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 a Mechatronic program designed for persons interested in working in the automotive industry. The three-year program is based on German curriculum and Volkswagen global standards.

The program combines five semesters of academic and practical training with four semesters of paid, on-the-job training.

The Automation Mechatronics Program (AMP) is 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 the AMP programs each fall.

The 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.