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Mechanical Engineering Tech, Mechatronics Technician Specialization

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Purpose

This program prepares students to work as technicians in the field of mechanical-electrical manufacturing. Graduates will be able to specify maintenance processes, solve problems in fabrication, and troubleshoot mechanical processes.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CAD 151 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I 3 CAD 201
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
MEC 113 Materials and Processes of Industry 3  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 MTH 163
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total Credits 17  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CAD 152 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals II 3 CAD 202
ELE 159 Electrical Motors 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 3.
MEC 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology I 2  
MEC 102 Introduction to Engineering Technology II 2  
MTH 104 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3 MTH 164
Health/Physical Education Elective 1  
Total Credits 17  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CAD 241 Parametric Solid Modeling I 3  
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers 3  
MEC 140 Introduction to Mechatronics 3  
MEC 211 Machine Design I 4  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 16  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ELE 240 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3  
MEC 212 Machine Design II 4  
MEC 266 Applications of Fluid Mechanics 3  
MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology 3  
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 2.
Total Credits 16  
Total Credits For Program 66  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. The social/behavioral science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes:  ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY and SOC.
  2. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceputual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website (http://www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  3. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  4. Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.

For additional information on specific program objectives, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2014-2015 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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