Mechatronics Diploma

Mechatronics Diploma

Program Description

The Mechatronics Diploma program prepares students for careers in electrical maintenance for the manufacturing industry. As manufacturing processes increasingly become more advanced, maintenance employees must understand robotic and automated systems to properly maintain industrial equipment. Students are introduced to the same robots, controllers, and programming languages used by manufacturing companies. The curriculum was created and is maintained by experienced technical faculty, advisory board members, and past graduates to best prepare students for employment in the industrial robotics industry.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures;
  • Apply knowledge and skills in electrical systems;
  • Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical systems;
  • Apply knowledge and skills in creating program code;
  • Analyze and apply specific troubleshooting knowledge and technology in the areas of electrical, mechanical, software, and program code; and
  • Apply effective communication and interpersonal skills as an individual and as a team member.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for career opportunities working for maintenance departments in the manufacturing industry. Career opportunities include maintaining electrical systems, electrical control panel building, and machine wiring. Career titles include Electrical Maintenance Technician, Panel Builder, and Electrical Assembler.

Transfer Opportunities

Courses in this program will transfer into the Robotics Automated Systems Technology A.A.S. Degree and Diploma programs at Central Lakes College.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
  3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

MATH 1500  Applied Mathematics (or higher)…………….. 3 cr
MTTS 1264   Introduction to Machining Processes………. 2 cr
RAST 1101*  Industrial Electronics I……………………………… 3 cr
RAST 1102*  Industrial Electronics II…………………………….. 3 cr
RAST 1103*  Motors and Drives……………………………………. 3 cr
RAST 1104    Introduction to Automation…………………….. 2 cr
RAST 1109    Computers in Industry……………………………… 2 cr
RAST 1110    Intro to Manufacturing…………………………….. 2 cr
RAST 1111    Industrial Electronics Lab I……………………….. 2 cr
RAST 1113*  Motors and Drives Lab…………………………….. 3 cr
RAST 1120    Introduction to Engineering Graphics……… 2 cr
RAST 1206*  Programmable Logic Controllers I……………. 3 cr
RAST 1212*  Industrial Electronics Lab II………………………. 2 cr
RAST 2105*  Transducers……………………………………………… 2 cr
RAST 2106*  Industrial Electronics III……………………………. 2 cr
RAST 2116*  Industrial Electronics Lab III……………………… 2 cr
RAST 2165*  Fluid Power………………………………………………. 2 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 40 CREDITS

*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

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Robert Lange

Robotics Instructor
Phone: 218-894-5144
Staples
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Nathan Peterson

Robotics Instructor
Phone: 218-894-5112
Staples B153
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