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 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.


The Mechatronics-2-Jobs LEAP 2.0 Grant Project expands the Mechatronics A.A.S program targeting potential students in Macon, Robertson, Sumner, Trousdale, and Wilson counties. The grant helped purchase equipment for the new Mechatronics classes on the Main campus in Gallatin and the Highland Crest Campus in Springfield. Mechatronics classes are also available from Vol State at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC).

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