The purpose of the program is to familiarize students with supporting concepts of mechatronics which is defined as a design process that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. It therefore is a multidisciplinary field. Supporting courses include programming, electronics, fluid power, etc., that will provide the student with a broad familiarity with supporting topics.

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate in a lab environment using instrumentation ohms law, power laws for Direct Current (DC) and Alternation Current (AC) circuits.
  2. Demonstrate welding blue print reading skills by performing stick welding operation to specification on a specimen.
  3. Use instrumentation to demonstrate fluid pressure and volume in a laboratory environment and explain the relationship between hydraulic piston area and pressure.
  4. Program a Programmable Logic Controller to solve a stated problem.
  5. Demonstrate programming skills in a robotics environment to solve a stated problem. Use math to determine program behavior.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ISET-1101 Welding Blue Print Reading 3
ISET-1300 Mechanical/Electrical Print Reading 2
ISET-1310 Mechanical Power Transmission 2
ISET-1410 Applied Electricity I 1 3
ISET-1420 Applied Electricity II 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
EET-1100 Introduction to Robotics 2
ISET-1320 Fundamentals of Fluid Power 2
ISET-2120 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK) 4
ISET-2200 Industrial Motor Controls 3
 Credit Hours11
Summer Completion
ISET-2500 Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance I 2 3
ISET-2510 Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance II 2
ISET-2520 Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance III 2
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours31

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.