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Mechatronics

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Mechatronics Program

Prepares students for entry-level jobs in mechatronics, engineering, electronics, control systems, and robotics

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Centralia College's Mechatronics program exposes students to elements of computer operation, networking and repair; mechanical and hydraulic system design and maintenance; industrial robotic programming and simulation; Allen Bradley and Siemens control system programming; and electronics troubleshooting, instrumentation, and repair.

Students who graduate can expect to find jobs in a wide range of fields, such as technicians for mechatronics, engineering, electrical and electronics, control systems, and general maintenance and robotics.

Mechatronics skills are applicable to such a broad range of fields, employment is possible nearly everywhere around the globe. According to the Department of Labor, technicians with these electro-mechanical skills can expect to earn more than $50,000 per year on average, and jobs are expected to grow in the future.

Program Length

The Mechatronics program yields an Associate of Applied Science degree and is intended to be completed in six quarters. Students are encouraged to start in the fall. Early application is encouraged, especially for those seeking financial aid.

Transfer Options

The Mechatronics program is not designed to transfer to an engineering degree. For those interested in a bachelorís degree, the Bachelorís of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS-AM) at Centralia College can be completed with a few minor schedule modifications.

Why Centralia College?

Lectures are recorded for flexible instruction options to accommodate students who are working or commuting. Lab experience features state-of-the-art industry standard equipment in all classes.

Occupational Outlook, Job & Salary Statistics


For statistics on Mechtronics occupations, see:

Electro-mechanical skills and training are needed around the world

Instructor:

Dave Peterson
360-623-8578
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