Industrial Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies

Mechatronics Level I - CCL

Effective term: 
2019 Spring
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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Mechatronics program prepares individuals to apply automation principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, installing, calibrating, modifying and maintaining automated systems. Includes instruction in computer systems; electronics; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); electrical, fluid power control systems; actuator and sensor systems; process control; applications to specific industrial tasks; and report preparation.

Mechatronics is a facet of engineering science based on a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science, and is fundamental to all forms of systems, device, and product designs that incorporate a balance of mechanical structure with electronic and software control technologies. Simply put, today's industry relies on mechatronics technology, and because of that, mechatronics is one of today's fastest growing career fields.

The graduates of this curriculum will be prepared for employment in industries that utilize control systems, computer hardware and software, electrical, mechanical and electro mechanical devices in their automation systems.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

ELC119Concepts of Electricity and Electronics (3) OR
ELE100Concepts of Electricity and Electronics (3) 3
ELC217Motor Controls 3
ELC219Programmable Controllers 4
PPT101Hand and Power Tools 1
PPT107Lubrication 1
PPT114Drive and Gear Components 1
PPT115Hydraulics and Pneumatics 2
PPT206Bearings 1
  1. Examine hand and power tools used in industrial and manufacturing settings including safe usage, purpose, and maintenance. (PPT101)
  2. Operate, troubleshoot, and maintain programmable logic controllers. (ELC219)
  3. Demonstrate practical knowledge in electrical and electronic fundamentals. (ELC119, ELE100)
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of how to operate the proper electrical measurement instruments and interpret the electrical measurements taken to include voltage, current, and resistance measurements. (ELC119, ELE100)
  5. Apply the basics of transformers to include operation, application, sizing, and various types. (ELC119, ELE100, ELC217)
  6. Demonstrate practical knowledge in fluid systems. (PPT115)
  7. Read electrical and mechanical engineering drawings. (ELC119, ELE100, PPT114, PPT115)
  8. Demonstrate practical knowledge in mechanical systems. (PPT107, PPT206, PPT114, PPT115)
  9. Troubleshoot and repair electromechanical equipment and systems. (ELC217, ELC219, PPT114, PPT206)