May 27, 2024  
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog

Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40350)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during day hours. Minimum time for completion: five semesters full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

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 and technology managers, or research technicians.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology: A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, 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.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Major Courses:

Math/Physics Note:

Students planning to transfer to a 4 year college should consider taking PHY 151 . Please see you Mechatronics Engineering Technology advisor.

Program electives:

Students are required to take a minimum of 3 SHC from the following:

* Note:

ELC-111 and MNT-110 are intended for transfer from CE only.

Total Credit Hours Required: 72

Developmental Course Requirements

Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 171 from above:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Fall – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 12 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16

Total Hours: Class 14 | Lab 9 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 18

Summer – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 0 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 6

Fall – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 13 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 17

Spring - 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 9/12 | Lab 9/15 | Clin/WkExp 0/20 | Credit 15

Grand Total Hours: Class 52/55 | Lab 43/49 | Clin/WkExp 0/20 | Credit 72

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