Evolution and Growth of Mechatronics Technician A.S. Programs

The number of associate level degree (AS) programs in Mechatronics is growing rapidly across the United States in response to a nationwide need for mechatronics, automation, and robotics technicians. Graduates of these programs can install, operate, program, maintain, troubleshoot systems of electrical and mechanical automated (mechatronic) equipment. The programs are also aligning their curriculum with several international, industry valued credentials and providing work-based learning experiences to best prepare the 2-year mechatronics technicians to be ready for work in the growing number of highly automated facilities across the country.

Join us on Thursday, May 31 at a pm EDT for the next Mechatronics Education Innovation webinar with the guest presenters:
- Dr. Marilyn Barger, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (FLATE)
- Gary Morgan, The College of Lake County, Grayslake, FL
- Dan Horine, Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA
- Doug Laven, South Central College, North Mankato, MN

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Dr. Barger is the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of FLATE, housed at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. FLATE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and it serves technical education pathways and programs in Florida that support the manufacturing industry cluster. Dr. Barger has been developing and delivering STEM curriculum for K-20 students and educators for over 20 years. She has initiated long-term, systemic education reforms. Dr. Barger is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Florida, holds a licensed patent and has authored ten peer-reviewed journal articles.