Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Specialization AAS
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
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Mechatronics engineering is a multidisciplinary segment of the engineering field. Rather than embrace traditional divisions of engineering as distinct entities, it combines electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and control engineering. This curriculum combines computer control and electrical sensors with the study of mechanical devices to provide accurate motion control of industrial, medical and residential systems. A mechatronic engineer’s role is to unite various principles from all the above engineering disciplines to create more economic, reliable, and simplified systems. Industrial robots, anti-lock brakes and ordinary electronic products such as PC hard drives and CD players all represent hybrid forms of mechatronics. Graduates may assist engineers in the design and testing of systems, installation of new systems, and troubleshooting and repair of existing systems.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement 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 visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
- Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
- Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
- The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course. See web site (www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
- The social/behavioral science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC.
- This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their faculty advisor and their intended transfer institutions
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
- Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
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