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Why Should You Choose Mechatronics?
"MECHA" from mechanical, plus "TRONICS" from electronics: MECHATRONICS is a field of science that combines the control of mechanical systems using electronics and computers. In today's world, many systems, from the automatic door locks in your car to the largest industrial robots, work on this principle of combining mechanical systems with electronic controls.
The Mechatronics Program at LBCC is renowned for its success in meeting the rapidly growing need for highly-skilled technicians to support a wide array of local and regional businesses and industries.
If you're interested in this field, you probably enjoy working with both your hands AND your brain. The field of Mechatronics is very broad, and in this field, you are introduced to many different disciplines, from hydraulics and sensors to electricity and robotics. Nearly any company that processes or creates a product uses machines and automation to get the work done. Mechatronics Technicians are the ones who keep the equipment running using advanced maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair techniques coupled with the latest technologies.
As part of this program, you learn to think analytically about complex systems. You will master and promote energy efficiency while creating sustainable practices. From safety and teamwork to computer-aided design (CAD) and programming, you will become familiar with a variety of skills that make you a valuable asset to any company. In today's world, machines have replaced many workers in industry, but someone is well-paid to keep those machines running. That could be you. Click the "More Info" button for details.
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