The Mechatronics Program prepares students for technical careers in the manufacturing industry. Today’s manufacturing companies look to automated equipment to increase quality and productivity. As a result careers in manufacturing demand strong technical competencies in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and robotic systems. Courses in this program emphasize hands-on training on industrial equipment. Graduates of this program are prepared for jobs as process, maintenance, engineering, and quality control technicians. Courses with a “MECH” prefix in the Mechatronics Program offer scheduling flexibility where students work at their own pace; allowing motivated individuals or those with prior knowledge to complete courses in a shorter time. MECH courses meet within an open or flex lab setting. Students in the Mechatronics Program are responsible for managing their own learning. The Mechatronics Flex Labs have extended hours for students to practice and develop hands-on skills. Faculty in the Mechatronics Program are available during Flex Lab times to assist learners with questions, supervise hands-on labs, and to administer skills assessments. Students receive credit for a course by demonstrated mastery of learner outcomes in a final skills assessment. Student who have not met assessment criteria are given feedback and continue to practice skills. Students can re-take the final skills assessment up to three times.
Program at a glance
- Credits 60
- Degree Type A.A.S.
- Location East Grand Forks Campus, Warroad Site