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Mechatronics Specialist

Award: Career Pathway Certificate

Overview:

The Mechatronics Specialist Career Pathway Certificate program provides a blended approach of classwork, labs and on-the-job-training during which the students will acquire the skills necessary to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair automated mechanical equipment.

Students will develop foundation skills focused on electrical and mechanical systems as well as higher level skills focused on hydraulics, pneumatics, motor controls, variable frequency drives (VFD), programmable logic controllers (PLC) and manufacturing robotics.

For acceptance into the program, candidates are required to attend a Jobs of the Future event prior to starting the certificate program as well as complete the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) assessment to verify Level 5 competency in math.

The Mechatronics Specialist Career Pathway Certificate contains 400 hours of on-the-job training. This training involves working alongside industry professionals and begins after gaining knowledge of basic electricity and mechanical systems.

This program will be delivered and assessed in the order listed below:

CourseHours
Material Identification 16 hours
Basic Electricity 104 hours
Mechanical Drive Systems and *MSSC Maintenance Awareness 72 hours
Introduction to Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics 64 hours
Advanced Fluid Power and Pneumatics 48 hours
Industrial Pumps 24 hours
Motor Control Circuits and VFDs 96 hours
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) 72 hours
Manufacturing with Robotics 40 hours
Total Course Hours 536
On-the-Job Training (Additional hours required) 400 hours
Total Hours 936

Thirteen (13) credits from the Mechatronics Specialist Career Pathway Certificate are transferable into the Industrial Maintenance Technician diploma or 23 credits are transferable into the Industrial Maintenance Technician, Associate of Applied Science program. In order to earn NICC credit for Career Pathway Certificate coursework, students must earn a minimum grade of C-.

*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system based upon industry-defined and federally endorsed national standards and is the gold standard for front-line industrial training.

Mechatronics Specialist

It is easy to apply to the Mechatronics Specialist Career Pathway Certificate program! Simply follow the steps below to complete the application and assessment process. 

Step 1: Attend a Jobs with a Future Event

Register to attend a Jobs with a Future event. You will learn about in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, earning potential and local employment and training options to get started in your career. Some events include networking sessions with industry leaders.

If you plan to enroll in a Career Pathway Certificate, attendance at a Jobs with a Future event is mandatory.

SessionDate & TimeLocationCall to Register
Jobs with a Future: Advanced Manufacturing June 20, 2015
10 a.m.
Town Clock Business Center, Dubuque 563.557.8271, ext. 380
Jobs with a Future: Advanced Manufacturing Oct. 7, 2015
5:30 p.m
Town Clock Business Center, Dubuque 563.557.8271, ext. 380

Step 2: Application and Assessment

There is no fee to apply, and applications are available at a Jobs with a Future event. Applicants to this program are required to complete an admission assessment, the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC). Assessment is offered at Iowa Workforce Development Offices in Dubuque and Decorah. Please bring your application to the assessment.

Step 3:  Interview

Interview with business and project team leaders for acceptance to the Career Pathway Certificate program!

You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Mechatronics Specialist

Graduates of this Career Pathway Certificate program may enter the workforce or transfer credit into the NICC Industrial Maintenance Technician diploma program or the Industrial Maintenance Technician Associate of Applied Science program. Course transfer information is listed in the chart below.

Career Pathway Course

Equivalent Diploma/AAS Course

Transfer
Credit Hours

Material Identification | 16 hours ELE:142 Electrical Material Identification 1
Basic Electricity | 104 hours HCR:403 Basic Electricity 4
Mechanical Drive Systems and Maintenance Awareness | 72 hours IND:195 Mechanical Drives 3
Introduction to Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics | 64 hours ELE:172 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics 3
Advanced Fluid Power and Pneumatics | 48 hours EGT:158 Fluid Power II / Pneumatics 2
Industrial Pumps | 24 hours IND:192 Industrial Pumps 1
Motor Control Circuits and VFDs | 96 hours ELE:203 Motor Control Circuits 4
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) | 72 hours ELT:171 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) 3
Manufacturing with Robotics | 40 hours MFG:284 Manufacturing Robotics 2
536 contact hours + 400 hours on-the-job training 536 contact hours 23

Mechatronics Specialist

Entry-level to Median Salary Range*

$36,884 - $44,988

Estimated Annual Statewide Openings*

200

Estimated Annual Statewide Growth Rate*

2.1%

Employment Sponsors

Dubuque

    • AY McDonald
    • Berry Plastics
    • Bodine Electric Company
    • Bradley Iron Works
    • Decker Precision Machining, Inc.
    • Dubuque Screw Products
    • Dyersville Die Cast
    • EIMCo.
    • Energy Manufacturing Company
    • FarmTek
    • Giese Companies
    • Grove Tools, Inc.
    • Mi-T-M
    • Morrison Brothers
    • Premier Tooling & Manufacturing
    • Schieffer Co. International L.C.
    • Uelner Precision Tools & Dies
    • Unison Solutions
    • Universal Tank and Fabrication
    • Webber Metal Products Inc.

Cresco

    • Alum-Line
    • Featherlite

Manchester

    • Paladin Construction Group (Bradco),
    • Henderson Products Inc.
    • XL Specialized Trailers
    • EIP Manufacturing

Oelwein

    • Ashley Industrial Molding
    • Blessing Industries
    • Quality Plus Manufacturing
    • Transco Railway Products

*Iowa Workforce Development Data