Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program prepares students for careers as engineering technicians in diversified manufacturing. Students gain knowledge and skills in blueprint reading, CAD drawing, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity, motors, motor control, programmable logic controls, robotics and motion control, process control, instrumentation and computer integrated manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on predictive maintenance, troubleshooting and quality assurance. College credit may be granted through Dual Enrollment or Tech Prep articulation agreements between RACC and approved secondary schools.
Required Program of Study
Students are granted credit by articulation for the required Mechatronics Engineering Technology (MET) courses after completion of the course competencies through courses offered by RACC’s Workforce and Economic Development/ Community Education Division. Students should contact that division to obtain information on course offerings.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|MET100||Introduction to Shop Machinery||1|
|MET120||Industrial Mechanics I||5|
|MET130||Industrial Electrical Systems||4|
|MET140||Introduction to PLCs||4|
|MET150||Industrial Mechanics II||6|
|MET160||Rotating Electrical Machines||4|
|MET200||Robotics & Motion Control||4|
|MET 210||Process Control & Instrumentation||3|
|MET230||Integrated Manufacturing Systems||3|
|MET240||Mechatronics Application Project||4|
|In addition to the courses listed, the following general education courses are required for completion of the AAS degree. These courses may be taken prior to, concurrent with, or following completion of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology competencies taught by the Workforce and Economic Development/Community Education division.|
|ORI102||College Success Strategies||2|
|NET106||Installation and Maintenance of PCs I||3|
|SOC125||The Individual & Society||3|
|Minimum Credit Hours Required for the Program||75|
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate effective technical writing skills.
- Analyze and interpret electric
schematic, architectural and industrial
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of various hand and power tools used in equipment maintenance and repair.
- Operate, troubleshoot and repair
commercial mechanical, electrical, fluid
power, electronic, robotic and
integrated manufacturing systems.
- Interface and integrate manufacturing components and unit operations into useful systems.
- Develop and implement project plans that integrate electrical systems, mechanical systems, control systems and computer systems.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.