Automation Systems Technology

Interested in building robots or creating automated systems to efficiently perform repetitive tasks? Automated systems have become the standard in many industries to provide reliable ways to program and control machine movements. The Automation Systems Technology (AST) program focuses on the integration of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and robotic methods. Learn about robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) the principles of automation and how they apply to multiple businesses and industries, and develop skills to work with complex computers and machinery in automated production lines.

  • Prepare for jobs such as automated systems technician, controls technician, system designer or field service technician.
  • Internship experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school Project Lead the Way courses.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
Program Name: 
Automation Systems Technology
Program Number: 
10-664-1
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Associate Degree
Offered at These Colleges: 
Chippewa Valley Technical College
(see Automation Engineering Technology)
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College  
(see Automation Engineering Technology)
Western Technical College  
(see Automation Engineering Technology)
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