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Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Specialization AAS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


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 101 Orientation to STEM 1   SDV 100
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 See Placement Requirements ENG 111
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 154 or higher
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    
CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry I or
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I
4   CHM 111 or PHY 201 or higher level PHY
CAD 241 Parametric Solid Modeling I 3    
MEC 140 Introduction to Mechatronics 3 ELE 150, ELE 239 or instructor permission  
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I, ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II or PHI 220 Ethics 3    
MEC 230 Mechatronics Process Control 3    
MEC 211 Machine Design I Offered Fall Only 4    
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3    
ELE 240 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Offered Spring Only 3 ELE 239  
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics - Hydraulics/Pneumatics 3    
MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology 3    
MAC 131 Machine Lab 1 2    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 64    


  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. This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their faculty advisor and their intended transfer institutions
  4. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  5. 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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