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

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Mechatronics III (8556/36 weeks)

Suggested Grade Levels: 12 (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.

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