Real Skills for the Real World
What is “Mechatronics”?
Mechatronics is the study of mechanics, electronics, and system control technologies with the goal of developing the knowledge and skills required to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electro-mechanical systems in an industrial environment.
What kind of classes will students take?
In addition to the required general education classes, students will take more than a dozen hands-on technical courses, including electricity and electronics, mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics, instrumentation, and programmable logic controllers.
What kind of jobs will it lead to?
A troubleshooting technician (Mechatronics graduate) can find work anywhere there is machinery that needs to be installed, maintained, or repaired. This might include local companies such as: Swanson Industries, WVU Hospitals, Inc., Mon Power / First Energy, Novelis, Corhart Refractories Company, Armstrong Wood Products, Inc., Weyerhaeuser, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, and Chemtura Corporation.
What could graduates expect to earn?
Local anticipated wages for entry-level graduates are estimated to range from $30,000 to $50,000 annually, with earning potential rising with additional experience.
Where do I sign up?
To sign up for the program, go to www.pierpont.edu/pierpontadmit and fill out the application form, specifying Mechatronics Technology (code 1137) for item #19, or call 304-367-4892.