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Mechatronics- Program Page
Introduction to Mechatronics: DC Theory, Pneumatic Systems, and Programmable Logic Controllers
Prerequisite: None

By completing this course, students will be introduced to direct current concepts and applications, pneumatic system fundamentals, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, series, parallel, and simple combination DC circuits, pneumatic system principles and components, and PLC installation and programming. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.

Furthermore, this course introduces students to the operational theory, systems terminology, installation, and programming procedures for PLCs. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.

AC Theory, Electric Motors, and Hydraulic Systems
Prerequisite: Introduction to Mechatronics:

DC Theory, Pneumatic Systems, and Programmable Logic Controllers
This course further expands the student’s knowledge and understanding of Mechatronics through introducing students to: alternating current theory and applications of varying sine wave voltages and current, inductance and capacitance, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting, and hydraulic system principles and components. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.

Semiconductors, Mechanical Systems, and Pumping & Piping Systems
Prerequisite: AC Theory, Electric Motors, and Hydraulic Systems or Dual Enrollment

By completing this course, students will be introduced to electronics theory, mechanical systems, and pump and piping systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, diodes and amplifiers, semiconductor fundamentals, mechanical drives, measurement processes and techniques, maintenance tools, manufacturing processes, bearing design and application, and pump and piping systems. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.

Engineering and Technology
Foundations of Engineering & Technology
Prerequisite: None

The Foundations of Engineering and Technology is the introductory course for the Engineering and Technology Education pathways. This STEM driven course provides the students with an overview of engineering and technology including the different methods used in the engineering design process developing fundamental technology and engineering literacy. Students will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned through various project based activities while using an engineering design process to successfully master the “E” in STEM.

Engineering Concepts
Prerequisite: Foundations of Engineering & Technology

Engineering Concepts is the second course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway. Students will learn to design technical solutions to engineering problems using a whole systems approach to engineering design. Students will demonstrate the application of mathematical tools, teamwork, and communications skills in solving various design challenges, while maintaining a safe work environment.

Engineering Applications
Prerequisite: Engineering Concepts

Engineering Applications is the third course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway. Students will apply their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to develop solutions to technological problems. Solutions will be developed using a combination of engineering software and prototype production processes. Students will use market research, cost benefit analysis, and an understanding of the design cycle to create and present design, marketing, and business plans for their solutions. A capstone project will allow students to demonstrate their depth of knowledge of the engineering design process and prepare them for future opportunities in the field of engineering.

Robotics and Automation Career Opportunities:

  • Maintenance and Repairer
  • Sales Representatives
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Mobil Heavy Equipment Mechanics
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialist
  • Biological Technician
  • Chemists
  • Logisticians
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
  • Environmental Science and Protection Tech
  • Industrial Engineering Tech
  • Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Medical Equipment Repairers
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Engineering and Technology Career Opportunities:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Application Engineer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biotechnology Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Communications Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Technician
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Development Engineer
  • Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Energy Transmission Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Facilities Technician
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Geothermal Engineer
  • Hazardous Waste Engineer
  • Hazardous Waste Technician
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Licensing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Manufacturing Processes Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Materials Lab & Supply Technician
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgic Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Naval Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Ocean Engineer
  • Operations Research Engineer
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Packaging Technician
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer
  • Plastics Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Project manager
  • Prototype Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Radio/TV Broadcast Technician
  • Radiology Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Safety Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Sound Technician
  • Structural Engineer
  • Survey Technician
  • Systems Design Engineer
  • Technical Sales Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Textile Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer

Steven Griffing

Manufacturing Instructor

Benjamin Manning

Mechatronics Instructor

Upcoming Events

April 6

Spring Break (Closed for Staff & Students)

Start: Apr 6, 2020 End: Apr 10, 2020

Multi-Day Event