Mechatronics is CCAC’s signature automation systems program where students learn the integrated skills of supply chain, process technology, robotics/ artificial intelligence and electrical systems. In this program, students acquire skills and knowledge in five major areas: computer programming, electrical systems, mechanical systems, robotics and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Training is relevant to several industries, including Marcellus Shale natural gas, energy and manufacturing as well as supply chain and logistics. Students benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and a quality college education. Students in the degree program may specialize in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Process Technology, Industrial Electronics or Supply Chain Technology.
Graduates of the certificate program may find employment as production workers, inspectors, testers, samplers and weighers, electro-mechanical technicians or maintenance technicians. Degreed graduates may find employment as instrumentation, robotics, electro-mechanical, process, industrial maintenance, field automation, supply chain or automation engineer technicians and also have opportunities to pursue supervisory positions.
CCAC's Mechatronics Program Integrates Industry 4.0
Advanced technology is rapidly becoming integrated into manufacturing systems in Western Pennsylvania and the United States. Today's facilities are not only computerized - many are interconnected to other plants and factories around the globe, and are expected to respond in near-real time to fluctuations in supply chain and logistics. While strong mechanical and electrical skills are still valued, employers have reported critical demand for technicians who have experience with artificial intelligence, data analytics, the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
Students interested in future-proofing their careers have the option to earn industry credentials in robotics, data science and Industry 4.0, while taking courses where they gain hands-on experience with artificial intelligence systems as they are used in actual industrial applications. As an NC3Start school, these certificates are designed and validated by industry leaders, including Festo, Trane, and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.
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CCAC provides an introductory coursework for potential students to earn an industry certification. CCAC also partners with entities and companies for apprenticeships. Go to the links below to find out more about these programs.
Certified Production Technician
GACC Mechatronics Apprenticeship - Coming Soon
CCAC Mechatronics Partnerships
The CCAC Mechatronics program and various employers/agencies collaborate to better equip students for their careers beyond the classroom. In some instances, students visit the various employers/agencies and in other instances potential employers and industry leaders are brought to the college. This approach to education highlights CCAC’s Mechatronics program philosophy of successfully preparing students in the skilled labor niche that make an immediate impact to their prospective or current employer’s bottom line as well as grow personally and professionally. Our program is constantly seeking innovative and practical approaches to keep our students current with industry trends and will continue to explore opportunities to bring visitors to our students or provide exposure in the field.
Mechatronics Program in High School
The CCAC Mechatronics program is poised to jump-start your future education and career with MEC 100 & MEC 102 by offering courses in high school. MEC 100 and 102 are geared for students entering their junior or senior year at school. Sophomores with a strong math aptitude may consider enrolling in the courses as well.