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Mechatronics Engineering Technology: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Engineering and Technology Pathway Description: These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial technology managers, or research technicians.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology program description: A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servo mechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures. Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations. This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 69-74

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Or

College Transfer Success

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Engineering Graphics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Engineer Comp and Careers

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Or

Intro to Engineering

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Circuit Analysis I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Algebra and Trigonometry I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Or

Pre-Calculus Algebra

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Spring Semester

Intro to Automation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Appl Software for Tech

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Motors and Controls

Credit Hours: 

4.00

 

Algebra/Trigonometry II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Or

Pre-Calculus Trigonometry

Credit Hours: 

4.00

 

Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Industrial Safety

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Fall Semester

Robot Programming

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Statics/Strength of Materials

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Introduction to PLC

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Hydraulics/Pneumatics I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Physics-Mechanics

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Spring Semester

Automation Troubleshooting

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Instrumentation

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Mechanisms

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Capstone Design Project

Credit Hours: 

1.00

 

Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

PLC Applications

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Engineering Cost Control

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Mfg Quality Control

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Logistics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Transportation Logistics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Supply Chain Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Machining Applications I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Statistical Methods I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Calculus I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Industrial Fabrication

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning IV

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning IV

Credit Hours: 

2.00