Volkswagen Academy

Volkswagen Academy in partnership with Chattanooga State

A unique collaboration between a global manufacturer and an American community college.

Chattanooga State's Engineering Technology Division and the Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations have developed two Mechatronic programs designed for persons interested in working in the automotive industry. The three-year programs are based on German curriculum and Volkswagen global standards.

Both programs combine five semesters of academic and practical training with four semesters of paid, on-the-job training.

The Automation Mechatronics Program (AMP) and the Car Mechatronics Program (CMP) are taught at the state-of-the-art Volkswagen Academy adjacent to the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant.

Students are selected through a competitive admissions process for each program.

Twelve students are admitted to both the AMP and CMP programs each fall.

Each program offers students a comprehensive learning environment that blends classroom and laboratory instruction with paid, on-the-job training experience in the Volkswagen plant.

The Automation Mechatronics track prepares the engineering technology students in automated assembly and manufacturing processes at Volkswagen.

The Car Mechatronics track is to prepare engineering technology students in complex automotive systems in Volkswagen products.