Automation for Industrial Systems
Process and manufacturing plants employ technicians to keep their machines and processing running, and install and maintain equipment. In this two-year associate degree program, you will be prepared to be employed at the technician level or higher on computers, industrial computer networks, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and process instruments. You will have both classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction with several systems to gain an understanding of computer and PLC interfacing, control systems, network installation and network administration.
Graduates install, troubleshoot, program and repair electrical, light mechanical and computer systems used in industry to control and automate machines or processes.
The equipment you will use controls machines used in manufacturing and equipment used to control continuous processes. Examples include power utilities, petrochemical and chemical, paper, plastics, municipal water and wastewater, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, and control equipment support by vendors and engineering firms.
As a graduate, you can secure employment as Field Service Engineers, Automation Engineers, Instrumentation Technicians, Control Systems Programmers, Control Systems Designers, Process Operators, and Maintenance Technicians.
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Control Systems Technician
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technician
Industrial Automation Technician
Field Service Engineers