Electromechanical / Mechatronics Technology

Some of the biggest names in Lehigh Valley manufacturing rely on automation to drive production. In our Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology program, students learn how electrical and mechanical systems combine to automate industry.

As they explore the increasingly high-tech world of advanced manufacturing, students master the following skills:

  • Read blueprints and schematics for electrical, electromechanical and electronic systems
  • Measure voltage, amperage and resistance; build series and parallel circuits
  • Connect, operate and troubleshoot commercial and industrial motors
  • Build two- and three-wire motor control circuits, as well as sequential control circuits
  • Connect, operate and troubleshoot mechanical power transmission and fluid power systems

Instruction begins with Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, the National Electrical Code® and other fundamentals before advancing to logic gates, robotics and workcells, for example. The program lab is outfitted with dozens of Amatrol trainers that help students develop practical knowledge of everything from electrical wiring to hydraulics.

Collaboration and project-based learning are important elements of the program, too. Students team up to build space heaters, duplex pump controls, conveyor systems, miniature manufacturing cells and self-guided robots. Upperclassmen routinely participate in LCTI’s rotational internship program and local manufacturers like B. Braun often recruit them for co-op positions that lead to employment after high school or college.

Industry Credentials

Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • AMIST Level 1 Certification via Industrial Maintenance Training Center of Pa.
  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe®
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

College Credits

A statewide articulation agreement known as SOAR allows students to earn college credit for their work in the Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology program.

 

Career Pathways

with industry credentials:

  • CAM Operator
  • Elevator Installer & Repairer
  • PLC Programmer

with associate degree:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

with bachelor’s degree:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Teacher: Gregory Merchlinsky

Contact: merchlinskyg@lcti.org

School Counselor: Cory Schnaufer

Contact: schnauferc@lcti.org • 610-799-1369

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Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses serve on the Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology program’s Occupational Advisory Council:

  • Bimbo Bakeries
  • Boston Beer LLC
  • East Penn Manufacturing
  • Nestle Waters North America

Student Organizations

Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • SkillsUSA

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Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.