Mar 01, 2024  

Skilled Trades (Apprenticeship) - Mechatronics Technology - Advanced Certificate

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Program Code: CTA.35914

The Advanced Certificate in Skilled Trades - Mechatronics Technology - provides the educational requirements for a mechatronics technician. The field of mechatronics integrates the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, fluid power, robotics, and computer technologies to control equipment. Duties of a mechatronics technician include the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance of automated systems. Employment opportunities include the medical field, original equipment manufacturers, food processing plants, manufacturing facilities, and independent contracting.

The following advanced certificate is representative of typical Trade Related Instruction for Mechatronics Technician. The core courses meet the minimum Related Technical Instruction requirements. Employers desiring more information on Delta's Trade Related Instruction should call the Skilled Trades Program Manager at 989-686-9476. Upon successful completion of all courses listed below, apprentices may apply for the advanced certificate with the Registrar's Office. Prior academic course work or journeyperson card may be acceptable. This program has been approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, (LARA) and by the Advisory Board.

Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders. These programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only. The scheduling and registration for courses is the responsibility of the Skilled Trades Department; therefore, any inquiry about a particular class should be made directly to them by phoning (989) 686-9476 or (989) 686-9594.

Since many company apprenticeship programs are registered with the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and Training, it is imperative that the registration of these courses be coordinated by the local plant apprenticeship coordinator and the Delta College Skilled Trades Department. All Trade Related Instruction is subject to change per agreement with the participating employer and Delta College. Delta College does not issue a journeyperson's card.

Total Semester Credits: 7

Winter First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 5

Spring First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 5

Total Semester Credits: 8

Total Semester Credits: 7

Total Semester Credits: 4

Total Semester Credits: 8

Winter Third Year:

Total Semester Credits: 3

Total Credits: 47


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses for the degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Delta College

Undergraduate certificate in Skilled Trades (Apprenticeship) Mechatronics Tech-Adv Cert
Program Length: 2 years

Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 2 years1

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$5,330 for in-state tuition and fees

$8,330 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$2,350 for books and supplies

$8,244 for off-campus room and board

Other Costs:

Additional program equipment, materials, or required testing fees; approximately $5

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

N/A* of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it2

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt3

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate4.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical graduate earns

Not provided per year after leaving this program5

Graduates who got jobs

N/A* of program graduates got jobs according to the state job placement rate7

*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required.

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Validation Engineers

Manufacturing Engineers

Mechatronics Engineers

Microsystems Engineers

Robotics Engineers

Licensure Requirements6

This program does not meet licensure requirements in


Additional Information:

No additional notes provided.

Date Created: 6/16/2017

These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education


  1. The share of students who completed the program within 100% of normal time (2 years).

  2. The share of students who borrowed Federal, private, and/or institutional loans to help pay for college.

  3. The median debt of borrowers who completed this program. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

  4. The median monthly loan payment for students who completed this program if it were repaid over ten years at a NA* interest rate.

  5. The median earnings of program graduates who received Federal aid.

  6. Some States require students to graduate from a state approved program in order to obtain a license to practice a profession in those States.

  7. State Job Placement Rate: N/A

  8. Accreditor Job Placement Rate: N/A


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