Industrial Automation - Mechatronics
- Department of Engineering Technologies
COMBINE MANY INTERESTS INTO ONE GREAT CAREER WITH MCC’S MECHATRONICS CERTIFICATE
If you’d like a job where every day is different, this unique, interdisciplinary program—designed in partnership with industry leaders—is for you. Our Mechatronics certificate combines the principles of electrical-mechanical and computer control used by highly-skilled maintenance technicians working in automated manufacturing. Because many of these technicians will be retiring in the coming years, job prospects are excellent! Given MCC’s reputation for excellence in technical training, you’ll be prepared for career tracks like these:
- Equipment Maintenance Technician
- Electro-Mechanical Technician
- Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technician
- Robotics Technician
A CAREER PROGRAM DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN MANUFACTURING
Through MCC’s Mechatronics certificate, you’ll learn the most current processes and techniques, work on new, high-tech equipment, and participate on team projects that simulate industry scenarios.
The program weaves classroom learning with hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of electro-mechanical-computer controlled systems found in today’s automated manufacturing environments. Through MCC’s reputation for excellence in technical education and our partnerships with industry leaders you’ll be more than ready for this growing job market.
This one-year certificate program represents the first half of MCC’s Applied Integrated Technology associate degree. So you’ll have the option to start a career or transfer your credits toward this degree program.
Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with a Mechatronics certificate. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 292-2200.
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION - MECHATRONICS
School(s): Applied Sciences & TechnologiesMCC Program Code: AI02
The Industrial Automation-Mechatronics Certificate prepares graduates for entry-level positions that involve the operation and maintenance of electro-mechanical-computer controlled systems commonly found in automated manufacturing environments. Systems-level analysis, assembly, and troubleshooting techniques are stressed with hands-on laboratory experiences to complement classroom-based instruction.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be qualified for the jobs such as Equipment Maintenance Technician and Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technician. They will have the knowledge required to assemble systems, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade machinery and the associated control systems.
All courses are applicable to the Industrial Automation Technology, A.A.S. degree should the student wish to continue their education.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Interpret electrical schematics to analyze the electrical operation of industrial equipment.
2. Interpret pneumatic and hydraulic schematics to determine the mechanical sequencing of industrial equipment.
3. Explain the role of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) to monitor and control the production process.
4. Demonstrate proper use of diagnostic tools to identify system malfunctions.
5. Perform corrective and preventive maintenance procedures on industrial equipment.
6. Identify common safe job practices associated with industrial equipment maintenance.
7. Construct a function-sequence chart for industrial equipment.
8. Develop a personalized troubleshooting process to diagnose and repair system failures.
9. Work within a team environment to maintain production equipment.
Requirements for Program Entrance
High school Algebra or MTH 150-ready.
|Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|ELT 130 System Electricity|
|ELT 134 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller|
|MET 107 Mechanical Systems|
|MET 110 Hydraulics and Pneumatics|
|TEK 101 Computer Applications for Technicians|
|MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher|
First Semester Total:
|ELT 231 System Control Electronics|
|ELT 234 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers|
|MET 101 Technical Graphics|
|MET 250 Mechatronics System|
| ENG 101 College Composition OR|
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
Second Semester Total:
Students who are not MTH 150-ready should take TRS 094 before their first semester at MCC or plan to spend one-to-two additional semesters at MCC to complete their credential(s).
Students intending to transfer directly to a four-year school after graduating from MCC should take MTH 164/165 or higher. Students who are not MTH 165-ready should take MTH 104.
Students who are not MTH 104-ready should take MTH 150 or MTH 152 as appropriate to their math placement level