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Mechatronics Specialist Overview

This program was formerly named Industrial Mechanical Technician.

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
  • Welding 

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.

Career Opportunities

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Industrial Mechanic

Maintenance Technician

Plant Engineering Technician

Plant Operator

Utilities Mechanic

Graduate Employers

Alliance Plastics Corp

AMTI - Associated Milk Producer

McMillan Electric Company

Titan Air

Just the Facts

Mechatronics Specialist
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Program Location //

Start Dates //
August, October, January, March, and June

Start Dates //

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,852

Term 2

$

2,954

Term 3

$

1,369

Term 4

$

1,717

Term 5

$

2,198

Books

$

1,277

Estimated Total:  $12,367

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

Save the Date

 
 

Making Moves in Mechatronics

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Program Courses

These 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.

Piping Systems
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.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

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. Learn more about Career Pathways.

Mechatronics Specialist Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes
 

100%
Employed

100% of our recent Mechatronics Specialist graduates got a job in the industry.

 

$51K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Mechatronics Specialist graduates reported an average starting salary of $51,081.

 

61
Regional Jobs

There are 61 job openings in the CVTC district for the Mechatronics Specialist industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

 

Focus On Student Success

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.

Carlos, 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

Automation Engineering Technology, Associate Degree

Electrical Maintenance, Technical Diploma

Machine Tooling Technics, Technical Diploma

Mechanical Maintenance, Technical Diploma

Mechatronics Technician, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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