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Mechatronics

2018-19 Mechatronics Grad Guide (PDF)

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Major Code: 144201
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. Typical positions include industrial engineering technician and manufacturing maintenance technician. The program can also provide preparation for apprenticeship programs leading to a variety of licensed journey positions.

The Mechatronics degree program trains students to be proficient in troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment and the digital systems that control them. It prepares students for positions in the highly technical manufacturing environment installing, troubleshooting, programming, and maintaining a variety of types of production equipment. Today’s manufacturing environment uses an extensive array of programmable controls, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), as well as other single function controls using firmware and analog applications. Students learn foundational skills in math, fabrication, and repair as well as hydraulics, electronics, troubleshooting and programming, preparing students for numerous positions in a wide variety of manufacturing facilities. Elective options allow students to focus on either a mechanical or electronics emphasis.

Most of the courses in the program are hands-on, open-lab courses supported by online instruction providing students exceptional flexibility when scheduling around family, employment, or other commitments.


Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for Mechatronics programs are:

Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair mechatronic systems using industry-standard tools, practices and procedures.

Assist in design and rebuilding projects.

Follow, develop, and troubleshoot manufacturing processes and procedures.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Promote energy efficiency and industrial sustainability.

Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards.

Communicate effectively across a variety of audiences: technicians, engineers, management, and customers.

Demonstrate life-long learning towards professional growth.


Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined by the results of their placement assessment.  In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Students must also complete any prerequisites on this guide.


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 are required to complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to
receive their degrees. 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.


For more information contact the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Department:

Grants Pass or Medford:  541-245-7902
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7902
email: manufacturing@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/manufacturing
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711