Basic Mechatronics Technician - BM51

Offered at the Following Campus

  • High Schools

Program Overview

The Basic Mechatronics Technician certificate program is designed to provide students with entry level understanding and skills to perform duties on Mechatronic equipment. The skills include an introduction to DC and AC Circuits, Pneumatic Systems, Industrial Controls and PLCs. Students will receive both lecture/instructor led curriculum along with practical hands-on sessions. Students will obtain knowledge which will provide an understanding of the basic technologies used in industry to achieve automated processes.

*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 GED transcript;  
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable 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
Occupational Courses (12 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic fundamentals of a Mechatronic operation. Including electronic, pneumatic, and control devices. Students will learn the operation and purpose of components in these automated systems.

Prereqs: MCTX 1011

Coreqs: None

This course will provide students with an understanding of PLC installation and setup. Students will gain knowledge of components and data storage methods used in automated mechatronic equipment.

Prereqs: MCTX 1012

Coreqs: None

This course builds on the Level 1 and 2 providing students with a higher level understanding of electronic circuitry and PLCs as it relates to mechatronic and automated equipment.

Prereqs: MCTX 1013

Coreqs: None

This course builds from Level 3 and continues to provide students with a broader knowledge of electronics and the use of semiconductors and power supplies. Also providing a further study into the programming of a PLC and connections to field devices.