This program of study prepares students to work in the growing field of mechatronics. It combines technical skills from the computer, electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines to develop well-rounded, multi-skilled technicians who can design, install, program, integrate, service and troubleshoot mechatronic components and systems.
Mechatronics has been identified as one of the ten emerging technologies that will change the world. The U.S. Department of Labor has listed mechatronics as a new and emerging “green jobs” growth area that also has been identified as one of the in-demand industry clusters. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for mechatronics is green and bright through 2018 with an annual salary around $50,000. According to the Center for Automotive Research, mechatronics will dominate future hiring at motor vehicle firms. The National Council on Competitiveness estimates that 100 million new jobs will be created in the 21st century at the intersection of disciplines rather than in individual disciplines. Mechatronics technicians exhibit this multi-disciplinary or multi-skilled requirement.
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