Mechatronics Technology

A student who graduates with OFTC’s Mechatronics degree will typically work with a wide variety of automation technology – installing, operating, and maintaining different types of systems in process and manufacturing facilities.

Overview

Mechatronics is a type of engineering that combines aspects of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering in order to increase efficiency in the production and function of manufactured goods. 

A student who graduates with OFTC’s Mechatronics degree will typically work with a wide variety of automation technology – installing, operating, and maintaining different types of systems in process and manufacturing facilities. 

Every industry that relies on quality manufacturing is being transformed by new technology.
What does this mean for you? There are more jobs available in this field than skilled workers to fill them. 

Programs in the Mechatronics Technology department can be completed between 1 – 4 semesters. 

Features

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Job Stability & Security

Mechatronics is already a huge industry, and is likely to remain important to the economy for decades to come. By training in mechatronics, you can position yourself for a lucrative, long-lasting career. 

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Little or No Cost to You

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt.  

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Mechatronics Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $7,624.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,600.00 
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Advancement Opportunities

As more businesses advance their technologies and turn to sophisticated intelligent systems and robotics, mechatronics technology will continue to grow, and so will the demand for technicians to work on these systems. 

If you work hard and perform on the job, you may have the opportunity to advance to become a supervisor, instructor, technician or inspector. 

Locations

Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has campuses throughout its 11-county service area. We look forward to your visit.

Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and the OFTC campus where it is taught, in part or in its entirety.

Dublin Campus (South)
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 275-6589
Sandersville Campus (North)
1189 Deepstep Road
Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 553-2050

Admissions

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application. 

Admissions Process

Your admissions application can be submitted online with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee and takes just a few minutes to complete.   

  1. Submit a completed application and application fee. 
  2. Submit official high school transcript, GED transcript, or official college transcripts, if applicable. 
  3. Submit official entrance score on a validated assessment instrument, if applicable. Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its required minimum scores. 
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.gov/ and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org using OFTC School Code: 031555. 

NOTE: The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy. 

General Requirements

  1. Be at least 16 years of age.

Additional admissions requirements unique to each program are listed on each individual program page at www.OFTC.edu/programs/ 

Need More Info?

  • For more information about any of these programs, contact a program advisor: 
    • 478-553-2122 (Sandersville) 
    • 478-274-7900 (Dublin) 
  • For additional information on admission to OFTC, 
contact the Office of Admissions: 
    • 478-553-2064 (Sandersville)
    • 478-275-6589 (Dublin) 
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Learning Format

Students can enter a Mechatronics Technology program any semester — because when you are ready to start on the path to a new career and change your life, there is no reason to wait. 

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: on campus, blended, online asynchronous, and synchronous technology. 

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On Campus

These are courses that are taught primarily in the classroom or lab with less than 50% of instruction online. On campus courses may include lecture, labs, internships, clinicals, and other in-person instructional modalities.

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Blended

Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online but may require students to come to campus for specific assignments, activities, or events.

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Online Asynchronous

These are courses that are taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities, and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at a specific date or time, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses require proctored events.

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Synchronous Technology

OFTC also utilizes synchronous technology to offer courses via distance education means. The course is taught on one campus and then broadcast simultaneously to a classroom on a different campus that is monitored by a class proctor.

Flexible Schedule

We want you to get the most out of college and understand how much pressure it can add to your life. At OFTC you can achieve your career-training goals by fitting college into your lifestyle and schedule. We offer small class sizes and flexible scheduling.

Courses for our programs are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evenings – plus many are online where you can do your work any time of day. With this flexibility, you can strike a balance with your lifestyle and school.

And the personalized hands-on attention you receive in a small classroom setting allows you to get individualized support, focus and feedback from your instructors. Your instructors will get to know you and help you build the foundation and confidence needed for success in your field.

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Paying for College

At OFTC, we realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. We’ll work with you to help you obtain financial aid to assist you in funding your education. We’re committed to helping you find ways to help you pay for this life-changing investment.  

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt. 

Financial Aid

OFTC offers several financial aid opportunities that can help you pay for college. Most students apply for federal and state aid, including the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship & Grant, and HOPE Career Grant.   

OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.  

  • 478-553-2131 (Sandersville) 
  • 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940 (Dublin)
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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Mechatronics Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $7,624.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,600.00 

*Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its full breakdown of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Costs are estimated and are subject to change. 

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You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get estimated net price information based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

Career Outlook

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Many technologists and technicians are employed in manufacturing industries, for which employment projections vary. Automation in manufacturing could affect this occupation in both positive and negative ways. While automation may replace certain responsibilities, electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians will still be needed to operate and maintain the robotic equipment.  

Many job openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. 

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Electro-mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians (Associate’s degree) 

  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $60,360 
  • Job Outlook: -4% through 2030 

What does this mean to you?  A student who graduates with OFTC’s mechatronics degree will typically work with a wide variety of automation technology- installing, operating, and maintaining different types of systems in process and manufacturing facilities. 

 

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Program Benefits

 Job Titles

  • Mechatronics technician/electrician  
  • Mechatronics technologists 
  • Electro-mechanical technologists 
  • Industrial electrician 

Diverse Settings

  • Engineering services 
  • Machinery manufacturing 
  • Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing 
  • Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 

Skills Learned

  • Read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a machine or a piece of equipment 
  • Verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments 
  • Operate metalworking machines to make housings, fittings, and fixtures 
  • Inspect parts for surface defects 
  • Repair and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies 
  • Use instruments to test the performance of electromechanical assemblies 
  • Use soldering equipment and handtools to install electronic parts and hardware 
  • Operate, test, or maintain robotic equipment 
  • Analyze and record test results 

Graduate Testimonials

“What I liked about the mechatronics program was how right in the beginning as soon as you start, they give you hands-on projects to do – you can go jump right into wiring things up and learning on various simulations how to do everything – so it’s a very hands-on experience even from the beginning which I think is great.”  

Josh Thomas
2022 OFTC Graduate