Mechatronics for Mechanical Designers

13-credit Certificate

The Mechatronics for Mechanical Designers certificate program is targeted to mechanical designers who want basic skills in digital electronics, PLCs, electrical power controls and motors. Those seeking this certificate are expected to have earned – or be working toward – an associate’s degree in Mechanical Design.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-182 Microcontrollers3  
 414-186 Industrial Electricity2+*
 605-118 Digital Electronics I2 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-129 Elect Pwr Ctrl & Motors3+ 
 605-148 Data Acquisition3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.