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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, Laurens County

Schedule Options: Day or Evening

Contact Information: Kevin Moore

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
EEM 107 Industrial Computer Techniques 2.0
  or CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I 4.0
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 118 AC/DC Circuits II 4.0
IMT 131 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 4.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EEM 200 Semiconductor Devices 4.0
EEM 221 DC/AC Drives 3.0
EEM 231 Digital Circuits I 3.0
IMT 161 Mechanical Power Applications 4.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
AMT 105 Robotics and Automated Controls I 3.0
EEM 251 Programmable Controllers 3.0
MAT 171 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry II 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 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 162 Introduction to Process Control 3.0
EEM 274 Technical/System Troubleshooting 4.0
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 71.0/72.0
 

Evening Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
EEM 107 Industrial Computer Techniques 2.0
  or CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I 4.0
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 118 AC/DC Circuits II 4.0
IMT 131 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 4.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EEM 200 Semiconductor Devices 4.0
EEM 221 DC/AC Drives 3.0
IMT 161 Mechanical Power Applications 4.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
EEM 231 Digital Circuits I 3.0
AMT 105 Robotics and Automated Controls I 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 162 Introduction to Process Control 3.0
EEM 274 Technical/System Troubleshooting 4.0
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 71.0/72.0
 

Updated 4/30/2014

 

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

  • The Mechatronics program 6 semester cycle starts every fall semester on the Greenwood campus, every summer semester on the Center for Advanced Manufacturing campus in Laurens and on the Newberry Campus every spring semester.  All students entering the Mechatronics program must take EEM 117 the first semester in order to complete the program in 6 semesters.  If a student does not want to travel to a different campus to begin the program, they can take developmental and general education courses until the 6 semester program cycle starts at their respective campus.  Please note this may delay graduation up to one year.

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

  • The student will be required to purchase a Tool Set.  This will cost approximately $400 and is available in the campus bookstore.  These are not required until the second semester for the EEM 151 class. 

  • Information about CPT 101: Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 will use Office 2013. CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system that is used for CPT 101. The CPT 101 access code is good for six months. RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.

  • Enrollment Advisor: Please send an email to Kevin Moore indicating the new advisee's name and P number.

Advisement information updated 4/22/2014