MGCCC Automotive Mechatronics

The courses for this program are offered at the Jackson County Campus.

The Automation/Mechatronics Technology prepares students to work with a variety of automated electro-mechanical, product assembly, process control, and product distribution systems that use programmable controls and other methodologies to accomplish system management. These systems utilize, but are not limited to, robotic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, optical, and thermal devices. The Automation Technician will gain the skills through this program to define, integrate, install, program, and maintain complex control systems.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

Automation/Mechatronics Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
CTE 1143 - NCCER Core 3
ELT 1143 - AC and DC Circuits for Electrical Technology 3
ELT 1253 - Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations 3
ELT 1213 - Electrical Power 3
ELT 1273 - Switching Circuits for Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Applications 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
ELT 1263 - Electrical Drawings and Schematics 3
ELT 1413 - Motor Control Systems 3
ELT 1113 - Residential Wiring 3
ELT 1123 - Commercial Wiring 3
ELT 1183 - Industrial Wiring 3

Total Credits: 30

Automation/Mechatronics Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
ELT 2113 - Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair 3
ELT 2423 - Solid State Motor Control 3
ELT 2623 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ELT 2613 - Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Technical Elective 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
ENG 1114 - English Comp I 4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4**
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Articulated credit may be awarded for approved courses. Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” section of this catalog regarding stipulations for receiving Articulated credit.

*Any instructor/department chair approved field related elective.

**MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

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