Mechatronics Technology

Mechatronics Technology

A.A.S. / Certificate

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

60

Expected Hours for Certificate

21

What is Mechatronics Technology A.A.S.?

Mechatronics Technology is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form a complex system used by many manufacturing, packaging, and other modern operations. Students will develop skills to work as a technician in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment and will acquire the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics, and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related businesses.


Skills emphasized in the program include troubleshooting techniques, system preventative maintenance and safety with respect to electrical components, mechanical components and electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in mechatronics systems. Students successfully completing this program can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process control.

 

 

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, Students will be able to do the following:

  1. The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the electrical components, electric motors, and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.
  2. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.
  3. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronic system.
  4. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to install, implement and modify software tools used in mechatronics systems.
  5. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to use troubleshooting techniques, correct malfunctions, perform systematic preventive maintenance and apply safety rules with respect to electrical components, mechanical components, electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in a mechatronics system.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

    • Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate 
      • Complete your certificate in less than a year!
      •  
    • Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics Technology 
      • Two-year A.A.S. career degree
      •  
  • Transfer on to pursue Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering at MTSU.

 

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

*MECH 1310

Electrical Components

3

*MECH 1320

Mechanical Components & Electric Motors

3

*MECH 1330

Electro-Pneumatic & Hydraulic Control

3

*MECH 1340

Digital Fundamentals and PLCs

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

*INFS 1010

Computer Applications

3

*ENST 1300

Technical Calculations

3

MECH 2425

Mechanical and Machine Elements

4

PHYS 1030

Concepts of Physics

4

*MECH 2320

Motor Controls

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing. If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.
  • Congratulations! Upon successful completion of this semester you will have completed your Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate.  Apply to graduate with your certificate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on Cougarnet.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss fall registration.

Fall Semester

MECH 2440

Process Control Technologies

4

MECH 2441

Introduction to Totally Integrated Automation

4

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

HUM 1280

or

HUM 2230

Comparative Cultures

or

Ethics

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Successful completion of learning support required for ENGL 1010.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech

3

PSYC 1030

or

SOCI 1010

General Psychology

or

Introduction to Sociology

3

MECH 2480

Automation Systems

4

MECH 2490

Manufacturing Applications (Capstone)

4


Spring Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on Cougarnet.
  • Complete program test and exit exams in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.

What is Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate?

Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate offers students interested in employment as a technician in an integrated multidisciplinary industrial environment. Instruction in mechatronics provides students with the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics, and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related business. The certificate prepares the student for employment opportunities, as well as, the opportunity to upgrade and improve existing skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be afforded the opportunity to complete the LEVEL 1 Certification Examination (additional testing fee) to become a certified Siemens Mechanics System Assistant.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, Students will be able to do the following:

    1. The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the electrical components, electric motors, and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.
    2. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.
    3. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronic system.
    4. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to install, implement and modify software tools used in mechatronics systems.
  • The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to use troubleshooting techniques, correct malfunctions, perform systematic preventive maintenance and apply safety rules with respect to electrical components, mechanical components, electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in a mechatronics system.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

    • Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate 
      • Complete your certificate in less than a year!
      •  
    • Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics Technology 
      • Two-year A.A.S. career degree
      •  
  • Transfer on to pursue Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering at MTSU.

 

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

MECH 1310

Electrical Components

3

MECH 1320

Mechanical Components & Electric Motors

3

MECH 1330

Electro-Pneumatic & Hydraulic Control

3

MECH 1340

Digital Fundamentals and PLCs

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss spring registration.  Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ENST 1300

Technical Calculations

3

INFS 1010

Computer Applications

3

MECH 2320

Motor Controls

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing. If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.
  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will complete your one year certificate.  Apply to graduate with your certificate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on Cougarnet.
  • Talk with your advisor about continuing on to complete your A.A.S. Degree in Mechatronics Technology. This certificate is entirely embedded in that degree so you have completed seven courses toward your A.A.S. degree already!
  • Also discuss testing for your Siemens Level 1 industry certification.
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