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Mechatronics Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)


Official Title of Major: Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: AAS.EGR.MECHATRONICS

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 62

About the Engineering Department

Purpose:

Mechatronics is the combination of electrical, mechanical, and software technologies used in today’s industry.  Students who complete the Mechatronics program will acquire a skill-set highly sought by many such as: manufacturing, packaging, automated distribution warehouses, and biomedical equipment companies, to name a few.  If a process or product has a “line” or “moving parts”, chances are there is a need for a mechatronics technician to keep it operating at peak performance. Ideal candidates for the program are those who like to work with their hands, troubleshoot and prefer moving about as opposed to sitting at a desk.

Topics covered in the program through lecture and hands-on labs include: mechanical systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), pneumatics, robotics, and computer-aided design.

Range of Occupations Include:

  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • Robotics Technicians
  • Electronic Equipment Technicians
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Automation Technicians
  • Mechatronic Technicians
  • Manufacturing Technicians
  • Field Service Technicians
  • Programmable Logic Controller Technicians

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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Graduation Requirements


Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements  for college-wide graduation requirements.

General Education Requirements: 25-26 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 4 credits


Mathematics: 3-4 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits


See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Additional General Education requirements: 6 credits


Program Requirements: 36-37 credits


Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Technology Requirement


Satisfied by CTA 100  or CTP 103  or CTS 107  or EGR 120  or ​​​​​​​UAS-111 .

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

1.  Apply appropriate safety standards and protocols

2.  Operate, install, and troubleshoot electronically-controlled fluid power systems

3. Isolate problems on a variety of industrial systems involving electronics, mechanical systems, sensors, actuators, fluid mechanics, instrumentation, and controls.

4.  Program, install, and troubleshoot programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in mechatronics systems.

5.  Interpret technical documentation such as data sheets and specifications of mechatronic system components.

6.  Demonstrate professional and critical thinking skills essential to workplace success.

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