2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Automation Technology - Mechatronics, AS

The Automation Technology, Mechatronics Associate in Science degree will take the student through the major components of industrial robotics and automation. Electronics and electrical applications are covered to develop troubleshooting techniques. Robotics will provide familiarity with the basic movement and placement of equipment. An Electric Motors course is intended to provide experience with current drive systems. Programmable Logic Controllers will be covered to provide computer based control and programming. Through a selected progression of electronic, electrical, mechanical, and troubleshooting courses, the student will be able to function as an Electronics Automation Technician/Mechanic.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Construct and control a pick-and-place pneumatic system.
  2. Create a Ladder Logic Diagram to control a Programmable Logic Controller.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot robotics circuits at 100% accuracy to industry standards.

General Education

Complete the following general education pattern:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Major Units Required: 29.5

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60