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Engineering Technology/Mechatronics, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum ENT.MEC.AAS (C249V)

(Total Program Credits: 60-62)

The Engineering Technology curriculum provides the learner with working knowledge of engineering technology, including basic and advanced drafting and design principles using various 2D and 3D Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) systems, integrating lean principles in the design process and knowledge of working with various measurement devices used in determining quality assurance of prototypes and finished goods. While in the program, the learner will be able to seek out entry-level and internship opportunities in engineering departments, plant maintenance, production departments and technical sales and support.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology/Mechatronics program, the graduate will be able to:

  • identify electronic and mechanical parts of an automated system;
  • use electrical wiring diagrams and symbols in making a mechatronics product;
  • install, program, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs);
  • implement safety regulations required for operation of the system;
  • resolve equipment problems;
  • differentiate between thermal, mechanical, fluid and electrical power systems in a variety of settings;
  • measure in inches and metric system; and
  • present as part of a design team, the ethics that should be practiced in designing a product.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENT 104Electricity Basic Fundamentals

3 credits

ENT 110Engineering Design Graphics/CAD

4 credits

ENT 252Introduction to Mechanical AutoCAD #

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENT 115Fluid Power

3 credits

ENT 204Programmable Logic Controllers I

3 credits

ENT 205Robotics I

4 credits

 

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5 credits

OR

MAT 114Plane Trigonometry #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13-15

MAT 111◊ or MAT 114◊: meet the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENT 202Electricity Sustainable Applications #

4 credits

ENT 260Jig & Fixture Design #

3 credits

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

OR

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

 

Program electives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102. Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENT 206Programmable Logic Controllers II #

4 credits

ENT 207Robotics II #

4 credits

 

HTH 104Science of Personal Health

2 credits

OR

HTH 281First Aid CPR AED

1 credit

 

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Social or Behavioral Science recommended electives: PSC 150◊ or HIS 151◊.

Humanities recommended electives: PHL 103◊ or PHL 105◊. PHL 105◊ fulfills the Human Diversity requirement for general education.

Program Electives (9):

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENT 100Introduction to Manufacturing

4 credits

ENT 103Introduction to Automation

3 credits

ENT 116Fabrication Processes

4 credits

ENT 117Computer Numeric Controls I

4 credits

ENT 118Computer Numeric Controls II #

4 credits

ENT 127Materials Manufacturing & Test Processes

3 credits

ENT 255Autodesk Inventor Design & Rendering #

3 credits

ENT 280Solidworks Design & Rendering #

3 credits

ENT 290Cooperative Work Experience #

2 credits

ENT 291Cooperative Work Experience #

2 credits

ENT 295Applied Statics #

3 credits

ENT 296Special Topics in Engineering Technology #

1 - 4 credits

Program Electives should be chosen with your advisor.

Graduation Requirements:

Course NumberTitleCredits

General education

AAS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15

Total semester hours for program required courses program specific electives and other electives toward the AAS Degree in Engineering Technology/Mechatronics

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:45

General education Associate in Applied Science requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Two courses (six semester hours). Department choice of RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊ or RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊. If transferring, it is suggested to take all three courses.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours are required for graduation; department choice whether courses are taken from each discipline or two courses from same discipline, to include one approved Human Diversity course.
  • Mathematics or Physical or Life Science: One course (three semester hours); review specific program requirements for your selected curriculum.
Course NumberTitleCredits

See ENT course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirements.

Coordinator: Antigone Sharris, Ext. 3622; email: antigonesharris@triton.edu; Cell Phone: (773) 580-8807