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Mechatronics

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Mechatronics Technology is a growing technical field that deals with the integration of mechanical and electronic components managed by a control system. 

Our program emphasizes current concepts and technology by providing practical, hands-on experience with the latest industry standard equipment. Course work includes process control systems, instrumentation/automation systems, conveyor Systems, palletizer systems, and robotics systems. 

 

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Learn to Use The Tools of Automation

Mechatronics technicians require comprehensive reading and mathematical skills, as well as the ability to think analytically about interrelated systems. Aspiring technicians are self-starters, willing to learn on the job, and able to work both independently and in teams. 

With the support of small class sizes and one-on-one instruction, student's learn skills to troubleshoot, maintain and repair mechanical equipment controlled by electrical, electronic and computer systems. These systems are increasingly becoming an industry standard and are used in a wide variety of manufacturing and related technical applications.


Rural Access Mechatronics Program (RAMP)  

The Rural Access Mechatronics Program (RAMP) is a new hybrid, online-to-lab certificate program for rural students. Coursework includes electronics and mechatronics fundamentals where students can earn a certificate of completion in only six months. 


Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for Mechatronic Technicians can be found in a variety of fields: aerospace, transportation, plastics production, and computer manufacturing.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment projections forecast Mechatronics Technician jobs growing at a rate of 4%, with a median wage in the Portland-Vancouver area estimated at $29.82 per hour.