The Industrial Automation (Mechatronics) Technician program prepares students to work in highly automated industrial manufacturing environments. The program includes operation, maintenance and troubleshooting instruction in mechanical components, industrial electricity and electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), hydraulics and pneumatics.
Educational Option Information
This educational option is an: Certificate of Completion
This educational option can be completed: Full-Time
This educational option is designed for: Students interested in working in an industrial setting in support of manufacturing processes; and STEM-focused students interested in lab work at national labs like Sandia, LANL and AFRL. The current proposal does not focus on students interested in transfer to a 4-year degree.
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The curriculum is based on Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) standards and curriculum and local industry needs. Students will be able to earn industry-recognized certifications and micro-credentials as they complete the program. Students who pass the written test and complete the associated lab work can receive SACA gold certification.
This program is in response to community needs and will position CNM as a leader in training for Industry 4.0, industrial automation, electro-mechanical technology and other in-demand and evolving industrial and manufacturing trends. Amazon, Honeywell, Intel, and Sandia National Labs have a need for these technicians.