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Mechatronics Technology


The technical curriculum of this program will take place at Precision Manufacturing Institute in Meadville, PA. The technical curriculum will account for 28 to a maximum of 30 credits. In addition to the technical curriculum, students will complete 35 credits of core curriculum courses to complete the requirements of the Associate of Applied Science degree from Clarion University.

This program will provide students with entry-level competencies for the electrical, mechanical and automation industries. Students will learn industrial three phase and single-phase electrical systems, motor control, and develop troubleshooting and repair skills in industrial electrical machining and hydraulic systems. Upon completion a student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of CNC machining, programmable logic controllers, robotic programming and fluid power systems. Students will also learn the basic safety principles for industrial equipment.

What is Mechatronics?Mechatronics logo

Mechatronics is centered on the disciplines of mechanics, electronics, controls and computers which, combined, make possible the generation of simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile commercial and industrial products.

Industrial applications are becoming increasingly multidisciplinary requiring engineers and technicians to develop skills in a variety of disciplines including mechanics, electronics, computer science, and automation.

Mechatronic systems exist in almost every science, mechanical or industrial field. Many existing jobs will soon require Mechatronics skills and problem solving abilities.

Employment Opportunities

Possible occupations include entry-level Industrial Electrician, Industrial Maintenance and Machine Repair, and Electrical/Hydraulic Technician as well as careers in the automation and robotics industry.

Job Outlook

The following Job Prospect information is provided by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics. This information reflects National Projections made for 2008-2018.

Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers and millwrights held about 408,300 jobs in 2008.

Employment of industrial machinery mechanics and millwrights is expected to grow 6 percent from 2008 to 2018. The increased use of machinery in manufacturing will require more millwrights to install this equipment and more mechanics and maintenance workers to keep it in good working order.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Inspection Principles
  • Machine Technology
  • Industrial Safety
  • Control Wiring
  • AC/DC Applications
  • Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Fluid Power Technology
  • Robot Operations and Programming
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Electromechanical Robot Maintenance
  • Applied Software for Mechatronics
  • Preventative Maintenance Applications
  • Automation Applications

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