Automation Technology

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This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Automation Technology

The capability and efficiency of machines have all but replaced the need for humans in manufacturing industry in all but one regard – the care of the machines. Automation Technicians monitor production equipment, oversee their performance, and repair the machines. As an Automation Technician, you’ll learn how to work with electrical-based systems capable of operating, to varying degrees, without human input or control.

Since the industrial revolution, factory owners have looked for ways to automate production – making the manufacture of their product more efficient. As industry changes and expands with new technology, the need for skilled and educated technicians who are able to maintain and fix robots and machines increases. The Automation Technology program will prepare you for a career working in a facility that relies on motors, robots, mechatronics, programmable controls, and electronic systems.

The Automation Technology program at MCC has two distinct specialization paths: controls and electromechanical. Focusing on controls, you’ll learn the basics of electromechanical devices, while focusing on control systems, PLC programming and systems integration, with the opportunity for exposure to solid modeling and CNC programing. In the electromechanical track, you’ll learn the basics of controls, including PLC programming, while getting more in-depth exposure to hydraulics, motors, and electromechanical devices.

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Automation Technology program
Degree / Certificate Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Automation Technology - Track I Process Control Systems & Programming Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science AAS Automation Technology - Track II Electromechanical and Hybrid Systems Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science AAS Electromechanical Automation Technology Course List
Certificate of Completion CCL Automation Technology Level I Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion CCL Automation Technology Level II Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion CCL Automation Technology Level III Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion CCL Electromechanical Automation Technology Course Sequence

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Advising for the Automation Technology program is available through the Applied Sciences and Technology department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.