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2021-2022 Applied Technology Pathway
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Mechatronics: PLC Programming

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

This program is designed to equip the novice with no prior PLC programming experience with the basic tools necessary to create a complete PLC program using ladder logic common to most current platforms. Using the Rockwell software RSLogix 500, Studio 5000 and FactoryTalk View Studio, we will be covering such topics as general controls, digital and analog IO, ladder logic programming, alarm / notification handling, HMI, emulation, best practices and more. In the end, we will go through an entire, working PLC program and HMI line by line to solidify comprehension of the learning objectives.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for mechatronics programs are:

Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices and procedures.

Demonstrate skills and ability to design, implement and troubleshoot programmable logical control systems.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Practice energy efficiency and industrial sustainability.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college registration policies and with the Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Students must complete coursework in their major at a “C” or better level before proceeding to advanced coursework. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

55-60

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1, 2

0-2

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I 1

4

MTH60

 

RD90

College Reading

0-4

WR91 

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

4-14

 

 

Term 1

MEC102

Mechanical Fabrication

3

 

 

MEC103

Industrial Safety

1

 

 

CIS140

Introduction to Operating Systems

4

 

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

3-4

BT113

or higher level composition

EET104

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Electronics

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15-16

 

 

Term 2

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

3

PSY101

 

CIS179

Introduction to Networks

4

 

 

MEC110

AC/DC Electrical Systems for Manufacturing

3

MFG210

 

MEC149

Electrical Motor Control

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Term 3

MEC115

Electrical Control Systems and Sensors for Manufacturing

3

 

 

MEC150

PLC Motor Control

3

 

 

MEC151

Programming PLCs I

3

 

 

MEC154

Computer Control

3

 

 

MEC210

Variable Frequency AC Drives

2

 

 

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Term 4

EET105

Digital Concepts for Manufacturing

4

 

 

MEC251

Programming PLCs II

3

 

 

MEC254

PLC Troubleshooting

3

 

 

MECELEC

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Elective

2-6

 

 

 

Total Credits:

12-16

 

 

Approved Program Electives
Course No. Course Title Credits

MEC260A

Automation Operations

2-6

MEC260B

Basic Component Adjustments

2-6

MEC260C

Pick and Place Feeding

 2-6

MEC260D

Gauging

2-6

MEC260E

Indexing

2-6

MEC260F

Sorting and Queuing

2-6

MEC260G

Servo Robotic Assembly

2-6

MEC260H

Torqueing

2-6

MEC260I

Parts Storage

2-6

MEC260J

Electro Hydraulic Testing

2-6

MEC260K

Multiple Station Control

2-6



1 Required for graduation.

2 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

For more information, contact the Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department.

Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: manufacturing@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/manufacturing
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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