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The Mechatronics course provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for the mechatronics industry. You will learn math, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, fluid systems, rigging, and welding in Mechatronics.

12 Months / 180 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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East Los Angeles College

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Learning Method


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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES780

What You Will Learn
  • Troubleshooting
  • GD&T
  • Production Floor Safety
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • PLC Equipment and Communication
  • Electrical, Mechanical, and Fluid Systems
  • Robot Programming and Maintenance
  • Welding Processes
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 180 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a career as a Mechatronics Engineer, Mechatronics Technician, Automation Engineer, Automation Specialist, or a Controls Engineer
  • Gain the skills you need to confidently perform your job


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I. Math
  A.   Math Fundamentals 101
  B.   Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
  C.   Units of Measurement 112
  D.   Basics of Tolerance 121
  E.   Blueprint Reading 131
  F.   Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
  G.   Geometry: Triangles 161
  H.   Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
  I.   Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
  J.   Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
  K.   Statistics 231
II. Inspection
  A.   Basic Measurement 101
  B.   Introduction to GD&T 301
  C.   Major Rules of GD&T 311
  D.   Inspecting a Prismatic Part 321
  E.   Inspecting a Cylindrical Part 331
III. Safety
  A.   Intro to OSHA 101
  B.   Personal Protective Equipment 111
  C.   Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
  D.   Respiratory Safety 131
  E.   Machine Guarding 140
  F.   Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
  G.   SDS and Hazard Communication 151
  H.   Bloodborne Pathogens 161
  I.   Walking and Working Surfaces 171
  J.   Fire Safety and Prevention 181
  K.   Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
  L.   Ergonomics 102
  M.   Safety for Lifting Devices 211
  N.   Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
  O.   Confined Spaces 231
  P.   Environmental Safety Hazards 241
IV. Quality and Manufacturing Management
  A.   Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
  B.   Essentials of Leadership 110
  C.   Essentials of Communication 120
  D.   ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
  E.   Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
  F.   Manufacturing Process Applications: Part I 124
  G.   Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
  H.   Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II 125
  I.   Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
  J.   Approaches to Maintenance 131
  K.   Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
  L.   Total Productive Maintenance 141
  M.   Conflict Resolution Principles 150
  N.   5S Overview 151
  O.   Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
  P.   Intro to Six Sigma 171
  Q.   Quality and Customer Service 175
  R.   Manufacturing Management 180
  S.   Troubleshooting 181
  T.   Personal Effectiveness 190
  U.   Conducting Kaizen Events 191
  V.   Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
  W.   SPC Overview 211
  X.   Harassment and Discrimination 215
  Y.   TS 16949:2009 Overview 221
  Z.   Interpreting Blueprints 230
  AA.   Performance Management and the Law 230
  BB.   Metrics for Lean 231
  CC.   Process Flow Charting 241
  DD.   Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
  EE.   Management Tools: Problem Solving 270
  FF.   Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
V. Metal Cutting
  A.   Safety for Metal Cutting 101
  B.   Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
VI. Electrical Systems
  A.   Electrical Units 101
  B.   Safety for Electrical Work 111
  C.   Introduction to Circuits 201
  D.   Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters 201
  E.   Introduction to Magnetism 211
