Mechatronics Program

Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer science technologies that can be applied in a wide variety of industries. Technicians work in mechanical, electrical, automation, robotics and aerospace fields. Students learn essential technical skills to install, diagnose, repair and perform routine maintenance.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Spring


Certificate of Completion: 
3 Quarters
44 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
6 Quarters
93 Credits

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$39,870
Projected Growth: 
+13%
Annual Job Openings: 
6,070

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

James Klein


Entry Requirements

  • Must take the ACCUPLACER test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Course Information

To earn a certificate or degree, you must successfully complete the courses listed below. Program requirements are subject to change. For the most current information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.


Certificate of Completion

Course # Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
JSTI 109 Safety, Tool, and Equipment Certification 3
JSTI 168 Trades Math I 3
JSTI 175 Communications for the Trades 2
JSTI 180 Human Relations for the Trades 2
MEC 101 Machining Essentials 4
MEC 102 Industrial Direct Current 2
MEC 103 Industrial Alternating Current 4
MEC 104 Pneumatics and Hydraulics Controls 5
MEC 105 Introduction to PLC 5
MEC 106 Mechanical Prints and Lab 6
MEC 107 Mechanical Maintenance and Lab 6
  Total 44

Associate of Applied Science

Mechatronics Certificate of Completion   44
MEC 201 Computer Fundamentals & Lab  6
MEC 202 Preventive Maintenance and & Lab 4
MEC 203 Robotics – Mechatronics  6
MEC 204 Motor Control Principles and Lab 9
MEC 205 Welding Fundamentals 4
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry or
MATH& 107 Math and Society or  
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total 93

 


Program Outcomes

Program Goals

  • Students will enter and advance in electrical, mechanical, automation, robotics, industrial and manufacturing maintenance employment
  • Incumbent workers will advance in electrical, mechanical, automation, robotics, industrial and manufacturing  maintenance, particularly control systems and cross-skill development
  • Employers will locate qualified, entry-level employees who they will retain and advance

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Practice industry-standard, safe work habits in an industrial production environment.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Use mathematical concepts to accurately complete industrial production projects.
  • Identify and properly use appropriate instruments, tools and equipment for aerospace or industrial production.
  • Interpret measurements, blueprints and other data points to solve problems and manage control systems in advanced manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of work, including attendance, interactions, appearance and demeanor.

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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