14 Credits | Less than 1 year
Mobile Site Delivery, Rice Lake
Career Cluster: Manufacturing
Mechatronics is defined as the combination of mechanics, electronics, computer technologies, sensors, robots, controls, hydraulics and pneumatics. It is used in the development, maintenance, and design of high-tech, efficient machines and products, and also used in automated processes for manufacturing and industrial tasks.
WITC provides the Mechatronics Basics training program for those looking to get a start in the manufacturing industry or advance their careers.
The Mechatronics Basics program will give students the skills to repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery. Students are also trained on how to lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance. The courses in this short-term embedded technical diploma are tied to The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Certification - Level 1 tests - Industrial Electricity 1, Fluid Power 1, Programmable Logic Controllers 1 and Mechanical Components 1.
Mechatronics Basics graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate safe practices and techniques
- Install power transmission components, fluid power components, and automation components
- Maintain power transmission components, fluid power components, and automation components
WITC focuses on the skills that are priorities for industry. Not only are students working on real equipment, but they are also gaining real skills. A major focus is on training to troubleshoot. Whether the problem is mechanical, software related, or networking, students gain valuable experience in the theory, logic and process of troubleshooting.
Nationally accredited curriculum.
Learn by doing.
Mechatronics Basics is offered through flex and in-person classes at the Rice Lake campus. The mobile lab is available to travel to on-site locations for manufacturing partners and high schools.
WITC’s Mechatronics mobile lab is designed to offer coursework at off-campus sites to provide increased training opportunities for manufacturing partners and high schools. The mobile lab is equipped with state of the art equipment to provide learners with hands-on training.
Following course completion, students are eligible to take the Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Mechatronics Certification, Level 1 online exams. PMMI credentials include Industrial Electricity 1, Fluid Power 1, Programmable Logic Controllers 1, and Mechanical Components 1. These certification exams are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Manufacturing Institute’s Skills Certification System.
Less Than 1 Year
This technical diploma is just 15 credits and can be completed in less than one year. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to get a rewarding career in the exciting and innovative field of Mechatronics.
The program is comprised of 15 credits that can be completed in less than one year. It is offered in person at the Rice Lake campus, and the mobile lab can travel to off-campus sites for increased convenience and flexibility.
You could take this first and get a credential.
You can continue your education and advance your skills.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
14 Credits | Less than 1 Year
$753 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Mechatronics Basics Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Mechatronics Basics technical diploma.