Automation and Mechatronics
Skilled electronics and robotics technicians are in demand!
With the increase in manufacturing, so has the demand for skilled electronics and robotics technicians. Many of today’s manufacturing processes rely on automation and robotics. Even though this equipment may have reduced manual labor, the human touch is still necessary to make it all work. In Bates’ Automation and Mechatronics program, students learn to install, diagnose, maintain, modify, test, and calibrate electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems used in manufacturing support equipment and production machinery, including industrial robots. If you have a creative mind, like to solve problems and work with computers, then seize the opportunity to be a part of this burgeoning field.
Career Advisor: Dan Eberle253-680-7002 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Central / Mohler Campus Hours: 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Program Length: Seven Quarters
- National Median Salary$58,350
- National Potential Annual Job Openings1,300
This information is base on data from June 2021.
At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.
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Associate of Applied Science
Automation and Mechatronics
CIP: 47.0105 EPC: 657
In the Automation and Mechatronics program, students learn to install, diagnose, maintain, modify, test, and calibrate electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems used in manufacturing support equipment and production machinery, including precision machine tools (CNC) and industrial robots.
The program consists of a certificate of training in Basic Electricity, a one-year Electrical Technician certificate, and a two-year Industrial Technology degree that prepares students for entry into electrical apprenticeships. . The program features equipment and software from industry leaders such as Allen Bradley, Rockwell Automation, FANUC Robotics, Bosch, Siemens, Famic Technologies, and National Instruments. Focus is on the intelligent control of machines and processes using programmable logic controllers (PLCs), embedded controllers; variable frequency drives (VFDs), industrial networks, sensors & transducers, instrumentation and robotics. The electrical curriculum is based on guidelines from the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) for electrical trades. The program also offers in-depth career training for those interested in becoming an electronics technician in the manufacturing, scientific, aerospace, or civilian military industries.
Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.
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