2015 - 2016 Catalog
Program: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology
Degree Plan: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View 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.
  • Students must complete 25% of the degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.

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.



MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principals in Automated Manufacturing 4


ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers I OR 4
ELMT 2433 Industrial Electronics (4)
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power OR 4
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation II (4)
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.