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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog
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MECH 111 - Introduction to Industrial Control Systems

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Lab Contact Hours: 2
Description: This course is designed for students who are pursuing a career in mechatronics. It prepares the student to succeed in advanced operations 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 Advanced Operations certification exam, which is also ideal for individuals in other related occupations, such as IT, seeking to become versed in factory floor automation and programming.

Prerequisites: MECH 101  .
Corequisites: None
Recommended: None

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter
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Students who already have this knowledge may qualify for prior learning credits.
Course Competencies
1.    Explain smart manufacturing system metrics and optimization.

2.    Describe mechanical power transmission types and applications.

3.    Perform basic mechanical and fluid power system operation and adjustment.

4.    Evaluate fluid power system types, main components and applications.

5.    Perform basic Programmable Controller Programming and Operation.

6.    Interpret a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) basic ladder logic program.

7.    Explain basic CNC (Computer Numerical Control) G&M codes and coordinate positioning. 

8.    Perform basic Mechatronic Systems Programming and Operation.

9.    Perform basic Robotics and CNC Programming and Operation.

10.  Explain basic Human Machine Interface and Ethernet network operation.

11.  Examine root cause analysis.

12.  Differentiate the operation of time-driven and event-driven PLC sequence programs.

13.  Explain types of CNC turning and machining centers and their respective components.

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