2022-23 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2022-23 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [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.

Placement Requirements: Students who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level English will be required to select appropriate EDE 10  or ENG 111 /EDE 11*  coursework in consultation with an advisor.

Students who do not demonstrate readiness for the college-level math will be required to select appropriate MDE coursework in consultation with an advisor.

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

Program Notes: Credentials from the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) have been added to select classes to complement the coursework. Upon completion of the AAS in Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology, students will have had the opportunity to also earn NC3 credentials in Multimeters, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, PLCs, Sensors, AC/DC measurement, Mechanisms and Robotics. Autocad Certifications are also available to students taking CAD 111*  and CAD 242*  . At the finale of the IND 250* /IND 251*  sequence students are 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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