The Blinn College Board of Trustees authorized a new Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Mechatronics that will launch in Spring 2022.
The degree prepares students for positions in the emerging mechatronics field by teaching them to install, maintain, diagnose, and repair robotic and automated manufacturing systems. Through the program, students study electrical systems, electronics, mechanical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, networking, computer controls, and robotics.
“Blinn College District mechatronics students will learn to design, install, and repair industrial automation systems,” said Jay Anderson, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Technical Education, and Community Programs. “They will utilize integrated electromechanical systems to add value and control production operations within industrial settings. These are the skills employers seek and are willing to pay high wages.”