Mechatronics

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The Mechatronics Program prepares students for technical careers in the manufacturing industry. Today’s manufacturing companies look to automated equipment to increase quality and productivity. As a result careers in manufacturing demand strong technical competencies in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and robotic systems. Courses in this program emphasize hands-on training on industrial equipment. Graduates of this program are prepared for jobs as process, maintenance, engineering, and quality control technicians.

Courses with a “MECH” prefix in the Mechatronics Program offer scheduling flexibility where students work at their own pace; allowing motivated individuals or those with prior knowledge to complete courses in a shorter time. MECH courses meet within an open or flex lab setting. Students in the Mechatronics Program are responsible for managing their own learning.

The Mechatronics Flex Labs have extended hours for students to practice and develop hands-on skills. Faculty in the Mechatronics Program are available during Flex Lab times to assist learners with questions, supervise hands-on labs, and to administer skills assessments.

Students receive credit for a course by demonstrated mastery of learner outcomes in a final skills assessment. Student who have not met assessment criteria are given feedback and continue to practice skills. Students can re-take the final skills assessment up to three times.

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Mechatronics

Mechatronics combines mechanical systems, computer, electrical, and control systems. These are the heartbeat of advanced manufacturing, and jobs are waiting for technology savvy people. Northland's program is flexible--expand your skill-set by taking one course, work on a certificate, or go for an Associates Degree in Mechatronics.

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CMAE 1514 Safety Awareness 2
CMAE 1518 Manufacture Process/Prod 2
CMAE 1522 Quality Practices 2
CMAE 1526 Maintenance Awareness 2
MECH 1001 Ohms Law 0.25
MECH 1002 Multimeter Use 0.5
MECH 1003 Electrical Schematics 0.5
MECH 1004 Electrical Connections 0.25
MECH 1005 Circuit Protection 0.25
MECH 1006 Voltage Sources 0.25
MECH 1007 Series/Parallel Circ 1
MECH 1008 Transformers 0.5
MECH 1009 Motor Replacement 1
MECH 1010 Motor Starters 1
MECH 1011 Motor Drives 1
MECH 1012 PLC Hardware 1
MECH 1013 PLC Programming 1.5
MECH 1014 PLC Analog Inputs 0.5
MECH 1015 PLC Stepper Motors 0.5
MECH 1016 PLC Networking 0.5
MECH 1017 Robot Safety 0.25
MECH 1018 Robot Manual Operation 0.25
MECH 1019 Robot Frames 0.25
MECH 1020 Robot Motion Programs 0.25
MECH 1021 Robot Inputs/Outputs 0.25
MECH 1022 Robot Programming Ops 0.25
MECH 1023 Robot Mastering 0.25
MECH 1024 Robot Offset Programs 0.25
MECH 1025 Sensor Units of Meas 0.25
MECH 1026 Sensor Transduction 0.25
MECH 1027 Temperature Sensors 0.75
MECH 1028 Proximity Sensors 1
MECH 1029 Distance Sensors 0.75
MECH 1030 Pressure Sensors 0.5
MECH 1031 Load Cells 0.5
MECH 1500 Measurement Tools 0.25
MECH 1501 Mechanical Sketching 0.5
MECH 1502 Power Transmission 0.5
MECH 1503 Metal Lathe Intro 1
MECH 1504 Verticle Mill Intro 1
MECH 1505 Surface Grinder Intro 0.25
MECH 1506 Woodworking Safety 0.5
MECH 1507 Basic Sheet Metal 0.25
MECH 1508 GMAW Welding Intro 0.25
MECH 1509 Rigging 0.5
MECH 1510 Mechanical Fasteners 0.5
MECH 1511 Shafts, Keys, Couplers 0.5
MECH 1512 Bearing Maintenance 0.5
MECH 1513 Rotating Seal Maint 0.25
MECH 1514 V-Belts & Sheaves 0.5
MECH 1515 Chain & Sprockets 0.5
MECH 1516 Gear Systems 0.5
MECH 1517 Gear Boxes 0.5
MECH 1518 Linear Motion Hardware 0.75
MECH 1520 Conveyor Maintenance 0.5
MECH 1521 Hydraulic Basics 0.5
MECH 1522 Pneumatic Basics 0.5
MECH 1523 Hydraulic Components 1
MECH 1524 Pneumatic Components 1
MECH 1525 Pneumatic Maintenance 0.5
MECH 1526 Hydraulic Maintenance 0.5
MECH 1527 Troubleshoot Hydraulic 1
MECH 1528 Troubleshoot Pneumatic 1
MECH 2000 Intro to Spreadsheets 1
MECH 2001 Project Management 0.5
MECH 2999 Mechatronics Capstone 3
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
ENGL 2207 Technical Writing 3
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3
  G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  G5: History/Social Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 60
 

Program Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G4: Math/Logical Reasoning Electives
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3
G5: History/Social Science Electives
PSYC 1105 Intro to Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3

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