(Effective Fall 2019)

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.

Recommended High School Subjects

Math, science, programming, all skilled electrical and mechanical vocational programs.

Special Equipment Needs

See the Tool List on the Mechatronics Technology major web page.

Remediation Strategies

All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting). Students with two or more developmental needs will be required to satisfy those needs before proceeding with the technical courses in this major. Minimum-level math required to begin the technical courses is MTH006.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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 Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ELT111 Direct Current Fundamentals 5 4 3 M REQ
ELT119 Electrical Practices in Industry 4 3 3 M REQ
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
ELT113 Accident Prevention 2 2 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ELT122 Alternating Current Fundamentals 5 4 3 M REQ
MTT221 Machine Tool Applications for Fabrication and Repair 4 2 6 M REQ
ELT130 Electrical Drawing and Print Reading 2 1 3 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 M REQ
AAP Core Applied Arts Perspective 3   S AAP
or
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3   S ARP
or
CDP Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective 3   S CDP
or
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3   S HIP
or
SSP Core Social Science Perspective 3   S SSP
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ELT228 Fundamental Electronics and Controls 3 2 3 M REQ
ELT234 Electrical Motor Control 4 3 3 M REQ
EET246 Robotics and 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
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
MET231 Mechatronic System Maintenance 3 1 6 M REQ
ELT254 Industrial Power and 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
PHS103 Physics Survey 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16