MGCCC Automotive Mechatronics

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

Become a multi-craft technician in 1 year.

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.


  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Maintenance Workers, Machinery
  • Electro-mechanical Technicians
  • Robotics Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • Automation Technicians

Career Skills

The Automation Technician will gain the skills through this program to

  • define complex control systems
  • integrate complex control systems
  • install complex control systems
  • program complex control systems
  • maintain complex control systems

Degree Options and Requirements

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 - Fundamentals of Construction and Manufacturing
ELT 1143 - AC and DC Circuits for Electrical Technology
ELT 1253 - Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations
ELT 1213 - Electrical Power
ELT 1273 - Switching Circuits for Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Applications

Semester Two

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

Total Credits: 30

Automation/Mechatronics Diploma

Semester Three

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

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree

Semester Four

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

Total Credits: 15/17


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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