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Mechatronics Technology

Mechatronics is high-tech problem solving. When a line is down in a plant, hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake each hour. The mechatronics technician is on the job to see that doesn’t happen or if it does, that the interruption is very brief.

High-tech, high pay

As a key player in the whole production operation, the position is well-respected and well paid. In fact, the average starting salary is around $38,500 for Greenville Technical College graduates, and the money only increases from there. 
    

Education is essential

Maybe you’re thinking that if salaries are so good in the industry, you should forget about college and get right to work. But you can’t earn those salaries without an associate degree. Without the education, promotions will only take you so far before you hit a ceiling and your career stalls out — if you’re lucky. Some employers won’t even grant an interview to the job candidate who doesn’t have a two-year degree.
    

A career you can count on

Currently, there are many openings for people with practical knowledge in the integration of electrical systems, fluid power, electronics, computer controls, PLCs, instrumentation, robotics, and information technology. The current work force is aging and experienced technicians are retiring, so a new generation of qualified people is needed to keep industry running.

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What you’ll learn in the program

This program prepares students to inspect, diagnose, repair, service, and install electro-mechanical equipment, automated manufacturing, and packaging machinery. It will also enable those currently employed in the field to develop additional knowledge and skills, which will enhance their ability to perform duties as technicians in industrial and service organizations.

Students develop basic foundational skills and understanding in

  • electronics
  • electrical control systems
  • hydraulics and pneumatics
  • mechanical power systems
  • AC/DC motors and drive systems
  • programmable logic controllers
  • robotics
  • troubleshooting strategies

Is Mechatronics right for you?

Those who find success in Mechatronics are problem solvers, people who love the variety when each day is different. They’re rarely in the office. Instead, they’re out on the manufacturing floor, making sure the process flows and nothing gets in the way. And even though they’ve learned a lot about programmable logic controllers, automated technology, robotics, pneumatics and hydraulics, technicians also learn every day on the job.

Program details and courses

Mechatronics Technology Concentration
Associate in Applied Science

This program teaches the skills required by mechatronics technicians for the 21st century’s high-tech world of automated manufacturing, an inter-disciplinary field involving control systems, electronic systems, computers, robotics, and mechanical systems.

  • Taught at Greenville Tech’s Brashier Campus. 

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NEW! Production Technology Associate I
Certificate in Applied Science

The program provides students with the knowledge necessary for employment as an entry-level production technician in a manufacturing facility. 

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NEW! Production Technology Associate II
Certificate in Applied Science  

This program prepares graduates with the skills necessary to become entry-level production workers. Students will learn how to apply the basic principles of industry standard quality, maintenance, and communication systems to a manufacturing process.

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Mechatronics I
Certificate in Applied Science

The program develops basic foundational skills and understanding of electrical, mechanical, fluid power and automation control commonly found in the industrial manufacturing environment.

  • Courses taken through this certificate can be applied toward the associate degree program.
  • Taught at Greenville Tech’s Brashier Campus. 

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Mechatronics II
Certificate in Applied Science

This option delivers knowledge in the industrial automated manufacturing technology area. The student will develop basic foundational skills and understanding in electronics, robotics, motors, motor drives, and programmable logic controllers. In addition, basic troubleshooting strategies will be developed on an automated manufacturing line.

This certificate further develops students completing Mechatronics I as well as advanced students already working in industry in areas such as, but not limited to, robotics, PLC and applications, sensors and controllers, troubleshooting, and process controls.

  • Courses taken through this certificate can be applied toward the associate degree program.
  • Taught at Greenville Tech’s Brashier Campus. 

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Industrial Electricity
Certificate in Applied Science

This program prepares students for entry-level electrician positions, giving you knowledge of residential wiring and commercial/industrial applications.

  • Taught at Greenville Tech’s Barton Campus. 

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Gainful Employment

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, we encourage you to review our gainful employment disclosure information for Industrial Electricity, Mechatronics I, Mechatronics II and Mechanical/Electrical Maintenance.

Accreditation

Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.