May 16, 2021
Mechatronics is a two-year program that prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electro-mechanical systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes. This degree is offered jointly with Shoreline Community College and North Seattle College. Students must take classes at both campuses in order to complete this degree.
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AAAS Degree (93 - 99 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 93 - 99 credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $325
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
A.A.A.S. requires completion of courses at both Shoreline Community College and North Seattle College. Many classes are variable credit and lab time is arranged with the instructor. Please work closely with instructors or program advisors. Courses at North Seattle College with pre-requisites are marked with an (*). See catalog for more information.
General Education Requirements - 12-15 Credits
Required Core Courses At Shoreline Community College
Required Courses At North Seattle College
- EET 106 Intro to Soldering Credits: 1
- EET 109 Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis Credits: 5
- EET 131 IT Essentials - A+ Certification Credits: 5
- EET 137 Intro to Robotics Credits: 5
- EET 160 Intro to Electricity and Electronics Credits: 5
- EET 161 D.C. Principles of Electronics Credits: 5
- EET/EEL 201 Energy Generation, Conversion and Sustainability Credits: 5 *
- EET/EEL 202 Industrial Motors Controls Credits: 5 *
- EET/EEL 203 Industrial Motors Drives Credits: 5 *
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Mechatronics-What is it?
Mechatronics technicians integrate knowledge of mechanics, electronics, and control systems to analyze and problem-solve 21st-century manufacturing systems. Certificates earned at both Shoreline Community College and North Seattle College stack into the Mechatronics A.A.A.S. degree. The program includes certificates in Robotics, Basic Manufacturing, and Preventative Machine Maintenance at Shoreline Community College and Controls, and Electronics at North Seattle College.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in industrial energy and control.
- Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
- Repair, maintain and install industrial production or processing machinery or equipment- both electrical and mechanical.
- Locate, evaluate, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Mechatronics?
Potential employers include: Large and small manufacturing firms in the Puget Sound Region including aerospace, plastics, molding, and general manufacturing working as machining technicians and programmers. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696