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Motlow graduates include first students to earn associate degrees with concentration in Mechatronics Technology

June 6, 2013

Six Motlow College 2013 graduates - Rex Aclipen, Nathan Bombard, Brian Fox, William "Alan" Northcutt, William Stern and James Wilkins - are the first to complete associate degrees with a concentration in mechatronics technology.

These Motlow College graduates are among the first to earn associate degrees in mechatronics technology at the college. From left are Rex Aclipen, James Wilkins and Nathan Bombard, all of McMinnville; and William Northcutt of Morrison. Not pictured are McMinnville residents Brian Fox and William Stern. Motlow College photo.
The credentials of Motlow's first mechatronic graduates are tickets to bright futures, according to Fred Rascoe, director of career readiness at the college. Rascoe said mechatronics includes mechanical, electrical, and computerized technologies that form systems used by many industries, and that workers with the skills to maintain and repair the systems are in high demand.

"I have been told by multiple employers that with the mechatronics degree, there are many job opportunities and opportunities to further my education," said Bombard, of McMinnville.

Mechatronics is offered at Motlow's McMinnville Center and at Bridgestone in LaVergne, and as a dual enrollment program at Warren County High School and for Oakland High School students at the Bridgestone lab.