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2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog 
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics

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BTC’s Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics program places graduates in solid careers as industrial electricians, millwrights or instrument technicians. Demand for skilled workers is strong in high-growth industries such as refining, water treatment, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and power generation.

As an Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics graduate, you’ll possess a broad range of highly-sought skills and knowledge. BTC’s program will teach you to troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and analyze sophisticated equipment in advanced manufacturing operations. Electro-Mechanical is a great program choice if you want a high-wage career with local employers.

Program Outcomes

  • Design, analyze, and diagnose basic electrical systems through the application of electrical theory fundamentals.
  • Design, analyze, and diagnose basic industrial mechanical systems through the application of hydraulic, pneumatic, lever and pulley theory fundamentals.
  • Ensure safe work practices and installations through compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and industry standards including the National Electrical Code, WAC Chapter 296 and related RCW.
  • Use proper tools and test equipment to construct and maintain power, lighting, signaling, and control systems in industrial settings.
  • Use proper tools and test equipment to construct and maintain mechanical systems in industrial settings.
  • Install new and modify existing process systems and components utilizing appropriate electrical and millwright/mechanical skills and materials
  • Communicate clearly with team members, supervisor, and others in the workplace, effectively using oral communication as well as drawings, blueprints, and other documents.
  • Exhibit professional personal conduct and appearance appropriate to the workplace.

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree.

  • ACCUPLACER Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098  .
  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085  , and ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092  .

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics AAS Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all academic courses and minimum grade of C-/1.7 for program courses.


    Associate of Applied Science

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