Mechatronics - Associate of Applied Technology Degree

CIP Code

15.0403

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary approach combining mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, process control engineering, and software engineering into an integrated skill set for construction, repair, and optimization of complex industrial equipment. This makes it applicable to a wide range of growing industries including automation and robotics, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and transportation systems, process control, logistics and supply chain management, and agriculture.

Clover Park Technical College’s AAT Mechatronics degree provides the skills needed to succeed in this exciting field. The program begins with courses that establish a solid base of technical skills and an understanding of the various disciplines that make up mechatronics as well as lean manufacturing and quality standards. Courses are taught with an eye toward linking disciplines together for larger mechatronic systems. Subsequent courses then build expertise in the foundational skills while increasingly integrating all skills into the design, construction, optimization, maintenance, and repair of full mechatronics systems.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Length

This program is approximately six quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Program Outcomes

• Employ safe practices while using fluid power, electrical, mechanical and control equipment.

• Analyze the transmission of power between electrical, mechanical and fluid power.

• Use digital and analogue controls on mechanical, electrical, fluid power, and hybrid systems.

• Construct complex machinery involving multiple forms of power and control.

• Troubleshoot mechatronic systems, including the complex interplay between different power and control variables.

• Validate new and emerging power, control, and communication technologies.

• Prioritize efficiency and environmental sustainability in mechatronic systems and processes.

• Prioritize social benefit from the perspective of mechatronic systems.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

To enter the program, a student must be eligible to take college-level English and college-level psychology, or another social science or humanities course.

Any developmental coursework that a student may be required to take to achieve this may increase the program length and is not reflected in credit counts as shown below. Math sequences to meet this requirement must be planned with your advisor prior to program enrollment. 

Program Course List

Total Credit Hours:98

Quarter 1 - Preparation

FSME 101Workshop Safety

3

FSME 110Quality Principles, Inspection and Test

4

FSME 114Fabrication Fundamentals I

4

FSME 116Fabrication Fundamentals II

4

Program Core

MEC 115DC Circuits

5

MEC 116AC Circuits

5

MEC 120Computer Aided Design I

5

MEC 125Hydraulics and Pneumatics

5

MEC 130Electric Motors and Drives

5

MEC 132Lean Manufacturing

5

MEC 135Digital Electronics and Networks

5

MEC 140CLComputer Programming and Logic

5

MEC 150Mechanical Systems

5

MEC 160CLProgrammable Controls I

5

MEC 201Systems Approach

5

MEC 289Internship/Work Experience

5

Or

MEC 290CAPMechatronics Capstone Project

5

Mechatronics AAT Technical Electives

5

AAT General Education Requirements

18

Mechatronics AAT Technical Electives: See list below.

AAT General Education Requirements: See list above.

Technical Electives:

Students must take 5 or more credits from the following courses. Other related courses may be approved by faculty.

MEC 121Computer Aided Design II

5

MEC 128Applied Statics and Strengths of Materials

5

MEC 163Industrial Survey

5

MEC 165Robotics

5

MEC 173Applied Mechatronics

5

MEC 200Programmable Controls II

5

MEC 210Metrology and Calibration

5

MEC 220Maintenance Management

5

MEC 281Independent Study I

2-5

MEC 282Independent Study II

2-5

MEC 289Internship/Work Experience

5

General Degree Requirements

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (18 credits)

ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 220 (or higher)

MAT 105 Mathematics for Industrial Professionals

PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology, or other transferable social science or humanities course that meets the diversity requirement

COLL 102 College Success for All *must be taken in first 2 quarters

Students pursuing an AAT degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone-project, diversity, and computer-literacy requirements.

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

MAT 105Mathematics for Industrial Professionals

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

NOTE: CMST& 220 or higher

PSYC& 100DIV: PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other transferable social science or humanities course that meets the diversity requirement

COLL 102: must be taken in first 2 quarters