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Mechatronic Systems

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What is Mechatronic Systems?

Mechatronics is based on a systems-oriented approach to teaching maintenance technicians in which there is a high level of functional integration of mechanical an electrical systems. Using state of the art trainers, the students are taught to identify how functionally different systems operate; then they are taught to apply the knowledge gained in the four technical courses that are required to solve maintenance issues. These systems include mechanical engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electronics.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


Length of Program

Students seeking a certificate may complete the program in two or threesemesters by completing a total of 16 credit hours. Day classes and some evening classes are offered during two 16 week semesters (August-December and January-May) each academic year.

Frequently Asked Questions

The term mechatronics is used to describe systems that contain mechanical components, electrical and electronic components as well as hydraulic and pneumatic components. In our modern world, we have many examples of this type system. Everything from computer printers, to robots, to the family car is considered a mechatronics system.

Mechatronic Systemsis a"multi-skilled" certificate. This term is used to describe a person who knows enough about each of the four topics mentioned above to be able to operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair typical equipment found in industrial settings.

An Associate of Applied Science in Applied Engineering Technology degree with a Mechatronic Systemsspecialization is available. All required math, science, and other basic training will be provided within the core courses associated with the degree.

It involves basic algebra and trigonometry as well as some elementary physics.

Entry level jobs involving the maintaining and troubleshooting of industrial equipment such as robots and control systems are the normal positions available with this degree option.

At the completion of the course work for this option, the student may wish to sit for the Siemens Mechatronics Certification exam. This is an exam administered online by Siemens Corporation in Berlin, Germany. Successfully passing this exam earns the student the Siemens Level 1 Mechatronics Certification. The taking of this exam is totally optional, however, and does not affect the degree from WKCTC. It will however, enhance a resume and therefore job opportunities.

Admission Requirements

There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.

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Field Licensure Requirements

There are no specific requirements to work in this field beyond completion of the program.

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Program Contact

Jonathan Baker

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Program Coordinator

(270) 856-2408


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(270) 534-3435

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