Mechatronics - Certificate Program
If you're excited by technology and enjoy working with your hands, the Mechatronics Certificate at Eastern Florida might be the perfect pathway for you to build a satisfying and successful career.
Mechatronics combines mechanics, electronics, and computing skills, and is commonly used in the modern automated manufacturing industry. Mechatronics specialists work to create smarter, simpler, and more efficient systems.
EFSC's Mechatronics program is a 30-credit-hour College Credit Certificate (CCC) that will prepare you for a career in advanced manufacturing. You'll learn how to assemble, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair automated machinery.
The program provides a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training in a lab setting, giving you the knowledge and skills needed for employment in the industry.
The Mechatronics Certificate can be pursued as a standalone qualification or as a stepping stone toward earning the associated Engineering Technology A.S. degree.
Mechatronics - Certificate Program
Mechatronics Certificate - Course Curriculum
The Mechatronics Certificate program comprises 10 face-to-face courses that must be taken in sequence, as they build on one another. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics including safety and quality issues, the use and care of metal fabrication tools and equipment, precision measurement, electronic circuitry, computer-aided design (CAD), robotics, fluid systems, and programmable logic controllers.
Mechatronics Certificate - Admissions Information
The Mechatronics CCC is an open-access program with ongoing admissions. Simply apply using the general application process. The program's extensive coursework prepares graduates for employment without any general education or placement testing requirements, making it a popular option for students who want a hands-on path to a career.
If you have any questions about enrolling in Mechatronics, contact the program advisor or reach out to the Engineering Program Manager, Bruce Hesher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-433-5779.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
If you're an in-state student considering this program, you can expect to pay around $3,120 for tuition. It's important to note that this cost does not include additional expenses, such as course materials or lab fees. However, the program is eligible for Federal financial aid and scholarships that could help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. It's worth exploring these options to make your education even more affordable!
College Courses You Would Take
Your Mechatronics training will provide valuable industry knowledge and technical skills that you can apply immediately. If you attend full-time, it typically takes about three semesters or approximately a year to complete the certificate. For part-time students, it may take a bit longer. These are just some of the courses you'll take:
Explores parallel and series DC circuits, resistance, Ohm's Law, circuit analysis methods, AC generation, inductance, capacitance, and more.
Covers OSHA compliance, environmental safety standards, various workplace hazards, industrial hygiene, and more.
Provides a basic foundation for mechanical measurement techniques used in manufacturing environments including the principles of instrument use.
Introduces the principles of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and how they operate in manufacturing applications, and analyzes fluid circuits.
Why Study Mechatronics at EFSC?
The Partnership Advantage
As a mechatronics student at EFSC, you'll benefit from the statewide collaborative effort between Florida college, the state Department of Education, and manufacturers to create the engineering technology framework.
The courses in the Mechatronics CCC are also part of the A.S. degree, offering a seamless pathway for further education. These courses meet industry standards and align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).
Learn From the Professionals
Our Engineering Technology and Mechatronics programs are taught by faculty members with extensive industry experience. Many of our instructors are working professionals, which means they bring their real-world knowledge and expertise directly into the classroom.
Our faculty members have also made notable contributions to the field, such as leading advancements in static electricity safety. They also played a key role in establishing the ET Forum, a platform that fosters collaboration among more than 20 Florida colleges and promotes connections between academia and industry.
Jump-Start Your Career with Industry Certifications
Industry certifications can greatly boost your résumé, increase your earning potential, and help you stand out from other job candidates. When you earn an industry certification through training and an exam, it shows employers that you've acquired and mastered a specific set of skills. Learn more about earning certifications through EFSC's Engineering Technology department and your Mechatronics CCC courses.
Related Engineering Programs
Mechatronics is one of the certificate programs that can be used to build toward the A.S. degree. Explore all your options in the Engineering Technology program.