2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology
Title: Mechatronics Technology Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

Degree Plan Code: C1.ADV.MECH.TECH

  • 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.

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 improving processes. 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 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
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power OR 4
HYDR 1445 Hydraulics and Pneumatics (4)
MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing OR 4
ELPT 1441 Motor Control (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
CETT 2280 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/Technician OR 2
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering AND (1)
CETT 1191 Special Topics in Computer Engineering Technology/Technician OR (1)
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician (1)
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 18

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.