The Associate of Science in Mechatronics Technology prepares the student to work with automated controls, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, robotics, sensors, system interfaces, and statistical process control. This program is designed to be taken as a stand-alone program, or as a continuation of the Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) degree. Graduates of IMT will only need to take seven more classes which cover advanced "hands-on" skillsets and the technical theory that is necessary to integrate, install, modify, and troubleshoot the high-tech automation that is used in today's industrial manufacturing processes. When compared to the IMT graduate, the Mechatronics Technology degree graduate will have a higher understanding of network control systems, robotics and programmable automation controllers (PAC), Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming and data acquisition, process control, and technical systems troubleshooting.
Complete 1 Course: HIS-201 or HSS-205
Complete 1 Course: PSY-105 or PSY-201
Complete AMT-105 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-118 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-250 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-131 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-170 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete AMT-205 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete CIM-241 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-145 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-221 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-271 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-274 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-102 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-104 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-161 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-163 (Minimum Grade of C)
There are no special
admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.
Demand is extremely high for high-skilled, multi-crafted maintenance technicians with solid troubleshooting skills; therefore, it is the goal of the Industrial Maintenance Technology Department to provide our students with the skills that will make them more marketable when seeking employment. The department offers six certificate programs, one diploma, and two associate degrees. Naturally, the higher credential will provide more job opportunities and higher wages/salaries to the graduate. Job placement is imminent for those students who successfully complete the Industrial Maintenance degree program.
Starting wages are excellent! Typically, a graduate with an associate degree and no experience could receive starting wages in the $15.00 - $18.00 per hour range, which equates to $31,200.00 - $37,440.00 annually (without overtime). Again, these wages are based on a graduate not having prior experience in the field and are also dependent upon the company from which employment is attained. Each company will offer different levels of compensation based on their company policy. If a graduate has prior work experience, he/she could possibly find the starting wages to be higher ($18.00 - $25.00/hour).
The average wages for the YTC service area is approximately $22.00/hour. There are some industries in the YTC service area that are paying higher wages (+$25.00) based on the technology in the plant and the required experience(s) that an employee may possess. Overtime is a common occurrence for those that work in the manufacturing industry. This can significantly increase an employee's total annual wages.