Mechatronics (AAS)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Mechatronics
Major Code: 1398

About This Major . . .

The Mechatronics program responds to a new and emerging career that trains technicians with “multi-craft” skills to work on robotic and “intelligent” equipment ranging from ATM machines to multi-million-dollar manufacturing cells. The skills taught include electrical, mechanical, and computer technologies. Mechatronics technicians will assist the design, development and engineering staff, and install, maintain, modify and repair mechatronic systems, equipment and component parts. The program combines academic training with hands-on activities.

For more information on what you can do with this major, visit WCCC's Programs of Study page.

All CMU/WCCC associate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in specialized knowledge/applied learning, quantitative fluency, communication fluency, critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, and information literacy. In addition to these campus‐wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate communication skills to include listening, speaking, writing and electronic formats.(Communication Fluency)
  2. Demonstrate safe work habits in performance of tasks. (Applied Learning)
  3. Demonstrate ethical, civic, and work place responsibility as part of professional behavior.(Specialized Knowledge)
  4. Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skill sets and repair skill sets to fulfill the needs of entry-level employment. (Critical Thinking)
  5. Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components.(Specialized Knowledge)

Each section below contains details about the requirements for this program. Select a header to expand the information/requirements for that particular section of the program's requirements. 

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Institutional Degree Requirements

The following institutional degree requirements apply to all CMU and WCCC Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. Specific programs may have different requirements that must be met in addition to institutional requirements.

  • 60 semester hours minimum.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 15 of the final 30 semester hours of credit at CMU/WCCC.
  • 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher in all CMU/WCCC coursework.
  • A course may only be used to fulfill one requirement for each degree/certificate.
  • No more than six semester hours of independent study courses can be used toward the degree.
  • Non-traditional credit, such as advanced placement, credit by examination, credit for prior learning, cooperative education and internships, cannot exceed 20 semester credit hours for an AAS degree.
  • Pre-collegiate courses (usually numbered below 100) cannot be used for graduation.
  • Capstone exit assessment/projects (e.g., Major Field Achievement Test) requirements are identified under Program-Specific Degree Requirements.
  • The Catalog Year determines which program sheet and degree requirements a student must fulfill in order to graduate. Visit with your advisor or academic department to determine which catalog year and program requirements you should follow.
  • See “Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates” in the catalog for a complete list of graduation requirements.

Specific to this degree: 

  • A minimum of 61 semester credit hours is required for the AAS in Mechatronics.

Essential Learning Requirements

(15 semester hours)

See the current catalog for a list of courses that fulfill the requirements below.  If a course is an Essential Learning option and a requirement for your major, you must use it to fulfill the major requirement and make a different selection for the Essential Learning requirement.

ENGL 111English Composition I-GTCO13
Select one of the following courses:3
English Composition II-GTCO2
Interpersonal Communications
MATH 108Technical Mathematics (or higher) 13
Other Essential Learning Core Courses
Select one Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts or Humanities course3
Select one Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts or Humanities course3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Other Lower Division Requirements

Wellness Requirement
KINE 100Health and Wellness1
KINA 1XXActivity Course1
Total Semester Credit Hours2

Program Specific Degree Requirements

(44 semester hours, must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course)

CSCI 110Beginning Programming3
ELCE 120Commercial Wiring4
ELCE 150DC Circuit Fundamentals4
ELCE 155AC Circuit Fundamentals4
ELCE 220Industrial Controls4
ELCE 222Instrumentation and Process4
ELCE 225Introduction to PLCs4
ELCE 229AC/DC Variable Speed Drive2
ELCE 263Specific Wiring for Structured Cabling Systems2
MAMT 115Introduction to Machine Shop3
MAMT 145Machine Maintenance2
TECI 142Internet of Things3
TSTG 120Industrial Safety Practices2
TSTG 150Fluid Power3
Total Semester Credit Hours44

Due to a potential variation in semester credit hours for the Essential Learning Mathematics credits, the following sequencing results in variable credit hours; however, students in this major must complete a minimum of 61 semester credit hours, including satisfactory completion of all required courses, for satisfactory completion of degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Credit Hours
ELCE 150 DC Circuit Fundamentals 4
ELCE 225 Introduction to PLCs 4
MAMT 115 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MATH 108 Technical Mathematics (or higher) 1 3-4
TSTG 120 Industrial Safety Practices 2
 Semester Credit Hours16-17
Spring Semester
CSCI 110 Beginning Programming 3
ELCE 120 Commercial Wiring 4
ELCE 155 AC Circuit Fundamentals 4
MAMT 145 Machine Maintenance 2
KINE 100 Health and Wellness 1
KINA Activity 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
ELCE 222 Instrumentation and Process 4
ELCE 263 Specific Wiring for Structured Cabling Systems 2
TECI 142 Internet of Things 3
ENGL 111 English Composition I-GTCO1 3
Essential Learning Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts or Humanities course 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
ELCE 220 Industrial Controls 4
ELCE 229 AC/DC Variable Speed Drive 2
TSTG 150 Fluid Power 3
Select one of the following: 3
English Composition II-GTCO2  
Interpersonal Communications  
Essential Learning Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts or Humanities course 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours61-62

Advising Process and DegreeWorks

Documentation on the pages related to this program is intended for informational purposes to help determine what courses and associated requirements are needed to earn a degree. The suggested course sequencing outlines how students could finish degree requirements. Some courses are critical to complete in specific semesters, while others may be moved around. Meeting with an academic advisor is essential in planning courses and altering the suggested course sequencing. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for her/his intended degree(s).

DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool available in MAVzone. It is the official record used by the Registrar’s Office to evaluate progress towards a degree and determine eligibility for graduation. Students are responsible for reviewing their DegreeWorks audit on a regular basis and should discuss questions or concerns with their advisor or academic department head. Discrepancies in requirements should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.

Graduation Process

Students must complete the following in the first two months of the semester prior to completing their degree requirements:

  • Review their DegreeWorks audit and create a plan that outlines how unmet requirements will be met in the final semester.
  • Meet with their advisor and modify their plan as needed. The advisor must approve the final plan.
  • Submit the “Intent to Graduate” form to the Registrar’s Office to officially declare the intended graduation date and commencement ceremony plans.
  • Register for all needed courses and complete all requirements for each degree sought.

Submission deadlines and commencement details can be found at

If a student’s petition for graduation is denied, it will be her/his responsibility to consult the Registrar’s Office regarding next steps.