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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechatronics Technology Technical Certificate

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For more information, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

The certificate program is offered for students interested in employment as a technician in an integrated multidisciplinary environment. Instruction in mechatronics provides students with the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics, and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related businesses. The certificate offers opportunities for employment preparation and skills enhancement.

The Mechatronics Technology Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics Technology and within the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science, General Studies areas of emphasis.  Courses in this certificate may be used to award these degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. The graduate will have demonstrated a basic understanding of the electrical and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.

  2. The graduate will demonstrate a basic understanding of pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.

  3. The graduate will demonstrate a basic understanding of digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system. 

  4. The graduate will have demonstrated a basic ability to use troubleshooting techniques, correct malfunctions, and apply safety rules with respect to electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic components used in a mechatronics system.

CIP Code: (09) 15.0403.00

Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits: (9)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (9)

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