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Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology

http://www.dcccd.edu/Mechatronics
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The word mechatronics describes a field that combines mechanics and electronicsThe technology is used to create automated processes that operate with minimal human intervention, freeing workers from routine tasks.

Many electronic goods are manufactured using automated processes. Both the end product and the manufacturing equipment that creates them need trained technicians and engineers for development and maintenance.

Mechatronics jobs might require external design of a product, the electronic circuits on the inside, or the automated equipment that assembles the product. Applications include a wide variety of manufacturing and robotics-driven processes as well as business fields with complex computer systems such as banking and commerce.

Career Opportunities

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Our hands-on Mechatronics program prepares you to go to work as an entry-level service technician, diagnosing, servicing and repairing automated systems. Mechatronics is also an excellent skill-set supplement to related areas such as electronics and engineering.

Mechatronic systems are used in many technologies and industries, including:

  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Artificial organs
  • Automotive engineering and production 
  • Automated manufacturing processes
  • Banking and commerce
  • Computer-aided design
  • Defense
  • Food processing
  • Industrial systems and goods
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical and surgical devices
  • Optical telecommunications
  • Packaging
  • Robotics
  • Search and rescue
  • Toys
  • Transportation

Depending on your experience and education, jobs include:

  • Technician in a wide variety of industries
  • Design engineer
  • Electro-mechanical engineer
  • Mechatronics technician or engineer
  • Product designer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems engineer

Degree and Certificate Options for Mechatronics

Eastfield College • Mountain View College

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