Triton College hosts information session that explores the futuristic field of Mechatronics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 30, 2013
Triton College will introduce a new degree opportunity for prospective students interested in studying Mechatronics, a growing and fascinating sector of advanced manufacturing that incorporates robotics.
The Mechatronics Information Session will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, in Room T-162 of the Industrial Careers Building (T-Building) on Triton’s campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. The session will include information on Triton’s new degree and certificate offerings in the field that will be offered in fall 2013, as well as an idea of the type of job opportunities available with a Mechatronics degree.
What is Mechatronics? Mechatronics is a coined term combining “mechanics” and “electronics” and is a part of many everyday items, including computer hard drives, washing machines, coffee makers and medical devices. The term is used to describe electronics that control mechanical systems, such as an electronically programmed car key that when a button is pressed, a signal will automatically open a door.
The Mechatronics degree and certificate are made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program to expand Harper College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Program to community colleges throughout Illinois. The four-year grant is to develop curriculum to train workers for a career in the highly technical field that is currently experiencing a 600,000 employee shortage nationwide.
To reserve a spot for the Mechatronics Information Session, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3130, or register online under Admissions at www.triton.edu. For more information, contact Engineering Technology instructor Antigone Sharris at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3622, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia Roberson, Public Relations Writer
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