Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like to take things apart and figure out how they function? If so, Anne Arundel Community College’s Mechatronics Technology program might be for you. Mechatronics combines the study of electrical, mechanical and computer software and how these technologies work together in order to improve and produce a process and/or product. AACC has one of the only Mechatronics programs in Maryland, with an innovative, hands-on curriculum developed through a grant from the Department of Labor. No previous experience is required, and you can earn your SolidWorks CSWA and Siemens Certified Mechatronics System Assistant certifications through our program. Your faculty will be by your side for every step of the process, from enrollment to academics to job placement. We work hard to try to ensure your success.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in this area of study. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you the skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into agreements allowing this degree to transfer to select colleges. Where that is the case, it's noted with the degree below.
You’ll study electronic circuits, programmable logic controllers, robotics and so much more. You’ll train in a hands-on environment that will prepare you for a career in today’s high-tech industrial fields.
The following certificate prepare students for employment, and feeds into the A.A.S. degree, if so desired:
You’ll gain hands-on training in electronics, mechanics and computers to work in a variety of industrial- and manufacturing-related businesses. This accelerated 28-credit program can be completed in as little as four terms. You need no previous experience, and you’ll be well-prepared for entry-level jobs in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment.
If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
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We work with local industry to design our coursework and make sure it is relevant. As a result our graduates are in demand. More than 70 percent of the students who complete the program are employed in this field. Our alumni pursue careers as maintenance technicians, SolidWorks/CAD operators and engineering assistants. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.