Mechatronics - Certificate (4261)
Are you curious about how machines work? Are you looking for a hands-on career that allows you to take full advantage of your critical and analytical thinking skills? If you answered “yes,” you may want to consider a career in mechatronics. Mechatronics combines mechanical engineering, electronics and more.
With a passion for hands-on work, you can enter the workforce ready to find employment as a multi-skilled technician in the industrial, manufacturing and commercial industries. You will maintain, repair and manage automated systems and machines.
Explore YOUR career with Career Coach! Career Coach is a helpful tool that will assist you in developing a path from your education to the job market. With Career Coach, you can find:
- Average hourly wages
- Information about possible careers of interest through a variety of search options
- Discover what occupations are in demand within the region you select
- Number of individuals currently employed within that occupation
- Anticipated number of job openings available – just to name a few!
We are ready to teach you the broad skills you need to maintain, repair and manage automated systems and machines used throughout the industry. You will be taught how systems integrate with one another and study mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and control systems.
You also can select electives in electronics, sensors and programmable logic controls (PLCs).
As you complete our Mechatronics Program, you will:
- Intpret and apply workplace Safety Standards
- Read drawings, wire and troubleshoot AC and DC electrical circuits
- Read drawings, install, maintain and troubleshoot basic motor controls
- Read blueprints, assemble, maintain and troubleshoot mechanical systems
- Read drawings, construct, maintain and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Program, wire and troubleshoot sensors and basic programmable logic control (PLC) systems
Upon graduation, you will have a well-rounded background in maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying automated equipment.
Our certificate program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, if you wish to continue your education, we encourage you to explore our full list of programs, including the associate degree in mechatronics.
When you complete your associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.
You can complete the entire program at our Gettysburg Campus provided you take some of your required coursework through multiple modalities (e.g. Blended, Online and/or Remote Learning).
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall, and you may apply online anytime by submitting your application through our website. When you do, please include program code 4261 in your application . The unique code ensures you apply to the correct program.