Mechatronics

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Description

This career major will prepare students to become an Automated Systems Technician. These technicians install and operate robotics and related automation, industrial electricity while learning the fundamentals of manufacturing. Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, control engineering and systems design engineering in order to manufacture useful products.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Mechatronics Fundamentals
Basics of Electricity 120
Industrial Equipment Safety 45
Electrical Connectors & Hand Tools 30
Electrical Schematic and Blueprint Reading 60
Industrial Electricity 60
Motor Theory & Operation 30
Programmable Controller Interfacing 90
Workforce Staging 30
Electrical Distribution 60
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
 
Mechatronics Advanced
Basics of Electricity 120
Industrial Equipment Safety 45
Electrical Connectors & Hand Tools 30
Electrical Schematic and Blueprint Reading 60
Industrial Electricity 60
Motor Theory & Operation 30
Programmable Controller Interfacing 90
Workforce Staging 30
Electrical Distribution 60
Fluid Power Theory & Power Transmission Principles 90
Motor Control Wiring 90
Programmable Controller Programming 90
Automated Industrial Systems 90
Principles of Welding 45
Workforce Connection 120
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

Electrical Systems
Maintenance Operations
Electronics Assembler
Electrical Control Systems
Process Control Systems
Basic Mechanical Systems
Basic Hydraulic Systems
Basic Pneumatic Systems
Maintenance Welding
Multimeter - SnapOn - NC3
NCRC: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

Automation Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E and I Technician), Electronics Technician, Field Service Technician, Instrument Specialist, Instrumentation Technician – Approximate Pay Potential: $14-41/Hour(source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3024.00):

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