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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Mechatronics Technician

Technical Diploma  |  31-462-2

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1-800-547-2882

Start Dates: August, October, January, March, June

Effective: August 2024

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

419-116Basic Hydraulics2Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-119 or concurrentThis course exposes the student to the theories and basic components of hydraulics. Basic component construction and operation is explored. The theory of function is supplemented by hands on disassembly and assembly of actual industrial components. The course is presented in the individual study mode to allow the students flexibility in scheduling their time.

419-117Basic Pneumatics2Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-119 or concurrentThis course exposes the student to the theories and basic components of pneumatics. Basic component construction and operation is explored. The theory of function is supplemented by hands on disassembly and assembly of actual industrial components. The course is presented in the individual study mode to allow the students flexibility in scheduling their time.

442-120Related Welding-Indust Mech2Instructor Approval | Program studentThe purpose of this course is to help the students acquire the basic welding skills in oxyacetylene welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). It is a hands-on self-paced learning environment to learn basic welding skills and safe welding practices.

462-111Mechanical Concepts2Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-119 or concurrentThis course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the mechanical concepts that are found on industrial equipment. Since all industrial machinery is equipped with some type of mechanical drive, a firm understanding of these drives is necessary for the industrial mechanic. Cleanliness and safe working habits will also be emphasized.

462-115Industrial PC Network Concepts2Instructor Approval | Program studentThe learner will develop skills in working with PC's to connect to PLC's, Internet of Things (IoT) equipment. Program IoT systems for discrete and network communications. Produce basic documents for preventive maintenance, share documents, use remote access and web based tools and locate resources using internet tools.

462-119Industrial Mechanical Skills2Instructor Approval | Program studentIn this course the student will develop precision measurement and applied math skills to meet the demand of today's industry. Application based math topics will address fractions, decimals, fraction conversion to decimals and metric equivalents, geometry and trig formulas, as well as algebraic problem solving. The student will use gauges; micrometers dial calipers and other measurement devices.

462-130Mfg Prints & Networks1Instructor Approval | Program studentThis course prepares students to create and interpret technical documents. Identifying symbols in electrical, networking/Internet of Things (IoT), piping, hydraulic, pneumatic, HVAC and sketching diagrams is addressed. Students create job related written documents (such as work orders and resumes) to meet the needs of the industry.

625-180Manufacturing Skills Standards2In the MSSC Safety course students will be exposed to manufacturing concepts and actions that can produce higher quality products, increase productivity, achieve greater customer satisfaction, and assure a safe and healthy work environment. This course is broken down with definitions, examples, and exercises. Practical cases/examples are investigated and discussed. Capitalizing on a blended learning approach, students experience lectures, self-pace studies, on-line labs, and individual and group activities.

TOTAL CREDITS:15 

Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

462-118Industrial Electric Principles3Instructor Approval | Program studentIn this course the student will learn the fundamental theory and application of DC and AC electrical circuits, industrial three-phase motor control circuits, electrical wiring, troubleshooting and testing common electrical control circuits found in industry.

462-120Centrifugal Pumps & Alignment3Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-126 or concurrentThis course is designed to give the student understanding and experience with various types of industrial pumps and drive mechanisms. Basic understanding of centrifugal pumps, theory of operation, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of pumps and their systems. Students will work with Laser Alignment, and advanced linear slides and brakes and clutches. The course is presented in the individual study mode to allow the students flexibility in scheduling their time.

462-121IOT Automated Manufacturing4Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-118 or concurrentThis course is designed to give the student understanding and experience with various types of automated equipment. Proper Lock-out & Tag-out and troubleshooting Motors and Motor Drives. The set-up and operation of the machinery and repair of such equipment and components on the equipment will be performed. Projects of function, troubleshooting, and repair will be the prime emphasis. Explore connectivity to networks and Internet of Things (IoT) with Industrial controls.

462-123PLC Manufacturing Applications3Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-121 or concurrentThis course is designed to use the basic and advanced electrical and electronic control devices in control simulated and actual automated industrial machines. Set up, operation, and system troubleshooting of PLC and, Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be emphasized. PLC operations, programming and troubleshooting. Connectivity to Internet of Things (IoT) with Industrial controls components will be investigated.

462-126Mechanical Alignment & Bearing2Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-111 and 462-119 or concurrentThis course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the mechanical concepts that are found on industrial equipment. Topics focus on alignment of shafts, and correct servicing of bearings. Since all industrial machinery is equipped with some type of mechanical drive, a firm understanding of these drives is necessary for the industrial mechanic. Cleanliness and safe working habits will also be emphasized.

TOTAL CREDITS:15 

Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

419-102Hydraulic System Operations2Instructor Approval | Program student; 419-116This course provides the application of basic hydraulic principles into typical industrial circuits. The students will experience exercises with basic hydraulic components and simple oil systems and how they are applied in circuits. This course is designed to help develop skills in understanding hydraulic components and their interaction to each other in demonstration circuits. The course is presented in the individual study mode to allow the students flexibility in scheduling their time.

419-118Pneumatic System Operations2Instructor Approval | Program student; 419-117This course provides the application of basic pneumatic principles into typical industrial circuits. The student will experience exercises with basic pneumatic components and simple air systems and how they are applied in circuits. This course is designed to help develop skills in understanding pneumatic components and their interaction to each other in demonstration circuits. Vacuum components and air logic systems will be included. The course is presented in the individual study mode to allow the students flexibility in scheduling their time.

462-122Prev and Periodic Maintenance1Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-111This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to research the items to be inspected in a preventive maintenance program. Students develop preventive maintenance schedules and perform actual inspections of mechanical, fluid power, and electrical systems. Techniques for troubleshooting and predictive diagnostics are explored.

462-132Mach Trbleshting & Repair Adv2Instructor Approval | Program student; 462-120 and (462-123 and 419-102 and 419-118 or concurrent)This course is designed to develop the troubleshooting process applied to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and networked / Internet of Things (IoT) equipment. System and component troubleshooting applying top-down, divide-conquer, and backward approaches are covered. Learners will test and repair systems at the component, system and network level.

TOTAL CREDITS:7 

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Minimum Program Credits Required: 37

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.


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