Nov 23, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2018-19 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2018-19 General Catalog [ARCHIVED 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:

Math/Physics Note:

Students planning to transfer to a 4 year college should consider taking MAT 171 , MAT 172 , and PHY 151 . Please see you Mechatronics Engineering Technology advisor.

Program electives:

Students are required to take a minimum of 5 SHC from the following:

* Note:

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

Work-Based Learning Option:

Qualified students may elect to take up to 2 credit hours of Work-Based Learning in place of 2 credit hours of Program Electives.

Total Credit Hours Required: 73/75

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 121) from below:

Students who elect to take (MAT 171) from below:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Fall – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 11/12 | Lab 13 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16/17

Total Hours: Class 12/13 | Lab 11 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 17/18

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 12 | Lab 7/10 | Clin/WkExp 0/20 | Credit 17

Grand Total Hours: Class 53/55 | Lab 44 | Clin/WkExp 0/20 | Credit 73/75

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