Harper College

Mechatronics Technician

Mechatronics technicians use a combination of mechanical, electrical, computer and software skills to work with smart technologies, such as robots, automated guided systems and computer-integrated manufacturing equipment.

The Mechatronics Technician Apprenticeship is a three-year program in which students attend courses in the Fall and Spring semesters. The rest of the year the apprentice receives mechatronics training from a dedicated mentor at the hiring company.

Students completing this program will earn an A.A.S. degree in Manufacturing Technology, three NIMS credentials, a certification from the Department of Labor that they are fully qualified for their occupation, and three years of experiences.

Job Outlook

Employment of electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians projects about 1,200 openings per year between 2020 – 2030.

Salary Outlook

Please note: The following are NOT a guarantee of salary, just an estimated outlook in this industry:

The median annual wage for electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians was $59,800 in May 2020.

Job Titles Related to Mechatronics Technician

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  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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Next steps

  1. Submit an Interest Form
  2. Apply to Harper College
  3. Take the placement test by visiting your Student Portal and click "Testing".
  4. Interview with companies interested in hiring an apprentice.
Last Updated: 6/18/24