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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 120 2D CAD CAM for Shape Cutting
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation
NCT 123 2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation

Articulation

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
Wayne State 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/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Industrial Technology Dept
Advisors
Thomas Penird
Julie N. (Niki) Lee

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)

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

First Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum 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
First Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
MTT 102 Machining for the Technologies 2
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3
Total 16
First Spring/Summer Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLP 226 Pneumatics 3
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Soc. Sci Elective(s) 3
Total 11
Second Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 224 Programmable Controllers (PLCs) I 4
FLP 214 Hydraulic Circuits and Controls 4
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
MEC 201 Mechanisms 2
Total 14
Second Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLP 225 Fluid Power Motion Control 3
MEC 224 Robotics IV 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Total 13
Total Credits Required
69
First Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II * 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110 Robotics I - II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 15
First Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 211 Basic Electronics 4
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3
Total 14
First Spring/Summer Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLP 226 Pneumatics 3
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 11
Second Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
ELE 224 Programmable Controllers (PLCs) I 4
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II ** 2
MEC 201 Mechanisms 2
MTT 102 Machining for the Technologies 2
Total 16
Second Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 224 Robotics IV 4
ELE 254 Programmable Controllers (PLCs) II 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
70
First Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum 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 Academic Math Level 4 or higher 3
Total 15
First Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 111 Electrical Fundamentals 4
ROB 212 Robotics II 4
NCT 120 Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
MTT 102 Machining for the Technologies 2
Total 15
First Spring/Summer Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
NCT 123 2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes 2
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 13
Second Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 224 Programmable Controllers (PLCs) I 4
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
ROB 222 Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223 Robotics III 2
MEC 201 Mechanisms 2
Total 14
Second Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 224 Robotics IV 4
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
71

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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