Jun 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

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

Location(s): Asnuntuck

DRAFT 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 draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until 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.