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

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(13 Credit Hours)
IMT-108 Introduction to Industrial Technology

Introduction to Industrial Technology

ID: IMT-108

Credit Hours: 2

This course will provide information needed to help in choosing a career in selected industrial areas. The student will be subjected to some of the tasks and skills that would be expected of a person working in the field.

2
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-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
EEM-117 AC/DC Circuits I

AC/DC Circuits I

ID: EEM-117

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of direct and alternating theory, ohm's law, series, parallel, and combination circuits. Circuits are constructed and tested.

4
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
(14 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
EEM-251 Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

ID: EEM-251

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to programmable control systems with emphasis on basic programming techniques. A variety of input/output devices and their applications are covered.

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-107 Basic Principles of Mechanics

Basic Principles of Mechanics

ID: IMT-107

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the physical properties of material and general design principles of structures and machines encountered in the industrial workplace.

4
      Total Credit Hours 27
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,076.00
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.