Mechatronics
Mechatronics technology is a complex interdisciplinary field that combines the study of mechanics, electronics, automation and computers. Clark College's Mechatronics program proposal is designed with two certificate tracks, both of which lead to a corresponding AAT degree. Each of the certificate and degree tracks provides multiple stop out and entry points to accommodate various workforce demands.
Mechatronics-Mechanical Automation (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Fault-Assisted Circuits for Electronics Training (FACET) Core
ELEC 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
ELEC 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
ELEC 121
SEMICONDUCTORS I
4 cr.
Major Area Requirements
MTX 103
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
2 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 113
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
2 cr.
MTX 117
MECHATRONICS 1
2 cr.
MTX 120
MECHANICAL DRIVES 1
3 cr.
MTX 127
PIPING
2 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 150
MECHANICAL DRIVES 2
2 cr.
MTX 153
DC DRIVES
4 cr.
MTX 155
AC DRIVES
4 cr.
MTX 215
MECHATRONICS 2
3 cr.
MTX 217
MECHATRONICS 3
5 cr.
MTX 220
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
2 cr.
MTX 223
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
3 cr.
MTX 227
MECHANICAL DRIVES 3
4 cr.
MTX 230
LASER ALIGNMENT
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
MTX 255
ADVANCED HYDRAULICS
3 cr.
MTX 260
ADVANCED PNEUMATICS AND VACUUM
6 cr.
MTX 270
CAPSTONE
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
MTX 295
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 100
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Assimilate/interpret technical and nontechnical descriptions to form a solution.
  • Design, operate, and troubleshoot automation processes and systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Mechatronics-Mechanical Automation (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Fault-Assisted Circuits for Electronics Training (FACET) Core
ELEC 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
ELEC 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
ELEC 121
SEMICONDUCTORS I
4 cr.
Major Area Requirements
MTX 103
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
2 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 113
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
2 cr.
MTX 117
MECHATRONICS 1
2 cr.
MTX 120
MECHANICAL DRIVES 1
3 cr.
MTX 127
PIPING
2 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 150
MECHANICAL DRIVES 2
2 cr.
MTX 153
DC DRIVES
4 cr.
MTX 155
AC DRIVES
4 cr.
MTX 215
MECHATRONICS 2
3 cr.
MTX 217
MECHATRONICS 3
5 cr.
MTX 220
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
2 cr.
MTX 223
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
3 cr.
MTX 227
MECHANICAL DRIVES 3
4 cr.
MTX 230
LASER ALIGNMENT
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
MTX 255
ADVANCED HYDRAULICS
3 cr.
MTX 260
ADVANCED PNEUMATICS AND VACUUM
6 cr.
MTX 270
CAPSTONE
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
MTX 295
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 94
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Assimilate and interpret technical and nontechnical descriptions to form a solution.
  • Design, operate, and troubleshoot automation processes and systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Mechatronics-Instrumentation & Control Automation (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Fault-Assisted Circuits for Electronics Training (FACET) Core
ELEC 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
ELEC 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
ELEC 121
SEMICONDUCTORS I
4 cr.
Major Area Requirements
MTX 103
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
2 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 113
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
2 cr.
MTX 117
MECHATRONICS 1
2 cr.
MTX 123
PICK AND PLACE ROBOT
2 cr.
MTX 125
SERVO ROBOT
3 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 135
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING
3 cr.
MTX 165
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 2
4 cr.
MTX 205
FLOW PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 207
THERMAL PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 210
ELECTRO-FLUID POWER
4 cr.
MTX 215
MECHATRONICS 2
3 cr.
MTX 217
MECHATRONICS 3
5 cr.
MTX 220
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
2 cr.
MTX 223
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
3 cr.
MTX 225
SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
MTX 270
CAPSTONE
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
MTX 295
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 98
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Collect data based on sensory input and system performance to analyze and interpret process capabilities.
  • Operate, measure, and modify software-driven industrial control systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Mechatronics-Instrumentation & Control Automation (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Fault-Assisted Circuits for Electronics Training (FACET) Core
ELEC 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
ELEC 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
ELEC 121
SEMICONDUCTORS I
4 cr.
Major Area Requirements
MTX 103
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
2 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 113
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
2 cr.
MTX 117
MECHATRONICS 1
2 cr.
MTX 123
PICK AND PLACE ROBOT
2 cr.
MTX 125
SERVO ROBOT
3 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 135
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING
3 cr.
MTX 165
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 2
4 cr.
MTX 205
FLOW PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 207
THERMAL PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 210
ELECTRO-FLUID POWER
4 cr.
MTX 215
MECHATRONICS 2
3 cr.
MTX 217
MECHATRONICS 3
5 cr.
MTX 220
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
2 cr.
MTX 223
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
3 cr.
MTX 225
SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
MTX 270
CAPSTONE
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
MTX 295
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 92
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Assimilate and interpret technical and nontechnical descriptions to form a solution.
  • Design, operate, and troubleshoot automation processes and systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.