Traditional Approach to Teaching Mechatronics

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NATIONAL STEM CONSORTIUM
ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The TAACCCT Grant Program
NSC awarded $19.7 Million on October 1, 2011
What is the Role of the NSC?
Design and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics (STEM) programs that are:
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Nationally portable
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High-quality certificate-level
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Responsive to labor market needs
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Build a national model for multi-college cooperation
NSC Industries
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Composite Materials
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Cyber Technology
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Electric Vehicle Development and Repair
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Environmental Technology
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Mechatronics
What is Mechatronics?
The combination of mechanical, electrical, and computer
technology
Other Closely Related Job Titles
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Electro-mechanical Technicians
Robotics Technicians
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Assemblers
Electrical and Electronics Repairers,
Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Maintenance and Repair Workers
Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Examples of Mechatronic Systems
So What Makes This Program Different
Than Other Programs We Teach?
# 1 How the Courses are Delivered?
ARM 111- Fund of High Tech Mfg I
ARM 174- Automation IV
ARM 112 - Fund of High Tech Mfg II
ARM 175- Automation V
ARM 113- Fund of High Tech Mfg III
ARM 176- Automation VI
ARM 131- Robot Design & Construction I
ARM 191- Pneumatics & Hydraulics I
ARM 132- Robot Design & Construction II
ARM 192- Pneumatics & Hydraulics II
ARM 133- Robot Design & Construction III
ARM 193- Pneumatics & Hydraulics III
ARM 151- Mechanical Systems I
ARM 196- Mechatronics Capstone I
ARM 152- Mechanical Systems II
ARM 197- Mechatronics Capstone II
ARM 153- Mechanical Systems III
ARM 198- Mechatronics Capstone III
ARM 156- Electrical Systems I
STEM Readiness I
ARM 157- Electrical Systems II
STEM Readiness II
ARM 158- Electrical Systems IIII
STEM Readiness III
ARM 171- Automation I
3 credits- Technical electives
ARM 172- Automation II
ARM 173- Automation III
Why Did We Develop the Courses in 1 Credit
Modules?
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Improve retention rate
Improve completion rate
More adaptable to industry needs
Easier to assess learning
Open Entry, Open Exit
#2 How the Courses Are Taught?
Traditional Approach
Complex Mechatronic System
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Mechanical
• Drives
• Motor Control
• Mechanics
Copyright Siemens
Electrical
• Pneumatics
• Hydraulics
Computer
Technology
• PLCs
• Microprocessors
• TIA
This Approach
Misses:
Subsystem Interrelationships
Systems
Integration
Comprehensive
System Analysis
Comprehensive
Troubleshooting
System Approach Learning Loop
Students learn
about the
complexities of
the system in a
holistic fashion
Ability to transfer
their knowledge to
another system
Ability to
pinpoint
malfunctions
Start at
macro level
Then focus on:
Copyright Siemens
-System modules
- Physical properties
- Components
- Measurements
#3 Industry Recognized Certifications
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Siemens Mechatronics Certification Level I
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MSSC (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council) Certified
Production Technician
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SolidWorks Certification
STEM Readiness-3 Units
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Unit 1 - Math (8 Modules each with its own scenario
and objectives.)
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Unit 2 - Workplace Communication and Critical
Thinking (6 Modules each with its own scenario and
objectives.)
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Unit 3 - Professional Skills (6 Modules each with its
own scenario and objectives.)
#4 STEM Readiness Unit 1 Math
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Module 3: Beginning Arithmetic- 5 objectives
Module 4: Intermediate Arithmetic-10 objectives
Module 5: Measuring Systems- 12 objectives
Module 6: Algebraic Laws- 8 objectives
Module 7: Quantifying Data- 8 objectives
Module 8: Beginning Algebra- 3 objectives
Module 9: Triangles- 10 objectives
Module 10: The Cartesian Plane- 11 objectives
#4 STEM Readiness Unit 2 Workplace
Communication and Critical Thinking
Module 1: Introduction to Communications and
Critical Thinking-4 objectives
• Module 2: Oral and Written Communications-8
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objectives
Module 3: Apply Critical Thinking and Workplace
Communication Skills 1 objective
• Module 4: Action Reports and Presentations- 5
objectives
• Module 5: Troubleshooting- 1 objective
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#4 STEM Readiness Unit 3 Professional Skills
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Module 1: Customer Service- 4 objectives
Module 2: Confidentiality-7 objectives
Module 3: Organizational Skills and Time
Management- 4 objectives
Module 4: Teamwork- 6 objectives
Module 5: Job Search Process- 4 objectives
Module 6: Professional Image- 5 objectives
Janet Paulovich
[email protected]
Kim Law
[email protected]
ACCESS to STEM BRIDGE COURSE
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COURSE KEY: ALL-STEM
Sustainability – Beyond the Grant
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Create a national repository of materials available at
no cost to all community colleges.
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Course materials will hold a Creative Commons
Attribution License.
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Curriculum will be housed in Carnegie Mellon’s Open
Learning Initiative Platform + learning environment.
Contact Information
Gary L. Morgan- Team Lead Mechatronics
[email protected]
• Ted Stefaniak- Navigator, STEM Readiness
[email protected],edu
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