This fall, ATA is partnering with Henry Ford College to start a Mechatronics Program for our students. Students in this new program will receive college credit along with certificates from nationally recognized organizations. Students will take a one-year or two-year program that will allow them to enter a MAT2 program at Henry Ford College.

ATA was part of a grant awarded to Henry Ford College to supply equipment to four sites in the surrounding Detroit area. ATA was given over $750,000 worth of equipment to start the Mechatronics Program. Some classes will be held here and other classes will take place on the Henry Ford Campus. Students will receive hands-on training in hydraulics, pneumatics, motor control, AC/DC electrical systems, welding, mechanical drives and more. Additionally, student will get a chance to see each of these being used in industry.

Mechatronics is a cutting-edge field that combines mechanical engineering, electronics, computer technology and information technology. Mechatronics technicians provide support to mechanical engineers, modify machines, troubleshooting and provide maintenance for related equipment in advanced manufacturing companies.








Early Middle College and Mechatronics Staff


Cynthia Andersen Cynthia Andersen
Director of Career and College Readiness and Early/Middle College
Director of Career and College Readiness Davenport University
candersen@my.atafordpas.org
-Accounting Teacher Master of Science, Eastern Michigan University
-Business American Management Association – Certified Manager Ford PAS Trainer Certified
-Bachelor of Science, Madonna University, Finance, Accounting State of Michigan Certification, GX, VB
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Steve Quinlan Steve Quinlan
Director of Institutional Advancement
squinlan@my.atafordpas.org
-Bachelors of Science in Management from Grand Valley State University
-Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University
-Certified Specialist in Planned Giving, California State University Long Beach
-Trustee, Henry Ford College Foundation
-Adjunct Faculty at Eastern Michigan University
-Consultant with Lake Suoerior State University Foundation


Daniel Addison Daniel Addison
Early Middle College - Mechatronics
Assistant Facilities Director
daddison@my.atafordpas.org




MaryJo Ferguson MaryJo Ferguson
Physics, Occ Math

mferguson@atafordpas.org
-MS- Civil Engineering, Wayne State
-BS- Engineering, U of Illinois Chicago
-Certs: State of MI secondary Math EX, Physics DE
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