Automation Robotics Engineering Technology

Automation Robotics Engineering Technology

 

MECHATRONICS

The Mechatronics Certificate program is designed to reinforce the core technical skills and real-world application needed in today’s manufacturing environment. Through alignment with PMMI’s (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies) Mechatronics Certification Program, Hennepin Technical College’s Mechatronics Certificate offers a set of stackable credentials that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturer’s Skills Certification System. Through a series of assessments that are based on industry-developed competencies, the Mechatronics Certificate and corresponding review courses will help students advance the set of skills needed to gain employment in manufacturing environments. The tests that the courses are aligned with allow both new and incumbent workers—entry-level operator through technologist—to demonstrate the skills needed for high-growth, technology intensive manufacturing jobs. Mechatronics Certificate Review courses are ideal for industrial maintenance staff, as well.

Program Title:
Automation Robotics Engineering Technology

Award Type:
Advanced Technical Certificate

Credits: Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17
Award Outcomes:
  • Apply electrical and mechanical machine control concepts to automated packaging systems
  • Perform basic electrical, electronic, welding, machining, laser, vision system, robotic, and fluid power operations
  • Use technical documents to assemble, install, troubleshoot and repair automated packaging systems
  • Diagnose root problems impacting production flow
  • Solve root problems to maintain production flow

Career Opportunities:
Career opportunities are wide-spread in Minnesota and throughout the United States. Extensive opportunities exist as Electrical and Electronics Technicians for industrial equipment, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Industrial Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Engineering Technicians, and as Packaging Technicians.

Choose Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 17 Credits
ARET1185 Sensor Applications 2
ARET2300 Mechanical Components I Certificate Review 3
ARET2320 Industrial Electricity I Certificate Review 3
ARET2330 Industrial Electricity II Certificate Review 3
ARET2340 Programmable Logic Controllers I Certificate Review 3
ARET2360 Automated Fluid Power I Certificate Review 3
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits