Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Robotics and Mechatronics Technician Certificate (RMTC-CC-COT)

Location(s): Asnuntuck

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

This certificate provides training in Mechatronics. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field that includes a combination of mechanical systems, robotics, electronics, telecommunications, digital processing, and digital controls. Using both instructional techniques and hands-on practice with state-of-the-art equipment, the student will receive a comprehensive and expansive education in an ever-growing career field. The successful graduate may apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of fields such as engineering, design, manufacturing, machining, troubleshooting and repair of automated equipment. The student who completes the Robotics and Mechatronics Technician certificate program has a choice to pursue employment or to matriculate in an associate degree program.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Technical knowledge of the electrical sciences vital to automated electric power systems, control systems, communication systems, and sensing systems.
  • Technical knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power generation, transmission, control, and maintenance.
  • Technical knowledge of mechanical control systems, timing systems, and power transmission systems from a maintenance and repair perspective.
  • Technical knowledge of the generation, logic, and application of digital signals as applied in automated mechatronic systems.
  • Practical knowledge of robotic systems that would include function, operation, programming, and maintenance of multiple industry leading robot vendors.
  • Skill in the maintenance of mechatronic systems, the diagnosis of root causes of points of failure in those systems, and the strategies of troubleshooting solutions.
  • Extensive on campus maintenance and repair practicum with state-of-the-art educational systems constructed of components from industry leading vendors including Fanuc, Festo, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Allen Bradley, ABB, Bridgeport, Microsoft, et al.