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WHAT IS MECHATRONICS, AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Mechatronics is a program for students who are interested in industrial automation jobs. Mechatronics is one of the world’s largest high-tech manufacturing fields that incorporates electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. Studying Mechatronics alongside best practices for industrial maintenance gives you an edge on the latest technologies for electronics and mechanics for systems ranging from household
appliances to automated machinery to unmanned vehicles.

You will study for both industrial and college certifications/degrees at ESCC in Mechatronics that teach you about electronics, motors, automation, robotics, and other advanced manufacturing processes that can make you competitive for many high wage, high demand jobs. Coursework also includes studying programmable logic controllers, hydraulics, pneumatics, instrumentation, and troubleshooting.

STRENGTHS

DETAIL ORIENTED

You will need to make and keep precise, accurate measurements and have good hand/eye coordination. Attention to detail is critical in jobs in this field.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

You will perform analysis, design, and/or troubleshooting on the job. You should be able to inspect designs and products for quality control, assemble prototypes and make recommendations, and read/follow instructions in a logical sequence.

TEAMWORK & COMMUNICATION SKILLS

You will be required to take instruction and offer advice when needed. Work will often be coordinated with others including engineers, technicians, and maintenance personnel. Creating and interpreting engineering drawings is required, along with writing and speaking to communicate the results of testing.

What jobs
can I get?

Training in Mechatronics and industrial maintenance opens up the door to jobs with contractors, manufacturers, construction companies, engineering firms, sales, and state and federal labor departments.

What type of work
do the jobs consist of?

Mechatronics workers use a combination of mechanical, electrical, and computer/programming skills. You will work with smart technologies like robots, automated manufacturing equipment, unmanned systems, and more. You may assist in the design of equipment and systems, build prototypes, manage electrical and mechanical systems, and install and test equipment.

What’s the career
growth potential?

The average wage for electro-mechanical technicians in 2017 was $56,740. The highest 10% of workers earned more than $87,970. A typical entry-level wage was $36,550. The need for electro-mechanical technicians, electronics technicians, and mechanical technicians is projected to grow around 5% from 2016 to 2026.1

For more information, please contact:

Aubri Hanson  – Instructor
Phone: 334-347-2623 x3612
Email: ahanson@escc.edu

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1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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