The Mechatronics program combines the concepts and practices of mechanical and electrical processes in order to manipulate motorized, hydraulic, and pneumatic machines to perform complex automated functions in an industrial or advanced manufacturing environment. It designed to prepare the student for the Siemens Mechatronics System certification. Student with this credential will function as a highly skilled technician who can work with modules and components in complex mechatronics systems as well as be able to assess and analyze the system as a whole.
Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Students must complete the Academy Application and the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) . Scores on the VPT must equate to "Placed ENG 111" and MTE 1 – 6 (or equivalent).
This is a one-year program. A second year curriculum could be developed based on enrollment interest. High School aged 10th – 12th graders are encouraged to apply. This is an excellent foundational program for 10th grade students interested in the Engineering Programing in 11th and 12th grade.
Dr. Kathryn H. Beard, Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Kelly Albert, Dual Enrollment Specialist