# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Mechatronics III (8556/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Mechatronics III (8556/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8556
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:Mechatronics II (8555/36 weeks)

Students will build on their knowledge of mechatronic systems in this advanced course. Mechatronic systems are comprised of mechanical, electrical, and software systems, and form the foundation of robotics, automation, and advanced manufacturing (such as 3D printing). Students will apply principles related to pneumatic, electro pneumatic, and hydraulic control circuits as well as basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system. Students will troubleshoot and resolve malfunctioning pneumatic and hydraulic components and circuits. Upon successful completion, students may qualify for industry certification.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Manufacturing
    • Manufacturing Production Process Development
    • Production
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.