This is a G3 FastForward Grant Program:
These programs are short-term training courses resulting in industry credentials for high-demand professions in our region. If you have been a Virginia resident for at least the past 12 months, you may be able to take this class for 1/3 of the full cost (FastForward price) or at $0 cost if you qualify for G3. See our G3 Financial Assistance Grant
information. Please contact our office via phone (540-868-7021) or email [email protected]
prior to registering.
Mechatronics Program Pricing:
- Regular/Full Price: $1,497
- FastForward Price: $499
- FastForward plus G3 Price: $0
Earn 2 credentials in just 7 weeks!
Learn the fundamentals of pneumatics and hydraulics. Pneumatics covers the use of compressed air for pneumatic control and as a signaling medium. Content covers compressors, storage, dryers and distribution as well as the design, construction and operation of a range of actuators, valves and ancillary equipment. The relevant ISO symbols are introduced and included in circuit diagrams. The hydraulics training will familiarize students with the fundamental principles of hydraulics as well as individual components. Valves controlling pressure, flow rate, sequence and direction of flow are included and practical exercises are used. Maintenance and a systematic approach to fault finding are also covered.
Mechatronics courses require previous experience. If you do not have previous experience with mechatronics or advanced technology, it is strongly recommended that the Fundamental courses are taken in the following order: Electricity, Mechanical Systems, Fluid Power, PLC, and Robotics.