Mechatronics Technology

Career Certificate
Cost
$5,509*

Program industrial robots and equipment

Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and robot programming

The future is today! Automation changes the way humans work. Become an in-demand mechatronics technician with a state-of-the-art certificate in Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics (A.R.M.). After 1 year of full-time study, you can start a career in clean manufacturing environments using complex automated systems.

Get hands-on training using the latest industrial equipment in modern facilities. Students have the option of taking daytime courses at the Grayslake campus or evening classes at the Lakeshore campus.

What can you do with a Certificate in Automation, Robotics & Mechatronics?

The Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics certificate prepares you for careers in Automation and Robotics. Many students are employed in the automation field before they even finish their certificate.

Students can also continue their education in the automation and robotics field by pursuing CLC’s Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics. The second year A.R.M. classes are offered in the evening. Six additional technical courses are needed in addition to the required general education courses for the A.A.S.

Highlights

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  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    MET 299 1
    ARM 111 1
    ARM 112 1
    ARM 113 1
    ARM 151 1
    ARM 152 1
    ARM 153 1
    ARM 156 1
    ARM 157 1
    ARM 158 1
    ARM 171 1
    ARM 172 1
    ARM 173 1
    PMT 114 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MET 299
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 111
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 112
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 113
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 151
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 152
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 153
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 156
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 157
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 158
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 171
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 172
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 173
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PMT 114
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ARM 155 1
    ARM 174 1
    ARM 175 1
    ARM 176 1
    ARM 181 1
    ARM 182 1
    ARM 183 1
    ARM 191 1
    ARM 192 1
    ARM 193 1
    ARM 196 1
    ARM 197 1
    ARM 198 1
    • Course Code ARM 155
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 174
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 175
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 176
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 181
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 182
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 183
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 191
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 192
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 193
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 196
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 197
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 198
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

31


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Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics at CLC

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This certificate is just one possible way to study automation, robotics and mechatronics. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Chad Holt, CLC student

    Chad Holt

    Adult Learner

    "I have a lot of technical skills, but I didn't have the formal education side. I've connected a lot of dots (in this program), and it's really helped me to polish and hone my skills."


    Chad is a full-time employee striving to earn two (2) associate degrees in automation, robotics and mechatronics and mechanical engineering technology. His goal is to upskill and get ahead of tech advancements in his field.

    Read Chad's story

    Chad Holt, CLC student


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