Why Choose Mechatronics Diploma at CLC?
• Students have access to over 25 different robots
• Industry experienced instructors training quality technicians for over 28 years
• Placement is excellent, with employers looking to CLC first for new employees
• Complete the diploma in 11 months and begin working sooner
• Up to date, state of the art electronics lab
Program Course Requirements
MTTS 1264 Intro to Machining Process (2 cr)
RAST 1101 Industrial Electronics I (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 1120 Intro to Engineering Graphics (2 cr)
Total – 15 Credits
RAST 1102* Industrial Electronics II (3 cr)
RAST 1103* Motors and Drives (3 cr)
RAST 1113* Motors & Drives Lab (3 cr)
RAST 1206* Programmable Logic Controllers I (3 cr)
RAST 1212* Industrial Electronics Lab II (2 cr)
MATH 1500 Applied Mathematics (3 cr)
Total – 17 Credits
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)
Total – 8 Credits
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 40 CREDITS
Career Description: Mechatronics combines the knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. Electro-mechanical technicians install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines. Technicians in this field must have skills in electricity, electronics, instrumentation, programmable logical controllers, microprocessors, automation and robotics. Mechatronics training gives technicians versatile training that is applicable across a broad range of fields, and it allows a technician to contribute to a product in its entirety, from concept to design.
Program Information: The Mechatronics Diploma prepares students for entry-level technician positions in the areas of robotics, industrial manufacturing, instrumentation, electronics, and process control automation. Coursework covers industrial electronics, electrical motor control, AC/DC electronics, process control, computer-aided design, programmable controllers, computers, manufacturing, transducers, and fluid power. Instruction takes place in state-of-the-art labs for a hands-on, practical experience. This diplomas is the foundation to other degrees in Robotics Automated Systems Technology and Applied Engineering.
Graduates will be able to:
- 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;
- Test and debug complex automated equipment to machine specifications;
- Troubleshoot complex electrical circuits and machine control programs.
Special Program Requirements:
Students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
- College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted at CLC must be at least 2.0.
- College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0.
- Residency Requirement: students must complete one-third (13) of their credits at Central Lakes College.