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Automation Technology
Major Code: 735A

Associate in Applied Science

The Automation Technology degree program is designed to prepare individuals to be electrical and mechanical maintenance technicians for the highly technological, integrated and automated manufacturing facilities of the modern workplace. The program is designed to integrate mechanical, electrical, process and control skills as employers are demanding technicians who are “cross-trained.” Students learn to install, replace, troubleshoot and repair equipment used in manufacturing facilities. All technical courses have an intensive hands-on lab component as students learn skills in electrical systems, motor control, hydraulics and pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, instrumentation, workplace safety, and problem solving and teamwork.

General Education Requirements15


  • COM100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication or 
    COM121 Communication in the Workplace 3
  • ENG101 First-Year Composition I or
    ENG151 Foundations of Written Business Communication 3
  • ENG102 First-Year Composition II or
    ENG153 Business Communication-Technical Writing 3
  • Mathematics elective3
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences elective 3

Major Program Requirements27

  • AMT100 Intro to Mfg Automation Systems2
  • AMT110 Machine Fundamentals3
  • AMT120 Automated Systems I3
  • AMT121 Automated Systems II3
  • AMT122 Automated Systems III3
  • AMT130 Fluid Power3
  • AMT200 Automated Programming I3
  • AMT201 Automated Programming II3
  • HVA100 Electrical Principles3
  • MTT100 Safety Principles1

Electives18

Select electives from: Auto Body Repair (ABR), Automation Technology (AMT), Automotive Technology (AUT), Business Administration (BUS), Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD), Construction Management (CMT), Electronics Technology (ELT), Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVA), Industrial Technology (IDT), Machine Tool Technology (MTT), Welding (WLD)

Total Semester Hours for Degree60


Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.