Mechatronics

The Mechatronics program is not accepting new students for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Mechatronics skills are applicable to such a broad range of fields that jobs for technicians with electro-mechanical skills is possible nearly everywhere around the globe.

Centralia College's Mechatronics program exposes students to:

  • Computer operation, networking and repair
  • Mechanical and hydraulic system design and maintenance
  • Industrial robotic programming and simulation
  • Allen Bradley and Siemens control system programming
  • Electronics troubleshooting, instrumentation, and repair

Career Options Graduates can expect to find jobs in a wide range of fields, such as technicians for mechatronics, engineering, electrical and electronics, control systems, and general maintenance and robotics. Entry-level positions may include industrial maintenance mechanics or millwrights.

Mechatronics Education Plan

Emphasis: Mechatronics
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Total Credits: 91

Fall Quarter

  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • MEC 105 Computer Operations - 2 credits
  • MEC 151 Mechanical Systems - 5 credits
  • MATH 098 Algebra I (pre-college, if needed) - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • MEC 152 Power Transmission - 3 credits
  • MEC 116 AC/DC Electronics - 4 credits
  • PPO 120 Blueprint Reading - 5 credits
  • TMATH 121 Electronics Math I - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • MEC 270 Industrial Robotics - 5 credits
  • MEC 260 Allen Bradley PLCs - 5 credits
  • WRT 105 Writing for the Workplace - 5 credits

Fall Quarter

  • MEC 220 Sensors and Instruments - 5 credits
  • MEC 250 Industrial Electronics - 2 credits
  • MEC 260 Siemens PLCs - 3 credits
  • WELD 180 GTAW Welding - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • BTEC 191 Work Experience Seminar - 1 credits
  • MEC 153 Hydraulic Systems - 5 credits
  • MEC 155 Preventative Maintenance - 3 credits
  • MEC 120 Machine Tool Operation - 6 credits

Spring Quarter

  • DET 102 Forklift Certification - 1 credit
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness - 3 credits
  • MEC154 Electrohydraulics - 4 credits
  • MEC 190 Cooperative Work Experience - 5 credits
  • PPO 130 Industrial Safety - 5 credits