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.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Graduates of the Mechatronics Technology (MX) major can elect to continue their education in the four-year Building Automation Technology (BBT) major without loss of credits. Mechatronics Technology (MX) graduates can also elect to begin employment while working on course requirements for the four-year degree.
Instrumentation technology/technician, robotics technology/technician, automation engineer technology/technician, electro-mechanical technician, industrial engineering technician, process technician, petroleum technician, industrial maintenance technician, field automation technician, and pipeline/distribution operator.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for industrial engineering technicians was $55,460 in May 2018. The top 10 percent earned more than $88,340.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing||8,060||$30.61||$63,670|
|Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||4,640||$25.02||$52,030|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||4,090||$36.44||$75,790|
|Plastics Product Manufacturing||3,670||$24.68||$51,340|
|Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only)||3,490||$26.97||$56,100|
Statistics reported in May 2018
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Students in the Mechatronics Technology (MX) 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
- Mr. James E Beamer, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Mr. Jayce Bell, Senior Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
- Mr. John M DuBois, Lead Maintenance Specialist/Project Leader, General Electric Power & Water
- Mr. Adam Feather, '11, '12, Project Engineer, Trane
- Mr. Gary Gable, '74, President, Paul Gable & Sons Electric, Inc.
- Mr. Jay Gable, '02, Vice President, Paul Gable & Sons Electrical Contractors
- Mr. David Kranz, Owner/Electrical Inspector, Kranz Inspection Service
- Mr. Ken Kryder, '86, Electronics Instructor, Keystone Central School District
- Mr. Randy Schreckengast, CME, Energy Performance Engineer, Johnson Controls
- Mr. Adam J Yoder, '08, '11, Account Executive, Johnson Controls
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.