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, Winter, Spring
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.
At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.
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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.
Course Requirements for Mechatronics Certificate of Completion
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|COL 101||College Success||2|
|WTD 109||Safety, Tool, and Equipment Certification||3|
|WTD 168||Trades Math I||3|
|WTD 175||Communications for the Trades||2|
|WTD 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 – Programmable Logic Controls – Allen-Bradley||5|
|MEC 106||Mechanical Prints and Lab||6|
|MEC 107||Mechanical Maintenance and Lab||6|
Courses Requirements for AAS Degree
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|Mechatronics Certificate of Completion||44|
|MEC 201||Computer Fundamentals & Lab||2|
|MEC 109||Programmable Logic Controls – Siemens||4|
|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|
- 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.
External accreditation is not applicable to this program.