2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2021-22 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 Electrical 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.

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 Electrical Engineering.

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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