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July 30, 2014
Piedmont Technical College has long prepared technicians to work in rewarding careers in industrial technology. Now, the college is expanding its degree offerings in Newberry with the addition of the Mechatronics Technology associate degree beginning fall 2014.
Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field involving control systems, electronic systems, computers and mechanical systems that integrates product design and automated manufacturing processes. Because industrial applications are becoming more and more complex, industries need technicians with skills that cross a variety of disciplines.
To introduce the community to mechatronics technology, there will be an information session Wednesday, August 6 at the Newberry County Campus beginning at 6 p.m.
“Mechatronics is a relatively new approach in the United States,” said Kevin Moore, industrial technology instructor. “It’s a systems approach where you look at the whole system rather than the individual component.”
The associate degree program will be offered in its entirety in Newberry. Both day and evening classes will be offered to allow students to choose the time most convenient to them.
To introduce the community to mechatronics technology, there will be an information session Wednesday, August 6 at the Newberry County Campus beginning at 6 p.m. The session will be held in room 420NN.
“We want to introduce them to what Mechatronics is and what technology we will be using there,” said Moore.
For more information on the Mechatronics Technology program, contact Moore at (864) 941-8480 or email email@example.com.