Mechatronics (AAS - Technology)

The Mechatronics degree specialization develops knowledge and skills needed for career progression in Advanced Manufacturing fields utilizing Industry 4.0 processes and technologies.

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Technology is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a professional in a chosen field of study.

Students who complete an Associate of Applied Science Automation and Industrial Applied Technology are expected to:

  • Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree. (WNC SLO 1,3,6,7)
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately, in oral and written form. (WNC SLO 2)
  • Locate, evaluate and properly utilize the tools and resources appropriate to a technology degree professional. (WNC SLO 1,6,7)
  • Acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement. (WNC SLO 1,7)
  • Develop an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues. (WNC SLO 5,7)
  • Develop an appreciation of the need and importance of lifelong learning. (WNC SLO 1)

Required Courses

Total Requirements 60 Units
Program Requirements 36 Units

AIT 101

Fundamentals Of Applied Industrial Technology


    or MPT 111 &                      OSH 222

Fundamentals of Manufacturing and Automation I (3) & General Industry Safety (1)

AIT 250 Mechatronics: Electrical Components 3
    or ELM 127 Introduction to AC Controls  
AIT 251 Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 3
    or MPT 160 Mechanical Drive Systems I  
AIT 252 Mechatronics: Pneumatic & Hydraulic 3
    or ELM 134 Programmable Logic Controllers  
AIT 253 Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controllers 3
    or ELM 136 Programmable Logic Controllers II  
Choose 20 units from the following program electives:
Any AIT, CADD, DFT, ELM, ENGR, ENRG, ET, MPT, MT, or MTT course units vary
General Education Requirements 24 Units
English/Communications Requirement
Must include a writing course
Human Relations Requirement 3
Humanities/Social Science Requirements 3
Science Requirement 3
Mathematics Requirement:
Recommend MATH 110
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirement 3
General Elective 3
Please see the Associate of Applied Science page for a list of all courses filling general education requirements.


Suggested Course Sequence

First Semester Units Third Semester Units
MPT 111 3 ELM 134 3
OSH 222 1 ELM 136 3
ELM 127 3 Program Elective 3
MPT 160 3 English/Communication 3
Program Elective 3 Humanities/Social Science 3
Human Relations 3    
Second Semester Units Fourth Semester Units
English/Communication 3 Program Electives 8
Mathematics 3 General Elective 3
Program Elective 6 U.S./NV Constitution 3
Science 3