Mechatronics (MCT)

MCT 1000     Integrated Systems     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course provides an entry level student with an overview of the technology used in automated integrated systems found in manufacturing. Included is also an overview of the typical plant networks and their associated function. Distributed and local control is examined. Analysis of sequencing machines is completed along with an introduction of how to troubleshoot these systems. Topics include: fluid power components, electrical components, conveyors, part sensing components and an overview of programmable logic controller principles. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MCT 1100     Fluid Power Systems     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course will focus on fluid power control systems for manufacturing. Students are expected to describe and demonstrate principles of logic elements, functions and assembly of logic circuits. The course will teach students how to create, modify, operate and observe simulated hydraulic and electro-hydraulic devices and circuits using hands-on training simulators. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MCT 1120     Advanced Fluid Power Systems     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ATF 1470

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MCT 1100

This course will develop advanced skills and competencies in fluid power systems in the areas of hydraulic and pneumatic troubleshooting, repair and maintenance as it relates to machine operation, material handling and sorting systems, and participate in projects related to the course material. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MCT 1130     General Preventative / Predictive Maintenance     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course introduces students to the principles and practices used within the manufacturing industry for predictive and preventative maintenance of equipment. Preventive maintenance will introduce students to such techniques as the use of periodic lubrication schedules, part adjustment, replacement of parts, and cleaning. The students are exposed to several predictive maintenance tools including vibration analysis. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MCT 2000     Industrial Controls     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: EEC 1020 and EEC 1040; or consent of instructor.

Industrial Controls explores automation input and output devices including AC and DC motors, variable speed drives, relays, motor starters and sizing of components for various applications. Typical control circuits are examined along with component selection and control documentation. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


MCT 2010     Shop Floor Networking     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MCT 2000 or consent of instructor.

Shop Floor Networking will explore the various types of communication systems used in industrial systems for the transportation and exchange of data. Network topologies and specifications LAN and field bus technologies used in manufacturing are presented. The data exchange techniques and formats between typical industrial equipment for information and control will be described. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MCT 2020     Mechanical Drives I     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: TED 1030 and APM 8110 both with a 'C' or better; or consent of instructor.

This course covers the fundamentals of mechanical transfer of power. Basic concepts of mechanical power transmission will address calculations of speed and force and how they affect a power transmission system. The ability to read mechanical drawings for the assembly of various mechanical components is a key skill to be enhanced. Emphasis will also be placed on the use of hand tools, definitions and processes associated with assembly and maintenance of mechanical drives. Assignments will be focused on hands-on activities building upon theory and concepts studied. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MCT 2030     Mechanical Drives II     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MCT 2020

Mechanical Drives II is a continuation of Mechanical Drives I and is focused on machine and electric motor drive systems. Topics include mounting, measuring speed, torque, power, mechanical shaft bearing, coupling, and alignment, as well as v-belt, chain, spur gear, and multiple shaft drives. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3