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Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics

Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics Statistics: - Jobs in the area: 22,000 as of 2018, Exam pass rate: 100%, Program length: as little as 9 months, Average salary: $53,000

About the Program

Mechatronics is a field that combines mechanics, electronics and computer technologies to create “smart” products that improve lives in countless ways. In our program, you will:

  • Receive excellent preparation for future job opportunities.
  • Be prepared for industry certifications
  • Receive hands-on training using current industry equipment.
  • Learn from certified instructors with mechatronics backgrounds and industry experience

With funding from a U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) grant, the College of Lake County has developed a state-of-the-art, 30-credit-hour certificate program to prepare students to become in-demand mechatronics technicians. Mechatronics technicians help design, install, maintain and repair industrial equipment and a wide array of appliances used in business.

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Scholarship Opportunity Available

Metallica Scholars Program

The Metallica Scholars program is designed to provide support of job skill training for community college students and elevate the importance of career and technical education. Grant funds will provide scholarships and services to students in this program.

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Career Opportunities

Typical job titles in this field include mechatronics technician, robotics technician, electrical and electronics repairer, mechanical engineering technician and electronics engineering technician.

Why study at CLC?

Graduates of our program will stand out from the competition by being eligible to earn four prestigious, industry-recognized certifications:

  • Siemens Level 1 Certification, sponsored by Siemens AG, the Munich, Germany-based company
  • Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Certified Production Technician
  • WorkKeys®, a nationally recognized job-skill assessment program sponsored by American College Testing, Inc.
  • Certified Solid Works® Associte certification for 3D design software


Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics Program

Discover the high-tech careers in mechatronics, where you will learn the skills to be successful in the cutting-edge fields of automation, robotics and mechatronics.

See also: Spanish Version - Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics Program video