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Electronics Technology: Mechatronics

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

The certificate offers students a comprehensive program of study in the software, electronics and the mechanics of technologies used in automation (process control), robotics, and machine design and maintenance.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Electronics Technology: Mechatronics will:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental mastery of knowledge and the use of electronic equipment in electrical, digital and analog circuits.
  • Use computer simulation and design software to conduct, analyze and interpret electrical, digital and analog circuits.
  • Make calculations involving various electrical laws, formulas and principles for predicting circuit parameters using algebra and trigonometry required for electronics.
  • Use research strategies to acquire information pertinent to the solution of electronic circuits and systems.
  • Write technical laboratory reports with conclusions.
  • Demonstrate learned skills with a capstone project requiring you to design, build and evaluate a piece of electronic equipment.
  • Apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of automation and control.

Program Requirements

A total of 49 units is required for the certificate.

Required core courses (34 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
CS 111 Fundamentals of Programming 1 4.0
EL 104 Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics 3.0
or
CEL 104 Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics 3.0
or
ET 104 Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics 3.0
EL 118 Fundamentals of DC and AC Circuits Analysis 3.0
EL 119 Fundamentals of DC and AC Circuits Analysis Laboratory 2.0
EL 122 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3.0
EL 123 Electronic Devices and Circuits Laboratory 2.0
EL 125 Digital Devices and Circuits 3.0
EL 126 Digital Devices and Circuits Lab 2.0
MT 117 Print Reading and Interpretation 3.0
or
WLDT 306 Layout and Fabrication Interpretation 3.0
EL 146 Electronic Product Design, Fabrication and Documentation 2.0
ET 140 Engineering Drawing 3.0
MT 109 Survey of Machining and Manufacturing 4.0

Plus a minimum of 15 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
EL 105 PC Preventive Maintenance and Upgrading 3.0
or
EL 320 A+ Certification 2.5
EL 106 Networking Essentials 1 3.0
EL 107 Networking Essentials 2 3.0
EL 135 Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation 3.0
EL 136 Electronics Measurement and Instrumentation Laboratory 2.0
EL 128 Introduction to Renewable Energy 3.0
or
CEL 128 Intro to Renewable Energy 3.0
or
ET 128 Intro to Renewable Energy 3.0
EL 131 Programmable Logic Controllers and Control Design 3.0
or
CEL 131 Programmable Logic Controllers and Control Design 3.0
or
ET 131 Programmable Logic Controllers and Control Design 3.0
EL 133 Mechatronic Systems 1 3.0
or
CEL 133 Mechatronic Systems 1 3.0
or
ET 133 Mechatronic Systems 1 3.0
EL 139 Electrical Power, Motors, and Controls 3.0
or
CEL 139 Electrical Power, Motors, and Controls 3.0
or
ET 139 Electrical Power, Motors, and Controls 3.0
EL 162 Fluid Power And Control 2.0
or
CEL 162 Fluid Power and Control 2.0
or
ET 162 Fluid Power and Control 2.0
ET 100 Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3.0
PHYS 100 Concepts In Physics 3.0
or
PHSC 111 Matter, Energy and Molecules 4.0
WLDT 106 Beginning Welding 3.0
WLDT 107 Advanced Welding 3.0
WLDT 307 G.M.A.W. Welding 3.0
or
WLDT 308 T.I.G. Welding 3.0
WLDT 315 Metal Fabrication 4.0