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What is Mechatronics?

Mechatronics combines the knowledge of mechanics, electricity, electronics and computers into an integrated hands-on, skills-based curriculum. These skills prepare technicians to install, maintain and repair sophisticated automation equipment.

Today’s advanced manufacturing demands the use of complex machines that incorporate mechanical, fluid power, electrical, electronic, and computer systems. Consequently, industry needs personnel equipped with all of these skills to effectively sustain and maintain these machines.

Employment Outlook

General maintenance and repair workers are employed in almost every industry. The need for skilled technicians is expected to grow through 2018, especially as many experienced maintenance workers retire over the next decade. Individuals with certifications will have excellent job opportunities.

Curriculum Overview:

The eight course program includes these topics: 

Mechatronics Level 1 (168 hours) · Industrial Mechanics

  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 1

Mechatronics Level 2 (168 hours)

  • Motor Controls
  • Programmable Logic Controllers 2 · Machine/Process Controls
  • Mechatronics Project

Graduates of the program will receive a Mechatronics Technician Certification. 

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