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Automation for Industrial Systems (previously Industrial Automation, Controls, and Networking)

10-631-2 Associate Degree (two-year)
Campus: New Richmond
Financial Aid Eligible

Interfacing. Administration. Evaluation.

This program prepares the student to be employed at the technical level or higher on computers, industrial computer networks, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and instruments. PLCs are often the heart of the control portion of the manufacturing process. The student will have both classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction with several systems to help students understand computer and PLC interfacing, control systems, network installation, and administration.

Special Features

This program is unique in the state. Students in the Automation for Industrial Systems program have the opportunity to dual major with the IT-Network Specialist or IT-Systems Administration Specialist programs by completing additional coursework (see pages 126 and 128 for more information on these programs).

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Automation for Industrial Systems program includes the following pathway options:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect Automation for Industrial Systems graduates to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the two-year Automation for Industrial Systems program is $10,248 (does not include books, tools, supplies, or uniforms). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.