Mechatronics Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Mechatronics integrates electrical, mechanical and computer engineering into one field, offering many options for careers in manufacturing and in the emerging natural gas industry. The multidisciplinary curriculum provides students with the diverse skill set required to install, calibrate, modify, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain automated systems. Hands-on instruction develops skills in mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power, and automated control systems. A technical directed elective option provides flexibility to choose from a variety of technical course offerings, preparing graduates for technical positions in a wide range of industries. This degree is a great opportunity for adults, including veterans, working in related fields seeking to expand their skills.
New major effective Fall 2013
Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for employment in the natural gas industry. Read more...
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wage for industrial engineering technicians was $50,980 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,100, and the top 10 percent earned more than $76,020.
Industries with the highest levels employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing||9,910||$25.35||$52,720|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||5,860||$29.75||$61,880|
|Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||3,740||$23.33||$48,520|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||3,320||$25.30||$52,620|
|Plastics Product Manufacturing||3,320||$23.32||$48,510|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Students in the Mechatronics Engineering Technology (MH) major are required to purchase their own personal tools. Not all tools are necessary initially, faculty will identify what tools are required the first day of class. Therefore students are advised not to purchase new tools before meeting with faculty. Please direct any tool list questions to the School office.
Program supplies and books are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
SkillsUSA Champions at Work
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Electrical Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.