Industrial Mechatronics Certificate (IM21)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand Alone)
Program Description:

The Industrial Mechatronics Technical Certificate of Credit program prepares graduates to enter technical workforces in the application of mechatronics in a variety of industries such as automotive, automation, sustainable energy, health, agriculture, environmental, computing, and power. Graduates will be versatile in maintenance and services of multipurpose industrial automated equipment. Graduates should have strong understanding and skills of implementing automated equipment, able to run and optimally operate industrial processes on day-to-day activities.

Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation:19

Courses 19 credits
IDSY 1005

This course provides an introduction to the field of mechatronics and automation technology. Topics include automation technology as a part of engineering sciences, fundamentals of electrical engineering, sensors, fundamentals of pneumatics, electrical drives, applications of relays in electropneumatics, and programmable logic controllers.

IDSY 1100

This course introduces direct current concepts and applications, alternating current theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, series, parallel, and simple combination circuits, inductance and capacitance, diodes and amplifiers, and semiconductor fundamentals.  

IDSY 1110

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor controls, theories and applications of single and three-phase motors, wiring motor control circuits, and magnetic starters and braking. Topics include, but are not limited to, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, NEMA standards, Article 430 NEC and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.

IDSY 1120
Corequisite: IDSY 1110

This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.

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