Mechatronics (MTX)

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY
MTX  100 1 Credit/Unit

11 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in MTX 101 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 030 or eligibility for MATH 092.

Introduction to the general safety practices and information needed while working in a manufacturing setting. Material will include federal safety regulations, safe operations and practices in the technical crafts of the industry. [GE]

DC FUNDAMENTALS
MTX  101 3 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in MTX 100 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 098 and MATH 089 or MATH 092 or higher, or equivalent placement scores.

Fundamentals of DC circuits with emphasis on algebraic analysis of resistive networks. Includes hands-on experience in DC circuit construction, measurement and troubleshooting. [GE]

AC FUNDAMENTALS
MTX  102 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 100, MTX 101, and MATH 089 or MATH 092.

Fundamentals of AC resistive, capacitive and inductive networks with emphasis placed on methods of analysis and circuit characteristics. Includes hands-on experience in AC circuit construction, measurement, and troubleshooting. [GE]

BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
MTX  103 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in MTX 100 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of measurement tools. Topics include basic measurement, S.I. and U.S. customary measurement, precision measurement tools and dimensional gauging. [GE]

BASIC HYDRAULICS
MTX  105 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in MTX 100 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of hydraulics. Topics include hydraulic power systems, hydraulic circuits, principles of hydraulic pressure and flow and various types of hydraulic valves. [GE]

BASIC PNEUMATICS
MTX  107 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in MTX 102.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 100 and MTX 101 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of pneumatics. Topics include pneumatic power systems, basic pneumatic circuits principles of pneumatic pressure and flow and pneumatic speed control. [GE]

ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
MTX  110 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in MTX 102.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 100 and MTX 101 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of electric motor control. Topics include electrical safety, control transformers, overload protection, ladder logic, control relays, electronic sensors, and other topics related to the fundamental operation of electronic motor control. [GE]

ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
MTX  113 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in MTX 102.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 100 and MTX 101 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of electrical power distribution as it relates to mechatronics. Topics include an introduction to raceways, conduit bending, rigid conduit, flexible conduit, conductors, disconnects, overcurrent protection, conduit sizing, and wire pulling techniques. [GE]

MECHATRONICS 1
MTX  117 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of mechatronics. Topics include automation operations, control systems, mechatronic safety, component adjustments, manual operation, pneumatic and electric pick and place. [GE]

MECHANICAL DRIVES 1
MTX  120 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to mechanical drive systems. Topics include mechanical power transmission safety, machine installation, motor mounting, shaft speed measurement, torque and power measurement, v-belt, chain and spur gear drives and other topics as well. Advantages of each system type will be discussed and compared. [GE]

SEMICONDUCTORS I
MTX  121 3 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 101 and MTX 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals and applications of diodes, transistors and special-purpose semiconductor devices. Includes hands-on experience in semiconductor circuit construction, measurement and troubleshooting. [GE]

PICK AND PLACE ROBOT
MTX  123 3 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of the pick and place robot using the SMC system. Topics include pneumatic robotic systems, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting as well as pneumatic robot control. [GE]

SERVO ROBOT
MTX  125 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to the articulated arm servo robot using the SMC system. Topics include basic robot operation, teach point programming, PC software programming, application development, flexible manufacturing cells, quality control and production control. [GE]

PIPING
MTX  127 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in MTX 102.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 100 and MTX 101 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of piping. Topics include metal piping systems, metal piping installation, metal tubing systems and hoses. [GE]

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
MTX  130 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to programmable logic controllers. Topics include basic programming of PLCs, PLC motor control methods, discrete I/O interfacing, event sequencing, timers, counters and program control instructions. [GE]

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING
MTX  135 3 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of industrial electrical wiring. Topics include electrical prints, electrical panels, wiring between panels, wire color coding, control system wiring and wire bundling. A final grade of "C" or better is required for degree or certification consideration. [GE]

MECHANICAL DRIVES 2
MTX  150 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 120 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Intermediate concepts of mechanical drive systems. Topics include heavy-duty v-belts, v-belt selection and maintenance, synchronous belt drives, lubrication concepts, precision shaft alignment techniques and heavy duty chain drives. Advantages of each system type will be discussed and compared. [GE]

DC DRIVES
MTX  153 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to DC drives. Topics include DC motion control, SCR control, DC spindle drives, DC axis drives and DC pulse width modulation drives. [GE]

ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 2
MTX  165 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 110 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to electric motor control troubleshooting techniques. Techniques include control component, motor starter and systems troubleshooting methods. Related topics include various motor braking methods and power distribution. [GE]

CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE
MTX  199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HDEV 105, 198 or 200 required.

