Multi-Skilled Manufacturing Maintenance (Mechatronic Manufacturing Maintenance)

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science

Covers how to develop skills in areas such as industrial electrical, mechanical, robot maintenance, welding, and hydraulics. Course work and laboratory experiences will be provided that support skills in the area of self-directed work teams.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical functions specific to their trade.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the occupational health and safety requirements relative to the workplace in general and specific to their trades.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic industrial computer applications in the general workplace and specific to their trades.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of graphic design relative to the general workplace and specific to their trades.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of job skills specific to their trades.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the following essential knowledge and skills: troubleshooting, measurement, communication, use of hand tools, use of personal protection equipment, graphic interpretation, and problem solving.
Admission Requirements / Eligibility: 
  • High school diploma or GED
  • ASSET Reading score 48 or better OR COMPASS Reading score of 51 to 83 and a Writing score between 78 to 99 by the end of the first semester
  • ASSET or COMPASS Writing test score sufficient for placement in ENG-131 by the beginning of the second semester These requirements may also be fulfilled by successful completion of developmental English courses.
  • Successful completion of TAMA-110 or MATH-100 with a C grade or better

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

General Education Requirements: 

The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 credits total, including at least three credit hours from each of the five areas below. For this program:

  1. Civil Society & Culture: Complete at least one of the following:

  2. Communication: Complete at least one of the following:

  3. Computer Technology: Complete:

  4. Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete at least one of the following:

  5. Quantitative Literacy: Complete at least one of the following:

NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 15

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.

Required Support Courses

A minimum of 15 credit hours from the following courses after completing a planning session with the TAE apprentice coordinator.
Electrical: Complete at least one of the following:
Mechanical: Complete at least one of the following:
Fluid Power: Complete at least one of the following:
Welding: Complete at least 4 credit hours from the following courses:
Minimum Credit Hours: 

Elective Courses

Complete as many electives credits as necessary to receive your Associate degree.
Minimum Credit Hours: 
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

Year Established: 
Program Code: 


Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-172
Joseph Skupin:, Technology Bldg, Room: E-172

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor’s degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available on the HFC Transfer Resources page. For additional resources and assistance with transferring, students are encouraged to work with HFC’s University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center). Students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to institutions such as: