Mechatronics AAS
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AAS: Mechatronics

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Mechatronics is a two-year program 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. Students must take classes at both North Seattle College and Shoreline Community College in order to complete this degree.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in industrial energy and control.

2. Ability to troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.

3. Ability to repair, maintain and install industrial production or processing machinery or equipment- both electrical and mechanical.

4. Locate, evaluate, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.


Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

Mechatronics AAS Prerequisites:

• Placement into ENGL 097/098 (or higher) or successful completion of ABE 050

• Placement into MATH 084 or successful completion of ABE 031 or equivalent or higher class

• BUS 169 or equivalent computer experience.

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.


Program Requirements

Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (17 - 20 credits)

Credit Hours

ENGL&101* or

ENGL&235* or BTWERT 215


Technical Writing

Composition, Business Communications (Shoreline Community College)


Human Relations Elective

BUS 236 Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace (North Seattle College) or BUS 104 Human Relations in Business or BUS 105 Essentials of Human Relations (Shoreline Community College) or approved Human Relations Elective


EET 109* or

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis (North Seattle College) or
Pre-Calculus or higher


US Cultures/Global Studies Elective

BUS 112 Multi-Cultural Communication in the American Workplace (North Seattle College) or MCS 105 Intro to Multicultural Studies, (Shoreline Community College) or approved US Cultures/Global Studies Elective



Course Number

Degree Requirements (79-85 credits)


EET 106

Introduction to Soldering (North Seattle College)


EET 112 or

MFGT 247

Fluid Power & Alternative Energy Sources (North Seattle College) or

Motive Maintenance (Shoreline Community College)


EET 131

IT Essentials – A+ Certification (North Seattle College)


EET 137*

Introduction to Robotics (North Seattle College)


EET 138* or

MFGT 280

Industrial Robotics (North Seattle College) or

Robot Certification (Shoreline Community College)


EET 160

Introduction to Electricity and Electronics (North Seattle College)


EET 161

D.C. Principles of Electronics (North Seattle College)


EET/EEL 201*

Energy Generation, Conversion, & Sustainability (North Seattle College)


EET/EEL 202*

Industrial Motor Controls and Drives (North Seattle College)



Programmable Logic Controllers (North Seattle College)


MFGT 105

Basic Manufacturing (Shoreline Community College or South Seattle College)


MFGT 244

Preventative Maintenance (Shoreline Community College)


MFGT 245

10-Hour OSHA (Shoreline Community College)


MFGT 246

Mechanical Maintenance (Shoreline Community College)


EET 291 or

MFGT 196 or

Complete 2 of the following courses:

EET 108, EET 170, EET 162, EET 114

Electronics Externship (North Seattle College) or

Advanced Manufacturing Internship (Shoreline Community College) or

EET 108 Intro to Fiber Optics, EET 170 and Digital Electronics & PLCs I, EET 162 A.C. Principles of Electronics (North Seattle College), EET 114 Applied Physics (North Seattle College).


Total Credits: 96 -105

 (excluding pre-requisites)

Total Credits -- Minimum
Sequence Type

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. The internship/externship requirement (EET 291 or MFGT 196) is the preferred selection for this degree. Students not able to meet this requirement may substitute two of the following courses: EET 108, EET 114, EET 162, or EET 170 in lieu of the internship/externship requirement.

North Seattle College Start

1st quarter: EET/EEL 203, EET 109 or MATH 141 (or higher), EET 161

2nd quarter: EET/EEL 202, EET 160, ENGL&101 or ENGL&235

3rd quarter: EET/EEL 201, EET 137, EET 112, BUS 236

4th quarter: EET 138, EET 131, EET 106

5th quarter: MFGT 105

6th quarter: MFGT 245, MFGT 246, MFGT 244, BUS 103 or MCS 105

7th quarter: MFGT 196

Shoreline Community College Start

1st quarter: MFGT 105

2nd quarter: MFGT 245, MFGT 246, MFGT 244, BUS 104 or BUS 105

3rd quarter: MFGT 247, MFGT 280, ENGL&101

4th quarter: MFGT 196


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Program Contact:            Chuck Eckard                  (206) 934-4588        

EET Coordinator:            Tim Fiegenbaum              (206) 934-0181        

NSC Advising Office:                                               (206) 934-3658        

Program Website: 

CIP 47.0303

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