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Basic Mechatronics Technician, TCC (BM51)  Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: High School

The Basic Mechatronics Technician certificate program is designed to provide students with entry level understanding and skills to perform duties on Mechatronic equipment. The skills include an introduction to DC and AC Circuits, Pneumatic Systems, Industrial Controls and PLCs. Students will receive both lecture/instructor led curriculum along with practical hands-on sessions. Students will obtain knowledge which will provide an understanding of the basic technologies used in industry to achieve automated processes.

This program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant.

Program Outcomes: This program prepares graduates for careers in mechatronic systems by imparting essential skills and knowledge. Students will learn the operation and purpose of components in automated systems and gain insights into data storage methods used in mechatronic equipment. The curriculum introduces various disciplines crucial for creating modern production machinery, serving as a pathway from high school to technical college industrial programs. Graduates are thus equipped for further education and career advancement in this dynamic field.

Careers: Basic Mechatronics Technician

Length of Program: 1 Term

Admission Requirements:

Curriculum Outline (12 hours)
Occupational Courses 12
MCTX 1011

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 0.5 Lab 3 - 3.5 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): None This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic fundamentals of a Mechatronic operation. Including electronic, pneumatic, and control devices. Students will learn the operation and purpose of components in these automated systems.

3
MCTX 1012

Weekly Contact: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 0.5 Lab 3 - 4 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisite: None This course will provide students with an understanding of PLC installation and setup. Students will gain knowledge of components and data storage methods used in automated mechatronic equipment.

3
MCTX 1013

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisite: None This course builds on the Level 1 and 2 providing students with a higher level understanding of electronic circuitry and PLCs as it relates to mechatronic and automated equipment.

3
MCTX 1014

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0.5 Lab 3 - 2.5 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisite: None This course builds from Level 3 and continues to provide students with a broader knowledge of electronics and the use of semiconductors and power supplies. Also providing a further study into the programming of a PLC and connections to field devices.

3
Faculty
Advisor

Electrical/Industrial Systems Technology Program Coordinator
Valdosta Campus

Advisor

Mechatronics Instructor
Valdosta Campus

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