What is mechatronics? 

Call it Robotics, Industrial Automation, Electro-mechanical Systems, etc., mechatronics is the term used around the world to mean any system that involves electronics, mechanics and computer control. From industrial robots to medical lab equipment, automated package handling, ski lifts, water processing facilities, ocean and weather monitoring, food and beverage manufacturing and more, mechatronics describes the automated systems that are more a part of our lives every day.


Sierra College offers both a certificate program and an associate's degree in mechatronics. 

Over 100 local and national employers have hired our graduates because with so much of the world being automated, there is a huge demand for people that can install, maintain and upgrade automated systems. Many employers have returned to hire a second, third or more of our graduates once they see the quality of the training our students have received and how quickly our graduates come up to speed on the job. Our graduates are in such demand that every semester 12 -15 employers show up at our department career fair specifically to recruit our graduates. 

Funded by over $900,000 in state and federal grants, our labs allow students to learn on state-of-the-art, industrial-quality equipment. And at $46 per unit, our program is the most affordable technical training available anywhere.

The quality of our program may be best summed up by a quote from one employer that has hired multiple graduates : "I would like to commend you on how well you do to prepare the students for the industry. The students I have hired that have gone through your program far surpass the students that have hired through other college and engineering programs." - L. Smith - Product Support Manager, Smartrise Engineering 

All of our mechatronics classes are offered at Sierra College's main campus in Rocklin. Many of our mechatronics classes are also offered at our Nevada County and Tahoe-Truckee campuses.


Click on any of the links above (in red) to learn more about our program. You may want to start with the "FAQ" page, since the information there often answers most people's questions about our program. 

Also, you may want to click on the following link to a video which shows graduates, industry representatives and instructors talking about our program content and its connection to local employers.


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