A multi-faceted area of study that combines several aspects of technology
Programs of Study
In Southwest’s Mechatronics Technology program, you can develop skills to work as a technician in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment. You will acquire knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing-related businesses.
Skills emphasized in this program include troubleshooting, repair and preventative maintenance techniques in the following areas:
- Fluid power (Hydraulics and Pneumatics)
- Mechanical drive components
- Electric motors
- Electrical controls
- Industrial process control
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) from Allen-Bradley®, Siemens® and other manufacturers
- Industrial robotics from GE Fanuc® and Yaskawa®
- Industrial equipment such as pumps and compressors
- Industrial automation and controls systems.
Special emphasis is always placed on workplace safety and industry best practices.
If you successfully complete this program, you will be able to manage, investigate, repair, and troubleshoot mechatronic systems. The goal is increasing operational efficiency and quality, as well as controlling cost in industrial environments.
Degree and Certificate
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechatronics Technology prepares you for careers in manufacturing and engineering. You will be prepared to work in many fields such as automotive, food processing, power production, aviation manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, robotics, and many more.
If you pursue the two-year associate’s degree, you will take 60 credit hours of coursework.
To earn the technical certificate, you will take 18 credit hours of coursework. All of the coursework in the technical certificate program is also part of the associate’s degree program. So, you may get the technical certificate first and then take a few more classes to earn the associate’s degree.
Program and Course Information
View a listing of all Mechatronics Technology courses for the current semester.
To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Interactive Course Schedule to see when and where a class is being offered.