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.
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|ENG 165||Professional Communications OR
ENG 101 English Composition
|MAT 170||Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry I OR
MAT 110 College Algebra
|MAT 171||Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry II OR
MAT 111 College Trigonometry
|Elective Social/Behavioral Science||3.0|
|Elective Humanities/Fine Arts||3.0|
|REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS|
|AMT 105||Robotics and Automated Controls I||3.0|
|EEM 117||AC/DC Circuits I OR
EET 111 DC Circuits
|EEM 251||Programmable Controllers OR
EET 235 Programmable Controllers
|IMT 131||Hydraulics & Pneumatics OR
MET 224 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
|IMT 170||Statistical Process Control||3.0|
|OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION|
|AMT 205||Robotics and Automated Controls II||3.0|
|EEM 118||AC/DC Circuits II OR
EET 112 AC Circuits
|EEM 140||National Electrical Code||3.0|
|EEM 151||Motor Controls I OR
EET 231 Industrial Electronics
|EEM 162||Introduction to Process Control OR
EET 233 Control Systems
|EEM 200||Semiconductor Devices OR
EET 131 Active Devices
|EEM 231||Digital Circuits I OR
EET 145 Digital Circuits
|EEM 241||Microprocessors I OR
EET 251 Microprocessor Fundamentals
|IMT 112||Hand Tool Operations OR
IMT 210 Basic Industrial Skills
|IMT 161||Mechanical Power Applications OR
IMT 101 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance AND
MET 235 Manufacturing Engineering Principles
|Subtotal||34.0 - 37.0|
|Total Credit Hours||66.0 - 69.0|
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:
- Demonstrate a logical sequence for isolating problems within a Mechatronics process.
- Analyze a process control system operation and select the appropriate sensing equipment for that operation.
- Operate and adjust robots and automated systems equipment.
- Analyze the operating difficulties of an automated system and perform the corrective actions needed.
- Demonstrate the correct procedures in the breakdown, inspection, and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
- Test, analyze, and troubleshoot an industrial machine or process using a programmable logic controller (PLC).
- Demonstrate an understanding of the use of PLC software and interface applications.
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.
2019-2020 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plan
Please consult with program director, Charles Dixon, during initial advising process.
You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
The Department Head of Mechatronics Technology is Charles Dixon.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.
Advisement Information updated/reviewed 3/2019.