• MECHATRONICS

    Many Manufacturing jobs are so specialized, they require high levels of skills and training. Manufacturing is a highly competitive industry that continues to grow in South Carolina. The standards listed are intended to serve as guides to assist teachers and administrators in providing an instructional program that is current and relevant. The Manufacturing skill standards address what a worker needs to know and be able to do to contribute to a safe, productive, and effective work environment. Students will be properly prepared for their careers when the standards are integrated with quality instructional techniques. The standards provide a secure foundation for future training in the student's career. (Standards, Certifications, and Textbooks used are listed below).

    COURSE OFFERINGS

    ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

    This course is infused with the industry-recognized program for career and technical education: The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). In the Electronic Systems program, students will be trained in a variety of skill areas. Capable of working in the residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Students will be tasked with demonstrating knowledge of electrical and electronics theory in hands-on
    practical applications, that incorporate a solid background of physical science, algebraic, and geometric reasoning. The skills and duties of Electronic Systems Technicians (EST) are broad, varied, and in high demand. Upon successful completion of the Electronic Systems Technician program, students will be career and college ready with in-demand, industry-recognized skills and credentials.

    Specific topic coverage includes:
    o OSHA and Industry Specific Safety Practices
    o Industry Ethical and Legal Practices
    o Professional Qualities and Employability Skills
    o Professional Reading, Writing, and Communication Skills
    o Soldering and Assembly Techniques
    o Metric and Imperial Mathematical Skills
    o Hand and Power Tool Use and Care
    o Construction and Electrical Drawings
    o National Electrical Code and Power Consumption Calculation
    o Direct and Alternating Current Electronics
    o Electrical Test Equipment
    o Semiconductor Devices and Digital Electronics
    o Industrial Control Systems
    o Advanced Electronics Technology and Theory
    o Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

    MECHATRONICS INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES

    Mechatronics is a new interdisciplinary field involving electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, electronics, robotics and automation, computer components, and industrial motor control systems. This course prepares students who enjoy working with their hands, as well as understanding simple to complex systems. Mechatronics is a dynamic field that changes daily with the rapid improvements in technology and computer systems that are networked to meet the demands of modern automated manufacturing processes. Technicians are trained to meet necessary entry-level industrial skills and prepare them for entry into postsecondary programs; dual credit may be available through some SC technical colleges.


    Specific topic coverage includes:
    o OSHA and Industry Specific Safety Practices
    o Industry Ethical and Legal Practices
    o Professional Qualities and Employability Skills
    o Professional Reading, Writing, and Communication Skills
    o Soldering and Assembly Techniques
    o Metric and Imperial Mathematical Skills
    o Hand and Power Tool Use and Care
    o Construction and Electrical Drawings
    o National Electrical Code and Power Consumption Calculation
    o Direct and Alternating Current Electronics
    o Electrical Test Equipment
    o Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives
    o Gasoline Powered Engines and Mechanical Applications
    o Electro-Pneumatics and Electro–Hydraulics
    o Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    o Industrial and Robotic Control Systems
    o Electrical Motors: Theory and Application


    STANDARDS

    CERTIFICATIONS