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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 may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. 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.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 120, MTH 157, MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 170
CAD 151 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I Offered Fall Only 3   CAD 201
MEC 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology I Offered Fall Only 2    
MEC 113 Materials and Processes of Industry 3    
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4    
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers Offered Fall Only 3    
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 2.
ELE 159 Electrical Motors 3 ELE 150  
MEC 102 Introduction to Engineering Technology II Offered Spring Only 2    
MTH 104 Applied Technical Mathematics II Offered Spring Only 3   MTH 120, MTH 157, MTH 158, MTH 164, MTH 170, MTH 173
Health/Physical Education Elective 1    
CAD 241 Parametric Solid Modeling I 3    
MEC 140 Introduction of Mechatronics 3 ELE 150, ELE 239 or instructor permission  
Humanities Electives 3   See Note 3.
MEC 230 Mechatronics Process Control 3    
MEC 211 Machine Design I Offered Fall Only 4    
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 4.
ELE 240 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Offered Spring Only 3 ELE 239  
MEC 266 Applications of Fluid Mechanics 3    
MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology 3    
MEC 212 Machine Design II Offered Spring Only 3 MEC 211  
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 66    


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  3. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course. See web site ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  4. The social/behavioral science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC.
  5. This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their faculty advisor and their intended transfer institutions
  6. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

Additional Resources

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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