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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Mechatronics, A.A.S.


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Our degree program is geared for students seeking a challenging and exciting career as a high-tech problem-solver. Over the course of the program, you will learn to apply concepts in mathematics, science, and engineering to install, program, control, and maintain automated equipment commonly used in manufacturing, distribution, and processing.

Program Overview

The Mechatronics program supplies local industries with maintenance technicians, who can install, service, repair and maintain a variety of industrial automation equipment. The first year of the program prepares the student to be a certified machine operator. After completing the first year, and taking the Siemens certification exam, the student will be ready to enter the employment market and gain valuable on-the-job experience. This will give the student a chance to apply their new skill set, and obtain greater insight into industry practices.

Students will gain understanding of the technology utilized in modern distribution and processing industries. Hands-on laboratories, in areas such as electricity and electronics, mechanics, fluid power, motor controls, and quality controls will ensure that students are prepared for the job on day one. Computer Aided Design and Networking are included. Internships are available.

Career Opportunities

Mechatronic specialists often find rewarding careers in the automotive, aerospace, medical device, and heavy equipment industries. Local employment opportunities abound within this field at companies such as: EcoLab, Essroc, Quad Graphics, Macy's Distribution, Fed-Ex, U.S. Silica, Ply Gem, Monoflo, O'Sullivan, Cenetic Landis, Automated Merchandising Systems, New World Pasta, and other firms in West Virginia, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics


General Education Core 16
Technical Core 44
Total Credit Hours Required 60

 

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