2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 enabling students to apply their skills and knowledge to real-world 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 I exam.

AAS degrees prepare students for direct employment upon completion of the degree. However, many programs may also transfer to four-year institutions. Students interested in transferring should verify program requirements with specific four-year institutions and with the program head for Mechatronics.

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