Mechatronics AAS
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AAS: Mechatronics

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This 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.



Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (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 or BUS 104 Human Relations in Business (Shoreline Community College) or approved Human Relations Elective


EET 109* or


Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis or

Pre-Calculus or higher


US Cultures/Global Studies Elective

BUS 112 Multi-Cultural Communication in the American Workplace or BUS 103 Multiculturalism in the Workplace (Shoreline Community College) or approved US Cultures/Global Studies Elective


Course Number

Degree Requirements (79-85 credits)

Credit Hours

EET 106

Introduction to Soldering


EET 112 or

MFGT 247

Fluid Power & Alternative Energy Sources or

Motive Maintenance (Shoreline Community College)


EET 131

IT Essentials – A+ Certification


EET 137*

Introduction to Robotics


EET 138* or

MFGT 280

Robotic Applications or

Robot Certification (Shoreline Community College)


EET 160

Introduction to Electricity and Electronics


EET 161

D.C. Principles of Electronics


EET/EEL 201*

Energy Generation, Conversion, & Sustainability


EET/EEL 202*

Industrial Motors Controls



Programmable Logic Controllers


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

EET 108 and EET 170

Electronics Externship or

Advanced Manufacturing Internship (Shoreline Community College) or

Intro to Fiber Optics and Digital Electronics & PLCs I


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 EET 108 and 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
7th quarter: MFGT 196

Shoreline Community College Start
1st quarter: MFGT 105
2nd quarter: MFGT 245, MFGT 246, MFGT 244, BUS 104
3rd quarter: MFGT 247, MFGT 280, ENGL&101
4th quarter: MFGT 196
5th quarter: EET/EEL 203, EET 109 or MATH 141 (or higher), EET 161, EET 106
6th quarter: EET/EEL 202, EET 137, EET 160
7th quarter: EET/EEL 201, EET 131, BUS 112
8th quarter: EET 291 or EET 108 & EET 170 (only if MFGT 196 not completed at Shoreline)



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•    Industrial Machinery Mechanic:
•    Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment:
•    Robotics Technician:
•    Electro-Mechanical Technicians:
•    Millwright:

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