Mechatronics Technology

Students working in the mechatronics lab

Mechatronics Technology

A.A.S. / Certificate

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

60

Expected Hours for Certificate

21

Your Skills. Your Future.

What is Mechatronics Technology A.A.S.?

Mechatronics Technology is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form a complex system used by many manufacturing, packaging, and other modern operations. Students will develop skills to work as a technician in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment and will acquire the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics, and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related businesses.


Skills emphasized in the program include troubleshooting techniques, system preventative maintenance and safety with respect to electrical components, mechanical components and electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in mechatronics systems. Students successfully completing this program can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process control.

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What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, Students will be able to do the following:

  1. The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the electrical components, electric motors, and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.
  2. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.
  3. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronic system.
  4. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to install, implement and modify software tools used in mechatronics systems.
  5. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to use troubleshooting techniques, correct malfunctions, perform systematic preventive maintenance and apply safety rules with respect to electrical components, mechanical components, electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in a mechatronics system.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

    • Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate 
      • Complete your certificate in less than a year!
      •  
    • Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics Technology 
      • Two-year A.A.S. career degree
      •  
  •  

 

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule

Fall Semester

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

*MECH 1310

Electrical Components

3

*MECH 1320

Mechanical Components & Electric Motors

3

*MECH 1330

Electro-Pneumatic & Hydraulic Control Circuits

3

*MECH 1340

Digital Fundamentals and PLCs

3

Fall Semester Milestones

GEN 1010 can be taken as a two week bootcamp that runs for 3 hours per day for the 10 weekdays prior to the first day of class.

FINANCIAL AID ALERT - If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation could be near. Be sure to check your Cleveland State email daily for deadlines, announcements, and award updates for the academic year. Please see your success coach or enrollment specialist to make sure you are in good standing or if you have any questions.

ADVISING and REGISTRATION - Work with your success coach and/or academic advisor to discuss Spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

*¹ENST 1300

Technical Calculations

3

ECON 2100

or

ECON 2200

Principles of Macroeconomics

or

Principles of Microeconomics

3

*INFS 1010

Computer Applications

3

*MECH 2320

Motor Control

3

MECH 2425

Mechanics and Machine Elements

4

Spring Semester Milestones

ENST 1300 - If you have Math Learning Support requirements, then you may want to register for MATH 0300 to satisfy these requirements, especially if you are in a program that requires PHYS 1030 or CHEM 1010.

MECH 2425 requires successful completion of MECH 1320. This class is offered only in Spring semesters.

FINANCIAL AID ALERT - Now is the time to begin thinking about financial aid for next semester. Be sure to check your Cleveland State email daily for deadlines, announcements, and award updates for the upcoming academic year. Please contact your success coach or academic advisor if you have any questions.

ADVISING and REGISTRATION - Work with your success coach and/or academic advisor to discuss Summer and Fall registration. Remember, advising is key to success! If you are planning to transfer to a four-year university, make an appointment with your academic advisor soon. They can assist you with making the right course selections, as well as help you begin the transfer process.

Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition

3

MECH 2440

Process Control Technologies

4

MECH 2441

Introduction to Totally Integrated Automation

4

RELS 2020

Religions of the World

3

Fall Semester Milestones

If you have Writing Learning Support requirements, then you will need to register for ENGL 0900 in addition to ENGL 1010. If you have Reading Learning Support requirements, then you will need to register for READ 0810 in addition to ENGL 1010.

MECH 2440 requires successful completion of MECH 1310. This class is offered only in Fall semesters.

MECH 2441 requires successful completion of MECH 1340. This class is offered only in Fall semesters.

FINANCIAL AID ALERT - Check your Cleveland State email daily for important dates, deadlines and announcements regarding your financial aid. Please check with Financial Aid if you have any questions.

ADVISING and REGISTRATION - Work with your academic advisor to discuss Spring registration. Your advisor can assist you in course selection, as well as checking requirements for transfer and/or graduation.

Spring Semester

COMM 2025

Fundamentals of Communication

3

MECH 2480

Automation Systems

4

MECH 2490

Manufacturing Applications 

4

PHYS 1030

or

CHEM 1010

Survey of Physics

or

Introductory Chemistry I

4

Spring Semester Milestones

MECH 2480 requires successful completion of MECH 1340. This class is offered only in Spring semesters.

MECH 2490 requires successful completion of MECH 2440, MECH 2441, and MECH 2480. This class is offered only in Spring semesters.

PHYS 1030 requires completion of ALL Learning Support requirements.

CHEM 1010 requires completion of ALL Learning Support requirements.

GRADUATION - Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form. This can be found under the Graduation Tab within the Registration Tools and Forms on Cougarnet. You will need to schedule to take your exit exam and/or program test at mycs.cc/testing. These will be taken in the Testing Center.

CONGRATULATIONS! After you complete this semester's courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State Graduate!

Your Skills. Your Future.

What is Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate?

Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate offers students interested in employment as a technician in an integrated multidisciplinary industrial environment. Instruction in mechatronics provides students with the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics, and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related business. The certificate prepares the student for employment opportunities, as well as, the opportunity to upgrade and improve existing skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be afforded the opportunity to complete the LEVEL 1 Certification Examination (additional testing fee) to become a certified Siemens Mechanics System Assistant.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, Students will be able to do the following:

    1. The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the electrical components, electric motors, and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.
    2. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.
    3. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronic system.
    4. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to install, implement and modify software tools used in mechatronics systems.
  • The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to use troubleshooting techniques, correct malfunctions, perform systematic preventive maintenance and apply safety rules with respect to electrical components, mechanical components, electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in a mechatronics system.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

    • Mechatronics Level 1 Certificate 
      • Complete your certificate in less than a year!
      •  
    • Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics Technology 
      • Two-year A.A.S. career degree
      •  
  •  

 

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule

Fall Semester

MECH 1310

Electrical Components

3

MECH 1320

Mechanical Components & Electric Motors

3

MECH 1330

Electro-Pneumatic & Hydraulic Control Circuits

3

MECH 1340

Digital Fundamentals and PLCs

3

Fall Semester Milestones

FINANCIAL AID ALERT - If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation could be near. Be sure to check your Cleveland State email daily for deadlines, announcements, and award updates for the academic year. Please see your success coach or enrollment specialist to make sure you are in good standing or if you have any questions.

ADVISING and REGISTRATION - Work with your success coach and/or academic advisor to discuss Spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ENST 1300

Technical Calculations

3

INFS 1010

Computer Applications

3

MECH 2320

Motor Control

3

Spring Semester Milestones

ENST 1300 - If you have Math Learning Support requirements, then you may want to register for MATH 0300 to satisfy these requirements, especially if you are in a program that requires PHYS 1030 or CHEM 1010.

FINANCIAL AID ALERT - Now is the time to begin thinking about financial aid for next semester. Be sure to check your Cleveland State email daily for deadlines, announcements, and award updates for the upcoming academic year. Please contact your success coach or academic advisor if you have any questions.

ADVISING and REGISTRATION - Work with your success coach and/or academic advisor to discuss Summer and Fall registration. Remember, advising is key to success! If you are planning to transfer to a four-year university, make an appointment with your academic advisor soon. They can assist you with making the right course selections, as well as help you begin the transfer process.

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