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Mechatronics Technology - Industrial Maintenance Program

Mechatronics Technology - Industrial Maintenance - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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The Mechatronics/Industrial Maintenance Technology Program prepares students as entry level technicians in diversified manufacturing industries. Students will gain knowledge and skills in reading industrial schematics and drawings, understanding direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, analog and digital electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), motor controls and drives, robotics, and fluid power systems including mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and instrumentation needed for computerized integrated manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on predictive maintenance, troubleshooting and quality assurance.

Career Outlook

Entry-level salaries range is around $40,000 annually. Graduates can work in small job shops, large manufacturers, public institutions, and governmental agencies as manufacturing team leader, Start-up Technician, Control Technician, Quality Control Technician, and Service Technician.

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For more information, contact:
Bob Ragno  - (843) 520-1430
Wade Barrineau - 843-520-1438

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I 4
EEM 140 National Electrical Code 3
EEM 131 Hydraulics & Pneumatics $
IET 223 Industrial Safety 3
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry 3
  TOTAL 17
Second Semester - Spring    
EEM 118 AC/DC Circuits II 4
EEM 170 Electrical Installation 3
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
IMT 161 Mechanical Power Applications 4
  TOTAL 14
Third Semester - Summer    
EEM 151 Motor Controls 4
EEM 215 DC/AC Machines 3
EEM 221 DC/AC Drives 3
EEM 251 Programmable Controllers 3
  TOTAL 13
Fourth Semester - Fall    
AMT 105 Robotics & Automated Controls I 3
EEM 252 Programmable Controller Applications 3
EEM 231 Digital Circuits 3
PSY 103 Human Relations* 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
  TOTAL 15
Fifth Semester - Spring    
AMT 102 Computer Controlled Machinery 4
AMT 205 Robotics and Automated Control II 3
EEM 235 Power Systems 3
EEM 274 Technical/System Troubleshooting 4
ENG 160 Technical Communications* 3
  TOTAL 17



*Students interested in transferring to a senior institution should select ENG 101, ENG 102 and SPC 205 in place of ENG 155 and ENG 160; PSY 201 in place of PSY 103.