MGCCC Automotive Mechatronics

Jackson County Campus

About the Program

Automation and Controls Technology is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical skills needed for support of the advanced manufacturing industry. This program focuses on electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems, robotics, instrumentation, and automated processes.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-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 a MGCCC Board-approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Automation and Controls Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
SBE 1113 - Electronic Fundamentals I 3
SBE 1123 - Electronic Fundamentals II 3
SBE 1213 - Digital Electronics 3
SBE 1223 - Test and Measurement Fundamentals 3
SBE 2363 - Programmable Logic Controllers 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
IET 1113 - Industrial Measurement of Pressure and Level 3
IET 1313 - Industrial Controls I 3
SBE 2353 - Solid State Motor Control 3
Technical Electives 6*

Total Credits: 30/31

Automation and Controls Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
SBA 1123 - Fluid Power 3
SBA 1133 - Power Distribution 3
SBA 1163 - Motor Control Systems 3
SBA 2113 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers/Data Acquisition 3
Technical Electives 3*

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication 3
Math/Natural Science Electives 3/4**
Social/Behavioral Science Electives 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Electives 3

Total Credits: 14/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*Any instructor/department chair approved field related elective.

** MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

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For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degree programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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