Mechatronics Technology (A.A.S.)

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.

 

Required Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 165 Professional Communications
or ENG 101 English Composition
3.0
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry I
or MAT 110 College Algebra
3.0
MAT 171 Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry II
or MAT 111 College Trigonometry
3.0
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
     
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
AMT 105 Robotics and Automated Controls I 3.0
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I 4.0
EEM 251 Programmable Controllers 3.0
IMT 131 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 4.0
IMT 170 Statistical Process Control 3.0
     
Subtotal 17.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
AMT 205 Robotics and Automated Controls II 3.0
EEM 118 AC/DC Circuits II 4.0
EEM 140 National Electrical Code 3.0
EEM 151 Motor Controls I 4.0
EEM 162 Introduction to Process Control 3.0
EEM 200 Semiconductor Devices 4.0
EEM 231 Digital Circuits I 3.0
EEM 241 Microprocessors I 3.0
IMT 112 Hand Tool Operations 3.0
IMT 161 Mechanical Power Applications 4.0
     
Subtotal 34.0
Total Credit Hours 70.0
 

Updated 4/3/2017

 

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

Program notes

  • The Mechatronics program six-semester cycle starts every fall semester on the Greenwood campus, every summer semester on the Center for Advanced Manufacturing campus in Laurens and every spring semester on the Newberry Campus. If a student does not want to travel to a different campus to begin the program during the semester he or she plans to start, the student can take developmental and general education courses until the six-semester program cycle starts at his or her campus. Please note that this strategy may delay graduation up to one year.

  • All students entering the Mechatronics program must take EEM 117 during their first semester in order to complete the program in six semesters. Developmental classwork does not have to be completed before students register for EEM 117. If students do not take EEM 117 at the beginning of the six-semester cycle, they will not have an opportunity to get the class (at their campus) for three semesters.

Notes about individual classes

  • The English required for this program is ENG 165. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 165.

  • Please advise students to take math their first semester. The math required for this program is MAT 170. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: MAT 032/012 > MAT 170.

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

Contacts

  • The Academic Program Director Coordinator of Mechatronics Technology is Charles Dixon.

  • Students contact Charles Dixon (Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood), Kevin Moore (Newberry Campus), or James Crowder (Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens) with questions about Mechatronics.

  • Please email advising@ptc.edu if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.

 

Advisement information updated/reviewed 9/18/2017.