Effective Fall 2022

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Special Equipment Needs

See program Tool List for major.

Remediation Strategies

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).

Program Goals

A 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.

Curriculum

First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
ELT130Electrical Drawing & Print Reading 21 3 MREQ
ELT111Direct Current Fundamentals 54 3 MREQ
ELT119Electrical Practices in Industry 43 3 MREQ
ELT100Topics of Construction Safety 33 MREQ
MTH123Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
or
MTH181College Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ELT122Alternating Current Fundamentals 54 3 MREQ
MTT223Machine Tool Applications for Fabrication & Repair 31 6 MREQ
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
AAPCore Applied Arts Perspective 3 SAAP
or
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
or
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP
or
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
or
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ELT228Fundamental Electronics & Controls 32 3 MREQ
ELT234Electrical Motor Control 43 3 MREQ
EET246Robotics & Fluid Power 32 3 MREQ
MET220Mechanical Power Transmission Systems 43 3 MREQ
ENL121English Composition II 33 SREQ
or
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 33 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
MET231Mechatronic System Maintenance 31 6 MREQ
ELT254Industrial Power & Control Systems 43 3 MREQ
ELT245Introduction to Programmable Logic Control 43 3 MREQ
ELT221Applied Industrial Networking Essentials 21 3 MREQ
PHS103Physics Survey 33 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16