Mechatronics 1 - EC and IS: Electrical Components / Industrial Safety: Robotics (621000CW)
Grade: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (Can be taken concurrently)
Mechatronics EC and IS focused on Industrial Technology. Mechatronics is a new interdisciplinary field involving mechanical, instrumentation, electronics, robotics/automation, computer components, and control systems. The program prepares students who like to work with their hands as well as their minds. Mechatronics is a dynamic field that changes daily with the rapid improvements in technology and computer systems. Systems are networked to meet the demands of automated manufacturing processes, and technicians are trained to meet necessary entry-level industrial skills and entry into a postsecondary program at a technical college. Dual credit may be available through some SC technical colleges. Students who successfully complete these courses plus additional requirements will be prepared to sit for the Siemens Online quick STEP Training - Industry Services and OSHA certification exams. Students will be introduced to FluidSim, RobotC, Autodesk Inventor, and Camtasia.
Mechatronics 2 - Mechatronics Components: Electric Drives / Hand & Power Tool Op: (621100CW)
Grade: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: Mechatronics 1 - EC and IS
Mechatronics 2 is focused on programmable logic controllers (PLC), electrical industrial controls, fluid power (pneumatics), motor controls and starters, and hand and power tool operations.
Mechatronics 3 - Electro Pneumatics and Hydraulics (621200CW)
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Mechatronics 2 - Mechatronics Components
Mechatronics 3 - Electro Pneumatics and Hydraulics is focused on motor controls and starters, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical test equipment, and professional development.
Mechatronics 4 - SF and PC: Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Controllers (621300CW)
Grade: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Mechatronics 3 - Electro Pneumatics and Hydraulics
Mechatronics 4 - SF and PC: Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Controllers focuses on advanced levels of mechatronic skills such as PLC robotics, mechanical drive systems and A/C circuits. Students may have the opportunity to participate in school-to-work opportunities such as an apprenticeship or internship. When in the classroom, students work independently or collaboratively on special projects integrating career-ready skills in preparation for entering the workforce or post-secondary institutions.