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Career and Technical

Location: Coeur d'Alene

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Program Description

Mechatronics is a multifaceted field that utilizes many areas of mechanics including electronics automation computers hydraulics programmable logic controllers electrical systems and mechanical systems. The Mechatronics program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level technicians and emphasizes extensive practical experience in both theory and laboratory settings using mock-up equipment and assemblies similar to those found in the industry. Instruction includes theory troubleshooting and hands-on application in mechatronic concepts and principles programmable logic controllers pneumatics AC and DC electrical systems and motor controls.

Successful completion of both the Mechatronics Program and Industrial Mechanic/Millwright Program and associated general education coursework will lead to an Advanced Technical Certificate or A.A.S. Degree in Mechatronics.

Successful completion of each semester or permission of the instructor is required to continue into successive semesters. Placement in specific English and Math courses is determined by the college assessment test. Prospective students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements will need to take selected courses to receive necessary skill building prior to entering the program.

Current industry professionals may enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis and with the instructor's permission.

Parker Technical Education Center

Classes for this program are located in Rathdrum, Idaho, 12 miles from Coeur d’Alene at the Parker Technical Education Center

Shane Stockham
First Year Mechatronics Instructor
Trades and Industry Division
Office: Parker Technical Education Center 183
Phone: (208) 769-3460

2021 - 2022 Tool List

APPROXIMATE COST OF TOOLS / SUPPLIES (NOTE: Does not include the cost of textbooks)

Year 1: $2000 - $3500
Year 2: $375
(Prices subject to change based on price quotes received from the vendors)

Year 1 Mechatronics Required Tool List

Year 2 Mechatronics Required Tool List 


NOTE: It is recommended that students not purchase tools or equipment until after classes have begun and specific tool/equipment requirements have been discussed in class.


Must Haves for 1st Week of Class
1 Pair Safety glasses
1 Pair Coveralls (100% cotton)
1 Pair  Cutting goggles
2 Pair  Leather gloves
1 Each  Tip cleaners
1 Each  Flint Striker
1 Each  Welding pliers


Year 1 Required Tools/Supplies
1 Each Locking tool box (roller cabinet optional)
2 Each Ball peen hammer (16-28 oz.)
1 Each Plastic soft-tip hammer (12-20 oz.)
1 Set Screwdrivers (Standard and Phillips)
1 Set Assorted punches
1 Set Assorted chisels
1 Set  Allen wrenches
1 Set  Combination wrenches (box end, 3/8”-1 1/4”)
3 Each  Adjustable wrenches (8”, 10”, 12”)
2 Each  Pipe wrenches (12”, 18”)
1 Each  Steel ruler (6”, 1/64 increments)
3 Each  Files (10”-12”, flat or mill, half round, round)
1 Each  Hacksaw (24T, 32R blades)
1 Set  Feeler gauge (optional taper gauge)
1 Each  Roll head bar (or pry bar)
1 Set Socket wrench set – 1/4” drive
1 Set Socket wrench set – 3/8” drive
1 Set  Socket wrench set – 1/2” drive
1 Pair Long-nose pliers (6”)
1 Pair  Slip-joint pliers (8”)
1 Pair   Curved-joint pliers (10”)
2 Pair  Vice grip pliers (10”)
1 Set Retaining ring pliers (internal, external)
1 Pair  Diagonal cutters
1 Each  Tape measure
1 Each  Torpedo level (9”)
1 Each  Combination square (center and protractor head options)
1 Each  4 1/2" angle disc grinder
1 Pair  Leather boots
1 Each  Arc hood
1 Each  Leather jacket (or sleeves/apron)
1 Each  Striker
1 Each  Chipping hammer
1 Each  Wire brush (extra stainless)
1 Each  Welder’s cap
1 Each  Soapstone holder
1 Each  Pipe wrap-around (optional)
1 Each  Dial caliper (6”)
1 Each  Chalk line
1 Each  Pencil compass (or 10” dividers)
1 Each  Plumb bob (optional)
1 Each  Inspection mirror
1 Each  Wire stripper


Year 2 Required Tools/Supplies
1 Each Fluke 179 DMM (Digital Multimeter) No substitutes!
1 Each Scientific calculator
1 Each Safety glasses with side shields

Program Snapshot

Degree Type Duration Path Credits
Intermediate Technical Certificate 2 Semesters Full-time 31 Degree requirements
Advanced Technical Certificate 4 Semesters Full-time 61 Degree requirements
Associate of Applied Science Degree 4 Semesters Full-time 68-70 Degree requirements
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