# CTE Resource Center - Career Planning Guide - Mechatronics I (8554/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Mechatronics I (8554/36 weeks)

Suggested Grade Levels: 10–11 (36 weeks)

Students will learn about mechatronic systems in this introductory course. These systems are comprised of mechanical, electrical, and software systems. Mechatronic systems form the foundation of robotics, automation, and advanced manufacturing (such as 3D printing). The rapidly evolving area of mechatronics offers a variety of career options across many technological fields. Career options may include mechatronics technician/engineer, mechanical technician/engineer, electrical technician/engineer, process control technician/engineer, instrumentation technician/engineer, machine operators, and maintenance technicians.

Industry Certifications

This course may assist the student in preparing for the following certification examinations, national assessments, or licensure examinations approved by the Virginia Board of Education:

  • Automated Manufacturing Technology Examination
  • College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
  • Manufacturing Specialist Certification Examination
  • Manufacturing Technician Level I Certification Examination
  • Manufacturing Technology Assessment
  • Mechatronic Systems Certification Examinations
  • Mechatronics Level 1 Assessment
  • National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
  • Pre-Manufacturing Technician I (PreMT1) Examination
  • Robotics Certification Examinations
  • Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination

Related Careers

cluster: Manufacturing

pathway: Manufacturing Production Process Development


cluster: Manufacturing

pathway: Production


cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

pathway: Engineering and Technology