May 20, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
College Catalog 2024-2025

Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics, Certificate

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Credit Hours Required: 53

Automated Systems Technology-Mechatronics - Additional Program Information

Program Options
Credential Title Credit Hours Required Program Notes/Certificate Descriptions
Associate of Applied Science   Automated Systems Technology-Mechatronics  65 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  53 The courses in this program make extensive use of computers for class learning, PLC programming, machine control, troubleshooting and machine simulation.

Automated Systems Technology-Mechatronics-Fluid Power

18 This certificate program will prepare student for employment in the fluid power industry and possibly industry certification. The courses in this certificate will help students prepare to take the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) certification exam.
Certificate   Robotics 16 This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry to the robotics field.  Students will learn how to install, program, or repair robotic controllers and robotic systems, and perform preventive or corrective maintenance.


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
Professor Michael Mielke 586.445.7209 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.

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