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Mechatronics Engineering Technology

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Program Title Program Type Completion Time
Programmable Logic Controllers Certificate Certificate 1 semester
Robotics & Machine Design Certificate Certificate 1 semester
Entry Level Mechanics Certificate Certificate 1 semester
Mechatronics Engineering Technology A.A.S. Degree 2 years

Transfer Options


Approved Prior Learning Equivalencies

Students enrolled in pre-approved continuing education training courses may request awarded credit in corresponding curriculum programs. They must first register, pay, and pass the continuing education course with a grade of satisfactory. In order to request awarded credit, the student must be enrolled in the corresponding curriculum program.

The credit will be awarded by the appropriate department with a grade of “PR”, Credit for Prior Learning. The credit hours of the course will count toward graduation at VGCC but may not transfer to other colleges or universities.

CE Course Taken Equivalent CU Course Credit Hours Awarded Effective Date
DFT 3099C Introduction to Solid Modeling, 8 CEUs DFT 154 Introduction to Solid Modeling 3 January 1, 2016
ELC 3014E Industrial Wiring, 12.8 CEUs ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 4 January 1, 2015
ELC 3014K Circuit Analysis I, 9.6 CEUs ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I 4 January 1, 2016
ELC 3014L Circuit Analysis II, 9.6 CEUs ELC 133 Circuit Analysis II 4 January 1, 2016
ELC 3014M Digital Electronics, 9.6 CEUs ELN 133 Digital Electronics 4 January 1, 2016
ELC 3130C Electrical Maintenance, 8 CEUs ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 3 January 1, 2016
ELN 3025I Analog Electronics I, 9.6 CEUs ELN 131 Analog Electronics I 4 January 1, 2016
HYD 3607A Hydraulic/Pneumatics, 8 CEUs HYD 110 Hydraulic/Pneumatics 3 January 1, 2016
ISC 3036A Industrial Safety, 3.2 CEUs ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 January 1, 2015
ISC 3138A Motors and Controls, 12.8 CEUs ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4 January 1, 2015

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Program Description

This curriculum is designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes.

Course work will prepare students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. The program 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.

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