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Mechatronics Course Information

Flexible Blended Coursework

mechatronics robot armAll of the mechatronics courses are delivered in a flexible blended format that includes a combination of online and open-lab/hands-on participation. This delivery model of instruction provides a very flexible framework for you to participate in our courses and program. The learning in the MEC courses is accomplished through online participation using Blackboard and through attending open labs at Table Rock Campus. This allows you to participate and be successful in the coursework around your own schedule.

Online: In Blackboard, you will receive lectures and video instruction, see examples, get course assignments, do homework, download labs and handouts, and download quizzes and exams. Additionally, you can use Course Messages in Blackboard for direct instruction from home when you are not able to be in the lab. The labs can be started (some completed) off-campus using Amatrol E-Learning Software that you will have use of at home as your own virtual mechatronics workbench.  

Open Lab: In the open labs you will receive direct face-to-face instruction and demonstrations of safety and lab equipment use. You will then complete your lab skills, and activities hands on with the Amatrol Learning system training equipment. The labs are open four days each week Tuesday through Friday 12pm-7:50pm to provide extra time as needed with the equipment to meet your learning outcomes and proficiencies.

You will take classes about mechanical, drive and electrical systems and learn about CAD, motors and controls, pneumatics systems, programmable logic controllers and industrial safety. You will also learn about hydraulics systems, industrial sensors and actuators, pumps and valves, plus energy and sustainability.

These classes will introduce you to the basics like precision measurement, technical shop math, mechanical fasteners, hand and power tools, and fundamentals of rigging and lifting.

You will learn to troubleshoot and maintain drive systems and the fundamentals of vibration analysis and shaft alignment. Bearings and lubrication systems are covered and you will also use digital multi-meters to locate the most common electrical problems.

You can customize your learning experience with our open lab subjects. After completing the basics, you can pursue any of several avenues:

  • Mechanical        
  • Troubleshooting
  • Robotics        
  • Hydraulics
  • CNC            
  • Pneumatics
  • Electronics        
  • Industrial Mechanic