Because industrial applications are becoming more and more complex, today's technicians need skills that cross a variety of disciplines. Mechatronics is a new, interdisciplinary field involving control systems, electronic systems, computers, and mechanical systems that integrates product design and automates manufacturing processes.

Mechatronics combines a host of integrated skills that can be applied in a variety of job contexts. Skills found under the mechatronics technology umbrella include practical knowledge in the integration of electrical systems, fluid power, electronics, computer controls, PLCs, instrumentation, robotics, and information technology.

Many existing job categories currently or will soon require mechatronics skills and problem-solving abilities for professionals who design, implement, manufacture, service, and repair a wide array of equipment.

Successful completion of this 288-hour series may allow a student to exempt some courses in the two-year Mechatronics Associate of Science degree.

Course Outline:

  • Electrical Systems I
  • Mechanical and Electrical Drives
  • Fluid Power
  • PLCs and Electronics
  • Motor Controls
  • PLC II
  • Automation Systems
  • Process Dynamics

Students may enroll in individual topics.

To enroll in the CCE Mechatronics program, or for more information on the Mechatronics program, please contact Jay Sloan - (864) 646-1721 or

Maintenance Awareness for Operators
Developed by the the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), the Maintenance Awareness module in the Certified Production Technician program focuses on the core skills and entry-level maintenance knowledge needed by the nation's production workers. Gives operators the knowledge to better communicate with maintenance technicians, and prepares them for basic operator-performed maintenance tasks.

Topics include:

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Routine repair
  • Indicator monitoring
  • Equipment maintenance training
  • Maintenance of production schedule
  • Analysis of breakdowns
  • Alignment checks
  • Lubrications and coolants
  • Blueprint reading
  • Circuit analysis
  • Tool maintenance
  • Preventive actions
  • Corrective actions
  • Verification and documentations

More information about the nationwide MSSC System, based upon federally-endorsed national standards, is available on the Manufacturing page.

To enroll in the Maintenance Awareness module, or for more information on the MSSC program, please contact Ron Humphries - (864) 646-1723 or more information, call (864) 646-1700 or toll free 866-269-5677, Ext 1700 (within the 864 area code) or e-mail


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