Mechatronics - Associate of Applied Science

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary blend of mechanical, electrical, and computer control systems. The goal of this program is to prepare students to work with these systems in a variety of settings. Mechatronics professionals are responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing machinery and equipment in an industrial setting. This program helps people already employed in the field enhance their skills and provides new students with the entry-level skills they need to gain employment. The A.A.S. in Mechatronics builds upon the certificate courses to include coursework in advanced programmable logic controls, a collaborative capstone project, and general education courses to better prepare graduates for career advancement. Graduates can find jobs in high-tech manufacturing facilities, hospitals, hotels/resorts, utility companies, schools and retail chains.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Install, repair and maintain mechanical, electrical and computer control systems
Work in a variety of settings
Find entry-level work in a lucrative industry
Enhance their skills while working

Program Snapshot

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Out-of-district Tuition: N/A
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Possible Careers

Mechatronic technician
Mechatronics engineer
Robotics architect
Hardware engineer
Mechatronics analyst

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
General Education

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Danelle Maxwell
Industrial & Manufacturing Department Chair


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