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Mechatronics Basics

Technical Diploma

15 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.

Program Overview

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.

Program Outcomes

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
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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.

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State-of-the-art equipment.

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Nationally accredited curriculum.

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Academics

Mechatronics Basics is offered through 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. 

Mobile Lab

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.

Industry Credentials

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. 


Curriculum

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. 

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Featured Mechatronics Basics Courses

32454357
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UGRD
| 2 CR
The learner will develop skills necessary to install, maintain, and repair mechanical drive system components. The learner will use machine components to develop skills for installing and repairing defective mechanical drive systems. The correct installation and maintenance is required for trouble-free operation. COREQUISITE: 32454345 Packaging Systems Equipment and Control.
32454341
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course develops the skills required for the implementation of vacuum, air, and oil used to transmit force for performing useful functions on machines. Students will apply symbols to components and connect components to understand the assembly, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems. The transmission of force is used in a variety of applications and can be hazardous to individuals who do not understand the related laws of physics. COREQUISITE: 32449305 General Safety.
32414335
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is an introduction to electricity. The focus will be on direct current as used in industry. You will learn the basics of series, parallel and combination circuits. You will develop skills in circuit analysis, and electrical measurement using a digital multimeter.

Mechatronics Basics is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Mechatronics Basics student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

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Mechatronics Basics

Technical Diploma
15 Credits / 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Entry Level Electro-Mechanical Assembler, Maintenance Technician, Manufacturing Customer Service
Range of Yearly Salary
$21,870-$36,520 annually
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You can continue your education and advance your skills.

Technical Diploma
52 Credits
Potential Careers
Packaging Systems Assembler, Maintenance Technician, Field Service Technician, Line Mechanic/ Adjuster, Packaging Systems Operator
Range of Yearly Salary
$45,756-$82,000
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Automated Packaging Systems Bachelor's Degree

UW-Green Bay | UW-Stout
Potential Careers
High School Technology Education Instructor, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
Range of Yearly Salary
$27,990–$53,680

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.

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Financial Aid

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. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Mechatronics Basics

15 Credits | Less than 1 Year

$2,250

$2,250 In Tuition and Fees


*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. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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