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Overview

Summary

Men and women working as engineering technicians complete highly technical tasks that require engineering skills and knowledge. Interdisciplinary fields of engineering are rapidly developing to address the design, operation and maintenance of products that require a working knowledge of both mechanical and electronic components.

Mechatronic technicians are required to work on and with equipment integrating electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer controls. The engineering technology program is part of the Lone Star Energy & Manufacturing Institute, which teaches a combination of skills that prepare students to perform many different jobs in industries including petroleum-field services and automated manufacturing.

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Contact

Please e-mail Steven Kahla at Steven.C.Kahla@LoneStar.edu or call 281-655-3788 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 14 Credits
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits 4
TECM 1303-or-MCHN 1343 Technical Calculations-or-Machine Shop Mathematics 3
MCHN 1302 Print Reading for Machine Trades 3
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
PTRT 1191 Employment Preparation 1
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
IEIR 1310 Motor Controls 3
INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives 3
RBTC 1401 Programmable Controllers 4
OSHT 1316 Material Handling 3
Third Semester Courses 7 Credits
INTC 1341 Principles of Automatic Control 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness-or-Any One Credit hour Physical Activity Course 1
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
ELMT 2433 Industrial Electronics 4
RBTC 1305 Robotic Fundamentals 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Communication 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts1 3
INMT 1417 Industrial Automation2 4
Mechatronics Technician AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Choose from the AAS core
  2. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $60,3061

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Engineering Technician2
  • Manufacturing Technician2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.