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Mechatronics Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Curriculum code 1338

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Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanics, electronics, and computer controls with the intent to design better consumer and industrial products more efficiently and effectively. With the emergence of new materials, smaller and faster electronics, and advanced computer controls, products are being designed to seamlessly incorporate all of these new technologies. Mechatronic technicians are responsible for integrating and incorporating these inter-disciplinary, cutting-edge technologies to design these new products.

Nature of Work—The Mechatronics Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree Program is designed to prepare students for a career in the inter-disciplinary field of mechatronics design, integrating CAD, mechanics, electronics, and computer controls. The curriculum incorporates existing courses from the Mechanical Design and Drafting/CAD, Electronics, and Information Management Systems career programs.

Job Related Titles—mechatronics technician, electromechanical technician, electrical and electronics technician, mechanical engineering technician, industrial technician, engineering technician, automation technician, mechanical CAD drafter, electrical/electronics drafter, computer/controls technician, instrumentation technician, packaging technician, robotics technician, and systems technician

Employment Outlook—According to the 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of engineering technicians is expected to increase 3 to 6 percent from 2008 to 2018 for all occupations, but projected growth and job prospects vary by specialty. Opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate’s degree or other postsecondary training in engineering technology.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics considers mechatronics engineering a new and emerging occupation in a high growth industry. The field of mechatronics technology should closely follow that of mechatronics engineering. The projected growth for mechatronics engineers between 2008 and 2018 is 7 to 13 percent.
Source: bls.gov/oco

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