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2021-2022 Applied Technology Pathway
Applied Technology guided pathway at RCC

Mechatronics

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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.

Demonstrate skills and ability to design and troubleshoot mechanical automation systems, processes and procedures.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Practice energy efficiency and industrial sustainability.

Identify and demonstrate procedures for personal safety during interaction with automated systems.

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 program coordinator 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 program coordinator 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 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.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

90-100

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions. 

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1, 2

0-2

 

MEC102

Mechanical Fabrication

3

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I 1

4

MTH60

RD90

College Reading

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

0-4

WR91 

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

7-17

 

Term 1

EET104

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Electronics

4

 

MEC103

Industrial Safety

1

 

MEC110

AC/DC Electrical Systems for Manufacturing

3

MFG210 

MEC125

Pneumatics I

3

 

MET105

Blueprint Reading: Mechanical

3

 

MFG116

Metrology

2

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

3-4

BT113

or higher level composition course

 

Total Credits:

19-20

 

Term 2

MEC115

Electrical Control Systems and Sensors for Manufacturing

3

 

MEC124

Hoisting and Rigging I

3

 

MFG121

Manufacturing Processes I

4

 

WLD111

Technology of Industrial Welding I

6

WLD101 &
WLD102

 

Total Credits:

16

 

Term 3

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

3

PSY101

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1

 

MEC149

Electrical Motor Control

4

 

MEC130

Hydraulics I

3

 

MEC135

Mechanical Drives I

4

 

 

Total Credits:

15

 

Term 4

MEC150

PLC Motor Control

3

 

MEC231

Hydraulics II

4

 

MEC236

Mechanical Drives II

4

 

MECELEC

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Elective

3-5

 

approved program electives

 

Total Credits:

14-16

 

Term 5

MEC151

Programming PLCs I

3

 

WR121

English Composition I

4

BT114

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

LIB101

MECELEC

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Elective

4-8

 

approved program electives

 

Total Credits:

12-16

 

Term 6

MFG280

CWE/Manufacturing

3

 

MEC251

Programming PLCs II

3

 

MECELEC

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Elective

8-11

 

approved program electives

 

Total Credits:

14-17

 

Approved Program Electives

(15 - 24 credits required)

Mechanical Focus (Hydraulics, PNL, Drives)
Course No. Course Title Credits

CIS140

Introduction to Operating Systems

4

CIS179

Intro to Networks

4

MEC114

Safety for Industry

3

MEC116

Quality Practices and Measurement

3

MEC118

Manufacturing Processes and Production

3

MEC120

Maintenance Awareness

4

MEC140

Green Production

2

MEC154

Computer Control

3

MEC199

Mechatronics: Special Studies

variable

MEC210

Variable Frequency A/C Drives

2

MEC226

Pneumatics II

2

MEC227

Pneumatics III

2

MEC228

Pneumatic Troubleshooting

3

MEC232

Hydraulics III

2

MEC233

Hydraulic Troubleshooting

4

MEC238

Mechanical Drives III

4

MEC254

PLC Troubleshooting

3

MEC260A

Automation Operations

2-6

MEC260B

Basic Component Adjustments

2-6

MEC260C

Pick and Place Feeding

2-6

MEC260D

Gauging

2-6

MEC260E

Indexing

2-6

MEC260F

Sorting and Queuing

2-6

MEC260G

Servo Robotic Assembly

 2-6

MEC260H

Torqueing

2-6

MEC260I

Parts Storage

2-6

MEC260J

Electro Hydraulic Testing

2-6

MEC260K

Multiple Station Control

2-6

MET101

Mechanical Drafting

3

MFG122

Manufacturing Processes II

4

MFG211

Manufacturing Power and Control Electronics

4

WLD112

Technology of Industrial Welding II

6

WLD250A

Selected Topics in Welding: FCAW

2

WLD250B

Selected Topics in Welding: GTAW

2

WLD250C

Selected Topics in Welding: SMAW

2

WLD250D

Selected Topics in Welding: GMAW

2

WLD250P

Selected Topics in Welding: CNC Plasma Cutting

3

Electronics Focus

EET105

Digital for Manufacturing

4

EET125

Electronics Fundamentals I (DC)

6

EET129

Introduction to Embedded Systems

3

EET130

Digital Fundamentals I

6

EET131

Digital Fundamentals II

5

Robotics Focus

MEC240

Robotics and Computer Programming

3


1 Required for graduation.

2 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.


For more information, contact the Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department.

Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: manufacturing@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/manufacturing
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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