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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.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester 
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)

Train for a Mechatronics Career Online

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 iMEC distance learning program.

Mechatronics
  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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