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

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Mechatronics I (8554/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8554
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11

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.

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.