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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.

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 option:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Communicator. Self-motivated. Accurate.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Find out what the Industrial Automation, Controls, and Networking program
can help you do in the Career Impact article Not your father's manufacturing technology.

Student Profile

Automation for Industrial Systems students should be able to:

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.