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Mechatronics Program

Mechatronics Program

Mechatronics Program

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A Roane State Technology Plus Program
education + certification + employment

The mechatronics program will prepare you for today's clean, creative, technology-driven manufacturing careers.

  • Learn to operate, maintain and repair automated manufacturing systems.
  • Take hands-on courses in automation, robotics, electronics, computer programming, hydraulics, pneumatics and more.

Earn your certificate or degree in mechatronics.

  • Take hands-on courses (evening classes available).
  • Learn the skills you need for clean, high-tech manufacturing jobs.
  • Earn certifications valued by employers.
  • Get on-the-job experience through internships and receive help with job placement.
  • Give yourself a foundation to continue your education in the field.

Because mechatronics is a Roane State Technology Plus program, you will:

  • Learn high-tech skills as you earn your college certificate or degree.
  • Plus, learn communication skills and teamwork skills employers want.
  • Plus, earn industry certifications valued by employers.
  • Plus, intern with companies and receive help with job placement.

Student working with electronics

Education Certification Employment
Year 1    
Complete the one-year certificate program, which includes courses in electrical components, mechanical components, electro-pneumatics and hydraulic control circuits and basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers. Siemens Level I: Students with this certification are capable of performing routine, preventive maintenance; recognizing malfunctions; and referring malfunctions to appropriate experts. After the one-year certificate program, students will be prepared for jobs in which they maintain automated machinery, troubleshoot machinery, perform maintenance and repairs, and identify and report malfunctions.
Year 2    
Complete the two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program, which includes courses in process control technologies, automation systems, motor control, and mechanical components and systems. Plus, learn communication skills and teamwork skills through general education courses such as speech and English. Siemens Level II: Students with this certification are capable of installing, implementing and modifying software tools used in mechatronics systems. They can also program mechatronics modules and systems, especially PLCs. After the two-year degree program, students will be prepared for jobs in which they program automated machines, help design assembly lines, and evaluate how well an automated system is performing.
Beyond Year 2    
Consider continuing your education at universities such as Middle Tennessee State University, which offers a bachelor's degree in mechatronics engineering. Siemens Level III: Students with this certification are capable of designing mechatronics systems. After earning a bachelor's degree, students will be prepared for jobs in which they design assembly lines and oversee their operation.

How much will I make?

Graduates with a one-year certificate often make $14-$16 per hour initially. Graduates with an A.A.S. degree can expect to make $15-17 initially. The average salary for mechatronics technicians in the Knoxville area is $48,200 per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, Knoxville area, (maintenance workers, machinery). Salaries based on completion of appropriate education level and fulfillment of professional requirements and standards. Salaries can vary.

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