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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology
Degree Plan: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

Degree Plan Code: C1.ADV.MANUF.MECH.13

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Advanced manufacturing/mechatronics technology merges electronics, mechanics, fluid power, PLC and computer controls with sensors, transducers and actuators to manufacture a product or perform a task with minimal human intervention. This frees people from the routine tasks and allows them to focus on solving problems, fixing equipment breakdowns or changing processes for better operation. A person with these diverse skill sets has a wider range of employment opportunities and is prepared to adapt to changes in industry. The technician with training in advanced manufacturing/mechatronics will be ready to take advantage of the new developments in industry and realize their potential to grow with changes in the global economy.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing 4
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power OR 4
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation 2 (4)
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 16

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.