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Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee: Mad about Mechatronics course certificate

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Tahoe-Truckee instructors, electrician Claudio Bravo and Steve Long, who brings decades of experience maintaining ski lifts at major ski resorts to the classroom, teach Mechatronics courses on the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus.

Call it robotics, industrial automation, electro-mechanical systems or simply, Mechatronics. The terms refer to any system that involves electronics, mechanics and computer control. From ski lifts, water processing facilities, industrial robots, food and beverage manufacturing to ATMs, copy machines and medical lab equipment, students who gain mechatronics skills are in demand because they can install, maintain and upgrade automated systems.

Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee offers a certificate program in Mechatronics. Local employers are interested in graduates because with an automated world, there is a huge demand for skilled people who understand how machines work, can troubleshoot and fix automated systems.

In Sierra Collegeand#8217;s Mechatronics program, students learn with state-of-the-art, industrial-quality equipment and the program is one of the most affordable technical training opportunities available.

Courses cost $26 per unit and the cost is reduced to only one dollar per unit for current Tahoe-Truckee Unified District high school students.

Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee offers more than 80 classes next semester including many career and technical education courses focused on real skills for real jobs as well as core academic subjects and foreign languages.

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For a complete list of spring 2011 offerings visit http://www.sierracollege.edu, stop by the campus in Truckee or call 530 -550-2225 for more information. Registration for spring 2011 begins Nov. 23.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com