• Mechatronics - How to Get Started


  • The information below is based on the admission requirements for Fall 2019 which is now closed. The admission process and requirements are subject to change each new academic year.

    Registering for Mechatronics program courses for Fall 2019

    There is no application process to register for Mechatronics program courses. Mechatronics is an open entry program that begins in the fall term only. The enrollment limit is 18. Prospective students are admitted on a space available basis after academic criteria has been met. Registration for fall term begins in May.

    Follow this simple 4-step process to register

    1. Submit an MHCC general admission application at https://my.mhcc.edu/ics/Admissions. New students and those returning after four terms or more will need to submit this form.

    2. Complete the Mechatronics Program Interest Form here. Please note, this form is not a program application. Students will register for program courses first come, first serve after meeting the admission criteria.

    3. Meet the minimum academic requirements in reading, writing and mathematics which can be satisfied by placement into RD115, WR115 and MTH060 or by completing RD090, WR090 and MTH020 (or equivalent transfer courses demonstrated through official transcripts on file at MHCC).

      For information about course placement determination, visit www.mhcc.edu/cpt or call 503-491-7591.

    4. Register for the course MEC101 which will then place you into the Mechatronics fall term courses for a total of 13 credit hours.

      If you try to register, and it shows the course is full, get on the waitlist for the course. Students will manually be moved from the waitlist if a spot becomes available and the Admissions Department will notify you of the registration.

    Continuation Requirements for Winter Term

    Fall term students must have the consent of their Mechatronics program faculty adviser and meet the prerequisites of the program courses to be qualified for Winter term Mechatronic courses. At that time, the student's major will be changed to Mechatronics. Until Winter term, you'll be considered a general student.

    Still have questions about the Mechatronics program?

    Read through the Frequently Asked Questions or meet with an academic adviser at the Advising and Transfer Center located within the Student Services HUB, room AC2253. Academic advisers can help you:

    • Understand information about academics requirements for fall term registration.
    • Evaluate (unofficial) course work from MHCC and other Colleges and universities.
    • Plan course schedules to meet personal needs and program prerequisite requirements.

    Program specific questions may be directed to any Mechatronics faculty adviser via email. We are happy to meet with prospective students throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms during our weekly office hours. During summer term we are not on campus but can be contacted through the Applied Technology department office.

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