Mechatronics is based on a systems-oriented approach to teaching maintenance technicians in which there is a high level of functional integration of mechanical an electrical systems. Using state of the art trainers, the students are taught to identify how functionally different systems operate; then they are taught to apply the knowledge gained in the four technical courses that are required to solve maintenance issues. These systems include mechanical engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electronics.
Students seeking a certificate may complete the program in two or three semesters by completing a total of 16 credit hours. Day classes and some evening classes are offered during two 16 – week semesters (August-December and January-May) each academic year.
There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.
WKCTC Students First in the Nation to Earn Mechatronics Certification
David Franklin, Program Coordinator