Intermediate Algebra 1 or
Mathematics for the Industries

4
3

MEC-100

Mechatronics Safety & Quality

3

MEC-102

Mechatronics Industrial Processes

3

MET-181

Mechanical Systems

3

 

 Total Credits

15-16

Second Semester

 

EET-179

Electrical Power Distribution

3

EET-245

Electrical Motor Control

3

MIT-103

Fundamentals of Microprocessors

3

PSY-101
PSY-116

Introduction to Psychology 1 or
Organizational Psychology

3
3

RBT-235      

Programmable Logic Controllers

4

 

 Total Credits

16

1Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution should take the following courses:

MAT-108

Intermediate Algebra

       4

PSY-101       

Introduction to Psychology                 

 3

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