Micro-Electrical Mechanical Systems – or MEMS – is an emerging technology that uses micro and sub-micro scale electronic components to create mechanical devices and components such as sensors, valves, gears, and mechanical actuators. These components are often embedded in printed circuit boards and semiconductor chips. The field requires knowledge in computer science, electronics, and mechanics and requires you to perform work on a microscopic level. As a new technology, there is unlimited growth potential and the opportunity to work on groundbreaking devices.
LCCC’s Mechatronics Program is an exciting, job-focused program that will give you an understanding of how MEMS are designed and fabricated and prepare you to work as an entry-level technician. We’ve partnered with six different Northeastern Ohio microelectronics companies who looking for trained workers to ensure that our classes teach you exactly what they want you to know on the job. The program utilizes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities containing equipment for testing, troubleshooting, calibrating, analyzing and designing electronic and MEMS systems.
The program offers a short-term certificate that can be earned in one semester, a one-year certificate, and an Associate Degrees. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.
Transfer to another college or university
LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Getting started while you’re still in high school
You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.
The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students.
The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!