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Mechatronics Technology Concentration

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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. The need for skilled individuals to support these systems is on-going. Therefore, Motlow College has introduced the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics.
Mechatronics at Motlow

Program Description

  • Students will develop skills to work as a technician in an integrated multidisciplinary industrial environment
  • Students will acquire the knowledge and hands-on training in electronics, mechanics and computers to work in a variety of industrial and manufacturing related business
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students will be afforded the opportunity to complete the Level 1 Certification Examination to become a certified Siemens Mechatronics System Assistant

Practical Experience

Through participation in this program, students will enhance and/or gain proficiency in certain skills
  • Students will be exposed to basic functions of electrical components; the systematic flow of energy and measurement of components
  • Students will learn troubleshooting techniques, systematic preventive maintenance and safety with respect to electrical components, pneumatic and hydraulic controls and PLCs used in a mechatronics system
  • Students will study the basic pneumatic, electro pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a mechatronics system
  • Students will study basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a mechatronics system using the automation system SIMATIC S7-300 and the programming software STEP7

Career Opportunities

Motlow's Associates of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics is a great way to prepare for your future in Mechatronics.
  • Mechatronics Engineer