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

Photo First Name Last Name Position Department Phone Email Alt. Phone: URL wdt_ID
Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIO Student Support Services 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Mallori Sheik Director of Accessibility Services Accessibility 218-855-8175 mallori.sheik@clcmn.edu 4
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor Faculty Mathematics Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIO Student Support Services 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Faculty Psychology 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray instructor HistoryTransferPathway - History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Jim Kocherer Instructor FarmBusinessManagement 763-218-7030 jim.kocherer@clcmn.edu https://dynamicforms.ngwebsolutions.com/ShowForm.aspx?RequestedDynamicFormTemplate=0938e712-0d6d-4332-aba3-158670c49513 17
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Teresa Schmitz Assistant Director of HR Human Resources 218-855-8050 teresa.schmitz@clcmn.edu 19
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessInstructor - BusinessTransfer 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
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