Mechatronics Co-Op Certificate A – Power

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary approach combining mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, process control engineering, and software engineering into an integrated skill set for construction, repair, and optimization of complex industrial equipment. This makes it applicable to a wide range of growing industries, including automation and robotics, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and transportation systems, process control, logistics and supply chain management, and agriculture.

Certificate A is a special type of program, called a “Co-Operative Certificate,” in which employees can gain defined skills that help meet their professional talent needs. Employers may offer workers in a co-op certificate program release time (2 days per week) to attend class and engage in studies. Frequently, employers also help fund tuition and other expenses of participating workers. Degree program prerequisites for the Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing & Engineering courses are waived for certificate students. As such, prospective co-op certificate students must demonstrate current employment in a relevant field in industry before admission to the program.

Certificate A focuses on the powering and construction of mechatronic systems. Courses will provide the employee/student with the necessary instruction and guidance to acquire broad skills in areas such as AC/DC circuits, mechanical systems, motors and drives, and computer programming. Students will then benefit from immediately applying those skills on the job with their employer.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Mechatronics Co-op Certificate B, students will be able to:

  • Use digital and analogue controls on mechanical, electrical, fluid power, and hybrid systems.
  • Troubleshoot mechatronic systems, including the complex interplay between different power and control variables.
  • Prioritize efficiency and environmental sustainability in mechatronic systems and processes.
  • Correlate the mechatronics systems approach with industry practice and processes.
  • Practice the mechatronics systems approach in industrial setting.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Program Length

This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Completion Requirements



Program Course List

Quarter 1 - Preparation

MEC 125Hydraulics and Pneumatics


MEC 150Mechanical Systems


COLL 102College Success for All


Quarter 2

MEC 115DC Circuits


MEC 140CLComputer Programming and Logic


Quarter 3

MEC 116AC Circuits


MEC 130Electric Motors and Drives


Total Credit Hours:33