Instructor: Jamie Golden
Paraprofessional: Kristen McAlpine, Bob Bruns
Electronics and mechanical components work together to make up complex systems from a car to a robot to automation lines. Mechatronic students learn to design, build, program, and troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems using the principles of mechanics, electronics and computer science. Students learn about electronics, robotics, equipment controls and sensors, programming, hydraulics/pneumatics, CAD/CAM, basic machining, and CNC. Mechatronics students will design and build vex robotic systems, an electric race car, and other projects. Students in this program can earn 3 direct credits from Muskegon Community College in Solidworks.