Mechatronics Specialist

Program Overview

The Mechatronics Specialist certificate program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as a Mechatronics Technician  The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement.  This program provides students with the necessary skills and understanding to perform installation, diagnostics and repair to mechatronic systems and automated equipment.  The program focuses on Mechanics, Fluid Power and Robotics.

Students are accepted into the Mechatronics Specialist certificate program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 11 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Mechatronics Specialist certificate program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$22,500 – $33,000

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,431.00
Books & Supplies:  $500.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Mechatronics Specialist certificate program are prepared for employment as an industrial electricians or Mechatronics technicians. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

Submit a completed application and application fee;
Be at least 16 years of age;
Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • AUMF1150Introduction to Robotics3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ELCR2140Mechanical Devices2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ELCR2150Fluid Power2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • IDSY1160Mechanical Laws and Principles4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 11