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Mechatronics Specialist

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

Today’s manufacturing industry uses robots and other advanced fabrication and assembly equipment to produce a wide variety of products. All of these systems rely on digital controls including programmable logic controllers. Mechatronics technicians calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair both the equipment and the controllers. Mechatronic technicians in southern Oregon are needed by manufacturers in the food processing, wood products, and metal fabrication industries.

The Mechatronics Specialist three-term certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in today’s fast-paced manufacturing environment. Typical positions for graduates of the certificate program include maintenance technician and mechatronics assistant. Completion of the certificate also completes the first three terms of the Mechatronics AAS degree. Certificate completion can also lead to entry into apprenticeship training.

Foundational skills in math, technical writing, safety, workplace survival, and workplace expectations are combined with welding, hydraulics, and other applied courses. Most of the courses in the program are hands-on, open-lab courses supported by online instruction providing students exceptional flexibility when working around family, employment, or other commitments.

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 operate mechanical automation systems, processes and procedures.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Practice energy efficiency and industrial sustainability.

Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards.

Communicate effectively across a variety of audiences: technicians, engineers, management, and customers.

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:

47-51

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

 

MEC102

Mechanical Fabrication 1

3

 

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I 1

4

MTH60

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing 1

3-4

BT113 

or higher level composition

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

10-13

 

 

Fall

 

 

 

 

EET104

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Electronics

4

 

 

MEC103

Industrial Safety

1

 

 

MEC110

AC/DC Electrical Systems for Manufacturing

3

MFG210 

 

MEC125

Pneumatics I

3

 

 

MET105

Blueprint Reading: Mechanical

3

 

 

MFG116

Metrology

2

 

 

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Winter

 

 

 

 

MEC115

Electrical Control Systems and Sensors for Manufacturing

3

 

 

MEC124

Hoisting and Rigging I

3

 

 

MFG121

Manufacturing Processes I

4

 

 

WLD111

Technology of Industrial Welding I

6

WLD101 &
WLD102

 

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Spring

 

 

 

 

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

3

PSY101

 

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1

 

 

MEC130

Hydraulics I

3

 

 

MEC135

Mechanical Drives I

4

 

 

MEC149

Electrical Motor Control

4

 

 

MECELEC

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Elective

0-4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15-19

 

 

Approved Program Electives
Course No. Course Title Credits

MEC114

Safety for Industry

3

MEC116

Quality Practices and Measurement

3

MEC118

Manufacturing Processes and Production

3

MEC120

Maintenance Awareness

4

MEC140

Green Production

2

MEC154

Computer Control

3

MEC210

Variable Frequency A/C Drives

2

MEC226

Pneumatics II

2

MEC240

Robotics and Computer Programming

3



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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