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Why Choose the Mechatronics Program?

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field combining mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering and focusing on the design and production of automated equipment. Trained mechatronics professionals design and drive the future of industry, as mechatronics systems form the backbone of every computer-controlled machine and sophisticated consumer product. The interdisciplinary nature of CPTC's Mechatronics program prepares students for roles as mechatronics technicians or engineers in a wide range of career fields. Graduates gain experiences that cross different disciplines and prepare for a rapidly changing economy with the help of CPTC's dedicated faculty and latest industrial equipment. Students acquire work-ready practical skills as they move towards a specialization such as robotics, agricultural automation, PLC programming, control systems, smart infrastructure or industrial automation. 


Mechatronics is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary field that provides a vast array of career opportunities. Graduating with an associate degree in mechatronics makes you valuable to regional employers. Here at CPTC, you will earn credentials that can help you land a job in one of today’s most in-demand fields.
How Long It Takes:

Mechatronics AAS-T Degree: 7 Quarters

Mechatronics AAT Degree: 5 Quarters

Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing and Engineering Certificate: 1 Quarters

Mechatronics Co-Op Certificate A – Power 

Mechatronics Co-Op Certificate B – Control

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.


Potential Careers


Median annual pay in Washington:

$55,610 per year

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Mechatronics Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Mechatronics Program, students will:

  • Understand the necessary steps to plan, execute, and control a mechatronic system.
  • Program, calibrate, configure, test, start up, and operate a mechatronic system.
  • Understand mechatronics as the integration of multiple disciplines in industrial processes. 
  • Identify major application areas for mechatronics.
  • Apply mechatronics in various manufacturing, scientific, and technical applications.
  • Research and apply emerging and future mechatronics technologies.

Meet Your Instructors

Jason Sawatzki

Bldg 25

Carl Wenngren

Bldg 25


Mechatronics Program Information Sessions are hosted in Building 25, Room 103, at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, click here.




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Manufacturing Day Provides Hands-On Opportunities for Students

CPTC Computer Programming instructor Ken Meerdink leads a breakout session

A s one of Clover Park Technical College’s seven schools, Advanced Manufacturing is a key component of the college’s offerings. The college had the opportunity to showcase those programs at its annual Manufacturing Day event on Friday, Oct. 5, with 500 local high school students in attendance to learn about the possibilities of a career in manufacturing.

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Glimpsing the Future of American Manufacturing

CPTC's Mechatronics program attended the 2018 CAMPS Conference in June.

Clover Park Technical College’s Mechatronics program was highlighted at the 2018 Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound Conference earlier this month. The college sent nearly 20 representatives of the program to the event, and C2E Instructional Designer & Data Specialist Richard Hines came away with some thoughts and three takeaways about the future of manufacturing and the role CPTC and other technical colleges can play.

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Mechatronics & Club MEC Recognized at 2018 Manufacturing Conference

CPTC sent 13 students and three faculty members from the Mechatronics program to the 2018 CAMPS Conference. MIRU also made the trip (pictured in center of the group).

Innovating for Our Future: Products, Processes & Technologies" was the theme of the 2018 Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) Conference held Thursday, June 7, in Bellevue, so it was fitting that CPTC’s Mechatronics program was highlighted at the event as the region’s leading two-year college program in manufacturing.

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