Mt. Hood Community College


Mechatronics is the study of electro‐mechanical systems used in today's modern manufacturing settings. This degree trains students to effectively troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital control and motion control systems. Students who complete this program of study will be prepared to work in a wide range of industries that utilize modern equipment including industrial robots, programmable logic controllers and other mechanical systems. In this curriculum students will learn best practices for troubleshooting complex, integrated systems effectively. Additionally students will be introduced to many areas of modern manufacturing including statistical process control, industrial safety, manufacturing processes, etc. Students will also be trained and evaluated on professionalism in the workplace.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

Demonstrate appropriate industrial safety practices in a manufacturing environment

Participate effectively in a workplace environment

Apply a systematic approach to troubleshooting problems

Read and Interpret industrial schematics

Demonstrate intermediate level knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical systems

Demonstrate basic knowledge in automation control systems

Operate and program basic industrial robots and programmable logic controllers

Describe and perform basic welding and machining processes on ferrous metals

Use hand and shop tools effectively to complete common maintenance tasks

Identify and use appropriate test equipment

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Gresham , United States