2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechatronics Engineering Technology (A40350) AAS


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Purpose

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum is 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.

This program of study prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. It 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.

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

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum.

Program Curriculum


First Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 11 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 14


Second Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 16 | Credit Hours 19


Summer Session


Class Hours 7 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 10


Third Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 11 | Credit Hours 17


Fourth Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 11 | Lab Hours 13 | Credit Hours 16


Total Credit Hours 76


Additional Curriculum Notes


  1. Students taking the Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program have the option to continue their studies at a four-year university program that transfers Associate in Applied Science programs such as East Carolina University BS in Industrial Technology [opens in a new window].
  2. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 HUM 110 , HUM 115 , HUM 130 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 PHI 240 , REL 110 REL 211 , REL 212 , REL 221 .
  3. The Social/Behavioral elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 131 , HIS 132 PSY 118 , PSY 150 , SOC 210 , SOC 225 .

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