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Work in a dynamic field that combines mechanical engineering and electronics! This futuristic career field is a significant first step into engineering. As technology has advanced over the years, mechatronics has adapted to include computer, telecommunications, systems and control engineering, so you’ll become a well-rounded technician. 

  • Earn up to $28.47 per hour in the Mechatronics field.
  • 10,000 hours of combined on-the-job and in-the-classroom training provides a solid foundation for your Mechatronics career.
  • Begin a rewarding career with no student debt—in fact, you’ll get paid to attend classes! 
  • Get hands-on training machining metal and other materials, fabricating parts and welding components, in addition to operating and debugging industrial computers and communication systems.


You must be physically able to do the job with reasonable accommodations and be able to get to and from the job and Gateway Technical College. Age does not matter, but most apprentices are in high school or recent high school graduates.

Get started as a Mechatronics Technician Apprentice

You should apply directly to employers, and entry requirements vary by employer. 

If you need assistance finding an employer who will take you on as an apprentice, please contact the local Apprenticeship Training Representative at 262-564-3210 to find an employer approved to train apprentices. 

Once your contract is in place, Gateway’s Apprenticeship department will communicate with you regarding registration, classes and books. 

If you need assistance getting started, Gateway’s Apprenticeship Department is happy to help. 

Curriculum Sheet:
pdf icon  50-620-1 Mechatronics Technician Apprentice Curriculum Sheet.pdf

Career Pathway Map:
pdf icon  Mechatronics Technician Apprentice Career Pathway Map.pdf