• Mechatronics Curriculum


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    Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

    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

    Prospective students must satisfactorily meet program admission criteria and the application deadline to be considered for admission.

    Application information are available on our website at www.mhcc.edu/mechatronics. Once you have read the application information, you may email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu if you have questions about the admission process.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC101 Introduction to Mechatronics
    1
    MEC110 Introduction to Manual Machine Tools
    3
    MEC112 Measurement Tools
    2
    MEC113 Industrial Safety
    2
    MEC141 Pneumatics I
    3
    MEC142 Pneumatics II
    2
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II1
    4
    17
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC115 Print Reading
    2
    MEC121 Mechanical Drives I
    4
    MEC122 Mechanical Drives II
    4
    MEC123 Mechanical Drives III
    4
    WR101 Workplace Communications2
    3
    17
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC131 AC/DC Electrical Systems
    3
    MEC132 Electric Motors
    4
    MEC133 Motor Controls
    4
      HPE Requirement ‡
    3
    15
    Fourth Quarter (Summer)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC160 Introduction to Maintenance Welding or
    2
      WLD116 General Welding3
    3
    2-3
    Fifth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC134 Electrical Fabrication
    2
    MEC241 Introduction to Hydraulics
    3
    MEC242 Advanced Hydraulics
    4
    MEC243 Fluid Power Controls
    4
    MEC250 Manufacturing Operations
    1
    14
    Sixth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC211 Statistical Process Control
    2
    MEC231

    Programmable Logic Controllers I 

    4
    MEC232

    Programmable Logic Controllers II

    5
    MEC290 Mechatronics Capstone I
    3
    14
    Seventh Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MEC251 Robotics I
    3
    MEC252 Robotics II – Vision Systems
    3
    MEC270 Process Control
    4
    MEC291 Mechatronics Capstone II
    3
      Human Relations Requirement ‡
    3
    16
    Total Credits 95-96

    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.