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Mechatronics Certificate
Semester Hours:   27
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Mechatronics Certificate program provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge, skills and understanding of the concepts and applications in electronics, mechanics, fabrication and design.

Recommended Proficiencies: Skills in using hand tools, skills in operating a PC.


Course Requirements
Students should have skills in operating a personal computer and be familiar with hand tools.

Core Requirements (27)
ELC122 Direct Current and Alternating Current Circuit Analysis (3)
ELC220 Active Circuits (3)
ELT128 FPGA Fundamentals (3)
ELT223 Microcontroller Fundamentals (3)
MET125 Principles of Fabrication (3)
MET132 Fluid Power (Hydraulics-Pneumatics) (3)
MET261 LabView 1 Programming (3)
MET221 Electro-Mechanical Technology (3)
MET232 Solids Modeling - Solidworks (3)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses.
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Use critical thinking to problem solve manufacturing based problems.
2. (Synthesis Level) Create class projects to solve problems using a team approach and working in a safe, professional manner.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze and solve problems using technical reference manuals and technical support materials.
4. (Application Level) Apply math/science computational concepts and principles to create problem solutions.
5. (Application Level) Apply theories to problem solve, including the theory of operations of basic fluid power systems.
6. (Application Level) Use appropriate test and measuring instrumentation to define solutions to problems.
7. (Synthesis Level) Identify, integrate, analyze and construct electromechanical systems to meet specific applications.
8. (Evaluation Level) Identify, analyze and evaluate the use of logic rules and instrumentation for working with logic gates, combinations of logic gates and logic subsystems.
9. (Evaluation Level) Identify, analyze and evaluate the use of electrical laws and instruments for working with series, parallel, and series parallel circuits using resistors, capacitors, inductors, DC and AC power supplies.
10. (Evaluation Level) Identify, analyze and evaluate the use of diodes, transistors and silicon control rectifiers using appropriate circuits and power supplies
11. (Evaluation Level) Interpret schematics of basic fluid power, electronic and other drawings typically used in manufacturing industries to problem solve.
Standards for Program
None