Academic Program Inventory Title:
A.A.S. in Mechatronics Technology
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Mechatronics is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form a complex system used by many manufacturing, packaging and other modern operations. Students will develop skills to work as a technician in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment and will acquire the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics, and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related businesses. Skills emphasized in the program include troubleshooting techniques, system preventative maintenance and safety with respect to electrical components, mechanical components and electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in mechatronics systems. Students successfully completing this program can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process control. The AAS in Mechatronics Technology prepares students for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The student is prepared to work in many various fields such as automotive, food processing, power production, aviation manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, robotics, and many more.
- The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the electrical components, electric motors, and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.
- The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.
- The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system.
- The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to install, implement and modify software tools used in mechatronic systems.
- The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to use troubleshooting techniques, correct malfunctions, perform systematic preventive maintenance and apply safety rules with respect to electrical components, mechanical components, electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in a mechatronics system
Professional Accrediting Bodies:
- The Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
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Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to be Awarded:
Institution specific. Please see your academic advisor.
Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT):
It is projected that credit through prior learning assessment may be earned from certain TCAT program, such as Industrial Maintenance, Mechatronics, or Industrial Electronics/Electricity.
Articulation with Four-Year Institutions:
Articulation agreements are in place with certain Community Colleges for articulation of the AAS Mechatronics Technology degree course work into the MTSU Mechatronics Engineering program. Other programs articulation agreements may be added. This is institution specific. Please see your academic advisor.