UpSkill Waco - Mechatronics Training Application

This training in mechatronics is an emerging field that integrates electrical and mechanical engineering, advanced manufacturing, and computer technology. Trainees will earn seven certifications from the Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) upon successful completion of the course. The course covers the following:

NFPA 70E Arc Flash

Basic Electrical Theory

Alternating Current


Electrical Print Reading

Motor Theory

Motor Controls and Troubleshooting

Basic Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Intermediate Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Pumps, Compressors, and Mechanical Drives/Power Transmission - Belt Drives, Couplings, Chain Drives, Gearing

Machinery Installation/ Shaft and Coupling Alignment


Hydraulics and Pneumatics

*Previous experience required. Must be a McLennan County resident 18+ with a GED or high school diploma to enroll.

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Scholarship awards are based on financial need and are offered when funding is available. Priority will be given to workers impacted by COVID-19 and unemployed/out of school youth.

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