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Mechatronics Technology, Certificate (723.1)

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The Mechatronics Technology Program provides skills and knowledge in four major areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering/electronic engineering and control systems. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the natural gas industry, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree will benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.

Typical job titles include: production, planning and expediting clerks, entry-level maintenance and repair workers, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers, electro-mechanical technicians, industrial maintenance technicians and entry-level supply chain technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Use quality and safety standards necessary for the operating, maintaining and repairing of industrial equipment.
  2. Program, configure and operate automated, industrial equipment for machining, assembly and production.
  3. Troubleshoot and repair equipment applying basic and preventative maintenance techniques.
  4. Apply basic computational skills in measurement and analysis of technical formulas and schematics.
  5. Utilize technical and organizational skills to effectively engage with team members and a diverse customer base.

Students who complete MEC 100  and MEC 102  will sit for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry credential. This is a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) endorsed credential. The cost of the certification is included in the fees for the courses.

There are additional, optional certifications students may wish to pursue to enhance their employability. Students who successfully complete MEC 103 , MEC 106  and MEC 156  will be prepared to sit for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) industry credential: PMMI Mechatronics Industrial Electricity 1. Students who successfully complete MEC 104  will be prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 1 industry credential. Students who successfully complete MEC 108  will be prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: PLC 1 industry credential.

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