Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics AAS

Prepare to meet the growing need for college-educated problem solvers who support a variety of advanced technology.

In MCC’s Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics program, you’ll gain the skills needed to work safely as you build, test, install, troubleshoot, and maintain robotic equipment and related automated systems. Coursework will cover the essentials of hydraulics and pneumatics, electricity, blueprint reading, motor controls, mechanical assembly, and more.

Through job shadowing, field trips, workplace tours, and career mentoring opportunities, you’ll graduate ready to work with this technology not only in modern manufacturing but in a variety of areas where automation and robotics are becoming more prevalent.

Stackable MCC Certificates include:
Manufacturing Essentials Certificate > Production Technician Certificate > Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate > Automation Technician Certificate building up to the Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics AAS*

* Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics AAS available pending Illinois Community College Board and Illinois Board of Higher Education approval

Contact (815) 479-7521 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $8,743.25

Credit Hours to Complete: 61

Weeks to Complete: 80

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What you need to know about getting your Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics AAS (CIP 15.0406)

Total Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,411.5 $20,078.15 $28,226.53 $28,226.53
Additional Costs $1,331.75 $1,331.75 $1,331.75 $1,331.75
Program Total $8,743.25 $21,409.9 $29,558.28 $29,558.28

What makes MCC's Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics AAS program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • Classwork is focused on providing hands-on experience with the tools, equipment, and software used in the industry.
  • The curriculum was developed with input from our industry partners to teach you the skills that matter to them.
  • You'll learn from faculty with industry experience.
  • Capstone courses provide opportunities for you to complete complex projects working with your peers in the Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics program and from other disciplines.

How will MCC's Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

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