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Mechatronics: Maintenance Technician

2020-21 Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (PDF)*

Career Pathway Certificate
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 two-term 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.

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.

Demonstrate skills and ability to design and troubleshoot, rebuild projects, processes and procedures.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Practice energy efficiency and industrial sustainability.

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 through the Placement Process. 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.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

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
CIS/CS__ Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CIS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 0-2
MEC102 Mechanical Fabrication 3
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or designated placement score 0-4
RD90/WR90 College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90)  or designated placement score 0-8
  Total Prerequisite Credits 3-17

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

Course No.
Course Title
MEC103 Industrial Safety 1
MEC125 Pneumatics I 3
MEC130 Hydraulics I 3
MEC135 Mechanical Drives I 4
MEC149 Electric Motor Control 4
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 24

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
Web address
TTY Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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