2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechatronics Technology Diploma


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Program Description

The Mechatronics Technology diploma program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as a Mechatronics technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The diploma program teaches skills in Mechatronics Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC’s, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates of the program receive a Mechatronics Technology diploma that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or Mechatronics technicians. (Program Length: 4 Semesters)

 

View the Mechatronics Technology Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

Employment Opportunities

Mechatronics personnel, technicians, electricians, millwrights, and other related roles are charged with inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing commercial and industrial mechanical and electrical systems. These systems can be found in manufacturing applications, assembly lines, power systems and production facilities. The complex machinery found in each of these situations needs technicians to install, service, troubleshoot, maintain, repair machinery and program operating systems, in order for the companies to maintain reduced operational problems and a high level of productivity.

Mechatronics is an enabling approach to technology that is increasingly applied in a number of economic sectors including: Biotechnology, Life Science & Medical; Electronics & Applied Computer Equipment; Telecommunications & Information Services; Distribution, Transportation & Logistics; Heavy & Special Trade Construction; Energy, Mining & Related Support Services; Petroleum Refining & Chemical; Transportation Equipment; Production Support & Industrial Machinery; Agriculture, Forestry & Food; Aerospace, Homeland Security and Defense.

Curriculum


Essential General Education Core Courses (9 Credits)


Total Hours: 57


Suggested First Semester Classes:


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