Automation & Industrial Technology Pathways
The Automation and Industrial Technology programs of study focus on building a solid base of fundamental knowledge and skills to prepare for careers in modern manufacturing,mining, aerospace and high tech health care environments.
Class and lab work explores the industrial environment, culture, processes and values. Knowledge and skill courses include technology-rich computer-based studies and hands-on lab experiences with industrial components and allow students to move forward through advanced studies including automation, mechatronics and robotics.
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for entry-level workers and experienced technicians alike.
This degree further develops knowledge and skills for the automated environment where the integration of computers and electronic technologies control industrial systems and machines in manufacturing, distribution and logistics environments. This degree provides students with technical theory and hands-on practice to install, operate and maintain automated systems for a variety of industries.
This certificate and degree develops fundamental skills and knowledge in electrical and mechanical systems, and basic fabrication. Hands-on practice and theoretical knowledge will prepare individuals for a variety of electrical/mechanical technician positions or technical support positions in the industrial, manufacturing, technology or commercial environments.
Designed to provide fundamental knowledge of and experience with industrial electronic components and systems to learn job skills applicable in a variety of technical environments. Students will learn about and use equipment, tools and processes to prepare for International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) certification as a Certified Electronics Technician associate and be prepared to work as a technician in assembly or troubleshooting positions.
The Manufacturing Technician program is the entry point for Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics and Mechatronics studies as it prepares students to earn the Manufacturing Technology Level 1 (MT1) credential. The MT1 documents that an individual is prepared for above entry-level industrial technology positions with fundamental knowledge and skills in general manufacturing concepts and technologies. The nationally recognized MT1 certification is embedded into this 3-course series and is issued by the Manufacturing Skills Institute as well as endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers.
Mechatronics is the high-tech field combining electrical, mechanical, fluid power and control systems in industrial environments. These programs ensure hands-on experience and operational knowledge as aligned with the rigorous Siemens Mechatronics industry certification exam objectives in addition to expanded technical studies. Class and lab experiences include developing a troubleshooting mindset through an interactive approach to automated systems, including problem-solving, research, safety, documentation and effective teamwork.