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Mechatronics and Automation Technology

Edmonds College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
January 2021




Program description

Mechatronics and Automation Technology

In today’s technology-based industry and consumer products, there are few products that would not fall under the Mechatronics category. Mechatronics machines and products typically perform a mechanical task under the directions of a digital controller using software instructions. Examples of such devices are robots, automation devices, cars, aircraft, communication devices, chemical and food processing devices, appliances, and more.

Program content

  • Basic Electricity and Electronics
  • Digital and Microprocessor Electronics
  • Automation Programming
  • Introduction to PLCs and Communications
  • Advanced Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Controls and Instrumentation
  • Fluid Systems
  • Robotics in Automation
  • Advanced PLCs and Communications
  • Machine Tools and CNC
  • Engineering Technology Capstone Project
  • Career Planning and Workplace Relations
  • Manufacturing Basics
  • Engineering Graphics

Program Electives

  • Technical Writing
  • Introduction to Engineering 1: Modeling and Analysis
  • Introduction to Metrology
  • Aviation Fundamentals
  • Quality Assurance Tools
  • Introduction to Materials Science
  • Polymer Technology
  • Introduction to Composites
  • Intermediate CAD and 3D Printing
  • Advanced CAD and 3D Printing
  • Principles of Management
  • Safety Management
  • Or other advisor approved courses

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.


Mechatronics and Automation Technology Associate of Technical Arts Degree


  1. Use independent research to learn about new technology and equipment.
  2. Analyze, test, and troubleshoot complex electronic circuits using industry standard test equipment.
  3. Use simulation software to model circuits and predict circuit operation.
  4. Write, run, and debug diagnostic test programs for service and repair.
  5. Communicate technical information effectively in writing.
  6. Use mechatronics equipment, such as robotic arms to perform an automated process.

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Edmonds College

Edmonds College offers two-year university transfer degrees, English as a Second Language (ESL), professional degree certificates and a Washington State High School diploma. Our beautiful park-like campus is located 30 minutes north of the innovative and bustling city of Seattle...

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Edmonds College

20000 68th Ave. W
98036 Lynnwood Washington
United States of America

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