The Mechatronics Associate Degree Program is designed for students who want to make a career out of becoming a technician in the world of automation. The program assists students in acquiring the multifunction skills needed in today’s manufacturing environment as an entry level technician. Today’s industry relies on well-trained electromechanical technicians to reduce downtime and increase efficiency of the equipment. This is the thrust of Mechatronics. Students learn how to diagnose and repair a variety of automation systems such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, PLCs, and robotics. They learn the importance that each system plays in the automation process and how they relate to each other. There is a focus placed on troubleshooting, as well as 21st century soft skills, such as communication and interpersonal skills, and computer skills.
The Mechatronics Associate Degree Program offers an associate degree and two certificate options. Credit for courses in the certificates also can be applied toward the associate degree.
Scheduling and Entry Options
Day and evening classes are available. The first and second semesters of the program are available at the Anderson and Easley Campus. Full-time day students usually complete requirements in five terms. For students taking a reduced load, a degree requires eight to ten terms. General Education course requirements can be completed at any time during the program. Courses can be completed in any order subject to the completion of course prerequisites.
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