Certificate Programs

Mechatronics

Mechatronics is a multi-disciplinary, technical field which integrates mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and micro-electronic skills. Mechatronic technicians maintain and often program the high-tech, industrial equipment and machinery in modern manufacturing plants. This program is designed for skilled workers with high-tech manufacturing responsibilities, who have a strong background in electronic and menchanical skills and are interested in advancing their skills. This program is designed to instruct participants in the areas of electrical and mechanical technical repair support. Each course is tailored to meet the individual training needs of local manufacturers which enroll students in this program.

The Mechatronics program consists of two 17-week phases. Each phase is 136 hours of classroom lessons and technical hands-on skill applications. Participants attend one day a week from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm for the duration of the course.

Mechatronics, Phase 1 focuses on electronic and electrical theory, principles and applications and students develop familiarity with using a wide variety of electrical measuring equipment.
Prerequisites: Strong background in electronic and mechanical skills in an industrial environment.

Mechatronics, Phase 2 covers interpreting electrical prints, building, testing and trouble-shooting electronic panels and related practial applications. Real-world electrical prints of machine tools used in manufacturing plants and factories are utilized throughout the course. Students also gain an understanding of the techniques and mathematics behind wire sizing, properly sizing conduit and mathematically creating angles and proper bends in electrical-metallic tubing (EMT).
Prerequisites: Mechatronics, Phase 1 or equivalent skills and experience.

Tuition (includes supplies): $4,400

Mechatronics, Phase 1
1. Electronics/Electricity Class Room Training
2. Intrumentation Review and Practical Applications
3. Practical Electrical Theory, Soldering and Electronic Project Build and Test Class
    *Varies depending on student/company needs
 

Approximate Hours
55 hours*
20 hours*
64 hours*
136 hours*

Mechatronics, Phase 2
1. Electrical Print Review, Panel Build/Test and Practical Applications
2. PLC Theory/Fundamentals and PLC Soft Simulator Debugging
3. PLC Practical Application and Troubleshooting Class
    *Varies depending on student/company needs
 

Approximate Hours
40 hours*
40 hours*
60 hours*
136 hours*