Mechatronics is the combination of various engineering disciplines (specifically involving mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, and programmable logic control) taught to create a more well-grounded technician in a complex system, with responsibility for efficient operation of equipment with minimal downtime. The program will prepare students to install, repair, diagnosis, and perform routine maintenance in a variety of industries.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|MEC 115||DC Circuits||5|
|MEC 116||AC Circuits||5|
|MEC 120||Computer Aided Design I||5|
|MEC 125||Hydraulics and Pneumatics||5|
|MEC 130||Electric Motors and Drives||5|
|MEC 135||Digital Electronics and Networks||5|
|MEC 150||Mechanical Systems||5|
|MEC 160CL||Programmable Controls I||5|
|COLL 102||College Success for All||3|
Covers DC electrical terms, equations and theory. Presents techniques used for solving problems involving resistance, voltage, and current in circuits. Presents fundamental laws and relationships applied to the analysis of circuits, including capacitors and/or inductors. Basic circuit fabrication techniques and standard instrumentation used in test and measurement of DC circuits will also be covered.
Covers AC circuit analysis. Network theorems are applied to the solution of AC circuits. Resonance, filters, AC power and three-phase circuits are covered in detail. Introduces standard instrumentation used in testing AC circuits and measurement of AC circuits and systems. Discusses wiring techniques for AC power systems.
Introduces the use of parametric computer-aided design (CAD) software to design parts working from engineering sketches and/or prototypes.
Provides students with an understanding of design, installation, maintenance and repair techniques for the hydraulic and pneumatic systems used in automated systems.
Gives a broad perspective of DC motors, AC motors (both single and three-phase), and variable speed drives. Industrial applications of variable speed drives for constant torque, constant horsepower, and variable torque/variable horsepower are covered. Stepper Motors and Servo Motors are discussed along with their advantages and applications.
Introduces logic fundamentals, numbering systems, codes, gates, truth tables, basic Boolean theorems and combination logic circuits. Also introduces the elements used to create TCP/IP-based industrial networks, including switches, routers and firewalls. The course will include network troubleshooting and the use of network diagnostic tools.
Develops an understanding of mechanical components used in typical mechatronic systems, such as positioning mechanisms, cranks and sliders, and belts and pulleys. Includes fabrication, test and troubleshooting of prototype devices.
Covers programmable logic controller (PLC) architecture, configuration, and programming. Teaches students what PLCs do and where they are used. Introduces the Relay Ladder Diagram (RLD) programming language. Students will write and test PLC RLD programs and create a PLC system using digital and analog I/O simulators.
College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond. This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures. This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.