Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares you for jobs requiring electrical, mechanical, and computer skills necessary to work on complex systems found in manufacturing environments.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the mechatronics engineering program, you will be able to:

  • identify and prepare automated processes
  • identify, analyze, and prepare components not functioning in the system
  • implement quality processes, demonstrate timeliness, and continuous improvements

Graduates should be qualified for the jobs such as industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, start-up, troubleshooting, repair and upgrades of machinery and the associated control system. Students should be prepared to sit for various certification exams noted above after completing certain blocks of courses.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Our mechatronics program is aligned by competencies with 3rd party industry recognized certifications of Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) levels 1 & 2, Packaging Machinery Manufactures Institute (PMMI), National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Industrial Technology Maintenance, and others. Our learning environments are home to the industry's latest equipment and software, as well as quality instructors who bring real-world experience into the classroom. This powerful combination of traditional teaching and hands-on learning prepares our students for employment in today's 21st century workforce.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Apprenticeships

Central Piedmont offers apprenticeships with local business partners. With Apprenticeship 2000, you will have the opportunity to:

  • gain 6400 hours of learning manufacturing skills
  • gain 1600 hours of college education
  • earn while learning
  • get free college and a paycheck
  • earn a Journeyman Certificate by the Department of Labor (Commerce)
  • experience dual training - academics in college/hands on at company
  • earn a scholarship for additional college for bachelor's of arts (differences per company)
  • secure guaranteed employment after graduation

For more information about Apprenticeship 2000, contact Eric Easton at eric.easton@cpcc.edu or 704.330.2722, ext. 3181.

The Details

  • Program Options

    The college catalog details the mechatronics engineering program options currently available at Central Piedmont as well as program eligibility and course requirements. If you would like information on opportunities to transfer associate degree credit to a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Resource Center.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer mechatronics engineering course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career and College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program Requirements

    For detailed information on mechatronics engineering course and program requirements, visit the Central Piedmont Community College catalog.

    It is recommended that all students reference the degree plan relevant to the Central Piedmont catalog (academic) year you entered the program. Courses are laid out in a sequence intended to make a smooth transition from semester to semester. Always plan the current semester you are registering for by checking the pre-requisites of the courses you would like to take the following semester. Keep a rolling plan for two semesters as a general guide, track the pre-reqs! If you have questions, contact your advisor by email first to set an advising time. Also of note, is that even though a pre-req may not be enforced, the courses are grouped as though they are, so you are exposed to competencies that will be of great use in classes the following semester. Taking course randomly and across from the semesters as grouped puts you in jeopardy of missing an opportunity to take a course when offered and could delay your graduation! Again, follow the plan layout as closely as you possibly can. Finally, always compare information from newer catalog years to yours. There may be changes that streamline your time to graduation and you may want to officially update the catalog year your graduation requirements are measured against. There could also be courses you would like to take added to the program. If you receive financial aid, you would need to update your catalog year on record so that your aid will help cover the cost.

  • Locations

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm where courses are available using Schedule Builder.

  • Course Delivery Methods

    • Classroom/Lab
    • Combined (Classroom/Lab and Online)

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm course delivery methods using Schedule Builder.

  • Mechatronics Engineering Careers

    Graduates should be qualified for the jobs such as industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, start-up, troubleshooting, repair and upgrades of machinery and the associated control system. Students should be prepared to sit for various certification exams noted above after completing certain blocks of courses. Example job titles include mechatronics technician, electrical engineering technician, electronics technician, mechanical engineering technician, electro-mechanical engineer, process technician, automation technician, and machine installer. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach or PMMI's Careerlink for detailed mechatronics engineering career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

    If you are a dislocated worker and considering this program, you should visit charlotteworks.com for information on determining your eligibility for WIOA training grant funds.

  • Costs and Aid

    Central Piedmont provides real-world, affordable, hands-on education and career training. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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