Systems for Success
Today’s high tech manufacturing environment calls for individuals who can install and maintain a wide variety of computer-controlled systems, machinery and equipment. It was with this need in mind that South Central College created its Mechatronics program in 2009. The program provides comprehensive instruction and hands-on experience with Mechanical Systems (Mecha), Electronics (Tronics), Fluid Power, Automation and Robotics. Guided by instructors who have worked in the field, you will gain the skills required by today’s advanced manufactures. And because the program incorporates nationally recognized certifications, you will have the credentials you need to demonstrate your skill level wherever your Mechatronics career takes you.
Credentials: AAS Degree (60 credits), Diploma (38 credits), Certificates (19 credits)
Locations: North Mankato Campus and Online with iMEC
(Also coming to the Faribault Campus Fall 2015)
The Mechatronics Program at South Central College Includes:
- Computer Applications
- Mechanical Systems
- Quality Concepts
- Industrial Controls (PLC’s)
- Fluid Power
- Sensors and Controls
Doug Laven, Mechatronics Instructor
David Ewel, Mechatronics Instructor
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 iMEC distance learning program.
|SCC Market Area||Minnesota||National|
|Average Hourly Wage||$16.78||$17.41||$17.93|
|Average Annual Wage
(based on 40 hours worked per week)
Source: QCEW data compiled by Economic Modeling Specialist, Inc.