Welcome to Robotics & Mechatronics

Electronics Technology is a growing industry that is expanding rapidly into many areas within telecommunications, biotechnology and automation. Industry and businesses rely on electronics technology for creating, manufacturing, and maintaining industrial machinery and processes. 

CPC Electronics Technology

Robotics & Mechatronics I

This is an introductory course for beginners in electronics. The basics of DC and AC electronics are covered. The course also introduces: digital electronics, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, semiconductors, oscillator, amplifiers, soldering, lasers & fiber optics, and power supplies. The course finishes with AM & FM broadcast technologies where the students build their own AM/FM radio kits and keep the finished product. Academic credits: 2 elective credits, Applied Math I - 1 credit, visual, performing, applied arts - 1 credit.

CPC Electronics Technology

Robotics & Mechatronics II

This is a preparation course for the A+ certification exam. Nearly 90 labs with hands on and written assignments will be covered in this year long course. This is a nationally recognized computer repair and maintenance certificate program covering all areas of desktop computer technology. Networking is introduced including installing and making network cables. This class has a lab fee that covers the cost of a computer kit that the students build and take home upon completion of the course. Academic credits: 2 elective credits, 1 Dual Enrolled (Macomb Community College ) Math Credit, 4 Math Credits at Macomb Community College.

Teacher Profile

My name is Paul Freitag, and I’m the Career Prep Centers Electronics Technology instructor. I initially earned an Associate’s Degree from Ferris State University in Avionics Technology. Twenty-five years later I went back to school, completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science, and that lead me into education. I then completed my Master’s Degree in Education Leadership at Wayne State University.

I had worked for 25 years in the field of aviation. I was a certified electrician and also obtained my Federal Aviation-Airframe and Power-Plant license through the use of self-tutorial manuals. I have been teaching for 16 years, 11 of those have been in the Warren Consolidated School District. Because of my love of mentoring young adults, I have over 40 seasons of high school coaching experience as well.

I have been married for 28 years and have three children. Some of my interests include sports, hunting, fishing, and playing music. I have been a drummer since I was 10 but now enjoy watching my daughter perform with her band.

Electronics Technology I is an introductory course for beginning electronic students. During the first year, basic theory of DC and AC electronics are covered. Most of the components used in today’s technology are studied, with the use of several hands-on projects for a practical experience and enhanced understanding.

Electronics Technology II is a more advanced course with more emphasis directed towards the field of Mechatronics. Mechatronics is a fairly new field with great career opportunities and salary. Most of the technical equipment used in this class is the same equipment used at Macomb Community College. The program also has articulation agreements with M.C.C., Baker College, and Davenport University.

Second year students of this program can also earn four college credits with successful completion of a Dual Enrollment Math class that is taught by a M.C.C. instructor right here at C.P.C. and the school district pays the tuition for this class.