Work-based learning experience that enables students to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Specific objectives are developed by the College and the employer. Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]

FLOW PROCESS CONTROL
MTX  205 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to level/flow process control using the SMC system. Topics include process control concepts, safety, sight gauges, instrument tags, piping and instrumentation diagrams, loop controllers, final control elements, level management, liquid level control, methods of automatic control as well as other concepts. [GE]

THERMAL PROCESS CONTROL
MTX  207 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to thermal process control using the SMC system. Topics include process control concepts, safety, instrument tag fundamental, piping and instrumentation diagrams, thermal energy, basic temperature control elements, final control elements, temperature sensors, and temperature transmitters. [GE]

ELECTRO-FLUID POWER
MTX  210 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of Instructional Unit.

Fundamentals of electro-fluid power. Topics include electrical control systems, basic control devices, power devices, control relays, sequencing, timer and pressure control and circuit applications. [GE]

MECHATRONICS 2
MTX  216 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of Instructional Unit.

Advanced concepts of manufacturing stations of the SMC system as it applies to mechatronics. Topics include flexible materials handling, robot workstations, inventory control, serial robot communications, PLC communications, barcode pallet tracking, manufacturing execution systems, manufacturing management and simulation, ethernet operation and applications. [GE]

WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
MTX  220 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to the enterprise system: topics include technology sectors, team concepts, product design, business presentation and business presentation software. [GE]

WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
MTX  223 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of Instructional Unit.

Intermediate concepts of the enterprise system. Topics include team development, team problem solving, product design analysis and engineering impacts. [GE]

SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS
MTX  225 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 101, 102, and 121; or concurrent enrollment in MTX 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to speed control systems. Topics include variable frequency AC drives, VFD speed and torque, VFD acceleration, deceleration, braking, VFD fault diagnostics and troubleshooting as well as SCR motor control. [GE]

MECHANICAL DRIVES 3
MTX  227 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 150 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to various bearing types as used in mechanical drive systems as well as advanced gear drives. Topics include plain bearings, ball bearings, roller bearings and anti-friction bearings, as well as gaskets and seals and advanced gear drives. [GE]

LASER ALIGNMENT
MTX  230 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to the concept and proper practices of laser alignment. Topics include laser shaft alignment, including rough and precision alignment, soft foot correction and analysis. [GE]

ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
MTX  250 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 130, or equivalent, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Intermediate concepts of Programmable Logic Controls. Topics include analog input and output modules, analog scaling, network concepts, an introduction to Panelview and remote I/O concepts. [GE]

ADVANCED PNEUMATICS AND VACUUM
MTX  260 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 107, equivalent, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Advanced concepts of pneumatics and vacuum concepts as well as troubleshooting as they apply to industry standards using the SMC training system. Topics include moving loads pneumatically, vacuum systems, air compressors, air preparation troubleshooting, troubleshooting pneumatic cylinders, motor and rotary actuator troubleshooting, vacuum system troubleshooting and other topics as well. [GE]

CAPSTONE
MTX  270 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Integration of Mechatronics course concepts and skills. Activities include five weeks of lab time for a student team to create a manufacturing scenario using the SMC automated manufacturing equipment. [GE]

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
MTX  285 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTX 102 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to project management within the enterprise system. Various topics include project management, lean manufacturing and industrial engineering systems. [GE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
MTX  290 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of conference

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]

ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MTX  295 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MTX 101, 102, 121; or concurrent enrollment in MTX 101, 102, and 121; or consent of Instructional Unit.

Introduction to economics and marketing techniques applicable to the business enterprise. Topics include enterprise economics, marketing basics and entrepreneurship. [GE]