Mechatronic Systems Concentration

Mechatronic Systems Concentration

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Mechatronics integrates the fields of mechanical, electrical, robotics, controls and computer engineering to optimize the functionality of modern engineering systems.

This concentration has two specialization tracks which have a foundation in electrical and mechanical technology. The Automation Mechatronics track balances mechanical, electrical, and automation coursework for students interested in pursuing careers in mult-craft maintenance and troubleshooting, engineering services, and equipment installation. The Electrical and Instrumentation track emphasizes programmable logic control (PLC), motor control, and instrumentation and calibration for students interested in pursuing a career as a PLC programmer, control systems technician, and Instrumentation and calibration technician.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates in this rapidly growing field are prepared for engineering technician positions in:

  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Heavy Equipment Manufacturing,
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Consumer Products Manufacturing
  • And many other exciting career opportunities.

Salary Expectations:

National Annual Mean Wage: $53,100
Tennessee Annual Mean Wage: $62,600
O*Net Online, July 2015


WACKER Apprenticeships Available


What is a TTP?

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. The Tennessee Transfer Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A student who completes all the courses listed on a particular Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Chattanooga State. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all the community college courses taken will be accepted at the university and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.

Visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathways website to view the  for this program.