West Hills Center
Associate of Science
The Mechatronics Technology program provides skills and knowledge in five major areas: computer programming, electrical systems, mechanical systems, robotics and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Mechatronics technicians assist the design, development and engineering staff and work closely with others to install, maintain, modify and repair mechatronic systems, equipment and component parts. Students can pursue specializations through restricted electives. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the petrochemical sector, process technology, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.
Typical job titles can include advanced manufacturing technicians, systems integration, electrical and instrumentation technicians, robotics and automation technicians, electromechanical, process control, or industrial maintenance, field automation and supply chain technicians. This associate degree program may provide students with opportunities to pursue supervisory positions in the above fields.
Students who complete MEC-100 and MEC-102 sit for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry credential. This is a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) endorsed credential. The cost of the certification is included in the fees for the courses. There are additional, optional certification students may wish to pursue to enhance their employability. Students who successfully complete MEC-103, MEC-106 and MEC-156 are prepared to sit for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) industry credential: PMMI Mechatronics Industrial Electricity 1. Students who successfully complete MEC-104 are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 1 industry credential. Students who successfully complete MEC-108 are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controllers 1 industry credential.
CCAC is a proud member of the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) organization.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Install and operate instrumentation and process control devices across the spectrum of industries.
- Use quality and safety standards necessary for the operating, maintaining and repairing of automated equipment.
- Program, configure, troubleshoot and repair automated, industrial equipment for machining, assembly, chemical processing and logistic distribution.
- Utilize technical and organizational skills to effectively engage with team members and a diverse customer base.