Mechanical Automation (CP)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Computational Skills
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Human Relations
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Major Area Requirements
MTX  100INDUSTRIAL SAFETY1
MTX  101DC FUNDAMENTALS3
MTX  102AC FUNDAMENTALS4
MTX  103BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS2
MTX  105BASIC HYDRAULICS3
MTX  107BASIC PNEUMATICS2
MTX  110ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 14
MTX  113ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION2
MTX  117MECHATRONICS 12
MTX  120MECHANICAL DRIVES 13
MTX  121SEMICONDUCTORS I3
MTX  123PICK AND PLACE ROBOT3
MTX  127PIPING2
MTX  130PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 14
MTX  150MECHANICAL DRIVES 22
MTX  153DC DRIVES4
MTX  216MECHATRONICS 25
MTX  220WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES2
MTX  223WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN3
MTX  227MECHANICAL DRIVES 34
MTX  230LASER ALIGNMENT2
MTX  250ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS4
MTX  260ADVANCED PNEUMATICS AND VACUUM3
MTX  270CAPSTONE3
MTX  285PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING2
MTX  295ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
Total Credits/Units84

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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 know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Assimilate and interpret technical and nontechnical descriptions to form a solution.
  • Design, operate, and troubleshoot automation processes and 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.
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)