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Mechatronics

Manufacturing

Description

This career major will prepare students to become an Automated Systems Technician. These technicians install and operate robotics and related automation, industrial electricity while learning the fundamentals of manufacturing. Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, control engineering and systems design engineering in order to manufacture useful products.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Mechatronics Fundamentals
Basics of Electricity120
Industrial Equipment Safety45
Electrical Connectors & Hand Tools30
Electrical Schematic and Blueprint Reading60
Industrial Electricity60
Motor Theory & Operation30
Programmable Controller Interfacing90
Workforce Staging30
Electrical Distribution60
Total Hours525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)1 year
Mechatronics Advanced
Basics of Electricity120
Industrial Equipment Safety45
Electrical Connectors & Hand Tools30
Electrical Schematic and Blueprint Reading60
Industrial Electricity60
Motor Theory & Operation30
Programmable Controller Interfacing90
Workforce Staging30
Electrical Distribution60
Fluid Power Theory & Power Transmission Principles90
Motor Control Wiring90
Programmable Controller Programming90
Automated Industrial Systems90
Principles of Welding45
Workforce Connection120
Total Hours1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time)1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)2 years

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Electrical Systems
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Maintenance Operations
Career Tech (CT) Electronics Assembler
NIMS Electronic Control Systems
NIMS Process Control Systems
NIMS Basic Mechanical Systems
NIMS Basic Hydraulic Systems
NIMS Basic Pneumatic Systems
NIMS Maintenance Welding
Multimeter - SnapOn - NC3
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization

SkillsUSA

Schedule

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Automation Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E and I Technician), Electronics Technician, Field Service Technician, Instrument Specialist, Instrumentation Technician – Approximate Pay Potential: $14-41/Hour(source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3024.00):

 

 

Jonny Kirkland

Jonny Kirkland

Mechatronics Instructor

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