The proliferation of smart machines has put the field of Mechatronics into high gear. Mechatronics combines engineering, machining, robotics, information technology and electronics. With the goal of more efficient machine solutions, Mechatronics Technicians are in demand in a range of industries, including manufacturing and production, medical, agriculture and energy.
At Southeast Tech, you will have one year of electronics as a core in addition to specialty courses in areas such as:
- Programmable logic controllers
- System controls
- Motor controls
An associate’s degree in Mechatronics from Southeast Tech gives you the skills to formulate automated solutions for manufacturing challenges large and small – from vehicle manufacturing to microelectronics products.
Job Placement Rate
Southeast Tech's Mechatronics program boasts a 100% job placement rate among its 2020 graduates.
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What Will You Learn?
Cost efficiencies rule in manufacturing. Preventive and predictive maintenance reduces downtime and saves money. Do you like troubleshooting electronic and mechanical circuits? Do you enjoy team environments with the goal of improving throughput on a system? As a Mechatronics professional, you will help improve manufacturing productivity, efficiencies and costs. Your valuable input will help build a stronger, more sustainable business model.
Why Study Mechatronics at Southeast Tech
During your training in Mechatronics in Sioux Falls, you will read schematics for signal flow and troubleshooting; build and analyze electronic circuits and mechanical systems; learn electronic theory for DC/AC, digital and analog circuits; and show proper operation of test equipment. Your Associate of Applied Science degree also helps you:
Demonstrate Professionalism / Communication: Working with STC’s faculty, you will gain confidence in research and team skills, including problem solving to aid customer satisfaction.
Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills: You will demonstrate troubleshooting skills on circuits and faulty components, as well as confident mathematical analysis of electronic circuits.
Take Advantage of Hands-On Learning: While earning your associate's degree in Mechatronics, you will learn in a hands-on lab from experienced instructors.
Careers in Manufacturing, Robotics and Design
Mechatronics engineers find careers in these areas:
- Propulsion systems
- Engineering design
- Computer simulations and modeling
- Technology control systems
- Mechanical design
Southeast Tech’s program curriculum for Mechatronics totals 66 credits over two years, including classes in Computer Essentials, Applied Mechanics, CAD for Mechatronics, and System Control and Data Acquisition.
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