Mechatronics
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
MTX 103
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Fundamentals of measurement tools. Topics include basic measurement, S.I. and U.S. customary measurement, precision measurement tools and dimensional gauging. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
BASIC HYDRAULICS
MTX 105
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Fundamentals of hydraulics. Topics include hydraulic power systems, hydraulic circuits, principles of hydraulic pressure and flow and various types of hydraulic valves. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
BASIC PNEUMATICS
MTX 107
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Fundamentals of pneumatics. Topics include pneumatic power systems, basic pneumatic circuits principles of pneumatic pressure and flow and pneumatic speed control. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
MTX 110
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Fundamentals of electric motor control. Topics include electrical safety, control transformers, overload protection, ladder logic, control relays, electronic sensors, and other topics related to the fundamental operation of electronic motor control. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
MTX 113
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Fundamentals of electrical power distribution as it relates to mechatronics. Topics include an introduction to raceways, conduit bending, rigid conduit, flexible conduit, conductors, disconnects, overcurrent protection, conduit sizing, and wire pulling techniques. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MECHATRONICS 1
MTX 117
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Fundamentals of mechatronics. Topics include automation operations, control systems, mechatronic safety, component adjustments, manual operation, pneumatic and electric pick and place. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MECHANICAL DRIVES 1
MTX 120
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to mechanical drive systems. Topics include mechanical power transmission safety, machine installation, motor mounting, shaft speed measurement, torque and power measurement, v-belt, chain and spur gear drives and other topics as well. Advantages of each system type will be discussed and compared. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
PICK AND PLACE ROBOT
MTX 123
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Fundamentals of the pick and place robot using the SMC system. Topics include pneumatic robotic systems, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting as well as pneumatic robot control. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SERVO ROBOT
MTX 125
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to the articulated arm servo robot using the SMC system. Topics include basic robot operation, teach point programming, PC software programming, application development, flexible manufacturing cells, quality control and production control. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
PIPING
MTX 127
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Fundamentals of piping. Topics include metal piping systems, metal piping installation, metal tubing systems and hoses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
MTX 130
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to programmable logic controllers. Topics include basic programming of PLCs, PLC motor control methods, discrete I/O interfacing, event sequencing, timers, counters and program control instructions. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of instructional Unit. [GE]
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING
MTX 135
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Fundamentals of industrial electrical wiring. Topics include electrical prints, electrical panels, wiring between panels, wire color coding, control system wiring and wire bundling. A final grade of "C" or better is required for degree or certification consideration. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit.
MECHANICAL DRIVES 2
MTX 150
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Intermediate concepts of mechanical drive systems. Topics include heavy-duty v-belts, v-belt selection and maintenance, synchronous belt drives, lubrication concepts, precision shaft alignment techniques and heavy duty chain drives. Advantages of each system type will be discussed and compared. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 120 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
DC DRIVES
MTX 153
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to DC drives. Topics include DC motion control, SCR control, DC spindle drives, DC axis drives and DC pulse width modulation drives. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
AC DRIVES
MTX 155
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to AC drives: Topics include AC motion control, AC Vector drives, AC axis drives, general purpose AC drives and AC drive troubleshooting. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 2
MTX 165
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to electric motor control troubleshooting techniques. Techniques include control component, motor starter and systems troubleshooting methods. Related topics include various motor braking methods and power distribution. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 110 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE
MTX 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Work-based learning experience that enables students to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Specific objectives are developed by the College and the employer. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HDEV 105, 198 or 200 required. Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
FLOW PROCESS CONTROL
MTX 205
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to level/flow process control using the SMC system. Topics include process control concepts, safety, sight gauges, instrument tags, piping and instrumentation diagrams, loop controllers, final control elements, level management, liquid level control, methods of automatic control as well as other concepts. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
THERMAL PROCESS CONTROL
MTX 207
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to thermal process control using the SMC system. Topics include process control concepts, safety, instrument tag fundamental, piping and instrumentation diagrams, thermal energy, basic temperature control elements, final control elements, temperature sensors, and temperature transmitters. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ELECTRO-FLUID POWER
MTX 210
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Fundamentals of electro-fluid power. Topics include electrical control systems, basic control devices, power devices, control relays, sequencing, timer and pressure control and circuit applications. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MECHATRONICS 2
MTX 215
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Intermediate concepts of mechatronics. Topics include robotic pick and place assembly, torquing/assembly, parts storage and multiple station control. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 117 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MECHATRONICS 3
MTX 217
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Advanced concepts of manufacturing stations of the SMC system as it applies to mechatronics. Topics include flexible materials handling, robot workstations, inventory control, serial robot communications, PLC communications, barcode pallet tracking, manufacturing execution systems, manufacturing management and simulation, ethernet operation and applications. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 215 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
MTX 220
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to the enterprise system: topics include technology sectors, team concepts, product design, business presentation and business presentation software. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
MTX 223
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Intermediate concepts of the enterprise system. Topics include team development, team problem solving, product design analysis and engineering impacts. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS
MTX 225
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to speed control systems. Topics include variable frequency AC drives, VFD speed and torque, VFD acceleration, deceleration, braking, VFD fault diagnostics and troubleshooting as well as SCR motor control. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MECHANICAL DRIVES 3
MTX 227
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to various bearing types as used in mechanical drive systems as well as advanced gear drives. Topics include plain bearings, ball bearings, roller bearings and anti-friction bearings, as well as gaskets and seals and advanced gear drives. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 150 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
LASER ALIGNMENT
MTX 230
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to the concept and proper practices of laser alignment. Topics include laser shaft alignment, including rough and precision alignment, soft foot correction and analysis. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
MTX 250
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Intermediate concepts of Programmable Logic Controls. Topics include analog input and output modules, analog scaling, network concepts, an introduction to Panelview and remote I/O concepts. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 130, or equivalent, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ADVANCED HYDRAULICS
MTX 255
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Advanced concepts of hydraulics. Topics include hydraulic directional control valves, hydraulic cylinder applications, relief valves, check valves and accumulators. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 105 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ADVANCED PNEUMATICS AND VACUUM
MTX 260
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Advanced concepts of pneumatics and vacuum concepts as well as troubleshooting as they apply to industry standards using the SMC training system. Topics include moving loads pneumatically, vacuum systems, air compressors, air preparation troubleshooting, troubleshooting pneumatic cylinders, motor and rotary actuator troubleshooting, vacuum system troubleshooting and other topics as well. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 107, equivalent, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
CAPSTONE
MTX 270
3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Integration of Mechatronics course concepts and skills. Activities include five weeks of lab time for a student team to create a manufacturing scenario using the SMC automated manufacturing equipment. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
MTX 285
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to project management within the enterprise system. Various topics include project management, lean manufacturing and industrial engineering systems. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
MTX 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MTX 295
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to economics and marketing techniques applicable to the business enterprise. Topics include enterprise economics, marketing basics and entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ELEC 101, 102, 121; or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]