Mechatronics Technology

Program Overview

The Mechatronics Technology diploma program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as a Mechatronics technician/electrician.  The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement.  Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills.  The diploma program teaches skills in Mechatronics Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC’s, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers.

Students are accepted into the Mechatronics Technology diploma program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 3 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 50 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Mechatronics diploma 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

North Campus (Sandersville)
South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$35,000.00 – $50,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $5,993.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,450.00
(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 Technology diploma 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;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.



Course Overview

  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following:
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • credit hours contact hours
  • Choose one of the following:
  • EMPL1000Interpersonal Relations & Prof Devlpmnt2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • PSYC1010Basic Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • IDFC1013Solid State Devices I3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1101DC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • IDSY1105AC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1110Industrial Motor Controls I4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1120Basic Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1190Fluid Power Systems4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1210Industrial Motor Controls II4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1220Intermediate Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1230Industrial Instrumentation4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • AUMF1150Introduction to Robotics3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • MCTX2250Mechatronics Capstone3 credit hours64 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 50