Automation and Controls Technology students learn to Troubleshoot, Calibrate, Implement Service, Repair, and Replace both Analog and Electromechanical Instruments used in modern industries for control in addition to Computerized Control, Robotic Control, Robotic Assembly Devices and computer-controlled manufacturing systems, such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Human Machine Interface (HMI’s). 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. Students begin training in Basic Electrical Concepts, Motors and Motor Control Application, then advance to Solid State Electronic Principals, Electrical Codes, Measurements, Calibration and Automation Control Schemes. Knowledge and skills are further developed through extensive, Industry Driven, Hands-On exercises utilizing state of the art Lab Equipment Advanced Programmable Logic Control Concepts. Programmable Logic Control Design, Programmable logic Control Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Industry 4.0, Smart Devices, and Robotic Programming and Control.
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.