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Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary subject combining mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering, and computer engineering. This makes it applicable to a wide range of growing industries, including automation and robotics, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and transportation systems, instrumentation and process control, and supply chain and logistics equipment.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAS-T Degree

Approx. # of Quarters: 7

Admission Dates: Fall and spring quarters

Clover Park Technical College’s AAS-T Mechatronics Technician degree provides the foundational skills needed to succeed in this exciting field. The program begins with courses that establish a solid base of technical skills and an understanding of modern quality principles. Subsequent courses then build expertise in electrical systems, electronics (analog and digital), programmable logic controllers, mechanical systems, sensors and actuators, pneumatics and hydraulics, and robotics.

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements (20 credits)

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MATH& 141
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement: PSYC& 100DIV or SOC& 101DIV
  • 5 credits in science: PHYS& 114

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone-project, diversity and computer-literacy

Program Length: The program is approximately seven quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirement. On completion, students will be well-qualified for employment as technicians in any one of the industries listed above.

Admission Dates: Fall and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: To enter the program, a student must be eligible to take college-level English and college-level psychology or another social science or humanities course.

This program is based on the premise that students will be able to enroll in, or have passed, MATH& 141 by the start of the second quarter of the program. Any developmental coursework that a student may be required to take to achieve this may increase the program length and is not reflected in credit counts as shown below. Math sequences to meet this requirement must be planned with your advisor prior to program enrollment.


Program Requirements

Quarter 1: Preparation

Course # Course Name Credits
FSME 101 Workshop Safety 3
FSME 111 Quality Principles, Inspection and Test 5
FSME 112 Fabrication Fundamentals I 5
FSME 113 Fabrication Fundamentals II 5


Program Core

Course # Course Name Credits
MATH& 141 Precalculus I 5
MEC 125 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 5
MEC 150 Mechanical Systems 5
MEC 170 Sensors and Actuators 5
MEC 115 DC Circuits 5
MEC 116 AC Circuits 5
MEC 130 Electric Motors and Drives 5
MEC 135 Digital Electronics and Networks 5
MEC 140CL Computer Programming and Logic 5
MEC 160 Programmable Controls I 5
MEC 120 Computer Aided Design I 5
MEC 121 Computer Aided Design II 5
MEC 290CAP Mechatronics Capstone Project 5
PHYS& 114DIV General Physics I 5


General Education

Course # Course Name Credits
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology 5


Technical Electives

10 or more credits selected from the following courses:

Catalog # Course Name Credits
MEC 165 Robotics 5
MEC 200 Programmable Controls II 5
MEC 210 Metrology and Calibration 5


Total credits for degree: 108

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