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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 Workplace3
  • ENG101 First-Year Composition I or
    ENG152 Business Communication3
  • ENG102 First-Year Composition II or
    ENG153 Technical Writing3
  • Mathematics elective*3
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences elective 3

Core Program Requirements19

  • AMT100 Introduction to Manufacturing Automation Systems3
  • CIS110 Business Information Systems3
  • EGR101 Engineering Graphics3
  • MTT100 Safety Principles3
  • MTT102 Manual Machine Shop Operations3
  • MTT106 Computer Integrated Manufacturing3
  • MTT110 Print Reading for the Trades3

Major Program Requirements24


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), Internship (ITS), Machine Tool Technology (MTT), Welding (WLD)

Total Semester Hours for Degree60

* MTH103 or MTH130 suggested; see Counseling for additional elective recommendations.