Mechatronics (APMETR)

Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots and maintains robotic and automated equipment. Students have a choice to follow any of three different specialty tracks which will prepare them for the various applications of automation. Each track features a variety of application level classes where the student performs lab-oriented practice for required skills. It is highly recommended that beginning students take at least one technical class during their first semester. See an advisor in the Industrial Technology department for assistance.

This is a high skill program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Students must select one of the concentrations to complete as a program requirement.

Program Concentrations

 

Fluid Power Specialty (FPWR)

  • FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II
  • FLP 214 Hydraulic Circuits and Controls
  • FLP 225 Fluid Power Motion Control

Industrial Electronics Specialty (IELC)

  • ELE 211 Basic Electronics
  • ELE 254 PLC Applications
  • FLP 226 Pneumatics

Numerical Control Specialty (NCTL)

  • NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II
  • NCT 120 2D CAD CAM for Shape Cutting
  • NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation
  • NCT 123 2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes
  • NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation

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2020-2021 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots and maintains robotic and automated equipment. Students have a choice to follow any of three different specialty tracks which will prepare them for the various applications of automation. Each track features a variety of application level classes where the student performs lab-oriented practice for required skills. It is highly recommended that beginning students take at least one technical class during their first semester. See an advisor in the Industrial Technology department for assistance.

Students must select one of the concentrations to complete as a program requirement.

Program Concentrations
Fluid Power Specialty (FPWR)
FLP 110 Fluid Power Fundamentals - II
FLP 214 Hydraulic Circuits and Controls
FLP 225 Fluid Power Motion Control
FLP 226 Pneumatics

Industrial Electronics Specialty (IELC)
ELE 211 Basic Electronics
ELE 254 PLC Applications
FLP 226 Pneumatics

Numerical Control Specialty (NCTL)
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II
NCT 120 2D CAD CAM for Shape Cutting
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation
NCT 123 2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
Wayne State University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Advanced Manufacturing
Advisors
Thomas Penird
Julie N. (Niki) Lee

Concentrations

First Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLP 101   Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110   Fluid Power Fundamentals - II* 2
NCT 101   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II** 2
ROB 101   Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110   Robotics I - II 2
Elective   Math Elective(s) 3
Total 15
First Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 111   Electrical Fundamentals 4
ROB 212   Robotics II 4
MEC 100   Materials and Processes 3
MTT 102   Machining for the Technologies 2
Elective   Writing Elective(s) 3
Total 16
First Spring/Summer Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLP 226   Pneumatics 3
MEC 101   Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci Elective(s) 3
Total 11
Second Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 224   Programmable Controllers (PLCs) I 4
FLP 214   Hydraulic Circuits and Controls 4
ROB 222   Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223   Robotics III 2
MEC 201   Mechanisms 2
Total 14
Second Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLP 225   Fluid Power Motion Control 3
MEC 224   Robotics IV 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 13
Total Credits Required
69
First Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 111   Electrical Fundamentals 4
FLP 101   Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110   Fluid Power Fundamentals - II* 2
ROB 101   Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110   Robotics I - II 2
Elective   Math Elective(s) 3
Total 15
First Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 211   Basic Electronics 4
ROB 212   Robotics II 4
MEC 100   Materials and Processes 3
Elective   Writing Elective(s) 3
Total 14
First Spring/Summer Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLP 226   Pneumatics 3
MEC 101   Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 11
Second Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ROB 222   Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223   Robotics III 2
ELE 224   Programmable Controllers (PLCs) I 4
NCT 101   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II** 2
MEC 201   Mechanisms 2
MTT 102   Machining for the Technologies 2
Total 16
Second Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 224   Robotics IV 4
ELE 254   Programmable Controllers (PLCs) II 4
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
70
First Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
FLP 101   Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
FLP 110   Fluid Power Fundamentals - II* 2
NCT 101   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II** 2
ROB 101   Robotics I - I 2
ROB 110   Robotics I - II 2
Elective   Math Elective(s) Academic Math Level 4 or higher 3
Total 15
First Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 111   Electrical Fundamentals 4
ROB 212   Robotics II 4
NCT 120   Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
MEC 100   Materials and Processes 3
MTT 102   Machining for the Technologies 2
Total 15
First Spring/Summer Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
NCT 123   2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes 2
MEC 101   Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2
Elective   Arts/Human Elective(s) 3
Elective   Writing Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 13
Second Fall Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 224   Programmable Controllers (PLCs) I 4
NCT 121   Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
ROB 222   Robotics Simulation 2
ROB 223   Robotics III 2
MEC 201   Mechanisms 2
Total 14
Second Winter Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 224   Robotics IV 4
NCT 221   Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
71

Footnotes

*Students who have successfully completed FLP 110 as part of their certificate do not need to take this course as a semester requirement. Course can only be taken once for credit.

**Students who have successfully completed NCT 110 as part of their certificate do not need to take this course as a semester requirement. Course can only be taken once for credit.

See an advisor to assist in scheduling and planning for each semester as some classes have limited offering.