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Central Community College of Nebraska    
  Jan 22, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog


Program Description

The mechatronics program will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to install, maintain, calibrate, and repair the latest equipment in a variety of manufacturing and industrial facilities. This program provides a combination of technical as well as scientific knowledge needed to work in industrial processing, and maintenance. Instructional courses include: electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, science, programmable logic controllers, motors, transformers, motor controls, process controls, pumps, and mechanical systems.

Note: Program available at the Columbus campus only.

Student Learning Outcomes

Mechatronics graduates are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate good safety practices.
  • Apply technical knowledge to solve problems.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of fluid power.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to diagnose and isolate system problems.
  • Use technical manuals to diagnose and repair systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment control systems.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities for employment of mechatronics technicians exist in nearly every industrial plant and processing facility. The broad-based background of the mechatronics technician allows the graduate to be employable in business and industry as plant maintenance technicians, instrumentation technicians, electromechanical technicians, control technicians, and operators. Career and employment services are provided by the college.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goals, the proposed program of study is provided. A student's final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her advisor prior to any academic planning and registering.


Associate of Applied Science