Basic Mechatronics Specialist - MS41

Offered at the Following Campus

  • High Schools

Program Overview

The Basic Mechatronics Specialist certificate program provides students with the necessary skills and understanding to perform installation, diagnostic and repair to mechatronic systems and automated equipment. The program focuses on Motor Controls and Programmable Logic Controllers.

*This program is generally reserved for local area high schools only.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Program Required Pre/Co-Requisite(s) (5 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current and solid state devices. Topics include magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, basic transformers, an introduction to semiconductor fundamentals, diode applications, basic transistor fundamentals, basic amplifiers, and semiconductor switching devices.
Occupational Courses (9 hours)

Prereqs: IDFC 1005

Coreqs: None

This course studies basic programmable controller application skills and techniques, and programmable controllers in typical environments as an element of a complex manufacturing cell. Topics also discussed will include the hands-on development of the programming, operation, and maintenance of industrial PLC systems.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor controls, theories and applications of single and three-phase motors, wiring motor control circuits, and magnetic starters and braking. Topics include, but are not limited to, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, NEMA standards, Article 430 NEC and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.



Related Program Options:

Basic Mechatronics Technician
Mechatronics Specialist


Amanda Hayes
High School Coordinator
Office: 617A
Phone: (229) 468-2027
Campus: Coffee Campus, High Schools

Lisa Helms
High School Coordinator
Office: 625
Phone: (229) 468-2049
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Shamonti Mobley
High School Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 310
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 1246
Campus: Valdosta Campus, High Schools