Mechatronics Technology I Certificate
This certificate is designed to prepare students for system approach analysis and troubleshooting on advanced automated equipment and machinery, combining electronic, mechanical, robotics and information system technology found in today's automated manufacturing facilities.
|FIRST SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|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 231||Digital Circuits I||3.0|
|EEM 200||Semiconductor Devices||4.0|
|IMT 162||Introduction to Process Control||3.0|
|Total Credit Hours: 32.0|
The purpose of the Mechatronics Technology I certificate is to prepare students for systems approach analysis on high tech automated equipment, machines and processes found in today’s manufacturing facilities.
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.
Gainful Employment Information
- 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.
- All students entering the Mechatronics Technology I Certificate must take EEM 117 during their first semester in order to complete the program in three 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 cycle, they will not have an opportunity to get the class (at their campus) for three semesters.
Notes about individual classes
- 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.To schedule developmental math, substitute in place of MAT 170 during the Fall semester.
- Information about CPT 101, which can be taken in place of EEM 107: 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.
- Enrollment Advisor: Please send an email to Kevin Moore indicating the new advisee's name and P number.
- The Coordinator of Mechatronics Technology is Kevin Moore, who works at the Newberry County Campus.
- Students may also contact Charles Dixon (Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood) or James Crowder (Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens) with questions about Mechatronics.
Advisement information updated 6/2015