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Pre-Apprentice Mechatronics Workforce Certificate

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Overview

Summary

Technical systems have become more and more complex and the definition of mechatronics has been broadened to include more areas that are technical. Mechatronic technicians are required to work on and with equipment integrating electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, hvac systems and computer controls. Mechatronics Pre- Apprentice fast-track certificate provides training in this  program that relates to the design of systems, devices and products aimed at achieving an optimal balance between basic mechanical structure and its overall control. While working in a hands-on environment students will discover each application in this field. This program is a combination of hands-on skills that prepare students to perform many different jobs in industries including petroleum-field services and automated manufacturing. 

This certificate will earn 12 credit hours towards a field service technician degree

Contact

For more information, please email Caroline Williamson Caroline.J.Williamson@LoneStar.edu or at the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu.

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
INMTC 1109130 Introduction to Manufacturing 24
INMTC 1100501 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance 96
ENERC 1103001 Basic Mechanical Skills (troubleshooting) 48
BUSGC 1101200 Work Skills for the Workplace 16
IEIRC 1102001 Electrical and Electronics Hardware 64
ELPTC 1100306 Programmable Logical Controllers 40
MAIRC 1102102 HVAC Basics 40
BMGTC 1102404 Quality Control for Manufacturing 16
Pre-Apprentice Mechatronics Workforce Certificate Total 344

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Career Options

Wages vary by position title and credentials1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Engineering Technician2
  • Manufacturing Technician2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Program Cost: $4,697   

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.