Mechatronics

Course Description

Mechatronics combines traditional fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing, robotics, and control systems.  This course encourages creative thinking and problem solving through the use of technology and machinery. During the course, students will work with robotics, design and race an electric car and work with state-of-the-art machines used in the manufacturing industry. Pathway: Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Potential Careers

  • Engineering
  • CNC Machining
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) work 
  • Robotics
  • Tool & Die
  • Machine Repair Technician

Course Considerations

  • Basic Math
  • Geometry
  • Basic Writing
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Ability to complete tasks thoroughly
  • Feel comfortable around operating machinery
  • Fine detail oriented
  • Willingness to combine shop work with academic learning
  • Visualize 3D shapes from 2D drawings
  • Fine motor skills/physically able to use equipment 
  • Shop
  • Problem Solving
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs
  • Willingness to learn new technology and software