SFSC’s college credit certificate programs provide options for students who are looking for short-term training in specialized areas of mechatronics. Students can apply the college credits they earn to the Engineering Technology – Associate in Science (AS) degree.

Automation

This program prepares students for engineering technology support positions dealing with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), automation, and control systems in high-tech production, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering research and development. Total credits: 12

Automation Year 1 – First Term Credits
 Motors and Controls  3
 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers  3
   
 Automation Year 2 – Second Term  Credits
 Automated Process Control  3
 Robotics Applications  3

CNC Machinist/Fabricator for the Mechatronics Program.

This program is for students who have an interest in manufacturing and machining as well as professionals who are working in the field and want to become a CNC machinist. It is aligned with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician (MSSC CPT) certification. Total credits: 12

  Credits
 Manufacturing Processes and Materials*  3
 Introduction to 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD)  3
   
CNC Machinist Year 1 – Second Term Credits
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 1 3
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 2 3
*Completion of the MSSC CPT certificate satisfies this requirement.

 Engineering Technology Support Specialist

This program prepares students for entry-level technical positions in high-tech production, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering research and development. It is aligned with MSSC CPT certification. Total credits: 18

 Engineering Technology Year 1 – First Term Credits
 Introduction to Quality  3
 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics*  3
 Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation*  3
   
 Engineering Technology Year 1 – Second Term  
 Computer-Aided Drafting for Engineering  3
 Manufacturing Processes and Materials*  3
 Industrial Safety*  3
*Completion of the MSSC CPT certificate satisfies this requirement.

 Lean Manufacturing

 This program prepares students for engineering support positions with quality systems and their implementation in high-tech production, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering research and development. It is aligned with MSSC CPT certification. Total credits: 12

 Lean Manufacturing Year 1 – First Term Credits
 Introduction to Quality  3
Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation*  3
   
  Lean Manufacturing Year 1 – Second Term  Credits
 Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma  3
 Production and Inventory Control  3
*Completion of the MSSC CPT certificate satisfies this requirement.

 Mechatronics

This program covers the fundamentals of mechatronics and includes instruction in maintenance techniques, computer-aided drafting and design, technical communications, operation and maintenance of industrial components, material handling protocols, and proper use of tools and instrumentation. It is aligned with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician (MSSC CPT) certification. Total credits: 30

Mechatronics Year 1 – First Term  Credits
 Computer-Aided Drafting for Engineering  3
 Industrial Safety*  3
 Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation*  3
 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics*  3
   
 Mechatronics Year 1 – Second Term Credits
 Manufacturing Processes and Materials*  3
 Motors and Controls  3
 Introduction to PLCs  3
 Robotics Applications  3
   
 Mechatronics Year 2 – First Term  Credits
 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems  3
 Electromechanical Components and Mechanisms  3
  *Completion of the MSSC CPT certificate satisfies this requirement.

 Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors for Manufacturing

 This program prepares students for support positions in facilities operation and maintenance in high-tech production, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering research and development. It is aligned with MSSC CPT certification. Total credits: 13

   Credits
 Manufacturing Process and Materials*  3
 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics*  3
 Motors and Controls  3
 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems  3
 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Lab  1
  *Completion of the MSSC CPT certificate satisfies this requirement.