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A.A.S., Mechatronics Technology

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Combining electronic, mechanical, robotics and information system technologies, this program provides the graduate with the skill set needed for today's automated manufacturing facilities.

These skills will align with current needs of manufacturers as well as align with one or more industrial standards/certifications. Instruction covers hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics and automated controls, programmable controllers, process control and mechanical applications. The student will receive practical hands-on experience and computer simulation on automated assembly line processes.

Program Location: Greenwood, Newberry

Contact Information: Kevin Boiter

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day or Evening Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
EEM 107 Industrial Computer Techniques 2.0
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I 4.0
IMT 102 Industrial Safety 2.0
IMT 112 Hand Tool Operations 3.0
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry I 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
EEM 151 Motor Controls I 4.0
EEM 200 Semiconductor Devices 4.0
EEM 221 DC/AC Drives 3.0
IMT 131 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 4.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EEM 231 Digital Circuits I 3.0
IMT 104 Schematics 2.0
IMT 161 Mechanical Power Applications 4.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
AMT 105 Robotics and Automated Controls I 3.0
EEM 162 Introduction to Process Control 3.0
EEM 251 Programmable Controllers 3.0
MAT 171 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry II 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
AMT 205 Robotics and Automated Controls II 3.0
EEM 252 Programmable Controller Applications 3.0
EEM 271 Sensors and System Interfacing 2.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications 3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EEM 274 Technical/System Troubleshooting 4.0
IMT 170 Statistical Process Control 3.0
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 74.0
 

Updated 4/11/2012

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – Combining electronic, mechanical, robotics and information system technologies, this program provides the graduate with the skill set needed for today's automated manufacturing facilities. These skills will align with current needs of manufacturers as well as align with one or more industrial standards/certifications. Instruction covers hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics and automated controls, programmable controllers, process control and mechanical applications. The student will receive practical hands-on experience and computer simulation on automated assembly line processes.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a logical sequence for isolating problems within a Mechatronics process.

  2. Analyze a process control system operation and select the appropriate sensing equipment for that operation.

  3. Operate and adjust robots and automated systems equipment.

  4. Analyze the operating difficulties of an automated system and perform the corrective actions needed.

  5. Demonstrate the correct procedures in the breakdown, inspection, and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

  6. Test, analyze, and troubleshoot an industrial machine or process using a programmable logic controller (PLC).

  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of PLC software and interface applications. 

 

Advisement Information

  • Depending on placement scores, advise for MAT 032 or MAT 170 in the first semester if possible.

  • Students entering fall term must take EEM 117; all other courses will work around that course.  DO NOT OMIT EEM 117 for any reason.  It is important that students have this basic course then, even if test scores indicate the need for MAT 032, RDG 032 and ENG 032, since it is offered only in the fall.  Missing this course can result in a delay of graduation up to one year.  Students starting in spring or summer will take mostly developmental and general education courses until the fall semester.

  • Students may enroll in IMT 112, IMT 131, and IMT 102 while in developmental courses.

  • Tools will cost approximately $400 and are available in the campus bookstore.  These are not required for the first semester; it may be the second or third semester before these are needed.
  • Note to Enrollment Advisor: please send electronic notification to Kevin Boiter indicating new advisee's name and PTC ID number.

Advisement information updated 7/26/2012