The term “mechatronics” is used in advanced manufacturing with regard to the electronic control of mechanical/hydraulic/pneumatic systems. We are excited to offer this new program to allow students to gain entry into this exciting and well-paying field. This new FastForward Mechatronics Fundamentals Program will serve as an integrated on-ramp for the VWCC Mechatronics AAS degree, a highly successful advanced manufacturing program in our region.
This program offers a series of 7 courses to prepare workers for an advanced manufacturing environment in entry level jobs such as Electromechanical Technician, Production Technician or Industrial Maintenance Technician.
This skill set is highly sought after in our region, with 1,570 unique job postings and a median advertised salary of $47.7K, ranging from $20K to $120K (Source: EMSI, Jan 2019 – May 2020, including all experience levels).