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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

Advanced Technology in Mechatronics Career Studies Certificate



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Career Certificate Studies
221-706-90

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to challenge the student with hands-on instruction in mechanical, electrical and computer systems in preparation for the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification. A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate will function as a highly skilled technician who can work with modules and components in complex mechatronic systems as well as be able to assess and analyze the system as a whole. A certified Associate can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational and cost efficiency, and process control.

Program Objectives: Graduates who successfully complete the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification may obtain a job as a certified mechatronics technician; designing, installing and commissioning systems, including instrumentation, controls and automation.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 , MTE 2 MTE 3 , MTE 4  , MTE 5  , and MTE 6  will be required to complete developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Program Notes: Graduates may continue their studies in the AAS Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology Program. Upon completion of the Advanced Technology in Mechatronics Career Studies Certificate, students will be prepared to take the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) Level I exam.

Day Option


Night Option


Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 19-20


* This course has a requisite. 

1 MEC 140  or IND 250  will satisfy this requirement. Students planning to complete an associate’s degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology should take IND 250 .

2 IND 243  or IND 251  will satisfy this requirement. Students planning to complete an associate’s degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology should take IND 251 .

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