May 16, 2021  
2020-21 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
2020-21 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology: Electrical Engineering Technology Specialization, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Purpose: Based on the Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology parent program, this specialization provides graduates with advanced electrical theory and hands-on practice in a wide range of subjects, including electrical and mechanical systems and devices, electronic circuits, power and machines, computer technology and telecommunications. The Electronical Engineering specialization focuses on electrical design, analysis and test courses in place of the Mechatronics courses covering advanced manufacturing.

Program Objectives: Entry-level or advanced opportunities as electrical, industrial, or manufacturing engineering  technicians who assist in identifying and solving problems with electrical equipment and systems found in industrial,  commercial plants or laboratories. Job tasks include evaluating performance or developmental parts; electrical component assembly; calibrating, maintaining and repair of electrical instruments; preparing technical reports; and analyzing test information to resolve design-related problems.

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 Electrical Engineering Technology Specialization, students will be prepared to take the Associate Certified Electronics Technican Exam.

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

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 67

SDV 108  will satisfy the SDV 101 requirement. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

2 Students planning to transfer should consider taking a higher-level MTH course to satisfy this requirement.  Please see your faculty or program advisor for additional information. MTH 167  is a 5-credit course. MTH 263  is a 4-credit course.

* This course has a requisite. 

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