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Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology, associate degree

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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 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 as biomedical electronics technicians 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 Technology2 years

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

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Courses

Course listing for the 2020-2021 catalog year.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
EET 101A Electronic Lab Skills and Equipment 1 1
EET 111 Electrical Circuit Analysis I 5
EET 121 Digital Systems 1 4
MTH 111 College Algebra (Or any course for which MTH 111 is a prerequisite or equivalent placement) * 5
General Education: 1 course
Second Term
EET 101B Electronic Lab Skills and Equipment 2 1
EET 112 Electrical Circuit Analysis II 5
EET 122 Digital Systems 2: Computing Systems 5
EET 188 Industrial Safety 1 1
MTH 112 Elementary Functions * 5
Third Term
EET 113 Electrical Power 5
EET 123 Digital Systems 3: Mixed-Signal Systems 5
EET 178 Computing Environments for Technicians 5
General Education: 1 course
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
Fifth Term
EET 222 Operational Amplifier Circuits 5
EET 241 Programming for Electronics 4
EET 256A
or EET 280A
EET Capstone Project 1
or Cooperative Education: Electronics Engineering Technology
2
EET 263 Electronic Control Systems 1 2
Mechatronics Electives 4
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 2 3
Mechatronics Electives 4
 Total Credits102

What will you do?

There is a growing number of business categories that involve designing, constructing, operating, or programming robots and automated systems.

Transfer information

Those interested in continuing their studies can fully transfer to the Electronics Engineering Technology accredited Bachelor of Science program at Oregon Tech (OIT). Many courses transfer to other four-year BSEET programs, as well.

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