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  Nov 24, 2017
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Purpose: This curriculum combines the concepts and practices of mechanical and electrical processes in order to manipulate motorized, hydraulic, and pneumatic machines to perform complex automated functions in an industrial or manufacturing setting. Students develop the skills to assemble, install, test and troubleshoot, calibrate, and service a variety of devices, products and electronic instruments. Coursework also includes collaborative projects in which students form teams with another program area to build a factory, enabling them to apply their skills and knowledge to a simulated work experience.

Program Objectives: Entry-level or advanced opportunities at automated manufacturing and computer aided industrial sites. Positions include mechanical, maintenance, electrical, quality, computer, process, and manufacturing technicians. Other job titles may include electronic service technician or industrial electrician.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 , MTE 2 , MTE 3 , MTE 4 , MTE 5  and MTE 6  will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Program Notes: Upon completion of the AAS in Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology, students will be prepared to take the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) Level II exam.


Although this program is not designed for transfer, agreements with specific institutions may exist. Contact the Mechatronics program head as listed on program webpage.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 66

The two credit SDV 108 will satisfy both the SDV 100 and SDV 101 requirements. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

* This course has a requisite. 


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