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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology
Degree Plan: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology A.A.S.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield campus only

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ADV.MANUF.MECH

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Advanced manufacturing/mechatronics technology merges electronics, mechanics, fluid power, PLC and computer controls with sensors, transducers and actuators to manufacture a product or perform a task with minimal human intervention. This frees people from the routine tasks and allows them to focus on solving problems, fixing equipment breakdowns or changing processes for better operation. A person with these diverse skill sets has a wider range of employment opportunities and is prepared to adapt to changes in industry. The technician with training in advanced manufacturing/mechatronics will be ready to take advantage of the new developments in industry and realize their potential to grow with changes in the global economy.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering OR 1
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician (1)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing 4
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation 2 4
++++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 4
CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits OR 4
CETT 2480 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/Technician # (4)
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++++Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CETT 1407 Fundamentals of Electronics 4
CETT 1449 Digital Systems 4
CETT 2480 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/Technician # 4
CETT 2481 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/Technician # 4
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
EECT 1491 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
MCHN 1454 Intermediate Machining 2 4
WLDG 1471 Welding Qualifications 4

# Only one cooperative education course can be taken in any one semester.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

Mechatronic Technician Apprenticeship

Students who want to use the Mechatronic Technician as a transition bridge to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechatronics must complete the following:

  • Complete the Mechatronic Technician Apprenticeship at Eastfield Campus,
  • Pass the PMMI tests required through the Association of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI),
  • Meet all registration requirements set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC),
  • Meet all registration requirements set forth by Dallas College.

Upon successful completion of the criteria listed above, students will be awarded an additional 20 SCH of equivalent-articulated credit for the following courses in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechatronics:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power 4
ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 4
MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing 4
Total 20