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2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechatronics Technology, A.A.S.

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Mechatronics is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form a complex system used by many manufacturing, packaging and other modern operations. Students will develop skills to work as a technician in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment and will acquire the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related businesses. Skills emphasized in the program include troubleshooting techniques, system preventative maintenance and safety with respect to electrical components, mechanical components and electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in mechatronics systems. Students successfully completing this program can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process control. The A.A.S. in Mechatronics Technology prepares students for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The student is prepared to work in many various fields such as automotive, food processing, power production, aviation manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, robotics and many more.

This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment. The A.A.S. degree is normally not designed for transfer but the Mechatronics Technology, A.A.S. does transfer to specific institutions. Please see your academic advisor to discuss.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
MECH 1310 - Electrical Components       3
MECH 1320 - Mechanical Components and Electric Motors   3
MECH 1330 - Electro-Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits   3
MECH 1340 - Digital Fundamentals and PLCs   3
ENST 1300 - Technical Calculations   3
INFS 1010 - Computer Applications   3
MECH 2320 - Motor Control   3
MECH 2425 - Mechanics and Machine Elements   4
PHYS 1030 - Conceptual Topics in Physics   4
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
MECH 2440 - Process Control Technologies    4
MECH 2441 - Introduction to Totally Integrated Automation   4
1Humanities/Fine Arts   3
MECH 2480 - Automation Systems   4
MECH 2490 - Manufacturing Applications   4
SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication   3
1Social/Behavioral Science   3
Total 60

1 In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Sciences  electives.

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