Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your future? You could get some training in electrical technology, HVAC/R or mechatronics — and be worth more money in a very short period of time.
Good jobs, so-called “green” jobs, tech jobs and hands-on jobs are easy to land with the right training. You might find yourself working in a school, hospital, manufacturing or production facility — and making great money — sooner than you think.
We’re committed to educating and training our students so they can fill job openings in growing fields. You may be worried that you don’t have what it takes, but we’ve made it as easy as possible so you can take your pick between electrical technology, HVAC/R and mechatronics.
Let’s talk about the last one first. Mechatronics combines mechanical and electrical skills. Mechatronics is one of the 10 emerging technologies that’s transforming jobs in facility maintenance, manufacturing and production industries. The US Department of Labor considers mechatronics an emerging “green jobs” growth area.
It’s part of something called an industry “cluster” specializing in the repair and maintenance of manufacturing equipment, operation systems and related computer programming components that keep businesses operating efficiently.
According to the National Council on Competitiveness, 100 million new jobs will be created in the 21st century for workers skilled in multiple disciplines. Mechatronics technicians fit this multi-disciplinary/multi-skilled requirement and if you become one, you can expect an annual salary in the neighborhood of $50,000.
You’d do well in it if you are mechanically inclined, comfortable with computers, and great at solving problems. We offer two Associate in Applied Science degree programs, so whether you choose facilities tech or industrial tech, our Mechatronics degree will give you the skills you need to start your career in an emerging field.
No other school in northern Michigan is offering a comparable mechatronics program. We offer classes at our site in Gaylord. Both our Facilities Technician and Industrial Technician AAS degrees are designed to start you on your way to a high-paying, steady job with titles like these:
Automated control specialist
Research & Design
Now let’s talk about HVAC/R — the definition of HVAC/R isn’t what it used to be. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration has changed so much that we decided to include specialized equipment in our modern HVAC/R lab so you’ll be ready for whatever you might find in a field that’s expanding every day.
The HVAC/R industry has become specialized because of environmental awareness, advancements in technology and consumer demand. We let you choose your level of expertise with either an associate degree or a certificate of completion at our site in Gaylord, where trained and licensed instructors deliver an individual training program.
They combine classroom and lab work so you can be an expert in the operation, maintenance and service of heating and cooling systems. You’ll become competent in:
- blowers, purifiers, humidifiers, and air system balancing
- exhaust methods such as chimneys, vents and flues
- supply and make-up air
If you decide to go for your associate degree, you’ll get graphics and computer-aided drafting training, as well as general education classes that will enhance your general knowledge and come in handy if you choose to transfer to a four-year university. Whether you choose an associate degree or a certificate, becoming one of our students could be the beginning of your well-paying HVAC/R career.
Whatever you decide to do, we’ll make sure you’ll have hands-on experience with the most current equipment in the industry. Your instructors will share real-world experience with you and help you develop skills that will always be in demand.
If you’re ready to grow and thrive in an Electrical, HVAC/R or Mechatronics career or make more money where you work right now, call Luann Mabarak at 989-705-3600 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Or get more information here:
Electrical Technology: www.kirtland.edu/programs-we-offer/electrical-technology-degrees