Mechatronics, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

The Mechatronics program provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for the mechatronics industry. You will learn math, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, fluid systems, rigging, and welding in Mechatronics.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1.  discuss concepts related to trade calculations, inspection, safety, quality, electrical systems, PLCs, mechanical systems, fluid power, rigging, and welding;

2.  troubleshoot and repair equipment using a multidisciplinary​ approach; and

3.  secure employment in a facility using mechatronic equipment.

Program Credential

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

Approximately 180 hours/six months to complete.

Program Requirements

  • PC: Windows XP or later / Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later (Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash)
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible
  • Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

VOA577

Mechatronics- Part 1

90

Instructional materials provided in class

$998

T-$50/F-$948

VOA578

Mechatronics- Part 2

90

 Same as VOA577

$998

T-$50/F-$948

Course Series:

180

 

$1,996

T-$100/F-$1,896

Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:

Mechatronics Engineer, Mechatronics Technician, Automation Engineer, Automation Specialist, or a Controls Engineer

Career Coach

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Contact Information

Program Coordinator:  Nancy Kukay|  nkukay@ccbcmd.edu  | 443-840-4171 | Catonsville | BESS 100K

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4476 |Catonsville | BESS 100