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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-631-2
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $5667
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.

Automation for Industrial Systems Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Control Systems Technician
Instrument Technician
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technician
Industrial Automation Technician
Computer Technician
Network Technician
Controls Engineer
Automation Engineer

Automation for Industrial Systems Programs

Automation uses a wide range of technologies to control systems. After just two years, a career awaits in this fast-growing and high-paying industry! In this career, you will install, troubleshoot, program and repair automated machines or processes. According to Northwood Tech's recent survey results, 100% of grads in the Automation for Industrial Systems program were employed within six months of graduating. You could also continue your education with one of Northwood Tech's university transfer options.

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.

Program integrates advanced manufacturing (Industry 4.0) competencies to meet the regional need for skilled employees.

Automation for Industrial Systems Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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