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Sussex County Community College student is first to receive mechatronics certification

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Sussex County Community College (SCCC) student Francesco Marando has received the National Coalition of Certification Centers certification in Mechatronics.

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary arena that applies skill sets needed in the modern automation and robotics industries. Elements of mechanics, electronics, and computing are combined to create simpler, smarter systems.

This program aims to apply technology theory to real-world experiences, preparing students for careers in demand by today’s industries. Students are offered opportunities to explore career paths and earn industry credentials in Programmable Logic Controllers, Robotics, and Mechatronics.

The program’s emphasis is placed on the ability to think, work on a team and create. Robotics offers personalized learning that fits students’ wants and needs to produce well-rounded graduates.

For more information on the Robotics and Automation Program at SCCC, contact Dr. Leonard Sheehy at at 973-300-2343.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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