Automation and Controls Technology students are a jack of all trades. You will learn to troubleshoot, calibrate, and implement service to both analog and electromechanical instruments used in modern industries for control. Students receive in-depth classroom instruction, followed by real world, hands on training in labs, to gain the solid foundations necessary in this high tech field. Knowledge and skills are further developed through extensive, industry-driven, hands-on exercises utilizing state of the art lab equipment and advanced programmable logic control concepts.
Automation technicians troubleshoot, service and fix the computerized systems and robotic devices that are designed to reduce human interaction, such as robotic assembly devices and computer-controlled systems. These machines and systems are often found within industrial and manufacturing plants, such as food processing facilities. Alternate job titles include field technician, bench technician, robotics technician, production support technician and maintenance technician.