Mechatronics Engineering Technology
15 months, 1635 hours
The core curriculum includes two college level dual enrollment courses, MET 120 – Industrial Mechanical Systems and MET 130 – Industrial Electrical Systems.* In addition, students will earn an OSHA Safety certification as part of the Level 1 curriculum. This industry certification is highly recognized in the field and is portable. Some of the topics included in the Level 1 electrical systems curriculum include power supplies, switches, resistors, capacitors, inductors, motors, transformers, solenoids, lights, fuses, circuit breakers and rheostats. Students will combine motor, electro-pneumatic, and electro-hydraulic control components with relays, timers and counters to create logic and sequential control circuits and develop elementary ladder diagrams. Finally, students will install, test and troubleshoot electrical and electronic components and systems. On the mechanical systems side of the curriculum, students will calculate speed, torque, power, pitch, ratio and mechanical efficiency. Also, students will install, maintain and troubleshoot V-belt drive systems, chain drive systems and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
The Level 2 and Level 3 curriculum will provide more in-depth instruction in robotics and automation. Students will complete coursework related to the following topics: DC Circuits, Single Phase Transformers, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Basic Mechanical Power, Electrical Motors and Controls, Programmable Logic Controls, and Robotics.
The Robotics and Automation Technology program gives students the opportunity to work with “smart machines”– robots. The combination of high speed computers and artificial intelligence software has advanced the field of robotics to produce a need for engineering technicians with a broad range of advanced technical skills. This field continues to evolve creating an increasing demand for “smart human”– engineers, engineering technicians, electronic designers and robotic installation, maintenance and repair.
* Adult students do not earn college credits for MET 120 & MET 130.
- Planned – AMIST Certification (Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology)
- OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Required Safety Gear
· One Black Short Sleeve Polo Shirt with BCTC LogoOPTIONAL:
· Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo
|· One pair blue or black jeans or pants – proper fitting and no holes||Closed toe, appropriate casual business attire footwear||Safety glasses provided by BCTC (Non-prescription)|
The link provided for each book title will take you to Amazon.com. Please note that you are NOT required to purchase the books from Amazon. You may purchase the books from any vendor.
Industrial Maintenance (2nd Edition) – by Michael E. Brumbach and Jeffrey A. Clade
ISBN 13 #: 978-1-133-13119-9
Lab Manual Experiments in Electricity for Use with Lab Volt (5th Edition) – by Stephen L. Herman
ISBN 13 #:978-1-111-53917-7
Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment
|Quantity Needed||Level 1, 2, or 3||Approximate Cost||Suggested Vendor|
|Footwear Requirement: Closed toed, appropriate casual business attire footwear||1 pair||Levels 1, 2, & 3||TBD||Any store|
|Scientific Calculator||1||Levels 1, 2, & 3||$15.00||Any store|
|Safety Glasses with Side Shields||1||Levels 1, 2, & 3||BCTC supplies 1 pair of non-prescription glasses||Any store|
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.
Program Entrance Recommendations:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Algebra I or Geometry
- Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Hand-eye coordination
- Mechanical aptitude
- Commercial & Industrial Equipment Technician
- Electro-Mechanical Technician
- Installation, Maintenance & Repair Technician