Mechatronics

Associate Degree

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
(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-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
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
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
Semester 3
(11 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
IMT-142 Electric Motors

Electric Motors

ID: IMT-142

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers theory, operations, and maintenance of AC/DC motors as used in industry.

2
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
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
Semester 4
(12 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
IMT-220 Electrical Distribution Equipment

Electrical Distribution Equipment

ID: IMT-220

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of overcurrent protection, distribution equipment, and motor controls as they relate to industrial maintenance. (Note: Course is aligned with NCCER modules 32301, 32302, and 32303.)

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 equipped with the skills to ensure the production and manufacturing systems meet quality system requirements as defined by business/customers.

3
Semester 5
(12 Credit Hours)
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
IMT-160 Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance

ID: IMT-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers preventive maintenance techniques.

3
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
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
  Total Credit Hours 60
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$10,680.00
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-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
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
(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
Semester 5
(8 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
IMT-142 Electric Motors

Electric Motors

ID: IMT-142

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers theory, operations, and maintenance of AC/DC motors as used in industry.

2
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
Semester 6
(3 Credit Hours)
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
Semester 7
(6 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
Semester 8
(6 Credit Hours)
IMT-220 Electrical Distribution Equipment

Electrical Distribution Equipment

ID: IMT-220

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of overcurrent protection, distribution equipment, and motor controls as they relate to industrial maintenance. (Note: Course is aligned with NCCER modules 32301, 32302, and 32303.)

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 equipped with the skills to ensure the production and manufacturing systems meet quality system requirements as defined by business/customers.

3
Semester 9
(12 Credit Hours)
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
IMT-160 Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance

ID: IMT-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers preventive maintenance techniques.

3
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
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
  Total Credit Hours 60
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$10,680.00
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.