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Fred Rascoe
Dean of Career and Technical Programs
(931) 668-7010 Ext. 2123
McMinnville Center 164

Shane Buchanan
Director of Mechatronics
(931) 668-7010 Ext. 2138
McMinnville Center 165

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Career Readiness Department

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Need a job with long term career growth? We have the program for you!

You could be trained to receive a Technical Certificate in just 15 weeks through our accelerated program! Starting salaries can begin as high as $42,000 with benefits!

With the 2 year AAS in mechatronics Technology you can begin as high as $48,000 with benefits.

The mechatronics program allows you to begin a challenging career with excellent growth potential. It can change your life.

What is "Mechatronics Technology?"

It's high tech problem solving! A Mechatronics Technician is a key player in production operations. The complex machinery at the heart of manufacturing needs highly skilled operators to program and maintain them. The position of Mechatronics Technician is well paid and respected.

Mechatronics Courses & Curriculum

The curriculum and faculty have been carefully chosen to advance the department's objective to provide career development, training and certification that yield economic outcomes that benefit individuals, industry and the community. Motlow currently offers two levels of Mechatronics study:

Level 1: Certificate

A 15 week certificate program in Mechatronics. Students who complete the Level 1 Certification Exam become certified Siemens Mechatronics System Assistants.

Level 2: Mechatronics Technology A.A.S.

An Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Mechatronics Technology. Students who complete the Level 2 Certification Exam become certified Siemens Mechatronics System Associates.

Career Opportunities

Currently, there are many openings for people with knowledge in the integration of electrical systems, fluid power, computer controls, information systems and robotics... all hallmarks of Motlow's Mechatronics Program.

About Motlow's Career Readiness Department

When the Tennessee Legislature signed the Complete College Act in state law in 2009, higher education institutions were called upon to build a more educated workforce and to produce workers who are able to meet the needs of today's businesses and industries. As the state was facing a shortage of technically skilled workers who could adapt to today's ever-changing and highly skilled manufacturing environment, Motlow College created the Department of Career Readiness which focuses on providing technologically-based training for students seeking dynamic and exciting career opportunities. Motlow College recognizes that today's students are tomorrow's workers, and the mission of this department is to provide the education needed to access jobs.