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Why Choose the Mechatronics Program?

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field combining mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering and focusing on the design and production of automated equipment. Trained mechatronics professionals design and drive the future of industry, as mechatronics systems form the backbone of every computer-controlled machine and sophisticated consumer product. The interdisciplinary nature of CPTC's Mechatronics program prepares students for roles as mechatronics technicians or engineers in a wide range of career fields. Graduates gain experiences that cross different disciplines and prepare for a rapidly changing economy with the help of CPTC's dedicated faculty and latest industrial equipment. Students acquire work-ready practical skills as they move towards a specialization such as robotics, agricultural automation, PLC programming, control systems, smart infrastructure or industrial automation. 


Mechatronics is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary field that provides a vast array of career opportunities. Graduating with an associate degree in mechatronics makes you valuable to regional employers. Here at CPTC, you will earn credentials that can help you land a job in one of today’s most in-demand fields.
How Long It Takes:

Mechatronics AAS-T Degree: 7 Quarters

Mechatronics AAT Degree: 5 Quarters

Mechatronics Certificate: 3 Quarters

Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing and Engineering Certificate: 1 Quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.


Potential Careers


Median annual pay in Washington:

$55,610 per year

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Career Pathway


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Mechatronics Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Mechatronics Program, students will:

  • Understand the necessary steps to plan, execute, and control a mechatronic system.
  • Program, calibrate, configure, test, start up, and operate a mechatronic system.
  • Understand mechatronics as the integration of multiple disciplines in industrial processes. 
  • Identify major application areas for mechatronics.
  • Apply mechatronics in various manufacturing, scientific, and technical applications.
  • Research and apply emerging and future mechatronics technologies.

Meet Your Instructors

Jason Sawatzki

Bldg 25

Carl Wenngren

Bldg 25


Mechatronics Program Information Sessions are hosted in Building 25, Room 103, at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, click here.




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Trays of cupcakes prepared by CPTC's Pastry Arts program featured listings of competencies taught in the Mechatronics program.

Cupcakes, coffee, and important conversation filled the room at the Clover Park Technical College Mechatronics Program’s “Cupcakes & Competencies” event Friday, as the program unveiled a new “Smart Matching System” to local employers and other guests.

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CPTC Hosts Mechatronics for Military Info Session


The CPTC Mechatronics program hosted a local employer discussion as part of the Mechatronics for Military Info Session and Lab Tour on March 10.

A Mechatronics degree can be a passport to a bright career for transitioning service members, and that was the message at the Mechatronics for Military Info Session and Lab Tour hosted by Clover Park Technical College’s Mechatronics program March 10.

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Mechatronics Workshop Prepares Students for Job Search

Mechatronics and FSME students listen to representatives from local employers as part of an employer panel

An education from Clover Park Technical College aims at job preparation, and as part of that goal the Mechatronics program hosted a Job Search 101/Career Info Session for its students earlier this week.

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