MECH 101 - Introduction to Mechatronics
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Lab Contact Hours: 2
Description: This is the first in a series of two introductory mechatronics courses. It prepares the student to succeed in operations and assembly positions in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 automation technologies. Students who complete this course will be prepared to take the Certified Industry 4.0 Basic Operations certification exam, which is ideal for individuals in related occupations who want to integrate automated equipment and processes.
Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall
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Students who already have this knowledge may qualify for prior learning credits. https://www.schoolcraft.edu/student-records/prior-learning-credits.
1. Explain concepts of smart manufacturing.
2. Evaluate Industry 4.0 components and their functions.
3. Explain workplace safety, health and environmental regulations.
4. Perform dimensional measurements using precision instruments.
5. Interpret features, tolerances, scales and information blocks in technical drawings.
6. Describe how to set up, adjust and operate an automated machine.
7. Demonstrate appropriate selection and use of hand tools.
8. Execute basic machine maintenance.
9. Explain basic electrical, pneumatic and sensor system operation.
10. Interpret basic electrical power and pneumatic schematics.
11. Explain basic robot operation and terminology.
12. Contrast production monitoring via HMI (Human-Machine Interface), Internet, Ethernet and Smart phones.
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