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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics, Certificate

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Suggested sequence (may be modified to meet your needs):

Credit Hours Required: 46

Automated Systems Technology-Mechatronics - Additional Program Information

Program Options
Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science   Automated Systems Technology-Mechatronics  62 The courses in this program make extensive use of computers for class learning, PLC programming, machine control, troubleshooting and machine simulation.
Certificate   Automated Systems Technology-Mechatronics  46 The courses in this program make extensive use of computers for class learning, PLC programming, machine control, troubleshooting and machine simulation.


Contact Information
Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Jennifer Seger 586.445.7326 South Campus
Professor Ken Dulinski 586.445.7248 South Campus

Program Description:

The Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics program is a field of study that focuses on the integration of mechanical, electrical (electronics), fluid power (hydraulics or pneumatics), and computer technologies to control machine movements. The new term for this is “Mechatronics.” The students’ studies begin with courses in mechanics, sensors, basic electronics, pneumatics, control logic and robot programming and control. The student goes on to learn how to program a specific Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and then writes and troubleshoots programs to control different types of industrial machines. Students will learn soldering skills, schematic diagram reading, advanced programming of PLCs, Robots, and Network systems.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate computer skills required by the Automated Systems industry.

2. Demonstrate critical thinking and manual skills to solve and troubleshoot and repair a malfunctioning circuit or mechanical device.

3. Demonstrate the use of test equipment to measure circuit and mechanical system variables, and service tools to effect [sic] adjustments and a repair.

4. Apply mathematical skills to the solution of a circuit problem.

5. Create robot programs.

6. Create control programs for PLCs.

7. Demonstrate the operation of industrial network configurations.

8. Demonstrate safe work habits.

Requirements & Specific Information:

Articulation agreements (available for viewing on the college website at allow students to get Macomb credit for related high school courses. Contact your high school teacher or counselor for details or call the Engineering Technology Office at 586.445.7435.

Students interested in furthering their studies in the field of renewable energy may complement the Associate of Applied Science degrees in Automated Systems Technology-Mechatronics or Electronic Engineering Technology with the Renewable Energy Technology Certificate.

Career Opportunities:

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.

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