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Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology

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Advanced manufacturing technology is used in automated fabrication machinery (robotics) that require skilled technicians to design, program, service and repair. Mechatronics refers to the combination of mechanics and electronics.

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.

Advanced manufacturing 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.

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Career Opportunities

Our hands-on Advanced Manufacturing programs prepare you to go to work as an entry-level service technician, diagnosing, servicing and repairing automated systems. Advanced manufacturing skills are also an excellent supplement to related areas such as electronics and engineering.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

Automated systems are used to produce electronic devices used in all industries – including manufacturing, computer-aided design, information technology, communications, medical and surgical devices and defense. With technology changing almost daily, highly trained workers are needed across all fields that require automated manufacturing skills.

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations this year projects high job growth this year for aircraft assemblers, machinists and CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine operators, all positions in which automated processes play a role. High-growth industry sectors include information technology, medicine, and defense and homeland security.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth of 15 percent for CNC programmers and 18 percent for electro-mechanical technicians, which include robotics.

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