Mechatronics/Robotics Class Information

Length of Course

1 Year

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Robotics Programming
Electronics
PLC Programming
Mechanical Components
Equipment Controls/Sensors
CAD/CAM
CNC

State of Michigan Curriculum Standards

Systems Integration/Mechatronics
System Design/Prototype/CAD
Electrical/Motor Controls/VFD/Servo/Sensor Driven
Mechanical
Control Systems/Electrical Controls
PLC/Diagnostics
Fluid Power/Pneumatics
Robotics
Electronics/Sensors
Manufacturing/Machining/CNC
Quality/Measurements
Blueprints/Schematics/Drafting

Unique to Mechatronics/Robotics

Mechatronics is the combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control, and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes. Working with highly automated equipment, students learn how to design and build complex systems like those used in robots, electrical cars, and manufacturing processes.

Student Leadership

Mechatronics/Robotics students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in NECA (National Electric Cart Association).

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, 3rd year science credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.

Certifications

FANUC Programming Certification
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration