Associate of Applied Science Degree
Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics Programs
At Bellingham Technical College, the Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics program prepares graduates for solid careers as industrial electricians, millwrights, or instrument technicians. Top BTC career training creates the skilled workers who are in demand in high-growth industries such as refining, water treatment, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and power generation.
Industrial machine maintenance technicians, also referred to as electro mechanical technicians, combine knowledge of mechanical and industrial technology, and electrical and electronic circuits. As an industrial maintenance and mechatronics graduate, you’ll possess a broad range of highly-sought skills and knowledge. BTC’s program will teach you to troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and analyze sophisticated machinery and equipment in advanced manufacturing operations.
The study of industrial maintenance and mechatronics is an excellent program choice if you want a high-wage job and a solid career path with local employers.
Associate Degree & Certificate Programs
BTC’s Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics Program provides the technical and academic knowledge you need, along with the valuable communication and interpersonal skills that employers want.
To pursue your path to a career in industrial maintenance and mechatronics, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) offers the best career training for job success as mechatronic technicians and other positions in the field. After completing this 117-credit associate degree program, you will be ready to:
• Design, analyze, and diagnose basic electrical systems through the application of electrical theory fundamentals.
• Design, analyze, and diagnose basic industrial mechanical systems through the application of hydraulic, pneumatic, lever, and pulley theory fundamentals.
• Ensure safe work practices and installations through compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and industry standards including the National Electrical Code, WAC Chapter 296, and related RCW.
• Use proper tools and test equipment to construct and maintain power, lighting, signaling, and control systems in industrial settings.
• Use proper tools and test equipment to construct and maintain mechanical systems in industrial settings.
• Install new and modify existing process systems and components using appropriate electrical and millwright/mechanical skills and materials.
• Communicate clearly with team members, supervisor, and others in the workplace, effectively using oral communication as well as drawings, blueprints, and other documents.
• Exhibit professional conduct and appearance appropriate to the workplace.
BTC students also may choose to complete a 44-credit certificate program in machine maintenance. Certificates are shorter programs that can improve your skills in occupational fields and may qualify you for a higher salary. Upon completion of the certificate program, you will be able to:
• Apply mechanical knowledge and skills to effectively perform basic machine and industrial maintenance.
• Perform basic machine maintenance tasks adhering to all appropriate safety practices and procedural guidelines.
• Work with others as part of a team, giving and receiving feedback and assisting others in completion of tasks.
Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics Jobs & Employment
The employment outlook for mechatronics technicians is strong. Due to the escalating sophistication of equipment and the retirement of many technicians and other professionals, employers are in need of trained technicians in Washington State and beyond.
The average annual wage in the field of industrial maintenance and mechatronics is $62,150, with an earning potential of about $85,176 per year. The average placement rate for BTC graduates is 71% within nine months of graduation.
Potential positions for graduates of the Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics Program include: millwright, assembler, maintenance mechanic, maintenance millwright, manufacturers service representative, automated equipment engineer-technician, machine erector, installer, mover, and dismantler.
71% BTC graduate placement rate
$45,074 starting annual wage
$62,150 average annual wage
$85,176 potential annual wage
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