Mechatronics is a cross-disciplinary field of engineering that combines mechanical, electrical and computer engineering to meet high performance manufacturing industry standards.
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This curriculum combines the concepts and practices of mechanical and electrical processes in order to manipulate motorized, hydraulic, and pneumatic machines to perform complex automated functions in an industrial or manufacturing setting. Students develop the skills to assemble, install, test and troubleshoot, calibrate, and service a variety of devices, products and electronic instruments. Coursework also includes collaborative projects in which students form teams with another program area to build a factory, enabling them to apply their skills and knowledge to a simulated work experience.
In addition to this degree, Virginia Western offers a career studies certificate: Advanced Technology in Mechatronics.
Daniel C. Horine
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing
540-857-6110 | Webber 109
A.S. - Virginia Western Community College, 1998
B.S. - Old Dominion University, 1999
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