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Mechatronics (4261)

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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.

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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.



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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.



  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

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 through on-campus/in-person instruction. 

Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit 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.



Future students, we are excited to connect with you and answer your questions. Please choose the option that works best for you to meet with us.

Current HACC students, please contact our Advising Department with any questions.

Earn YOUR Mechatronics certificate in just two semesters.

Continue at HACC to get your Mechatronics associates degree.

Enter the workforce in mechatronics and earn up to 68,606 per year.

Meet Sean: Mechatronics Student who Landed a Full-Time Job

“It (HACC) has given me a good job and a better understanding of what I like as well as a new skill set.

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Alesia Reese

Corporate Employee Relations Manager, Knouse Foods

"I was very excited when the Mechatronics Program started at HACC. I attended a job fair at HACC and was able to recruit two students who were preparing to graduate from the Mechatronics program. Both students have been a great addition to our maintenance staff." 

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Danijel Lolic

Engineering Manager, Rice Fruit Company

"We're very pleased to have HACC's Mechatronics Program supporting local industry. With the increased sophistication of our technology and equipment, we need employees who have been trained in understanding and troubleshooting electro-mechanical systems. Our newest maintenance team hire is a graduate of the certificate program, and we know that he received a solid technical foundation and directly applicable practical skills from this program."