• Mechatronics Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Mechatronics is the study of electro‐mechanical systems used in today's modern manufacturing settings. This degree trains students to effectively troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital control and motion control systems. Students who complete this program of study will be prepared to work in a wide range of industries that utilize modern equipment including industrial robots, programmable logic controllers and other mechanical systems. In this curriculum students will learn best practices for troubleshooting complex, integrated systems effectively. Additionally students will be introduced to many areas of modern manufacturing including statistical process control, industrial safety, manufacturing processes, etc. Students will also be trained and evaluated on professionalism in the workplace.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

    • Demonstrate appropriate industrial safety practices in a manufacturing environment
    • Participate effectively in a workplace environment
    • Apply a systematic approach to troubleshooting problems
    • Read and Interpret industrial schematics
    • Demonstrate intermediate level knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical systems
    • Demonstrate basic knowledge in automation control systems
    • Operate and program basic industrial robots and programmable logic controllers
    • Describe and perform basic welding and machining processes on ferrous metals
    • Use hand and shop tools effectively to complete common maintenance tasks
    • Identify and use appropriate test equipment
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC101 Introduction to Mechatronics
    1
    MEC110 Introduction to Manual Machine Tools
    3
    MEC115 Print Reading
    2
    MEC121 Mechanical Drives I
    3
    MEC131 AC/DC Electrical Systems
    2
    HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
    3
    WR101 Workplace Communications2
    3
    17
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC112 Measurement Tools
    2
    MEC122 Mechanical Drives II
    3
    MEC132 Electric Motors
    4
    MEC141 Pneumatics I
    2
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II1
    4
    15
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC113 Industrial Safety and Rigging
    4
    MEC123 Mechanical Drives III
    3
    MEC133 Motor Controls
    4
    MEC142 Pneumatics II
    2
    MEC160 Introduction to Maintenance Welding
    3
    16
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC134 Electrical Fabrication
    2
    MEC211 Statistical Process Control
    3
    MEC231 Programmable Logic Controllers I
    4
    MEC241 Introduction to Hydraulics
    3
    MEC251 Robotics I
    3
    15
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC232 Programmable Logic Controlers II
    3
    MEC242 Advanced Hydraulics
    3
    MEC252 Robotics II – Vision Systems
    3
    MEC290 Mechatronics Capstone I
    3
    Human Relations requirement‡
    3
    15
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC243 Fluid Power Controls
    3
    MEC250 Manufacturing Operations
    3
    MEC270 Process Control
    3
    MEC275 Maintenance Piping
    3
    MEC291 Mechatronics Capstone II
    3
    15
    Total Credits 93

    1Students may not use demonstrated proficiency on the College Placement Test (CPT) to satisfy this requirement.
    2 Students may substitute with WR121

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.