Mechatronics

Associate of Applied Arts & Sciences

Mechatronics is the field of study that produces operators, technicians, and engineers who are qualified to support sophisticated automation systems. Mechatronics workers must have knowledge of various automation components and also have an understanding of the integration of these components into a system. Skills and knowledge of electricity, electronics, PLC, robotics, mechanics, including fluid power principles are all necessary to have the competencies necessary to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various types of automation systems. As manufacturing industries strive to be successful in a highly competitive environment, they are increasing their use of more sophisticated automation systems. These systems frequently involve higher speeds, more precision, and integration of IT networks.

 

The WSCC Mechatronics Program is available in an Open-Entry/Open-Exit (OE/OE) format allowing for enrollment at any time throughout the year. Employers have great flexibility in building training programs by ala carte selection of modules from a menu of skill sets. Students have an increased ability to work while earning a college degree since the hours of delivery are modeled to fit work schedules, including both online and hands-on training.

Courses by Placement/Transfer

The following courses may be prerequisite for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation.  Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore.  Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/Contact

ENG 051 or

ENG 098

Introduction to College Writing or

Writing Essentials

4/4

3/3

ENG 052

Introduction to College Reading

4/4

MTH 051

Pre Algebra

4/4

FYS 101

First-Year Seminar

2/2

 

Program of Study

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/

Contact

Pre/Corequisites

MFG 01

Safety for Manufacturing

3/3

MFG 02

Quality and Continuous Improvement

3/3

MFG 03

Manufacturing Processes and Production

3/3

MFG 04

Maintenance Awareness

3/3

MTR 102

Electrical Safety and Circuits

3.3/4.4

MTR 103

Sensors

3.6/4.9

MTR 104

Motor Control

3.1/4.1

MTR 105

Relays and Sensors

3.8/5.1

MTR 106

PLC 1

2.8/3.8

MTR 107

PLC 2

3.9/5.3

MTR 108

Mechanical Drives I

3.6/5.1

MTR 109B

Pneumatics and Hydraulics

3.4/4.8

MTR 110B

Robotics

4.5/6.4

MTR 111

Mechatronics 1

4.2/6.6

MTR 112B

Mechatronics 2

4.2/6.1

ENG 111

English Composition I

3/3

ENG 051 & ENG 052 or Placement

Communications

Elective

Select one from Communications courses

3/3

General Education

Elective

Select one from Communications, Humanities and Fine Arts, Math, Science, or Social Science

3/3

Humanities

Elective

Select one from categories A, B, or C

3/3

POL 151

American National Government

3/3

MTH or Science or TMA 113 and

TMA 114

Higher level math or Science from categories A or B or Technical Mathematics I and Technical Mathematics II

4/5 or

6/6

MTH 051 or Placement

TMA 113

Total

71.4/88.6 min.

For course descriptions, please see a WSCC advisor.