The Advanced Technology in Mechatronics Career Studies Certificates are designed to challenge the student with hands-on experience and training in basic concepts of the electromechanical engineering technology field. This program offers not only general education courses but also offers exciting hands-on courses in advanced technology. At completion students should possess the basic level skills required for continued training in the Advanced Technology field. Graduates may seek immediate employment or consider opportunities available to transfer to Bachelor of Technology programs offered by some four-year colleges and universities.
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This curriculum is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in an industrial or manufacturing setting. It combines the concepts and practices of mechanical and electrical processes in order to manipulate motorized, hydraulic and pneumatic machines to perform complex automated functions.
This curriculum is designed to challenge the student with hands-on instruction in mechanical, electrical and computer systems in preparation for the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification. A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate will function as a highly skilled technician who can work with modules and components in complex mechatronic systems as well as be able to assess and analyze the system as a whole. A certified Associate can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational and cost efficiency, and process control.
Daniel C. Horine
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing
540-857-6110 | Webber 109
A.S. - Virginia Western Community College, 1998
B.S. - Old Dominion University, 1999
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