Mechatronics - Associate in Applied Science (AAS) (4711)
Are you curious about how things work? Do you get easily bored with doing the same job repeatedly? Do you enjoy solving problems and finding solutions?
Mechatronics, which combines mechanical engineering, electronics and more, may be for you. Take the next step to learn about earning your Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in mechatronics.
You will be ready to join the workforce as a multi-skilled technician in a wide variety of industrial, manufacturing and commercial settings.
Do any of these characteristic describe you?
- Mechanically inclined
- Strong communication skills
- Effective problem-solver
- Desire to be in a hands-on career
- Average hourly wages
- Information about possible careers of interest through a variety of search options
- Discover what occupations are in demand within the region you select
- Number of individuals currently employed within that occupation
- Anticipated number of job openings available – just to name a few!
Our professors focus on automation and advanced industrial robotics and Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) courses used throughout the industry. Through theory and hands-on learning, you will learn how to maintain, repair and manage mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and control systems, as well as the designs of automated equipment. We will work with you to help you understand the different systems and how they all relate to each other.
After graduating from our program, you will know how to:
- Interpret and apply workplace Safety Standards
- Read drawings, wire and troubleshoot AC and DC electrical circuits
- Read drawings, install, maintain and troubleshoot basic motor controls
- Read blueprints, assemble, maintain and troubleshoot mechanical systems
- Read drawings, construct, maintain and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Program, wire and troubleshoot sensors and basic programmable logic control (PLC) systems
- Design, wire, operate, maintain and troubleshoot industrial robot systems
Yes! Although this program is designed to lead directly to employment, our associate degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.
Your transfer options include:
You can only complete the entire program at our Gettysburg Campus provided you take some of your required coursework through multiple modalities (e.g. Blended, Online and/or Remote Learning).
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. Visit our websiteto apply anytime . Please include the unique program code 4711 with your application to ensure you apply to the correct program.