Advanced Manufacturing Production Technician

Program Description

The Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Career Program prepares you for an entry-level position as an industrial maintenance technician.

Mechatronics is where mechanical, electronic, control, and software engineering converge. Also known as electro-mechanical maintenance technicians, mechatronics technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines.

Mechatronics technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development.

Career Program Summary

Number of Skills Courses 147
Time to complete 2.5 months*
*Completing three modules per day

Certification Opportunity

Students who complete this program have the opportunity of earning a nationally-recognized certification. Certification exams are delivered through our testing partner SpaceTEC®.

SpaceTEC is the National Science Foundation’s National Resource Center that promotes and educates candidates for technical employment. Its certification programs offer performance-based examinations that result in industry-driven nationally recognized credentials that reflect the competencies employers demand.

180 Skills / SpaceTEC Certifications are industry-recognized nationwide. These Certifications let employers know that you have attained the highest level of achievement in the subject matter.

The cost of the exams are included in the tuition for the Career Program.

Click the Body of Knowledge logo to view the full Certification Body of Knowledge.

Skills Competencies included in this Career Program

Income opportunity

According to the Manufacturing Institute (The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond) over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled. The skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled.

Employment of mechatronics technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022. Mechatronics technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain demand for their services.

The median annual wage for mechatronics technicians is $51,820.*

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2012.
O-net job code: 49-2094.00

Hiring Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Building maintenance
  • Civil infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Consumer products
  • Electrical equipment
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Materials processing
  • Medical devices
  • Military