Voyageurs Career Exploration:
Minnesota Innovation Initiative
Mechatronics is the combination of mechanics, electronics, control systems theory and the computers into a single discipline. The skills and knowledge a person learns in Mechatronics provides the foundation for going to work in technical fields such as production and manufacturing. The Mechatronics program is offered onsite at Northwest Technical College. Juniors and Seniors meeting the eligibility requirements and interested in furthering their mechanical and technical skills are encouraged to apply.
Online College in the High School (OCHS)
OCHS is a program that offers college transfer, career and technical courses to high school students through a distance-learning format. Students do not have to travel to campus, as the colleges serve them online in their high school setting. Courses are offered through Alexandria Technical and Community College, Northland Community and Technical College and Northwest Technical College. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
- Seniors - Students who will participate as 12th graders must meet minimum ACCUPLACER*, ACT* or MCA*
scores and have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA.
- Juniors - Students who will participate as 11th graders must meet minimum ACCUPLACER*, ACT* or MCA*
scores and have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
*An ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 250; an ACT Reading subscore of 21; a 10th grade MCA Reading score of 1047