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Be at the center of what’s next. At DCC’s Mechatronics Lab in Fishkill, you’ll receive hands-on training to launch or grow an exciting career. Occupying the intersection of mechanical systems, control systems and computers, mechatronics is a versatile, in-demand field in need of people like you to drive the industry forward. 


Rewarding Careers in Manufacturing

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Pick Your Program

Electrical Technology (ELT)  is a 2-year AAS degree. The degree leads to immediate work in fields like:

  • Electrical & Electronics Drafters
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Mechatronics Technologists
  • Electrical & Electronics Repair
  • Equipment Assembly
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Every industry relies on refrigeration and air conditioning. Gain a valuable skill and prepare for employment in jobs like:

  • Refrigeration
  • Heat pump systems
Explore AC and Refrigeration

These trainings are mainly intended for technicians who are working in industry, but do not require previous experience. Learn these in-demand skills

  • AC/DC Electricity
  • Pneumatics
  • Motors
  • Motor Controls
  • Robotics
  • PLC/VFD Wiring & Control
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The CPT Program is focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s advanced manufacturing workforce. Get hands-on technical training in:

  • Electronic Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Assembly & Machine Operation
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Get valuable training in a working automated distribution system that performs real-world operations, and move into fields like:

  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Equipment Repair
  • Network Repair
  • Automation Technician
Explore Supply Chain Automation

Contact us for more information. See which other trainings we will be offering in 2024:

  • Hydraulics
  • Advanced Automation
  • Electro-fluid Power
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Grow Your Career


State-of-the-Art Equipment

The lab has three rooms that are set up as Mechanical, Electrical/ Automation, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).


Industry Partners

The Mechatronics Lab at the Center of Excellence for Innovation and Industry in Fishkill was supported by funding from Dutchess County, SUNY, and Empire State Development; and developed through close partnership with the Council of Industry and the Dutchess County Economic Development Advisory Council as well as other industry and community leaders.

ELT alum at workstation


“I'm an example of how DCC's electrical technology program prepares graduates for well-paying addition to providing a path to a bachelor's degree. It's a highly effective program that's a fraction of the cost of most other schools.”

Zach Jackson
Research & Development Engineer, Nasco
Electrical Technology Alum

Train for What's Next

Mechatronics occupies the intersection of mechanical systems, electrical systems, control systems and computers.

Manufacturing jobs pay 12% more than others and mechatronics is quickly emerging as the most in-demand discipline in its field. Employers in automated manufacturing and other sectors want to hire technicians who are versatile, and studying mechatronics provides that.

Think automation – security systems, manufacturing, transportation and solar energy. These are the sectors that are hiring technicians – very high demand right now. A solid foundation in the study of mechatronics topics will enable companies to hire and train you for what’s next.

Contact Us

Mechatronics Lab

Freddy Santiago, Coordinator of Mechatronics Programming

Phone: (845) 790-3645

Center of Excellence for Innovation & Industry in Fishkill
461 US-9, Fishkill, NY 12524