Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechatronics Technology - A.A.S.


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For more information on this program, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

This career pathway provides the academic knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare students for employment as a highly-skilled mechatronics technician. The concentration is specifically provided for students who are interested in working as a technician in an integrated multidisciplinary environment.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be afforded the opportunity to complete the Level 2 Certification Examination to become a Siemens Certified Mechatronics Systems Associate.  This program is designed for students interested in getting into the workforce quickly with the technical skills employers demand.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

Students earning a degree in a Mechatronics Technology are required to take the MECH Exit Exam in order to graduate. Please, see your advisor for more details.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the electrical components, electric motors, and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.
  2. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.
  3. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system. 
  4. 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.
  5. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to install, implement and modify software tools used in mechatronic systems.

General Education Requirements - Credits (15)


Major Core Course Requirements - Credits (39)


  • Natural Science Course (CHEM, PHYS, or PSCI courses preferred) Credits: (4) 2

Advisor Approved Course Requirements - Credits (6)


Choose 6 Credits from the following Advisor Approved Electives: 3

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website http://www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Median Salary
Electro-Mechanical Technician $32,200 $46,630
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $31,800 $55,030
Mechanical Engineering Technician $30,470 $52,100

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)


Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


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