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Mechatronics

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

Mechatronics Certificate: 3 Quarters

Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing and Engineering Certificate: 1 Quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

 

Potential Careers

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN

Median annual pay in Washington:

$55,610 per year

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Career Pathway

 

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.


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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
253-589-8810
jason.sawatzki@cptc.edu


Carl Wenngren

Bldg 25
253-589-8810
carl.wenngren@cptc.edu

 

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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STORIES ABOUT OUR MECHATRONICS PROGRAM

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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Mechatronics Combines “Cupcakes & Competencies” at Employer Demo Event

Trays of cupcakes prepared by CPTC's Pastry Arts program featured listings of competencies taught in the Mechatronics program.

Cupcakes, coffee, and important conversation filled the room at the Clover Park Technical College Mechatronics Program’s “Cupcakes & Competencies” event Friday, as the program unveiled a new “Smart Matching System” to local employers and other guests.

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CPTC Hosts Mechatronics for Military Info Session

The CPTC Mechatronics program hosted a local employer discussion as part of the Mechatronics for Military Info Session and Lab Tour on March 10.

A Mechatronics degree can be a passport to a bright career for transitioning service members, and that was the message at the Mechatronics for Military Info Session and Lab Tour hosted by Clover Park Technical College’s Mechatronics program March 10.

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