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Terra to offer mechatronics certification at Fostoria Learning Center

Submitted by TERRA STATE
FOSTORIA – Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, Terra State Community College will offer mechatronics certification at the Fostoria Learning Center. The certification is one of the college’s state- approved certificate programs, which also prepares students to take FANUC certification credential exams.

The mechatronics certificate prepares students for industrial automation in applications (engineering) positions, as well as service (maintenance) type positions. Students use robotics with programmable controllers, as well as conventional control systems, to solve problems in an industrial flexible manufacturing laboratory. The goal of the program is to produce multi-craft skilled tradesmen to maintain plant equipment to maximize uptime and address the skilled labor shortage of partner employers.

Fostoria Learning Center Executive Director Tracey Lawton is excited about the new program. “The Mechatronics Certification is another example of the outstanding partnership we have with Terra State,” said Lawton. “Together, we are creating the skilled workforce needed in our area.”

Mechatronics certification will allow students to pursue jobs in high-demand areas, such as, automation technicians, integrated manufacturing technician, field service representative and hydraulics and pneumatics specialist.

For information or to register, contact Terra State at 419-559-2349 or The Fostoria Learning Center is also hosting an open house on Thursday, April 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. where Terra State representatives will be available to talk about the mechatronics certification. For information on the open house, contact the Fostoria Learning Center at 419-408-5540 or director@