The Career Readiness Department maintains several different programs, all focusing on preparing students for exciting careers in industry.
The department offers a basic certification in Mechatronics and also an A.A.S. in Mechatronics Technology.
- Mechatronics Certificate of Credit
The basic certification in Mechatronics prepares the student to enter the workforce as an entry level technician. The student is trained in basic skills needed in mechatronics and is given an understanding of troubleshooting and maintenance on complex systems. The student is prepared to enter the workforce as an entry level systems operator/technician.
The student is also given an opportunity to sit for an international certification from Siemens Technical Academy. Siemens is a world leader in complex mechatronic integration equipment and by obtaining this certificate, the student is obtaining a world class certification.
- Mechatronics Technology A.A.S.
The A.A.S. in Mechatronic Technology is a two year program that builds on the basic certification courses. In addition to advanced mechatronic skills, the student is trained in process design and manufacturing design. At the completion of the program, the student has first hand skills in mechatronic process design. The student is prepared to enter the workforce as a maintenance/engineering technician.
The student is also given an opportunity to sit for an international level 2 certification from Siemens Technical Academy. In addition, the student can articulate to MTSU in the Mechatronic Engineering program.
B. Information Systems Technology
The Department of Career Readiness offers the Information Systems Technology Program which was developed after extensive research within the business community. The program includes a two-year study plan and is designed for students wishing to enter the workforce. Individuals already in the workforce who want to upgrade their computer skills also would benefit from the program.
There are two concentrations within the A.A.S. in Information Systems Technology (IST) program, the Information Systems Specialist and the Office Information Technology.
- Information System Technology, A.A.S. (Information Systems Specialist Concentration)
The Information Systems Specialist career program will introduce students to the field of computer support. Successful students will gain knowledge of essential computer hardware and software components and their functions, proficiency in software applications and business-related programming language, and an understanding of basic business concepts.
- Information System Technology, A.A.S. (Office Information Concentration)
The Office Information Technology career program will introduce students to the field of office management. Successful students will gain proficiency in software applications and an understanding of basic business concepts.
*Motlow College offers a MECH 1900 class that is designed as a bridge course for Tennessee College of Applied Technology students who have successfully completed the Industrial Maintenance Technician diploma or Mechatronics Technician diploma.
In order to be eligible for this course, the student must have a
- Industrial Maintenance Technical diploma from any Tennessee College of Applied Technology Center
- A completed application and admission to Motlow College
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be granted credit for the courses below and be eligible for the Mechatronics Certificate of Credit.
- MECH 1100 4 credit hours
- MECH 1200 4 credit hours
- MECH 1300 4 credit hours
- MECH 1500 4 credit hours