Mechatronics Specialist Certificate (AM11)  Technical Certificate of Credit


(Stand Alone)
Program Description:

The Mechatronics Specialist TCC is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and understanding to perform installation, diagnostics and repair to mechatronic systems and automated equipment. The program focuses on Mechanics, Fluid Power, and Robotics.

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

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION– Reading 224 ACCUPLACER– Sentence Skills 60
Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation:11

Courses 11 credits
AUMF 1150
Prerequisite: IDSY 1120

Explores basic robotic concepts. Studies robots in typical application environments. Topics include: robot history and fundamentals, robot classification, power sources, robot applications in the workplace, robot control techniques, path control, end of arm tooling, robot operation and robot controllers, controller architecture in a system, robotic language programming, and human interface issues.

3
ELCR 2140

Develops knowledge and skills necessary to transmit mechanical power using common industrial linkage types. Emphasis is placed on use of mechanical devices in combination with electronic controls. Topics include: linkages, motion analysis, gear drives, and preventative maintenance.

2
ELCR 2150

Provides an overview of fluid power operation as applied to industrial electronics. Emphasis is placed on the interfacing of electronic and fluidic systems. Topics include: safety, fluid dynamics, hydraulics, pneumatics, air logic, and electrical interfacing.

2
IDSY 1160

Introduces the student to fundamental laws and principles of mechanics. Topics include: Mechanical Principles of Simple Machines; Force, Torque, Velocity, Acceleration, and Inertia; Rotational Motion; Work, Power, and Energy; Matter; Gases; Fluid Power; and Heat. The course emphasizes understanding terminology and using related problem solving skills in everyday physical applications of mechanical technology. Competencies are reinforced with practical hands on lab exercises.

4
Faculty
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Program Chair

Chair/Instructor Mechatronics Technology
Manufacturing Technology Building, Room 115

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