MSC Southeast - Mechatronics Technology
Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Mechatronics Technology

Cutting edge skills spanning electronics, mechanics, hydraulics, and motors


See your future in the industry of tomorrow

If you like working with your mind and your hands, the challenging field of mechatronics technology may be the career choice for you! Mechatronics technology is the cutting edge discipline of building, troubleshooting, and maintaining the industry of tomorrow.

Mechatronics technicians work with industrial electricians, engineers, and technical support staff to ensure that production processes and equipment can be expanded and sustained in a wide range of industries.

At MSC Southeast in Winona, Mechatronics Technology students learn skills spanning electronics, mechanics, hydraulics, and motors. You will understand how to set up and maintain advanced programmable logic controllers, drives, human-machine interfaces, and actuators.

Graduates with this credential work in settings such as manufacturing, automation, control systems, and agriculture, including:

  • Installing industrial robots at leading manufacturing firms
  • Deploying automated milking parlors on dairy farms
  • Troubleshooting high-tech industrial mechanical operations

Mechatronics Technology is taught by industry and academic professionals who can relate modern industrial processes with cutting edge advances in the world of mechatronics. Whether you are studying electrical, mechanical, or instrumentation systems, our instructors will be able to draw a line from each lecture to what is taking place in today’s most advanced industries.

See your future in mechatronics! Apply today for admission to Minnesota State College Southeast.

Major Offerings

Download the Program Plan

Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding AC/DC electrical circuits
  • Proficiency with pneumatic & hydraulic systems
  • Control and troubleshoot electrical motors
  • Installation and configuration of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Successful troubleshooting of electro-mechanical systems
  • Demonstration of multi-system integration via a program capstone project

Mechatronics Technology Job Placement: TBD

View placement information for all majors

Career Opportunities

  • Automation Technicians
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Commercial & Industrial Maintenance Technicians

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • Taught by industry and academic professionals who can connect industrial processes with advances in the world of mechatronics
  • Lecture and lab coursework directly relate to what is taking place in today's most advanced industries
  • Capstone project will demonstrate your ability to integrate what you have learned in the program


Marc Kalis received his Electronics Diploma from Austin Technical Institute (Riverland Community College, Austin Campus) and currently holds a license in Electronics Technology for the State of Minnesota. Marc has experience in a variety of electronic areas which include but are not limited to: medical equipment repair, industrial controllers, networking, computers and mobile electronics. He is an IPC-A-610 Class "A" Instructor (solder joint inspection), a J-STD-001 class "A" Instructor (Solder Application Specialist, and a Mobile Electronics Certified Professional.

© 2019 Minnesota State College Southeast

RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651-385-6300
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987 | 507-453-2700

Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment base on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.


Minnnesota State Logo

Minnesota State College Southeast
A member of Minnesota State

This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 877-853-8324 or 507-453-2700.