2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40350)
This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult an advisor.
The Mechatronics Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servo mechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures.
Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to mechanical engineering technology problem requiring limited application of principles.
- Demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to analyze, and interpret mechanical engineering technology experiments.
- Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined mechanical engineering technology problems.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical Mechanical Engineering Technology environments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate application of program principles to documentation of basic mechanical systems.