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Mechatronics (APMETR)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Description

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots, and maintains robotic and automated equipment. Students have a choice to follow any of three different specialty tracks which will prepare them for the various applications of automation. Each track features a variety of application level classes where the student performs lab-oriented practice for required skills. It is highly recommended that beginning students take at least one technical class during their first semester. See an advisor in the Industrial Technology department for assistance.

Students must select one of the concentrations to complete as a program requirement.

Program Concentrations
Fluid Power Specialty (FPWR)
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II
FLP 214 Hydraulic Circuits and Controls
FLP 225 Fluid Power Motion Control
FLP 226 Pneumatics

Industrial Electronics Specialty (IELC)
ELE 211 Basic Electronics
ELE 254 PLC Applications
FLP 226 Pneumatics

Numerical Control Specialty (NCTL)
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation
NCT 249 CAD/CAM CNC Programming

Articulation

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Contact Information

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Industrial Technology Dept
Advisors
Thomas Penird

Requirements

Select a concentration for requirements and total credits required for program.

First Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 214 Hydraulic Circuits and Controls 4
MEC 201 Mechanisms 2
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 224 Introduction to PLCs 4
FLP 225 Fluid Power Motion Control 3
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 14
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 226 Pneumatics 3
MEC 224 Robotics IV 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Total 14
Total Credits Required
70
First Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
ELE 211 Basic Electronics 4
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 224 Introduction to PLCs 4
MEC 201 Mechanisms 2
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 254 PLC Applications 4
FLP 226 Pneumatics 3
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 14
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
MEC 224 Robotics IV 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Total 11
Total Credits Required
71
First Semester
Class Title Credits
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
Total 11
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
MEC 201 Mechanisms 2
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
ELE 224 Introduction to PLCs 4
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
NCT 249 CAD/CAM CNC Programming 4
MEC 224 Robotics IV 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Total 15
Total Credits Required
72

Footnotes

*Students who have successfully completed FLP 110 as part of their certificate do not need to take this course as a semester requirement. Course can only be taken once for credit.

**Students who have successfully completed NCT 110 as part of their certificate do not need to take this course as a semester requirement. Course can only be taken once for credit.

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