Introduction to Mechatronics – DC Theory, Pneumatic Systems, and Programmable Logic Controllers
This introductory course for the Manufacturing Pathway introduces students to direct current (DC) concepts and applications, pneumatic system fundamentals, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles; magnetism; series, parallel, and simple combination DC circuits; pneumatic system principles and components; and PLC installation and programming. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.
AC Theory, Electric Motors, and Hydraulic Systems
Prerequisite - Introduction to Mechatronics – DC Theory, Pneumatic Systems, and Programmable Logic Controllers
This course further expands the student’s knowledge and understanding of Mechatronics, introducing students to alternating current (AC) theory and applications of varying sine wave voltages and current, inductance and capacitance, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting, and hydraulic system principles and components. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.
Semiconductors, Mechanical Systems, and Pump and Piping Systems
Prerequisite - AC Theory, Electric Motors, and Hydraulic Systems
Upon completing this course, students will be introduced to electronics theory, mechanical systems, and pump and piping systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, diodes and amplifiers, semiconductor fundamentals, mechanical drives, measurement processes and techniques, maintenance tools, manufacturing processes, bearing design and application, and pump and piping systems. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.
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- Maintenance and Repairer
- Sales Representatives
- Industrial Engineers
- Industrial Machinery Mechanics
- Purchasing Agents
- Mechanical Engineers
- Mobil Heavy Equipment Mechanics
- Environmental Scientists and Specialist
- Biological Technician
- Mechanical Drafters
- Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
- Environmental Science and Protection Tech
- Industrial Engineering Tech
- Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Medical Equipment Repairers
- Commercial and Industrial Designers
- Electrical and Electronics Drafters