Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology, associate degree option

Instructor in the EET lab

From medicine to food processing to auto assembly to computer chips, mechatronics, automation, and robotics – the combination of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering – is at the very heart of quality control, reliability, consistency, and profitability.

It’s a new, interdisciplinary field that is changing at a dramatic rate, driven by new technology, innovation, and global demand. And it’s one of the fastest-growing careers in the world.

Why choose Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology at PCC?

The Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology option (area of concentration) is a unique area within PCC’s historically strong Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program. The Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology option trains students to excel through a variety of learning activities in and out of the classroom.

For more than 50 years, our EET program has produced graduates whose superior skills and abilities have helped them obtain excellent jobs and pursue advanced degrees. The difference between the Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology option and EET program is small – more than two-thirds of the classes overlap – so you can easily get training in both areas and make yourself more marketable.

  • Our diversified courses, coupled with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, offer you a unique and affordable way to learn the skills that enable you to become an engineering technician.
  • As a graduate of PCC’s Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology option, you’ll combine the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and teamwork required to be a valued member of the industry.
  • Our instructors’ industry experience ensures that you receive training that’s practical, efficient, and effective.

Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Associate Degree: Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology Option2 years

Learn more about Electronic Engineering Technology and all 6 awards available »

Locations

Courses

Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
EET 101A Electronic Lab Skills and Equipment 1 1
EET 111
or ENGR 221
Electrical Circuit Analysis I
or Electrical Circuits I
5
EET 121
or ENGR 171
Digital Systems 1
or Introduction to Digital Logic Design
4
General Education: 1 course
EET 100A Math for Electronic Engineering Technology 4
EET 100D Introduction to Computers and Networking 4
Second Term
EET 101B Electronic Lab Skills and Equipment 2 1
EET 112
or ENGR 222
Electrical Circuit Analysis II
or Electrical Circuits II
5
EET 122 Digital Systems 2: Computing Systems 5
EET 188 Industrial Safety 1 2
GENERAL EDUCATION Z 3
Third Term
EET 113
or ENGR 223
Electrical Power
or Electrical Circuits III
5
EET 123 Digital Systems 3: Mixed-Signal Systems 5
EET 178 Computing Environments for Technicians 4
General Education: 1 course
GENERAL EDUCATION Z 3
Fourth Term
EET 221 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits 5
EET 242 Microcontroller and Embedded Systems 4
EET 252 Electromechanical Systems Fundamentals 2
EET 254 Electronic Engineering Technology Seminar 1
Mechatronics Electives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION Z 3
Fifth Term
EET 243 4
EET 256A
or EET 280A
EET Capstone Project 1
or Cooperative Education: Electronics Engineering Technology
2
EET 263 PLC Fundamentals 2
Mechatronics Electives 4
GENERAL EDUCATION Z 3
Sixth Term
EET 223 RF Communications Circuits 5
EET 256B
or EET 280A
EET Capstone Project 2
or Cooperative Education: Electronics Engineering Technology
2
EET 272 Motors and Motor Controls 3
EET 273 Electronic Control Systems 3
Mechatronics Electives 4
 Total Credits107
*

Could be used to as General Education

1

OSHA industrial safety training can be substituted. 

Z

This course is part of Oregon Common Course Numbering. The following courses are equivalent:
MTH 111 and MTH 111Z
MTH 112 and MTH 112Z 

Transferable credits

The EET program and all its options have partial transferability into the BS EET program of Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and other BS EET programs. See how credits transfer to OIT. If you have any questions related to this agreement please contact the EET Department Chair Sanda Williams or eet-advising-group@pcc.edu.

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