Robotics & Engineering

What is Mechatronics?

People in a career in Mechatronics use mechanical, electrical, computer and software skills to work with technologies, such as robots, automated guided systems and computer-integrated manufacturing equipment.  This is a high demand career that offers many options for employment.

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Learn Robotic Assembly Systems

Are You Interested In:

  • Computers and Information
  • Details of how machines work
  • How to assemble and put things together

Robotics & Engineering will teach you:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Equipment Controls and Sensors
  • Programming Robotics

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Careers in Robotics & Engineering:

  • Robotics Engineer
  • Control System Design
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Data Scientist


Earn College Credit & Certifications

High School CTE and 12 ACC Credits are Possible.

  • This course is Co-Taught with an Alpena Public School CTE Teacher and an ACC Instructor.

  • ARTICULATED CREDIT – By identifying comparable coursework, your high school has partnered with local colleges to create agreements that give you FREE COLLEGE CREDIT for the high school classes you are taking that have equivalent content as college classes.

    DIRECT CREDIT/CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT – Students earn college credit by taking college-level courses taught by credentialed instructors at their high school. There is a fee associated with this type of credit.

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Robotics & Engineering Courses

For complete course descriptions and prerequisite requirements click here to visit our district course catalog.

Mechatronics and Design Lab

Mechatronics & Design Lab is a unique program that incorporates  math, innovative, and critical thinking and engineering along with hands-on training in design processes. Students in the Mechatronics & Design Lab program learn Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Students learn about electronics, robotics, equipment controls and sensors, programming, hydraulics/pneumatics.