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Career Studies Certificate

TCC Mechatronics Program

Power up your career with a certificate in mechatronics

The only program of its kind in Hampton Roads

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Gain knowledge and hands-on training for the in-demand field of mechatronics, which combines electricity, electronics, robotics, mechanics, instrumentation, process control and industrial automation. Excel in the fast-paced work environments of advanced manufacturing, shipyards and factories. 

Learn to maintain and repair “smart” devices and systems that incorporate sensors, actuators, instrumentation, process control and automation. Master the skills needed to thrive in industries ranging from advanced manufacturing to shipbuilding and repair.

Go further

Apply all your credits toward TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics.

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Graduates of this program are prepared to take industry- and manufacturer-specific certification exams.

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What does this program cost?

TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Mechatronics consists of 3 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Chesapeake Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
29 credits x $185.35 per credit = $5,375.15 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

Continue your education by applying your credits toward TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics. Or find work in the dozens of advanced manufacturing companies, as well as shipyards and other industrial operations. Graduates excel in machinery design, construction and repair. You will also be prepared to take industry and manufacturer-specific certification exams.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • enjoy working with your hands
  • want to know what makes things work
  • are interested in electricity, electronics, robotics and mechanical concepts
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Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.

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Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.

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Get hands-on training in the new Precision Machining Lab, which houses “smart” machines like those used in industry.

Just 29 credits! Complete this certificate in as few as 3 semesters

Connect one-on-one with professors who work in the field and are invested in your success


Thanks to a new partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, high school students can start earning a mechatronics credential


Manufacturing design engineer Fred Konzelmann accelerated his career at STIHL Inc. with an education from TCC

Student success

"I'm that person who takes things apart just so I can put them back together" (TCC CareerFocus magazine)