May 23, 2018
Mechatronics is a new and rapidly growing field that integrates mechanics, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer control systems to create new and improved automated manufacturing production systems. Mechatronic Technicians will work in almost any industry, including medical, electronic, agriculture, energy, production, and manufacturing. These technicians can have jobs in plant maintenance, equipment set-up, installation, and customer service.
Mechatronic Technicians will have one year of electronics as a core, in addition to specialty courses in essential industry disciplines. These students will have courses in Programmable Logic Controllers, Motor Controls, System Controls, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Fluid Power, Welding, and Machining.
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Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechatronics Technology, a student will be able to:
Science & Technology
- Demonstrate proper operation of test equipment.
- Read schematics for the purpose of signal flow and troubleshooting.
- Build and analyze electronic circuits: Basic DC/AC circuits, Digital Circuits, Analog Circuits, Communication Circuits, Computer Interfacing Circuits
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basics electronic theory as it pertains to: Basic DC/AC circuits, Digital Circuits, Analog Circuits, Communication Circuits, Computer Interfacing Circuits
- Demonstrate competency constructing and troubleshooting a variety of electronic circuits.
- Demonstrate ability to remove and/or replace electronic components in printed circuit boards.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
- Demonstrate proper safety procedures.
- Demonstrate troubleshooting skills on various electronics circuits.
- Effectively use test equipment to troubleshoot electronic circuits.
- Demonstrate the ability to read schematics and break a circuit down into sections.
- Troubleshoot a circuit to determine faulty components.
- Demonstrate the mathematical analysis of electronic circuits.
- Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment for the purpose of improving throughput, or operation, of a system.
- Demonstrate effective customer service/relations skills, including communications and problem solving directed at customer satisfaction.
- Seek membership in professional organizations such as Electronic Technician Association (ETA).
- Identify and demonstrate the ability to use essential customer relation skills in dealing with team members, co-workers, and customers.
- Seek further information in their field, to keep current, through periodicals, trade journals, and recurrent training.
- Demonstrate the ability to research and present information on a given system.
- Prepare lab reports to explain the operation of electronic circuits.
- Research components and circuits using the Internet and other sources and then write a research paper.
- Give presentations to the class about electronic topics.
Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 72
Estimated total program fees
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