Mechatronics Technical Certificate

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The future is robotic, and with a certificate in mechatronics, you will have a state-of-the-art experience that will put you ahead of this growing field. Students who obtain this certificate will learn the skills to troubleshoot, maintain and repair complex mechanical equipment and be prepared for a job in this multidisciplinary, industrial field. Credits from this certificate can applied to the Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
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  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State. 
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Mechatronics
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: MECHAT-CC
CIP: 0615000013
Educational Pathway: MECHAT-CC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2021
This is a fundamental course in DC electric circuits. This course prepares students for EET 1035C and subsequent courses. Classroom lectures supplemented with laboratory projects provide students with hands-on experience in the use of electronics test equipment and proper techniques for data measurements/interpretation, troubleshooting and orderly documentation of test results and conclusions.
This is an introductory course in basic electricity intended for the engineering technology programs. It consists of the concepts, laws and definitions encountered in AC and DC electric circuits.
This course explores the theory and application of AC and DC motors. It covers how different types of motors operate and how electronic motor control systems are designed and can be used to improve efficiency in a wide ranges of applications. Lab fee required.
This course provides the basic principles of electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. It includes a practical approach to technical problems involving hydraulics and pneumatics, fluid mechanics, hydrostatic forces and pump operation, including the electrical circuitry needed to operate and control hydraulic/pneumatic systems. Lab fee required.
This course covers fundamental ladder logic, programmable controller theory, application techniques, and design and troubleshooting of PLC-based (Programmable Logic Controller) systems in class presentations, lab experiments, simulation trainers and multi-modal software learning labs. Hands-on replications of PLC functions are created through labs.
This course involves the practical uses of applied mathematics in the areas of engineering technology, design and construction. Trigonometric functions are covered as well as law of sines, law of cosines and basic vector mechanics.
This course is an introduction to the techniques of drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. Lab fee required.
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
This course defines the role of quality in an industrial environment. Topics include the use of quality management techniques and quality philosophies, process development, techniques used for evaluation, approaches used on continuous operations, methods used to control quality and the international organization for standardization (ISO) series of standards. The responsibility of quality assurance during the engineering, manufacturing and marketing of a product is also covered.
This course is an introduction to material characteristics and behavior. The student shall study the interrelationships of structure, property, performance and material selection. Use of engineering materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials and composites in engineering applications will be covered. The student shall be introduced to the concept of sustainable materials. Lab fee required.
This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to create and maintain a safe and productive work environment as defined by OSHA regulations that are applicable to engineering technology companies. Handling and disposal of hazardous materials will also be emphasized.
This course provides the basic foundation for both mechanical and electronic measurement techniques. The course will integrate the concepts, principles and techniques of mechanical measurement with the use of various types of instruments, including micrometers, verniers, calipers, gauges and other types of measuring equipment. The course will also introduce the student to the basic measurement techniques employing electronic test equipment including the operation and usage of digital multimeters, function generators and oscilloscopes. Lab fee required.
Total Credits: 30

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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