Degrees & Certificates
Automation has been around for a long time, helping companies reduce costs by improving production. Since automation evolves quickly with the technology that drives it, there’s increased need for skilled technicians to design, install, maintain and troubleshoot these systems.
At Waubonsee, our Automation Technology associate degree and certificate programs provide the wide range of proficiencies you need to succeed, from basic mechanicals to advanced controls.
You’ll be prepared for the workforce right away.
Studying Automation Technology at Waubonsee
Hands-on experience is a hallmark of our Automation Technology curriculum. Multiple program platforms are featured in our advanced labs—in fact, Waubonsee students learn in four labs, ensuring they have the mechanical, electrical, fluid power and programming abilities employers require.
Additional assignments concentrate on best practices and theories, taught by experienced faculty who bring real-world experience into the classroom.
And since you can stack your credentials, you can add to your skill-set as you go and move up the career ladder.
Working in Automation Technology
Students in this program are highly sought after by local employers, who regularly visit our classes to meet students and highlight their companies.
Once employed, graduates can expect their work to focus on a variety of responsibilities in modern manufacturing environments, including robotics, sensor systems, programmable logic controllers, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems and more.