  F.   DC Circuit Components 221
  G.   Distribution Systems 221
  H.   NEC Overview 231
  I.   AC Fundamentals 241
  J.   Electrical Instruments 251
  K.   Electrical Print Reading 261
  L.   DC Power Sources 271
  M.   AC Power Sources 281
  N.   Conductor Selection 291
  O.   Series Circuit Calculations 301
  P.   Introduction to Electric Motors 301
  Q.   Parallel Circuit Calculations 311
  R.   Symbols and Diagrams for Motors 311
  S.   Logic and Line Diagrams 312
  T.   Battery Selection 321
  U.   Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors 360
  A.   Basics of Siemens PLCs 200
  B.   Siemens PLC Hardware 210
  C.   Siemens PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
  D.   Siemens Human Machine Interfaces 250
  E.   Siemens SIMATIC Modular PLCs 260
  F.   Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs 340
  G.   Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs 350
  H.   Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation 360
  I.   Intro to PLCs 200
  J.   Hardware for PLCs 210
  K.   PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
  L.   Hand-Held Programmers of PLCs 280
  M.   Overview of PLC Registers 305
VIII. Mechanical Systems
  A.   Introduction to Mechanical Systems 101
  B.   Safety for Mechanical Work 111
  C.   Forces of Machines 121
  D.   Lubricant Fundamentals 130
  E.   Mechanical Power Variables 200
  F.   Bearing Applications 221
  G.   Spring Applications 231
  H.   Belt Drive Applications 241
  I.   Gear Geometry 240
  J.   Gear Applications 251
  K.   Clutch and Brake Applications 250
IX. Robotics
  A.   Robot Safety 211
  B.   Intro to Robotics 110
  C.   Robot Components 120
  D.   End Effectors 125
  E.   Robot Axes 140
  F.   Robot Sensors 150
  G.   Robot Troubleshooting 160
  H.   Robot Maintenance 170
  I.   Concepts of Robot Programming 210
  J.   Robotic Drives, Hardware, and Components 220
  K.   Robot Installations 230
  L.   Vision Systems 250
X. Fluid Systems
  A.   Intro to Fluid Systems 100 
  B.   The Forces of Fluid Power 110
  C.   Power Transmission Components 120
  D.   Safety for Hydraulics and Pneumatics 211
  E.   Introduction to Hydraulic Components 221
  F.   Introduction to Pneumatic Components 231
  G.   Introduction to Fluid Conductors 241
  H.   Fittings for Fluid Systems 251
  I.   Preventative Maintenance for Fluid Systems 261
  J.   Hydraulic Power Variables 200
  K.   Hydraulic Power Sources 302
  L.   Pneumatic Power Variables 311
  M.   Pneumatic Power Sources 312
  N.   Fluid System Print Reading 220
  O.   Hydraulic Control Valves 230
  P.   Pneumatic Control Valves 351
  Q.   Actuator Applications 240
  R.   Basic Hydraulic Circuit Design 310
  S.   Basic Pneumatic Circuit Design 315
  T.   Hydraulic Fluid Selection 320
  U.   Contamination and Filter Selection 330
  V.   Hydraulic Principles and System Design 340
XI. Rigging
  A.   Intro to Machine Rigging 110
  B.   Rigging Equipment 120
  C.   Lifting and Moving Equipment 130
  D.   Rigging Inspection and Safety 210
  E.   Rigging Mechanics 220
XII. Welding and Assembly
  A.   Intro to Assembly 100
  B.   Welding Safety Essentials 101
  C.   PPE for Welding 111
  D.   Welding Fumes and Gases Safety 121
  E.   Electrical Safety for Welding 131
  F.   Introduction to Welding 141
  G.   Introduction to Welding Processes 151
  H.   Math Fundamentals for Welding 161
  I.   Geometry Fundamentals for Welding 171
  J.   Material Tests for Welding 201
  K.   Welding Ferrous Metals 211
  L.   Welding Nonferrous Metals 212
  M.   Overview of Weld Types 221
  N.   Overview of Weld Defects 222
  O.   Welding Symbols and Codes 231
  P.   Electrical Power for Arc Welding 241
  Q.   Introduction to SMAW 252
  R.   Introduction to GMAW 251
  S.   Introduction to FCAW 261
  T.   Introduction to GTAW 262
  U.   Fabrication Process 232
  V.   Overview of Soldering 271
  W.   Introduction to Automation 291
  X.   SMAW Applications 311
  Y.   GMAW Applications 301
  Z.   Advanced GMAW Applications 302
  AA.   FCAW Applications 321
  BB.   GTAW Applications 331
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Instructors & Support

No instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

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ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

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