Mechatronics Technology offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that provides students with the diverse skill set required to install, calibrate, modify, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain automated systems. Hands-on instruction develops skills in mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power, and automated control systems. Graduates are prepared for technical positions in a wide range of industries.
Effective Fall 2022
Instrumentation technology/technician, robotics technology/technician, automation engineer technology/technician, electro-mechanical technician, industrial engineering technician, process technician, petroleum technician, industrial maintenance technician, field automation technician, and pipeline/distribution operator.
Recommended High School Subjects
Math, science, programming, all skilled electrical and mechanical vocational programs.
Special Equipment Needs
See program Tool List for major.
All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of electrical principles and laws through the use of mathematical formulas to solve electrical problems in both direct and alternating current equipment and systems.
- develop schematic diagrams and wiring diagrams using a CAD program, and transform them into functioning systems that comply with the National Electrical code and/or other specifications.
- communicate electrical and technical information effectively verbally and/or in writing.
- demonstrate knowledge of general and OSHA safety practices.
- operate test equipment and instrumentation to analyze, troubleshoot, repair, and operate electrical/electronic circuits, systems, and equipment.
- demonstrate knowledge and theory of single and three phase power and distribution systems used in residential and industrial settings.
- explain the theory, mechanics, and control of rotating machinery.
- demonstrate basic knowledge of local area network concepts to install, configure and initially troubleshoot existing network cabling and hardware.
- perform preventative maintenance on mechatronic systems.
- develop basic machining and welding skills used in minor industrial repair.
- demonstrate basic knowledge in fluid power systems, solid state electronics and microprocessor based industrial control devices such as PLC's and electrical drives.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|ELT130||Electrical Drawing & Print Reading||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|ELT111||Direct Current Fundamentals||5||4||3||M||REQ|
|ELT119||Electrical Practices in Industry||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ELT100||Topics of Construction Safety||3||3||M||REQ|
|MTH123||Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|MTH181||College Algebra & Trigonometry I||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|ELT122||Alternating Current Fundamentals||5||4||3||M||REQ|
|MTT223||Machine Tool Applications for Fabrication & Repair||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology & Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|AAP||Core Applied Arts Perspective||3||S||AAP|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3||S||ARP|
|CDP||Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|ELT228||Fundamental Electronics & Controls||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ELT234||Electrical Motor Control||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|EET246||Robotics & Fluid Power||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|MET220||Mechanical Power Transmission Systems||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical & Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|MET231||Mechatronic System Maintenance||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ELT254||Industrial Power & Control Systems||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ELT245||Introduction to Programmable Logic Control||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ELT221||Applied Industrial Networking Essentials||2||1||3||M||REQ|