Vol State Brings Mechatronics Classes to Highland Crest

Vol State and Electrolux officials meet in Gallatin

Volunteer State Community College is offering two Mechatronics evening courses at the Highland Crest campus in Springfield this coming fall semester. It comes as Vol State expands partnerships with area companies, including Electrolux Home Products. Mechatronics professionals are the experts who design, program, repair, and maintain state-of-the-art robotics and computer-aided equipment in today’s fastest growing industries. Electrolux representatives recently toured the Vol State Mechatronics lab in Gallatin. They discussed ways to partner on employee training. The Electrolux commitment to Mechatronics is apparent from a recent $25,000 donation to the college for automated controls for machine design.

Vol State offers a two-year associate of applied science degree in Mechatronics. Classes will be offered in Springfield, but degree seeking students should expect to also take courses in Gallatin. Vol State is offering the Industrial Safety and Electrical Components classes in the fall semester. People who are interested can apply to the college now. For more information visit the web page at www.volstate.edu/mechatronics.

Pictured: Electrolux representatives James Adamson, ME Director; and Tim Dowell, Reliability Technician; are shown with Tim Dean, director of Mechatronics at Vol State; and Jerry Faulkner, Vol State president.