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Program Details

The Industrial Automation Control Technician program prepares students to maintain and repair the electro-mechanical equipment utilized in agriculture, renewable energy, transportation, and manufacturing. Graduates of this Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program are parepared to work with networked computer control system that automate electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic mechanism. Students will gain confidence in problem-solving, communications, teamwork, and professionalism to succeed in the automation fields.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined problems encountered in a modern industrial setting including aspects of drafting, machine operation, industrial controls, computer networks, and the economics associated with material workflow.
  2. Student will become employed in an electronics related area or continue to a baccalaureate program.
  3. Student will adapt to rapidly changing technology through initative and participation in lifelong self-directed professional development.
  4. Student will exemplify a commitment to quality, timelines, and continuous improvement.
  5. Student will design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the electronics discipline.
  6. Student will apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical envioronments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. Student will conduct standard tests and measurements along with the ability to analyze and interpret the results.
  8. Student will apply fundamental concepts of economics and management to industrial work processes.
  9. Student will understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  10. Student will function effectively as a member of a technical team.