Mechatronics/Industrial Automation

Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Associate in Science Degree 2020-2021

(Major #C.8391.AS)

The Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level industrial automation technicians. The program prepares students for careers in the design, operation, and maintenance of industrial automation systems focusing on the local industries that utilize these technologies, such as food production, petroleum production, fabrication, and logistics. This program focuses on the application of electronics and computer technology to industrial automation systems, including instrumentation and control, industrial robotics, and process control systems. Significant emphasis is placed on project-based learning facilitated by significant laboratory work.

Complete the following program of study. Major requirements (26 units minimum).

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units
MECH 2 Mechanical Systems 3
MECH 3 Electricity and Electronics (AC & DC) 4
MECH 4 Electric Motors- Controls 4
MECH 5 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 3
MECH 19V Cooperative Work Experience, Mechatronics/Industrial Automation 3
MECH 23 Instrumentation and Process Control 3
MECH 35 Industrial Communications Network 3
MECH 45 Industrial Automation Systems 3

  1. Safety: Identify the hazards associated with automated machinery and determine appropriate safety methods for working in an industrial environment.
  2. Troubleshooting: Utilize electrical/mechanical troubleshooting and communication skills to diagnose, repair, test, and return to service failed components.
  3. Identify and Solve Problems: Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems determining root cause with a general understanding of industry practices.
  4. System Design and Programming: Use basic understanding of programming and industrial system design to enhance systems via incremental changes in software and/or in hardware modifications.
  5. Communication: Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments, and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  6. Teamwork, Professionalism, and Quality: Function effectively as a team member, both individually and as group, demonstrating a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement in a professional manner.

The program is open to all Clovis Community College students. The cost of program to students would include the required textbooks and/or online educational resources.

Learn more about the mechatronics program.

Faculty Advisor(s): Matthew Graff


2020-2021 Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Associate in Science Degree