Mechatronics Specialist Overview
Find your future in the manufacturing industry, in the fast-growing field of Industrial Mechanics. CVTC’s Mechatronics Specialist program will prepare you to install, maintain, operate, diagnose, and repair automated equipment used in manufacturing industries and maintain facilities/buildings with automated systems used to create the products we use every day.
You will learn cutting-edge technologies in this program and gain the following skills:
- Mechanical equipment installation, disassembly, and assembly
- Electrical control, motor drives and PLC (programmable logic controllers) wiring, installation and troubleshooting
- Hydraulic and pneumatic installation and troubleshooting
- Laser shaft alignment
- Conveyance systems
- Machine tool
- Preventative maintenance
- Process pumping and piping and systems
- Industrial Manufacturing machine troubleshooting
- Process control systems
- Building maintenance
This training will help prepare you for supervisory positions in the industry including lead technician and maintenance manager. This program offers a part-time option and an evening program.
If you decide to pursue further education, your credits will transfer to UW-Stout’s Business Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, or Quality Management programs.
This program has an advanced placement entry option. Advanced placement is an opportunity for graduates of a related program to further their education. Learn more about advanced placement for this program.
Part of a career pathway, you will already have credits toward the Mechatronics Specialist program if you completed the Mechatronics Technician, Mechanical Maintenance, or Electrical Maintenance technical diplomas at CVTC. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.
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Financial Aid Eligible
Allied Dies, Inc.
ITW Deltar Fasteners
Noble Pharma LLC
Riverside Machine & Engineering
CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
Our recent Mechatronics Specialist graduates reported an average starting salary of $54,025.
100% of our recent Mechatronics Specialist graduates got a job in the industry.
There are 403 job openings in the CVTC district for the Mechatronics Specialist industry.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Mechatronics Specialist program.
Industrial Electricity Concepts
Students will learn the fundamental theory and application of DC and AC electrical circuits, industrial three-phase motor control circuits, electrical wiring, troubleshooting, and testing common electrical control circuits found in industry.
This course is designed to give the student understanding and experience on how to select, size, identify, and install a variety of piping, fittings and valves used in air, water, and other process systems.
Fluid Process Systems
Course provides a "hands-on" approach to the study of fluid handling systems. A wide variety of system components including pumps, piping, seals and packing, flow control devices, flow measuring devices, and pressure vessels will be studied.
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Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.
I want a job where I can use my skills at troubleshooting, and I like the variety of things we learn here, like pneumatics, hydraulics, and PLCs. We learn how all these things relate to one another. Most systems are designed to fit different technologies together, and we learn how to work with them all.
Mechatronics Specialist Student
Related Programs & Certificates
Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
Degrees & Diplomas
Electrical Maintenance, Technical Diploma
Mechanical Design, Associate Degree
Mechanical Maintenance, Technical Diploma
Mechatronics Technician, Technical Diploma
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This program has an advanced placement option. Eligibility for advanced placement requires students to meet additional requirements.// View AP Admission Requirements
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