Mechatronics students at Volunteer State Community College are showing an impressive pass rate in certification exams. Twenty-three of twenty-four students recently passed the Siemens Level One Certification exam. The technology company has training and certifications in many different areas. A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant could carry out their work at plant assembly sites or service operations which utilize complex mechatronic systems. The certification is recognized both locally and internationally as a mark of superior training. It’s an important factor for employers in hiring.
Mechatronics is the blending of engineering fields including mechanical, controls, electronic and computer engineering, to automate manufacturing, distribution and complex services through multiple industries. Vol State has an Associate of Applied Science degree program in Mechatronics. The first set of Mechatronics students earning their degree on the Gallatin campus are set to graduate in May. A new, expanded Gallatin Mechatronics lab will open later this year
Classes are taught in Springfield, Gallatin, and Cookeville. Students can apply to the college now for the summer and fall semesters. Students using TN Promise and TN Reconnect for Mechatronics will need to fill out those applications, as well. For more information about a career in Mechatronics visit the web page at www.volstate.edu/mechatronics.
Pictured: Mechatronics students work on a robotic arm assembly in the lab on the Gallatin campus.