Mechatronics Technology

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field that provides the critical skills to maintain and troubleshoot industrial automated systems. Graduates of this program will take on the vital role of keeping production lines moving, while enjoying up to six-figure compensation and the benefits of a highly-skilled professional.

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Why should I choose this program?

A Mechatronics Technology degree is a fast track to an exciting, varied, rewarding career. With a national median salary of more than $95,000 for technicians with several years of experience, this challenging field is a wise choice if you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty. Develop skills essential to the fabrication, maintenance, and troubleshooting of industrial automated systems. Learn about multiple disciplines, including industrial electrical, mechanical, robotics, and pneumatics.

What skills will I learn and improve?

Person controlling robotic arm in an industry 4.0 line

You will learn the skills needed to be successful and continue to grow in this field, including:

  • Industry 4.0 (digital and physical technologies) and 21st-century skills
    • Mechanical systems dynamics
    • Basic electricity
    • Pneumatics
    • Robotics
    • Industrial control systems
  • Working in self-directed teams
  • Computer literacy

What are my career opportunities?

Students at electronics laboratory using measuring equipment

Median Salary

Mechatronics technicians have a broad range of career opportunities. Most recent graduates start in field service positions or as in-house production support personnel, troubleshooting and repairing automated equipment.

Technicians may transfer their credits and continue their education to incorporate a bachelor's degree - paving the way to management positions. Some career options include:

  • Automation Engineer
  • Industrial Controls Technician
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Project Manager

Program features and benefits

Engineer working on laptop, controlling robotic arm on production line
  • Hands-on activities in the Industrial Automation Super-Lab
    • Work with FANUC robots, Siemens and Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and state-of-the-art manufacturing simulators that incorporate the components found in industrial automated systems across the nation.
  • Our instructors come from industry and bring decades of relevant experience to the classroom, teaching you skills in real-time.

Testimonials and Endorsements

Chloe Doherty - A 2020 graduate of Southgate Anderson High School

I’ve always wanted to go into mechatronics, and the program at HFC is the best and most hands-on way to do it. It allows students to study and work in their field right away. The Mechatronics Technology program will be a challenge. I enjoy pushing myself. It’ll be an adventure, because it’s a new experience for me. I’m excited to start a new chapter in my life at HFC.


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.

James Anderson, M.Ed.
FT Faculty - Trades
Glenn Wisniewski, M.Sc.A.
FT Faculty - Trades