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Basic Mechatronics Academy

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) offers the Basic Mechatronics Technician Program to meet manufacturers’ critical workforce development needs. Manufacturers rely heavily on multi-craft technicians to keep their automated equipment running. The Basic Mechatronics Technician Program is GNTC’s effort to train and equip multi-skilled technicians by offering customized, need-specific solutions. The program is structured in two levels, each offering courses catering to almost any skill level: individuals with virtually no skills to minimal skills to those with intermediate skills. 

The first level of the Basic Mechatronics Technician Program aims to develop a well-grounded operator to work on large-scale systems that is responsible for:

  • Maintaining efficient operating systems with minimal downtime;
  • Localizing and identifying the cause and source for malfunctions;
  • Performing routine preventive maintenance;
  • Intelligently using system documentation;
  • Working as a functioning team member, and;
  • Observing and adhering to company safety rules and guidelines.

The second level of the Basic Mechatronics Technician Program builds from the first level by preparing students to learn how to:

  • Manage, investigate, repair, and troubleshoot complex mechatronic systems;
  • Utilize troubleshooting techniques to identify, foresee and prevent possible problems, conflicts, and failures, and systematically and intelligently make repairs;
  • Perform Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming and communications;
  • Measure, interpret, and analyze electrical, PLC/microcontroller, and mechanical values, and;
  • Apply the knowledge of project management principles.

View the course titles below and register for upcoming Level Two classes. Please contact Cody Holloway, Director of Industrial Training and Instruction, to learn more about the program.

Level Two Course Titles

  • Course 1 - Process Control Technologies (60 hours)
  • Course 2 - Introduction to Totally Integrated Automation (60 hours)
  • Course 3 - Automation Systems (60 hours)
  • Course 4 - Motor Controls (60 hours)
  • Course 5 - Mechanics and Machine Elements (60 hours)
  • Course 6 - Manufacturing Processes (60 hours)