Robotronics is the combination of systems (robotic, electrical, electronic computer, and controls) into a design useful for manufacturing. The AAS Engineering Systems, Mechatronic Systems concentration provides students with knowledge and hands-on training in electricity, pneumatics, PLC, robotics, CNC and automation. Mechatronic Systems is a step beyond a traditional industrial maintenance program in that multiple disciplines are combined into a systems approach for troubleshooting and resolving problems in an automated manufacturing plant. Robotronic technicians are highly-skilled and valued employees in all industrial settings.
Students will study electricity, electronics, machining, mechanics, robotics, automation, and integrated systems, as well as experience on-the-job-training (OJT) at the Volkswagen assembly plant.
The AAS Engineering Systems, Mechatronic Systems concentration will be taught at the Volkswagen Academy.
Selected students must commit to a two year program which includes course work and paid OJT at the Volkswagen assembly plant.
The OJT will be spent in the Volkswagen plant.
Students will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Systems Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics Systems and Volkswagen Group Academy German Diploma.
Graduates of the program may be offered employment within the Volkswagen facility (production and maintenance); however graduates will be qualified to work in any manufacturing production facility (automotive and non-automotive) that emphasizes lean production methods.
Once participants complete the probationary period (two semesters) they will be compensated throughout the rest of the program.
Yes, continuous registration is required to maintain student status and financial aid.
The cost of the program will vary by semester. Students will pay the same tuition and fees as normal Chattanooga State Community College students and it is based on semester hour.
Yes. Qualified students are eligible for Tennessee Reconnect, Federal Pell Grant and student loans. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) online to qualify for the financial aid.
The sixteen students for each of the fall classes will be selected through a competitive application and interview process. Applications will begin to be accepted from January through March 31st but classes may fill before July 15. Candidates must apply to Chattanooga State and to the Robotronics Program.
No. While students may be admitted to the College, there is a competitive process to be admitted to the Robotronics program.