Apply to Volkswagen Academy

General Program Information

  • Students are admitted once a year into the fall term
  • Twelve students will be selected for each class through a competitive admissions process
  • Applications accepted from January through July 15th (classes may fill before July 15)
  • No previous college classes are required
  • Courses are taught during the day
  • Cost affordable and paid on-the-job-training (OJT) at the Volkswagen assembly plant
  • Financial aid is available
  • Associate of Applied Science degree
  • Dual education system based on German curriculum and Volkswagen global standards
  • German certification through the German American Chamber of Commerce
  • Conditional job offer from Volkswagen upon successful completion of the program

Mechatronics Systems Applicants Must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at the college level in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Pass a drug test and a background check (paid by Volkswagen)
  • Pass a Volkswagen assessment test
  • Be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Be able to clearly distinguish colors (required for electrical component)
  • Interview with the selection committee
  • Commit to complete the three year program

Steps to Apply

  1. Attend an Information Session
  2. Apply for admission - Apply to the College and Apply to the program Automation Mechatronics Packet
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Take the COMPASS Diagnostic test
  5. Interview with the Mechatronics Systems Admissions Committee and complete a Mechanical Aptitude Test
  6. Submit a drug test and background check
  7. See an academic advisor in the Engineering Technology Division and pre-register for class
  8. Obtain credentials: Student ID and Parking Permit