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Mechatronics ICAPS

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What is Mechatronics?
 

Mechatronics is a blend of mechanical, electrical, and computer skills to design, build and operate smart machines. Mechatronics engineering technologists 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.

Learn more about Mechatronics.

What is the Mechatronics ICAPS program?
 

The Mechatronics ICAPS is a short-term program that helps prepare students for employment in the mechatronics field as an electrical and electronic engineering technician, an industrial machinery mechanic, or a mechanical engineering technician.  Qualifying students earn a college certificate with academic support.

Program Includes:

  •  Academic support in the college courses
  • An additional academic support class that provides assistance with college coursework, test preparation, and college & career readiness skills
  • Transition to college and help with any obstacles that arise
  • Assistance with the financial aid process
  • Books and materials that are provided at no cost
  • Employability skills and assistance with job search
  • Preparation for Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam, an industry-recognized credential for graphics.

Financial Assistance may be available

Target Population:

  • Former or current adult education students
  • GED graduates
  • Prospective students whose first language is not English
  • Prospective students who place into developmental reading on the ACCUPLACER placement test
  • Prospective students attempting college for the second time

 

Fall Semester:
 

  • MEC 120/121/122 - Graphics (3 credits)
  • MEC 130/131/132 - Robot Design and Application (3 credits)
  • MEC 140/141/142 - Advance Manufacturing (3 credits)
  • Academic Support Class

 

Spring Semester:
 

  • MEC 100/101/102 - Mechanical Systems (3 credits)
  • MEC 110111/112 - Electrical Systems (3 credits)
  • STU 103 - Workplace Ethics (1 credit)
  • Academic Support Class
 

Students can go to school part-time and earn a college certificate within a year. Classes are in the evenings on the main campus. 

The ICAPS application is open for Fall Semester 2020.

Click on the APPLY NOW button in the upper right corner to let us know you are interested.

 

For more information, contact Jenny Morgan, Transitions Coordinator, at (815) 921-4296 or j.morgan@rockvalleycollege.edu