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Systems for Success 
If you like hands-on projects and enjoy finding out how systems work, consider a Mechatronics career! Mechatronics is a rapidly growing field that integrates mechanics and electronics. You’ll also gain knowledge and hands-on experience in electricity, fluid power, sensors, control systems, robotics and programmable controllers – components that are used in a wide variety of industrial automation systems, machines and equipment. This program is designed for people who are interested in product development, plant maintenance, machine set up and installation, and troubleshooting of modern computer controlled machines. Mechatronics Engineering Technician jobs are found in the manufacturing, energy, medical, electronics, agriculture, biotechnology, and automotive industries.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring South Central College
Credentials: AAS Degree (60 credits), Diploma (38 credits), Certificates (19 credits)
Location: North Mankato Campus

New! Distance Learning Program

Please click here to see a PDF of course information regarding the tools you will need for the Mechatronics program. Click here to see what the computer hardware and software requirements are for this program. Also, please visit the SCC bookstore at to view the required books and kits for the program. 

Now you can take advantage of South Central College’s state-of-the-art mechatronics resources and earn your AAS Degree – anywhere, anytime. The program utilizes online and simulation tools, along with remote access methods to provide “hands-on” experience.

The Mechatronics Program at South Central College Includes:

  • Physics
  • Electricity
  • Computer Applications
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Quality Concepts
  • Industrial Controls (PLC’s)
  • Fluid Power
  • Robotics
  • Sensors and Controls

Program Advisors
Doug Laven, Mechatronics Instructor
(507) 389-7460 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

David Ewel, Mechatronics Instructor
(507) 389-7498 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Employment Outlook
Local and regional employers have financially supported South Central College’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology major. Why? Because these companies have needs for individuals with skills that are gained through successful completion of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program.
In addition, the need for skilled workers in mechatronics is growing regionally and nationally, leading to the creation of South Central College’s distance learning program.

  SCC Market Area Minnesota National
2013 Jobs 2,302 36,115 1,039,294
2018 Jobs 2,507 37,572 1,055,238
Growth % 9% 4% 2%
Average Hourly Wage $16.78 $17.41 $17.93
Average Annual Wage
(based on 40 hours worked per week)
$34,902 $36,213 $37,294

Source: QCEW data compiled by Economic Modeling Specialist, Inc.

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