Overview

Advanced automated manufacturing requires sought-after maintenance and repair professionals. MTC offers training for those skills. Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics programs at MTC offer excellent educational opportunities for people who desire hands-on careers, enjoy troubleshooting, and are technically inclined. The programs include classroom and hands-on instruction in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and PLC technology.

Mechatronics technicians design and maintain automated equipment. They conduct their work in laboratories, offices, or on-site at manufacturing plants. Mechatronics technicians apply their knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and computer systems to solve technical problems and maintain automated equipment. They work alongside engineers and scientists, often assisting in the research and development aspects of production. Technicians are needed in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and aerospace.

MTC’s Mechatronics Technology program is a two-year associate degree program that prepares students to work in highly automated manufacturing environments. The program reflects the needs of local industries and includes mechanical components, industrial electricity and electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLC), hydraulics and pneumatics, as well as an introduction to process control. The program is scheduled to let students work part-time while they build multi-craft skills that lead to great jobs and career advancement.

Successful candidates usually have reasonable math skills and enjoy working with their hands to make or repair industrial equipment. Most of the graduates are entering careers in industrial maintenance so the ability to move about the shop and lift components weighing around 30 pounds is generally required

How to Enroll

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

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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
(13 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-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
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
Semester 3
(12 Credit Hours)
IMT-110 Industrial Instrumentation

Industrial Instrumentation

ID: IMT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers fundamentals of pressure, flow, level, and temperature instrumentation.

3
EEM-215 Dc/Ac Machine

Dc/Ac Machine

ID: EEM-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of applications, operations, and construction of DC and AC machines.

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
Semester 4
(13 Credit Hours)
AMT-103 Sensors

Sensors

ID: AMT-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the theory of operation of various processes and discrete sensors used in modern industrial plants plus the techniques of interfacing these sensors with controllers (i.e., robot, work cell, programmable and process).

3
IMT-151 Piping Systems

Piping Systems

ID: IMT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers plumbing and piping systems used in industrial commercial and/or residential construction. Emphasis is placed on the reading and sketching of piping schematics as well as the fabrication and design of piping systems.

3
AMT-160 Prin of Quality & Continous Improvement

Prin of Quality & Continous Improvement

ID: AMT-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares students for an assessment leading to Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician (MSSC-CPT). Students will be equpped with the skills to ensure the production and manufacturing systems meet quality system requirements as defined by business/customers.

3
EEM-151 Motor Controls I

Motor Controls I

ID: EEM-151

Credit Hours: 4

This course is an introduction to motor controls, including a study of the various control devices and wiring used in industrial processes.

4
Semester 5
(12 Credit Hours)
IMT-160 Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance

ID: IMT-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers preventive maintenance techniques.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
HIS-202 American History: 1877 to Present

American History: 1877 to Present

ID: HIS-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from 1877 to the present. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
AMT-105 Robotics & Mechatronics Systems

Robotics & Mechatronics Systems

ID: AMT-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes assembling, testing, and repairing equipment used in automation. Concentration is on connecting, testing, and evaluating automated controls and systems.

3
        Total Credit Hours 64
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,032.00
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 toward a bachelor’s degree in Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, or Business.