Amazon Partnership- Manufacturing

The PMMI Mechatronics Certifications are based on industry-developed standards and are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Manufacturing Institute’s Skills Certification System. Successful completion of training and certification exams of this training program articulates as 7 college credits into HCC’s Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Technology and is stackable with HCC’s Certified Production Technician program which itself articulates into 15 college credits into the same degree program with passing examination scores. All testing is proctored by Hillsborough Community College.

Training is delivered by Hillsborough Community College instructors, in partnership with PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute and The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies), to offer the following four (4) Industry Certifications and Exams (Mandatory).

Coming Soon in 2023

Course Title:  PMMI Industrial Certifications Program

Program Schedule:

Group 1:

  • 32 weeks in length beginning spring 2023.
  • Mandatory Orientation- Date TBD. Location: HCC Brandon campus
  • Weekly online instructor-led class, once per week
  • Weekly lab sessions take place once per week @ HCC Brandon campus

Click Here to be added to the waitlist for a future PMMI Industrial Certifications Program.

Notice to All Students:

  • All class and lab sessions are mandatory. There are no makeup sessions
  • Course work is proctored by HCC Faculty, and completed online and in labs.
  • All labs and testing are held at and proctored by HCC Brandon Campus- 10451 Nancy Watkins Drive, Tampa, FL 33619 (Student Services building, 2nd floor).


Mechatronics Certification – Fluid Power 1

This certificate covers the function, operation, and application of common components used in fluid power circuits and systems. It also assesses the understanding of how fluid power components and accessories are placed together to create circuits and systems for powering industrial machines.  The major emphasis is on pneumatics, with a lesser emphasis on hydraulics and vacuum systems.  Electro-fluid power troubleshooting is emphasized. Topics include Circuits and logic, compressors and conditioners, connectors, directional control valves, electro-fluid power, filters, fittings, flow control & relief valves, gauges and instruments, hoses, lubricators, metal tubing, motors, pressure sequence valves, pump and reservoir, regulators, safety, theory, threaded pipe, troubleshooting & testing, an vacuum. This certification test is intended for entry-level mechanics, technicians, and technologists who will be involved in the application, installation, modification, or troubleshooting of Fluid Power systems.

Mechatronics Certification – Industrial Electricity 1

This certificate covers basic safety practices for voltages up to 600 volts and knowledge of voltage, current, and power in AC and DC circuits, circuit analysis of series and parallel loads, and a basic understanding of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. It applies these fundamentals to simple applications that would be found in residential, light commercial, and simple industrial use. Candidates should be able to interpret and troubleshoot circuits used for lighting, across the line 3 phase motor starting, and simple relay logic with devices such as control transformers, fuses & circuit breakers, pushbuttons & selector switches, pilot lights & alarm devices, solenoids, 3 phase motor starters, motor overloads, limit switches, and combinations of control relays to perform basic logic functions. Candidates should be familiar with simple wiring practices for using these devices and with component-level troubleshooting of these devices. Basic knowledge of industrial electricity is needed to understand the basic operation of all types of commercial and industrial equipment and to gain further knowledge of more complex packaging machines and systems. This basic knowledge of industrial electricity would be expected of an entry-level electrician working in facilities maintenance or assisting in the assembly, test, startup, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules.

Mechatronics Certification – Mechanical Components 1

This certificate covers the principles and applications of the most commonly found mechanical drive components as used in packaging machinery and systems. Topics include simple mechanical power transmission devices such as shafts, belts, chains, cams, and gears with an emphasis on application and troubleshooting. An understanding of simple mechanical components provides the background necessary to explore more complex systems of components used on all types of packaging equipment. This certificate is aimed at entry-level technicians who may be involved in the assembly, test, startup, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules.

Mechatronics Certification – Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 1

This certificate covers the principles and applications of different types of logic and programming used to control packaging machinery and systems. Topics include hardware and software composition of control systems, input/output interfacing, basic logic commands, and common programming instructions. There is additional emphasis on common program tasks and troubleshooting PLC-based systems.

Knowledge of relay logic, ladder programming, and input/output devices is needed to understand and maintain all types of common packaging equipment.

This certificate is aimed at entry-level technicians who may be involved in the assembly, test, start-up, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules.

You may be eligible for college credits through this articulation agreement.

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