Lead: Debbie Smith, Deborah.Smith@chaffey.edu, Chaffey College Number of colleges participating: 4 Colleges: Barstow, Chaffey, Norco, San Bernardino Valley
Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Program TOPS Codes: Electronics and Electric Technology (093400), Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (095600)
Metrics: Enrollment, Earned a Degree or Certificate, Employed 2 Quarters After Exit, Job Closely Related to Field of Study, Change in Earnings
Project Description: The Mechatronics Technician pathway will implement/expand Industrial Automation programs in the Inland Empire and feed the industry shift towards automation. This project will enhance college resources to purchase needed equipment and software; source, vet, and train SME instructors/faculty; develop/align curriculum; grow marketing/outreach for industry and student recruitment; and provide professional development for program coordinators/faculty.