Design products that exhibit fast and precise performance by considering not only the mechanical design, but also the use of servo controls, sensors, and electronics. Mechatronic devices or “smart” devices have become common in our technologically advanced society. Mechatronic engineers can work in any company that develops, designs, or manufactures and markets “smart” devices. Examples include: robots, anti-lock brakes, photocopiers, computer disk drives, and humidity sensitive clothes dryers and windshield wipers. Mechatronic devices can be found in medicine and surgery, agriculture, buildings, homes, automobiles, the toy and entertainment industry, and intelligent aids for the elderly and disabled.
The Mechatronics Technology program is designed to provide graduates with a high-tech skill set and knowledge in electronic, mechanical, fluid power/pneumatic systems, electrical, Program Logic Controller applications (PLC) programming, computer technology for maintenance and repair of PLC/computer controlled, automated machines and robotic systems.
The following table illustrates the program structure:
Approximately 14 months
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What You’ll Learn
- Math & Science
- Soldering and Basic Laboratory Practices
- D.C. Circuits
- A.C. Circuits
- Solid State Devices
- Motors and Motor Control Circuits
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
- Mechanical Power Transmission Systems
- Mechanisms, Linkages, and Levers
- Automatic Controls, Robotics, and PLC Programming
- Communication Skills
- Employability Skills
Career Ready Skills
- Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
- Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
- Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
- Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
- Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
- Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
- Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
- Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
- Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
- Use technology to enhance productivity.
- Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.
- Certified Electronic Technician Associate (CET)
- Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETAI)
- Ernest White
- (239) 334-4544 ext. 371
Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $11+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)
According to O’Net Online, jobs in Florida for electrical and electronics repairers will grow 14% in Florida between 2014 – 2024.
Steps to Enroll
- Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
- Meet with an admissions specialist
- Take the TABE test, if applicable
- Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
- Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
- Provide appropriate residency documents
- Complete application packet
- Pay application fee
Program Start Date
Program starts January 9, 2019 (Enrollment opens October 1, 2018)