Mechatronics Technology, A.A.S.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Mechatronics Technology

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This career pathway provides the academic knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare students for employment as highly-skilled Mechatronics technicians. The concentration is specifically provided for students who are interested in working as a technician in an integrated multidisciplinary environment.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be afforded the opportunity to complete the Level 2 Certification Examination to become a Siemens Certified Mechatronics Systems Associate.  This program is designed for students interested in getting into the workforce quickly with the technical skills employers demand. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits of MECH classes at VSCC in order to graduate.

The Mechatronics Technology Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics.  Courses in the certificate may be used to award this degree.

Students earning a degree in Mechatronics Technology are required to take the MECH Exit Exam and the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements.  More information can be found at

Program​ Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the electrical components, electric motors, and mechanical components in a mechatronics system.
  2. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system.
  3. The graduate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system. 
  4. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to use troubleshooting techniques, correct malfunctions, perform systematic preventive maintenance and apply safety rules with respect to electrical components, mechanical components, electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in a mechatronics system.
  5. The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to install, implement and modify software tools used in mechatronic systems.
  6. The graduate will demonstrate the ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication skills and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. The graduate will demonstrate the ability to use mathematical and scientific principles to solve technical problems.

CIP Code: (09) 15.0403.00    SOC Code: 17-3024

General Education Requirements - Credits (16)

Major Core Course Requirements - Credits (44)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


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Articulation to a four-year university may require specific natural science courses. Consult your academic advisor.

Articulation to a four-year university may require specific electives. Consult your academic advisor.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

All courses required for completion of this degree are offered at both the Gallatin and the Cookeville campuses during the day and all 1000 level MECH courses are also offered at the Gallatin campus during the evening.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)