Become mechatronics technician in 10 months at CLC
Mechatronics — the moniker for the combined fields of mechanics, electronics and computer technologies — is now packaged for students’ convenience at the College of Lake County (CLC), with on-campus introductory information sessions throughout the fall.
The Oct. 19 session is the first of three scheduled workshops, followed by Nov. 16 and Dec. 14. All introductory sessions will convene at 6 p.m. in Room D209 of the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St., and will address not only the field of mechatronics, but also the prospect for job opportunities and CLC’s certification program.
The courses themselves will commence in January. Full-time enrollees become trained technicians in 10 months, CLC said. Once certified, a student will be considered qualified to install, maintain and repair automated “intelligent” manufacturing equipment.
CLC graduates who have earned the certification in the past have gone on to join eminent firms, including Abbott Laboratories, Amazon, Honeywell and many others.
“These graduates are working in positions such as automation engineer, electro-mechanical technician, maintenance technician and mechanical drafter,” CLC Career Programs Coordinator LaMar Black said. “We have been able to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in today’s job market.”
Alumni can look forward to diverse career choices, from technician to repair services. Once a mechatronics major has graduated, he or she can take further certification exams, including Siemens, MSSC production, Work Keys and Solid Works.
To enroll at CLC, individuals can visit www.clcillinois.edu/admission or call 847-543-2090.