Basic Mechatronics Technician (BM51) Technical Certificate of Credit
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 is generally reserved for local area high schools only.
- Submit a completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.
|MCTX 1011Basic Mechatronics Fundamentals Level I
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.
|MCTX 1012Basic Mechatronics Fundamentals Level II
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.
|MCTX 1013Basic Mechatronics Fundamentals Level III
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.
|MCTX 1014Basic Mechatronics Fundamentals IV
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.
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