Mechatronics Technology

Academic Certificate

Overview

The Mechatronics Technology Certificate program prepares students to work in the highly automated manufacturing environment of the 21st century. The program is a good fit for students who desire a hands-on career and are technically inclined. The certificate program is designed to be completed in two semesters if the student follows the program layout. Course sequencing is structured but allows students to graduate in a fairly short time frame. Course topics include AC/DC electricity, principles of manufacturing processes and production, print reading/CAD, industrial safety, hydraulics and pneumatics, programmable controllers, motors, basic principles of mechanics, sensors, and machine tool basics.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must meet the required placement test scores before enrolling in curriculum courses.
  • Courses taken in this program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science in General Technology degree program if the student later elects to pursue the degree.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Application Process
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(12 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
IMT-104 Schematics

Schematics

ID: IMT-104

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the interpretation of mechanical, fluid power, and/or electrical schematics.

2
IMT-112 Hand Tool Operations

Hand Tool Operations

ID: IMT-112

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the use of hand tools and their applications in industrial and service areas.

3
IMT-212 Electrical Theory

Electrical Theory

ID: IMT-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of electrical safety, hand bending, fasteners and anchors, electrical theory one and electrical theory two. (Note: Course is aligned with NCCER modules - 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, and 32105)

3
MAT-170 Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

ID: MAT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: elementary algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and applications.

3
Semester 2
(13 Credit Hours)
IMT-214 Industrial Wiring

Industrial Wiring

ID: IMT-214

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the principles of wiring related to commercial and industrial, alternating current, and motors including theory and application. (Note: Course is aligned with NCCER modules 32201, 32202, and 32203)

3
IMT-233 Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable Logic Controllers

ID: IMT-233

Credit Hours: 3

This is the study of programmable logic controllers. Students will learn how to state the characteristics of different types of memory and count and convert between number systems. (Note: Course is aligned with NCCER module 32508).

3
IMT-131 Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

ID: IMT-131

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the basic technology and principles of hydraulics and pneumatics.

4
IMT-165 Mechanical Drives and Bearings

Mechanical Drives and Bearings

ID: IMT-165

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to mechanical drives, power transmission systems, safety, motor mounting, fasteners, measurements, shaft alignment, speed measurement, multi-shaft drives, chain, belt, and spur gear drive concepts/operations, and sleeve couplings.

3
  Total Credit Hours 25
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,450.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
IMT-104 Schematics

Schematics

ID: IMT-104

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the interpretation of mechanical, fluid power, and/or electrical schematics.

2
IMT-112 Hand Tool Operations

Hand Tool Operations

ID: IMT-112

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the use of hand tools and their applications in industrial and service areas.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
IMT-212 Electrical Theory

Electrical Theory

ID: IMT-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of electrical safety, hand bending, fasteners and anchors, electrical theory one and electrical theory two. (Note: Course is aligned with NCCER modules - 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, and 32105)

3
MAT-170 Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

ID: MAT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: elementary algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and applications.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
IMT-214 Industrial Wiring

Industrial Wiring

ID: IMT-214

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the principles of wiring related to commercial and industrial, alternating current, and motors including theory and application. (Note: Course is aligned with NCCER modules 32201, 32202, and 32203)

3
IMT-233 Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable Logic Controllers

ID: IMT-233

Credit Hours: 3

This is the study of programmable logic controllers. Students will learn how to state the characteristics of different types of memory and count and convert between number systems. (Note: Course is aligned with NCCER module 32508).

3
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
IMT-131 Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

ID: IMT-131

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the basic technology and principles of hydraulics and pneumatics.

4
IMT-165 Mechanical Drives and Bearings

Mechanical Drives and Bearings

ID: IMT-165

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to mechanical drives, power transmission systems, safety, motor mounting, fasteners, measurements, shaft alignment, speed measurement, multi-shaft drives, chain, belt, and spur gear drive concepts/operations, and sleeve couplings.

3
  Total Credit Hours 25
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,450.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Maintenance Technician

A Maintenance Technician provides maintenance activities in a manufacturing plant as well as trouble-shooting manufacturing equipment. Skill sets include robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC programming, and electrical/mechanical troubleshooting.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Manufacturing Plants

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further Your Education

Continue education to receive AAS Degree in Mechatronics.