The Technical Certificate of Credits (TCC) in Mechatronics prepares students for skillful employments in diverse industries such as medical, semiconductor, automobile, automotive, chemical, energy, agriculture, transportation, etc. The topics covered include Basic Circuit Analysis with fundamental semiconductor devices, Matlab/Simulink for industrial Control Modeling, introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and industrial Motor Controls. The program embraces 50 percent classroom activities and 50 percent hands-on laboratory activities.
Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost $2,000 (plus the cost of materials.)
- Must be 16 years of age
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
- Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
At a Glance
This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.