Mechatronics Technician

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field that involves the integration of control, electronic, mechanical, and computer systems utilized to meet the demands of new high tech fields.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAS-T

Approx. # of Quarters: 6

Admission Dates: Fall and spring quarters

This program is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of control, electronic, mechanical, and computer systems utilized in the high-tech manufacturing environment. Courses cover such content as electronics, measuring systems, computer hardware, pneumatics and hydraulics, program controls and robotics. Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills in developing automated and robotic production lines and troubleshooting and repairing high-tech manufacturing equipment alongside peers under the supervision of industry experts.

This program is approximately six quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Upon completion of the Mechatronics Technician program students will be qualified for employment as industrial maintenance and manufacturing technicians in a wide variety of fields including: aerospace, medical monitoring equipment, automated systems, gaming and vending machine, and logistics.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAS-T Degree general education requirements (20 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in Communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MAT 110, MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146 or MATH& 151
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement (PSYC& 100DIV or SOC& 101DIV)
  • 5 credits in social science, humanities, or science (choose one from the following): PSYC& 100DIV, PSYC& 200, PSY 210, PSYC& 220, SOC& 101, ART& 100, MUSC& 105, ASL& 121, BIOL 118, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 175, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, CHEM& 121, CHEM& 110, GEOL& 110, PHYS& 114, ECON 101, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Prerequisites: Prior to starting the Mechatronics program students need to complete courses in MCH 101 Shop Orientation and Safety, Hand Tools and Shop Basics, MS 115CL Technical Report and Forms writing and a COMPASS score of Reading 86 and Writing 77, or successful completion of ENG 82, and COMPASS score of 61 or successful completion of MAT 82.

To enter the program, a student must be eligible to take Math 91 during the first quarter of the program, and college-level English and psychology or another social science or humanities course.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
MS 110 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 4
MS 115 Intro to Report Forms Writing 3
MEC 101 Hand Tools and Shop Basics 3
MEC 115 Electronics I AC/DC Circuits 5
MEC 120 CAD for Technicians 4
MEC 125 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 5
MEC 130 Electronics II: Electric Motors 5
MEC 140 Computer Programming/Programming Logic 4
MEC 145 Metrology: Precision Measurements 4
MEC 150 Mechanical Systems 5
MEC 160 Programmable Controls I 4
MEC 165 Robotics & Automated Control I 5
MEC 170 Industrial Sensors & Actuators 5
MEC 200 Programmable Controls II 5
MEC 210 Robotics & Automated Control II 5
MEC 220 Technical Systems Troubleshooting I 5
MEC 230 Robotics & Automated Controls III 5
MEC 240CAP Technical Systems Troubleshooting II 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus I 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology
(or other social science course that meets the diversity requirement)
PHYS& 114 General Physics I 5
Computer Literacy Requirement Complete an approved computer literacy course or successfully pass the computer literacy exam 3
  Total Credits for Degree 108

Optional Course

Catalog # Course Name Credits
MCH 240 Training & Practice 5

Note: MCH 240, Training & Practice, is designed for specific skills enhancement with the purpose of re-entering the manufacturing workforce. Mutually agreed upon goals will be set and paid for at an hourly rate.