Mechatronics Engineering Technology (A40350)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Engineering and Technology Pathway Description: These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial technology managers, or research technicians.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology program description: A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servo mechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures. Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

The appropriate level math class should be taken the student’s first semester, and a math course should be taken each subsequent semester until all required math courses have been completed with a grade of “C” or better.

ACA 122 and EGR 150 should be completed the first semester.

This pathway does not meet the entrance requirements at any of the North Carolina public University Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Students wishing to pursue transfer should seek the Associate in Engineering degree.

Fall Semester  (17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

DFT 170 Engineering Graphics

2

2

0

0

3

EGR 150 Introduction to Engineering

1

2

0

0

2

ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I

3

3

0

0

4

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra

3

2

0

0

4

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ATR 112 Intro to Automation

2

3

0

0

3

EGR 125 Appl Software for Tech

1

2

0

0

2

ELC 117 Motors and Controls

2

6

0

0

4

ISC 112 Industrial Safety

2

0

0

0

2

MAT 172 Pre-calculus Trigonometry

3

2

0

0

4

 Summer Term (7-10 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discip
or
ENG 114 Prof Research and Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

***1-4 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

Fall Semester  (18 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ATR 211 Robot Programming

2

3

0

0

3

EGR 250 Statics/Strength of Materials

4

3

0

0

5

ELC 128 Introduction to PLC

2

3

0

0

3

HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I

2

3

0

0

3

PHY 151 College Physics I

3

2

0

0

4

Spring Semester (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ATR 219 Automation Troubleshooting

1

3

0

0

2

ELC 213 Instrumentation

3

2

0

0

4

MEC 130 Mechanisms

2

2

0

0

3

MEC 276 Capstone Design Project

0

3

0

0

1

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Science Elective at the bottom of the page

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BPR 111 Print Reading

1

2

0

0

2

CSC 134 C++ Programming

2

3

0

0

3

EGR 115 Intro to Technology

2

3

0

0

3

EGR 115A Intro to Technology Lab

0

3

0

0

1

EGR 130 Engineering Cost Control

2

2

0

0

3

ELC 228 PLC Applications

2

6

0

0

4

ISC 132 Mfg Quality Control

2

3

0

0

3

ISC 170 Problem-Solving Skills

3

0

0

0

3

ISC 220 Lean Manufacturing

2

2

0

0

3

LOG 110 Introduction to Logistics

3

0

0

0

3

LOG 125 Transportation Logistics

3

0

0

0

3

LOG 215 Supply Chain Management

3

0

0

0

3

MAC 118 Machine Shop Basic

1

3

0

0

2

MAC 141 Machining Applications I

2

6

0

0

4

MAC 171 Measure/Material & Safety

0

2

0

0

1

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

3

2

0

0

4

MAT 271 Calculus I

3

2

0

0

4

MNT 110 Intro to Maint Procedures

1

3

0

0

2

MNT 160 Industrial Fabrication

1

3

0

0

2

NET 125 Introduction to Networks

1

4

0

0

3

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II

0

0

0

10

1

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 70-73