Mechatronics Program

Volunteer State Community College offers an A.A.S. degree in Mechatronics in Gallatin and Cookeville.

Mechatronics is the blending of engineering fields including mechanical, controls, electronic and computer engineering to automate manufacturing, distribution and complex services through multiple industries.

As a Mechatronics professional, you could be the expert that repairs, maintains, and designs state-of-the-art robotics and computer-aided equipment in today’s fastest growing industries. Visit our Facebook page for more info.

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The Mission of the Mechatronics Program

The mission of the Mechatronics Technology program at Vol State is to provide the academic knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare students for employment as highly skilled mechatronics technicians. This program is designed for students interested in getting into the workforce quickly with the technical skills that employers demand.

Mechatronics Labs at Vol State

Check out one of our two Mechatronics labs in the video below. This one is in Cookeville and we have another state-of-the-art lab in Gallatin.

Outcomes for A.A.S. Mechatronics Graduates

  • 90% of graduates are employed or continued with schooling
  • Average hourly salary of graduates employed in the Mechatronics field: $26.96
  • Received a pay raise after graduation: 67%
  • Received a promotion after graduation: 38%

Source: Survey of Vol State Mechatronics Technology A.A.S. graduates

Retention and Graduation Rates for A.A.S. Mechatronics Students

Fall to Fall Retention

  • 2017 to 2018: 65.1%
  • 2018 to 2019: 62.1%
  • 2019 to 2020: 54.1%
  • 2020 to 2021: 47.9%

3-year Graduation Rate

  • Fall 2017 Freshman Cohort: 47.1%
  • Fall 2018 Freshman Cohort: 23.5%


The Future for A.A.S. Mechatronics Graduates

  • Projected 5% industry growth nationally; even higher in Tennessee
  • Work in any industry that manufactures, moves, or manages goods and services through automated systems. Mechatronics professionals are needed in industries including but not limited to
    • manufacturing
    • distribution
    • automotive
    • healthcare

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Siemens Certification

Volunteer State Students in Mechatronics will be prepared to certify for Siemens Level 1 and 2. This certification is recognized both locally and internationally as a mark of superior training. To learn more, click on the Siemens website

Level 1 Assistant

At this level - A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant would carry out their work at plant assembly sites, workshops or in connections with service operations which utilize complex mechatronic systems.

Level 2 Associate

At this level - A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process control.

Level 3 Professional

Obtained with transfer to APSU in partnership with Vol State At this level - A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Professional will be able to apply selected project and system engineering practices, like requirements engineering, project management, process management, quality assurance & management, etc. in a project, with the goal to design or improve a mechatronic system upon customer and user needs.


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