Degrees & Certificates

Automation Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Automation Technology

Certificate of Achievement


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.

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Costs and Payments


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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.

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Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Automation Technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.



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Professional licensure and certification requirements

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. At this time, Waubonsee Community College cannot confirm if programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Illinois. Please consult the Licensure Requirements by State and Program table for a full list of states.