Free Online Mechatronics Curriculum

Thanks to the Department of Labor (DOL) National STEM Consortium Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant, curriculum for a 30 credit hour mechatronics certificate is now available online at the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) website portal, http://oli.cmu.edu.  The curriculum now available online includes program overview as well as detailed course outlines, classroom exercises and notes, instructor /teacher guides and assessments. The comprehensive Mechatronics 30 credit hour college certificate includes the following 12 courses:


FSCJ was an active partner in the NSC Mechatronics team and worked closely with FLATE to align the curriculum with the Florida curriculum frameworks, and the 30-credit hour, college credit certificate is now housed under the Advanced Manufacturing Specialization of the Engineering Technology (ET) Degree. (View the curriculum frameworks for the FL mechatronics certificate on the FLDOE website: FL DOE Mechatronics Certificate Frameworks.) This Mechatronics certificate has already been implemented in several ET Degree programs at other Florida colleges offering the Advanced Manufacturing Specialization of the A.S ET Degree.

In addition to the Mechatronics college certificate, four other 30-credit hour (one year)
programs we developed and are available on the same site for Cyber Security (currently available), Electric Vehicle Development and Repair (available now); Environmental Technology and Composite Technology which will be available in the coming months. The National STEM Consortium also developed online modules for math, communication and professional skills that can be embedded into the technical college certificates (as well as any/all others technical programs). All programs are aligned to both industry-identified outcomes and a model for student success. All curriculums was reviewed by
subject matter experts outside the grant team and the final products currently available include all recommended updates, changes and corrections. All NSC work is licensed under Creative Commons 4.0., Resources from the National STEM Consortium.

We encourage any college or high school faculty interested in mechatronics (or the other disciplines) to explore the rich resources now available from the NSC http://www.NationalSTEM.org. For more information contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director of FLATE at barger@fl-ate.org.