RAMP: Rural Access Mechatronics Program
Upcoming Information Sessions
Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the program and meet with faculty members.
- Saturday, August 26, 10:00-11:00am, Columbia Tech Center campus
- Wednesday, August 30, 6:00-7:00pm, Columbia Tech Center campus
Develop Technical Skills In Mechatronics
RAMP is a hybrid, online-to-lab program that offers instruction on electronics and mechatronics fundamentals for the rural student. With access to a computer and the ability to attend weekly labs, a student can earn a Certificate of Completion in only two-quarters. Upon successful completion of the program, students can apply for entry-level technician jobs or continue to an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree to broaden their mechatronics skillset.
Course topics include:
- AC/DC Fundamentals
- Electronic Motor Control Course
- Industrial Safety
- Pneumatic and Hydraulic Courses
Learning You Can Take Home
The RAMP curriculum is designed for students to complete coursework remotely and then apply their learning during hands-on projects in the lab. The program offers:
- Condensed lab time for 14 trips to campus
- Online lectures
- Saturday lab time
The RAMP program is well suited for high school graduates, those looking to enhance existing technical skills or explore a new career path. Classes begin September 2017. Interested participants are encouraged to contact Tyler Bieber, student recruitment specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-992-2560. The program was made possible by grant NSF-ATE #1565577 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).