Associate of Applied Science in
AAS in Mechatronics or Industrial Automation Technology Linn-Benton Community College
The word mechatronics is a linguistic mash-up of “mechanical” and “electronics.” This field of science combines the control of mechanical systems using electronics and computers. In today's world, many systems (from the automatic door locks in your car to the largest industrial robots) function on this principle of combining mechanical systems with electronic controls.
If you're interested in mechatronics, you probably enjoy working both with your hands and your brain. The field is vast, integrating many disciplines; examples include hydraulics, sensors, electricity, and robotics. Mechatronics technicians use advanced maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair techniques, coupled with the latest technologies, to keep machines running. The mechatronics program at LBCC will train you to think analytically about complex systems. You’ll also master and promote energy efficiency while creating sustainable practices. From safety and teamwork to computer-aided design (CAD) and programming, you’ll become familiar with various skills that make you a valuable asset to any company.