Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics
Technical Certificate in Mechatronics
Mechatronics is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form a complex system used by many manufacturing, packaging and other modern operations. Students will develop skills to work as a technician in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment and will acquire the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics, and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related businesses.
Skills emphasized in the program include troubleshooting techniques, system preventative maintenance and safety with respect to electrical components, mechanical components and electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) used in mechatronics systems. Students successfully completing this program can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process control.
A degree in Mechatronics Technology prepares students for careers in manufacturing and engineering in such fields as automotive, food processing, power production, aviation manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, robotics and many more.