Mechatronics

Overview

Mechatronics

Do you like figuring out how things work and using your hands, along with your brain? Study robotics and industrial automation. You’ll learn real-world career skills in our industrial-quality labs. Receive the most up-to-date training and start your career in mechatronics.

Careers in Electronics, Mechanical Systems and Programming

Get the skills needed to be a technician. Work on systems like ski lifts, robots or automated systems.

  • Work in fields like semiconductors, manufacturing or transportation.
  • Start your career as a field service technician or industrial electrician.
  • Work as a fabricator or assembler.
  • You could be a PLC programmer or microcontroller programmer.

Academic Plans for Mechatronics

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Mechatronics Technology—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Credits Notes
MECH 0010                                                      4 Students can start with either group of courses: (MECH 0010 and MECH 0014) or (MECH 0004 and MECH 0044).
MECH 0014 2  
ENGL 0001A 3  
MATH 0000E 6 MATH 0000E is suggested by the MECH Department.  See other MATH options for completion of Math Learning Skills Requirement.
WELD 0015 or GEOG 0086                                               1-2 These course choices have variable units.  Be sure to complete 60 units overall for degree completion.
TOTAL 16-17  
Term 2
Course Credits Notes
MECH 0004 4  
MECH 0044 2  
AUTO 0071A or CET 0026 or GEOG 0090 3-4 These course choices have variable units.  Be sure to complete 60 units overall for degree completion.
MECH 0001 or GEOG 0004 or ESS 0001 or ESS 0007 or (ASTR 0005 and ASTR 0011) 3-4  
BUS 0085 or COMM 0001 or COMM 0002 3  
TOTAL 15-17  
Term 3
Course Credits Notes
MECH 0054                                                                         4  
MECH 0025 4  
CET 0040 or DES 0002 or ENGR 0022A 3-4

DES 0002 has a prerequisite of completion of DES 0001. 

These course choices have variable units.  Be sure to complete 60 units overall for degree completion.

PSY 0130 or ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B or HDEV 0001 3 ECON 0001A and 0001B have prerequisites of completion of MATH 0000D or 2 years of High School Algebra.
TOTAL 14-15  
Term 4
Course Credits
MECH 0090                                                                         4
AUTO 0075 or THEA 0014 or THEA 0015 3
HED 0001 or PDEV 0070 or any Kinesiology course 3
BUS 0055 or SSCI 0010 or MUS 0011 3
ART 0022 or PHIL 0004 or PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 16

Mechatronics Technology—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Credits
MECH 0010 4
MECH 0014 2
Term 2
Course Credits
MECH 0004 4
MECH 0044 2
Term 3
Course Credits Notes
MECH 0054 4  
MECH 0025 4 MECH 0025 can be taken in any semester.
Term 4
Course Credits
MECH 0090 4
TOTAL 4

Electro-Mechanical—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Credits
MECH 0001 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Credits
MECH 0010 4
MECH 0044 2
TOTAL 6

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