This two-year course of study prepares students for several occupations within the engineering field such as systems, mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control, and computer engineering. First year students use knowledge of electronic components, soldering, and microchip design to construct, troubleshoot, and repair integrated circuits, robots, computers, car audio equipment, and telecommunications devices. Students also utilize AutoCAD design software to create various 3D printer projects and industrial programmable logic controllers to manipulate pneumatic powered equipment/control circuits. Second year students continue various projects within these topics while advancing their design, troubleshooting, and maintenance skills.The focus of the Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of science that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering. As technology advances, the subfields of engineering multiply and adapt. Mechatronics’ aim is a design process that unifies these subfields. Originally, mechatronics just included the combination of mechanics and electronics, hence the word is a combination of mechanics and electronics; however, as technical systems have become more and more complex the definition has been broadened to include more technical areas. We also include robotics, 3D design in Autocad, 3D printing, Pneumatics design and control, Programmable logic controller, and much, much more.
Prerequisites:Proficient in Alegebra I or higher- level math
Opportunities in Dual Credit with State Fair Community College
Articulation agreement with State Technical College