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Mechatronics: Maintenance Technician

2017-18 Graduation Guide [PDF]

Career Pathway Certificate
Major Code: 144201L

Courses for this program

About the Program:

Today’s manufacturing industry uses robots and other advanced fabrication and assembly equipment to produce a wide variety of products. All of these systems rely on digital controls including programmable logic controllers. Mechatronics technicians calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair both the equipment and the controllers. Mechatronic technicians in southern Oregon are needed by manufacturers in the food processing, wood products, and metal fabrication industries.

The Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Career Pathways Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in today’s fast-paced manufacturing environment. A typical position for graduates of the program is production maintenance helper. Completion of the program begins initial courses of the Mechatronics AAS degree.

Foundational skills in math, technical writing, safety, workplace survival, and workplace expectations are combined with welding, hydraulics, and other applied courses. Most of the courses in the program are hands-on, open-lab courses supported by online instruction providing students exceptional flexibility when working around family, employment, or other commitments.

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Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. Students must also complete any prerequisites. As part of their training program, students must begin with courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college registration policies and with the Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Students must complete coursework in their major at a “C” or better level before proceeding to advanced coursework. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
CS__ Approved 3-4 credit computer science class, CS120 or above or computer proficiency
Note: Successful completion of CS120 or otherwise meeting the proficiency requirement within the last 10 years fulfills this requirement. Contact a computer science advisor to help determine placement.
MEC102 Basic Hand Tools or demonstrated proficiency 0-3
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or designated placement test score 0-4
RD90 College Reading or designated placement test score 0-4
WR90 Fundamentals of Composition or designated placement test score 0-4
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-19

Approved Program Electives (choose a minimum of 12 credits from this list):

Course No.
Course Title
EET104 Fundamentals of Manufacturing Electronics 4
EET112 Introduction to Mechatronics 5
MET101 Mechanical Drafting 3
MET105 Blueprint Reading - Mechanical 3
WLD111 Technology of Industrial Welding I or WLD101 Welding Fundamentals I and WLD102 Welding Fundamentals II 6
  Total Program Credits 12-21