Training Time: 600 hours
Class Dates: Aug. 12 - Nov. 19, 2015
Location: MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute
Engineering technology, or mechatronics, integrates theories and application in mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, fluid power, robotics, and computer software. All topics covered during lecture are explored significantly more in-depth during the lab portion of each class. The wide range of test equipment utilized in the lab gives students an opportunity to train with equipment they can expect to find in the workplace. Our program is designed around the changing skills and training demanded by area manufacturers. Students learn how to not only use the equipment, but to repair, troubleshoot, and install systems. Students who attend will experience an accelerated program designed to quickly prepare them to meet the skill sets that will qualify graduates to move right into entry level positions with local manufacturing facilities.
Student Learning Outcomes
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Sample Course Topics:
Safety Training OSHA & Materials Handling
Fundamentals of Documentation
Electronics fundamentals (DC/AC Circuits)
Mechanical systems (Engineering Mechanics)
Sensors and Test Systems
Lab Equipment Fundamentals
Common materials and their use in manufacturing
Communication & Presentation Skills
Job Search Tools & Networking
Technical and Professional Writing
Computer Tools (MS Office, Google, Email, etc )
Programming for Engineers (BASIC, C++, Object Oriented, etc.) TBD
About Our Engineering Technician Instructor
BS Engineering - California State University San Bernadino
Mr. Rolfson has spent over 10 years working in various San Diego high-tech and biotech companies. He has enjoyed successfully taking devices and instruments from concept to manufacturing as well as leading teams in designing, documenting and training. He has extensive experience with electronics, fluid power, sensors, motors, software control, electro-optic systems, testing and fabrication.
Kris has also spent over eight years teaching in both public school and private schools. He was responsible for developing curriculum for science and technology, and launched a youth program that specifically teaches STEM to middle and high school students. He has a full machine shop at home that he relishes using to create opportunities to apply his engineering background.
Kris enjoys learning and teaching others - especially through discovery and hands-on techniques. His teaching style focuses on ways to intrinsically motivate others so they can learn skills that lead to self-confidence and practical applications.