Course: NSC Mechatronics Technology Certificate Program - Mechanical Systems

This Mechanical Systems course is one of twelve courses in the NSC Mechatronics Technology 30-credit certificate program. The Teaching Toolkit for the course includes a course overview (the Read Me First document), a learning outcomes map, a suggested syllabus, lesson plans, and supplemental materials. The course also includes online modules that are designed to help students through common ���sticking points�۝ and better prepare them for face-to-face instruction. (���Sticking points�۝ are available online via the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) platform ��� see link below; the OLI materials provide feedback to learners and instructors based on student�۪s use of the interactive activities. These modules can be reordered or combined with other OLI content to meet specific instructional needs, and can be used via an institution�۪s LMS or served directly through the OLI platform.) In addition to curricular materials, this file includes the NSC Mechatronics Technology Program Guide which provides a full overview of the NSC Mechatronics Technology Certificate program, including information about the industry, the curriculum, program infrastructure, the role of the business community, and student success strategies. Colleges interested in other courses in the Mechatronics Technology Certificate program, or considering adopting the full program, can find the individual courses in the National STEM Consortium�۪s Learning Resources Collection in SkillsCommons. Look for the twelve courses with the name beginning ���Course: NSC Mechatronics Technology Certificate Program.��� The full NSC Mechatronics Technology program, including the interactive online modules, also is available on the Open Learning Initiative website, (see link below). All NSC curricula were reviewed by industry subject matter experts. Copies of the curriculum reviews are available in the National STEM Consortium�۪s Program Support Materials Collection in SkillsCommons.
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Anne Arundel Community College
Funding Source:
Mechatronics, Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical Systems, Flexible Manufacturing

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
SME (Marilyn Barger) and CLC Mechatronics Advisory Committee reviewed and validates course competencies
Industry Sector:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (54)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations -- Electro-Mechanical Technicians (17-3024)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Engineering Technologies/Technicians (15)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
NSC Mechatronics Technology Certificate Program

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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