Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Mechatronics Students and equipment

The CFCC Associate in Applied Science Mechatronics program equips students with engineering principles and technical skills necessary to develop and test automated, servo mechanical, and other electromechanical systems. The program prepares individuals for entry-level technician positions in areas such as electronics, robotics, industrial manufacturing, instrumentation, and automation.

Coursework includes instruction in:

  • Automation
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electronics
  • Maintenance practices
  • Math, English and communications.
  • Prototype testing
  • Manufacturing and operational testing
  • Systems analysis and maintenance procedures.

Second-year students are eligible for internships with General Electric (GE) and Corning. Graduates should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

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Career Opportunities and Local Employers

Successful graduates of the mechatronics engineering technology curriculum can find employment in a wide range of industrial facilities that use automation and/or automated processing systems working closely with electrical and mechanical engineers.

Median wage: $56,740

Local employers: General Electric, Corning, Sturdy Corporation, West Frasier, NC Healthcare Engineers Assoc.

Application Process

Interested individuals should complete the standard CFCC application found here.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Major Courses

Associate in Applied Science Program Credits Contact
Hours
Fall I
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 4
COM 110 Intro to Communication 3 3
ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I 4 6
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3 4
16 20
Spring I
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4 8
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics 2 3
HYD 110 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3 5
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 2
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 3 4
 14  22
Summer I
DFT 151 CAD I 3 5
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 3 5
PHY 131 Physics – Mechanics 4 5
 10  15
Fall II
 ATR 112 Introduction to Automation 3 5
 ELC 128 Introduction to PLC 3 5
 ELC 213 Instrumentation 4 5
 ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 3
 MAC 121 Introduction to CNC 2 2
15 20
Spring II
 ELN 231  Industrial Controls 3 5
 HUM 115  Critical Thinking 3 3
 MEC 130  Mechanisms 3 4
 MNT 111  Maintenance Practices 3 4
 PSY 150  General Psychology 3 3
 WLD 112  Basic Welding Processes 2 4
 17  23