Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer science technologies that can be applied in a wide variety of industries. Technicians work in mechanical, electrical, automation, robotics and aerospace fields. Students learn essential technical skills to install, diagnose, repair and perform routine maintenance.

All prospective students can attend a tour and information session lead by MechaWA Grant Project Manager Claude Holmes ( | 425-235-2352 x5319).

  • Location: Room 206 in Building J
  • Day: Every Thursday
  • Times: both 10:30am & 2:30pm

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring

Certificate of Completion: 
44 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
91 Credits

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.


The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

James Klein

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Must take the ACCUPLACER test with a score of 235 or higher before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Course Information

Course Requirements for Mechatronics Certificate of Completion:

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
WTD 109 Safety, Tool, and Equipment Certification 3
WTD 168 Trades Math I 3
WTD 175 Communications for the Trades 2
WTD 180 Human Relations for the Trades 2
MEC 102 Industrial Direct Current 3
MEC 103 Industrial Alternating Current 3
  Chosen Credits from Courses Listed Below* 26
  Total 44

Courses Requirements for AAS Degree:

Course # Course Title Credits
  Mechatronics Certificate of Completion 44
  Remaining Credits from Courses Listed Below* 27
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry or  
MATH& 107 Math in Society or  
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total 91

*Courses to Select from for Certificate and AAS:

Course # Course Title Credits
MEC 101 Machining Essentials 4
MEC 104 Pneumatics and Hydraulics Controls 5
MEC 105 Programmable Logic Controls – Allen-Bradley 3
MEC 106 Mechanical Prints and Lab 5
MEC 107 Mechanical Maintenance and Lab 5
MEC 109 Programmable Logic Controls – Siemens 3
MEC 111 Programmable Logic Controls I 4
MEC 113 Programmable Logic Controls II 4
MEC 201 Computer Fundamentals and Lab 2
MEC 202 Preventive Maintenance and Lab 4
MEC 203 Robotics – Mechatronics 5
MEC 204 Motor Control Principles and Lab 5
MEC 205 Welding Fundamentals 4

Program Outcomes

  • Practice industry-standard, safe work habits in an industrial production environment.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Use mathematical concepts to accurately complete industrial production projects.
  • Identify and properly use appropriate instruments, tools and equipment for aerospace or industrial production.
  • Interpret measurements, blueprints and other data points to solve problems and manage control systems in advanced manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of work, including attendance, interactions, appearance and demeanor.


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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