ARET1170 Troubleshooting Mechatronic Systems

This course is designed for manufacturing personnel preparing to enter the fields of Mechatronics and Packaging.  This course will expose the student to a variety of mechatronic systems as applied in the Manufacturing and Packaging fields.  Students will utilize schematics, test instruments, and proper safety procedures in the troubleshooting process.  A variety of mechatronic systems, including electrical, mechanical, fluid power, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), will be examined.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Analyze Troubleshooting Techniques
Use schematics to troubleshoot mechatronic systems
Use schematics to troubleshoot electrical systems
Use a variety of Mechatronics and Packaging equipment
Troubleshoot motion control systems
Troubleshoot electrical control panels using schematics
Utilize testing equipment in the troubleshooting process
Compare and contrast various types of motors
Troubleshoot motors and motor circuits
Apply proper safety procedures in the troubleshooting process

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details