Catalog: PVCC 2022-2023 College Catalog

Mechanical Technician (CSC)

Career Studies Certificate
Code: 221-990-05


Purpose:  To prepare students for employment in mechanical technology.  This program of study also provides students with the necessary foundation to proceed to the next level of education, the Industrial Electronics Technology AAS degree.

Occupational Objective:  The Mechanical Technician Career Studies Certificate is designed to meet the needs of regional employees with a need to gain or expand their skill sets in mechanical technology.  Students will be able to apply credits from this program to the AAS degree in order to obtain advanced technical knowledge and skills in the field.  Students will engage in coursework in the fields of computer aided manufacturing, fluid mechanics, and mechanisms in order to gather the skills necessary for employment in electronics or a related field.  Successful graduates will be able to advance employment in fields that require technical knowledge of industrial maintenance, machining, and mechanical systems.  

Required Courses

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGrade
ELE 239 - Programmable Controllers Credits: 3
IND 250 - Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing Credits: 3
MEC 161 - Basic Fluid Mechanics Hydraulics/Pneumatics Credits: 3
ETR 286 - Principles and Applications of Robotics Credits: 3
IND 251 - Automated Manufacturing Systems I Credits: 3
MEC 131 - Mechanics I-Statics for Engineering Technology Credits: 3

Total minimum credits: 18