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New Mechatronics program available at Piedmont Community College

Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Piedmont Community College will have a new program option to offer students this fall. The program is Mechatronic Engineering Technology. Enrollment is currently open for this program.

The new Mechatronic Engineering Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to obtain jobs in the manufacturing industry as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians.
Dave Wehrenberg, PCC Curriculum Coordinator for Mechatronic Engineering Technology
Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing electronic and mechanical systems. Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences, and technology.

Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in blueprint reading, mechanical systems, electrical/electronic systems, hydraulics/pneumatics, automation, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in the mechanical and electrical systems will be emphasized and advanced course work may be offered.

The Mechatronic Engineering Technology program strives to meet the demands of the global workforce therefore, students are provided with various levels of course work in the mechanical and electronic field.

Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be prepared to plan, manage, and provide scientific research and professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services, research and development services, and troubleshooting.

For more information about Mechatronic Engineering Technology, contact Dave Wehrenberg, Curriculum Coordinator for Mechatronic Engineering Technology, at David.Wehrenberg@piedmontcc.edu or (336) 322.2135 or Walter Montgomery, Dean, Technical and Occupational Programs, at Walter.Montgomery@piedmontcc.edu or (336) 322.2258. Additional information can also be found online at www.piedmontcc.edu/mech.

PCC will hold Summer and early Fall registration on April 27 and 28 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Admissions Office on either of PCC’s campuses to complete the application process and to make an appointment with an academic advisor before registering for classes. Advisors can assist students in accessing PCC’s online schedule as well other important enrollment tasks such as the application process, placement test dates, and financial aid and payment plans.

For more information, call the PCC Student Development Office at (336) 322-2159 or the College’s main number, (336) 599-1181 in Person County or (336) 694-5707 in Caswell County and ask for the Student Development Office. Summer classes begin June 6.

Photo: Dave Wehrenberg, PCC Curriculum Coordinator for Mechatronic Engineering Technology