Mechatronics and Industrial Automation Certificate

Division: Science/Engineering/Mathematics


The certificate in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level industrial automation technicians. The program prepares students for careers in the design, operation, and maintenance of industrial automation systems focusing on the local industries that utilize these technologies, such as food production, petroleum production, fabrication, and logistics. This program focuses on the application of electronics and computer technology to industrial automation systems, including instrumentation and control, industrial robotics, and process control systems. Significant emphasis is placed on project-based learning facilitated by significant laboratory work. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

ENGT 103 C Introduction to Embedded Systems3
ENGT 105 C Instrumentation and Process Control3
ENGT 107 CElectricity and Electronics3
ENGT 109 CIndustrial Design and Graphics4
ENGT 115 CElectric Motors and Controls3
ENGT 120 CMechanical Systems3
ENGT 125 C Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems3
ENGT 150 C Digital Fundamentals and PLC Programming4
ENGT 160 C Industrial Data Network and HMI3
Total Units29

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Understand an automated system's structure and the role of different components in a fully integrated system.

OUTCOME 2: Demonstrate a deep understanding of an automated manufacturing platform and automation industry, including design, operation, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and integration.

OUTCOME 3: Apply problem-solving skills in designing an automated system and product development.