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Mechatronics (EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Mechatronics is a rapidly growing field that integrates electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and computer control systems to create new and improved automated manufacturing production systems. This program is designed for people who are interested in plant maintenance, set up, installation, and assembly. The Mechatronics Certificate program is designed to reinforce the core technical skills and real-world application needed in today’s manufacturing environment. Through alignment with PMMI’s (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies) Mechatronics Certification Program, Hennepin Technical College’s Mechatronics Diploma offers a set of stackable credentials that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturer’s Skills Certification System. This industry developed, third-party validated, nationally recognized credential is focused on ensuring graduates have the core technical skills with real world application for today’s high-tech manufacturing environment. These jobs are found in the packaging, medical, electronics, agriculture, biotechnology, and automotive industries.

Award Outcomes

Apply technical documents to the installation and troubleshooting of automated packaging equipment.

Apply Mechatronics control concepts to automated machinery.

Use technical documents to assemble, install, troubleshoot and repair automated packaging systems.

Diagnose root problems impacting production flow.

Solve root problems to maintain production flow.

Integrate automated systems into new and existing packaging and manufacturing lines.

Perform basic Mechatronics operations in a manufacturing environment.

Apply communication skills to interact with people in business and industry.

Manage time and resources.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are wide-spread in Minnesota and throughout the United States. Extensive opportunities exist as Electrical and Electronics Technicians for industrial equipment, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Industrial Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Engineering Technicians, and as Packaging Technicians.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 54 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1125Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems

4

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1170Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery

3

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

ARET1185Sensor Applications

2

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ARET2100Advanced Automation Controls

4

 

ARET2105Fluid Power Motion Control

2

or

FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

 

ARET2110Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

4

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

ARET2300Mechanical Components I Certificate Review

3

ARET2320Industrial Electricity I Certificate Review

3

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II

4

Choose one of the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET2330Industrial Electricity II Certificate Review

3

ARET2340Programmable Logic Controllers I Certificate Review

3

ARET2360Automated Fluid Power I Certificate Review

3

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

General Education Required 6 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1125Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems

4

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1175Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

3

ARET1185Sensor Applications

2

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1170Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery

3

ARET1180Industrial Electricity and Electronics II

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  14

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET2105Fluid Power Motion Control

2

or

FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

ARET2300Mechanical Components I Certificate Review

3

ARET2320Industrial Electricity I Certificate Review

3

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET2100Advanced Automation Controls

4

ARET2110Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

4

FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II

4

 

Choose one of the following:

ARET2330Industrial Electricity II Certificate Review

3

ARET2340Programmable Logic Controllers I Certificate Review

3

ARET2360Automated Fluid Power I Certificate Review

3

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Total Credits  15

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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