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Mechatronics

and Life Lab

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About KTECH®

Since its inception in 2016, KTECH has graduated 40 diverse students with a 100% completion rate. 93% of graduates  have passed the SIEMENS Certification, a globally recognized technical credential. KTECH is one of two schools in Alabama to qualify as a SIEMENS-certified facility. Mechatronics blends mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies for the manufacturing industries. KTECH meets the need of industry and students.

 

FOR INDUSTRY, it’s the increasing shortage of workers with essential technical training. 

 

FOR STUDENTS, it’s the need for success and higher earning potential. This course can either be an accelerated 16-week or 6 month long course that puts students on the fast-track toward a career in industries such as advanced manufacturing, automotive, finance and healthcare. Our students range from 18-42 years old. 

 

KTECH delivers Siemens Certified Mechatronics systems assistant program providing training and credentialing in the foundational areas of safety, quality, manufacturing processes and maintenance. These students can expect potential high growth opportunities as well as Associate Degree wage earnings.

 

 

 

 

Lee Marshall
Founder/CEO
Dorothy Havens
Workforce Development Director
Edward Brunner
Lead KTECH Instructor
Mike Murdock
KTECH Instructor
Dr. Alisa Henrie
KTECH Instructor
Chris Dow
KTECH Instructor
Kelly Croce
Program Coordinator
Jill Gillespie
Development & Outreach Coordinator
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The term “Mechatronics” was first coined in Japan in 1969 to refer to the blending of Mechanical and Electronics systems together as a whole but continues to expand to other fields of engineering science including but not limited to computer, telecommunications, systems, fluid power, and control engineering. An obvious example of mechatronics systems technology in use are transportation vehicles such as automobiles, aircraft, watercraft, and spacecraft which utilize the advances in sensors, microprocessor, and advanced controls for faster and more precise performance. Nuclear power and advanced manufacturing plants are other excellent examples that utilize mechatronic systems technology to accomplish highly sophisticated and precise operations. Another buzzword used synonymously for mechatronics is “electromechanical engineering.” 

Life Lab exclusive to Mechatronic students, Life Lab is embedded in the program training experience and includes lecture, discussions, hands-on application, projects and cooperative learning.

Character This series will build on the foundation of the 7 Habits of highly effective people utilizing the habits to build independence, interdependence, and Sharpening the Saw.  Students will learn teamwork, healthy living and implement physical fitness into daily life.

Wisdom

This series promotes the application of the

fundamental knowledge to financial security

including building emergency funds and budgeting and emotional well-being including a purpose driven life

Integrity

This series will introduce students to others in the community speaking on integrity in action and success displayed in the workforce and their personal lives. 

Knowledge This series will utilize the Strengths Builder Profile to enable students to uncover their strengths.  Once discovered, students will develop ways to present themselves through their resumes, public speaking and interview skills, along with manners, professional etiquette and attire. 

 

KTECH® Requirements

Potential students will be selected for participation upon the following criteria:

Mechatronics

  • Must be 18 years or older with high school diploma or GED

  • Academic success as measured through grades/transcript.

  • Math capability as measured through ACT, SAT, or another acceptable math assessment.

  • Participation is preferred, but not required, in one or more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focus programs.

  • Preference will also be given to students who have completed career technical programs as well.

  • Must pass a drug test(s).

Robotics

  • Must be 18 years or older with high school diploma or GED

  • Math capability as measured through ACT, SAT, or another acceptable math assessment

  • Must pass introduction course in order to take the certification course

  • Must pass a drug test(s).

Soldering

  • Must be 18 years or older with high school diploma or GED

  • Must pass introduction course in order to take the certification course

  • Must pass a drug test(s).

 

 

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256.880.3455  | 140 Castle Drive  | Madison, AL