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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Mechatronics Technology, Diploma

Overview

Offered at the Augusta campus

Entrance Dates: Fall
Length of Program: Five Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 62

Program Description: The Mechatronics Technology Degree Program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as a Mechatronics technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The Degree program teaches skills in Mechatronics Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC's, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates of the program receive a Mechatronics Technology Degree that qualifies them for employment as industrial maintenance or Mechatronics technicians.

Employment Opportunities: The strengths of the program include a potential of high placement rates for graduates, above average starting salaries, and potential for career advancement and growth. Graduates are qualified for positions as engineering assistants, programmable control specialists, automation specialists, industrial electronics specialists, and a wide variety of industrial management positions. The associate degree program provides for continuing career mobility and facilitates continuing educational opportunities.

Curriculum Outline

General Core Courses, 15 credits

ENGL 1101COMPOSITION & RHETORIC

3

MATH 1111COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

(Choose from one of the following), 3 credits

ECON 1101PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3

ECON 2105MACROECONOMICS

3

ECON 2106MICROECONOMICS

3

HIST 1111WORLD HISTORY I

3

HIST 1112WORLD HISTORY II

3

HIST 2111U.S. HISTORY I

3

HIST 2112U.S. HISTORY II

3

POLS 1101AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

3

PSYC 1101INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

3

SOCI 1101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

3

(Choose from one of the following), 3 credits

ARTS 1101ART APPRECIATION

3

ENGL 2130AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

ENGL 2310ENG LIT FROM THE BEGIN TO 1700

3

MUSC 1101MUSIC APPRECIATION

3

THEA 1101THEATER APPRECIATION

3

(Choose from one of the following), 3 credits

MATH 1113PRECALCULUS

3

PHYS 1110CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

3

or Any additional course listed above

Occupational Courses, 47 credits

IDFC 1013SOLID STATE DEVICES I

3

IDSY 1101DC Circuit Analysis

3

IDSY 1105AC Circuit Analysis

3

IDSY 1110INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS I

4

IDSY 1120BASIC INDUSTRIAL PLCs

4

IDSY 1190FLUID POWER SYSTEMS

4

IDSY 1210INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS II

4

IDSY 1220ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL PLCs

4

IDSY 1230INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION

4

MCTX 2250Mechatronics Capstone

3

AUMF 1150INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS

3

Occupational Electives, 8 credits

Select 8 Credit Hours from the following course prefixes:

IDSY, AIRC, MCHT, WELD, ELCR, AUMF, BUAS

Notes:

  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses.