Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology

Fox Valley Technical College
Full time/part time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology

Manufacturers are using machine automation and controls to produce quality products faster and more efficiently. These automated systems also provide critical information to help managers make good business decisions. The ability to produce a product while providing data is an important part of automation. Businesses need skilled people to design and build systems that integrate multiple technologies. With this degree, you could qualify for those high-tech careers. Learn about electronics, computers, control systems, programming, robots, fluid power, sensors and more. You will be able to install, program, design, troubleshoot and repair automated systems.

Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • Essentials of Manufacturing Safety
  • Pneumatics 1
  • Pneumatics 2
  • Elements of Machines 1
  • Elements of Machines 2
  • Concepts of Programming for Technicians
  • DC Circuits 1
  • DC Circuits 2
  • DC Circuits 3
  • AC Circuits 1
  • Computer Systems & Networks 1
  • PLC 1
  • Ladder Logic & Control Devices
  • Motors and Drives 2
  • Motors and Drives 1
  • System Troubleshooting
  • Electronic Construction Applications
  • PLC 2
  • PLC 3
  • Operator Interfaces
  • AutoCAD Fundamentals
  • Blueprint Reading & AutoCAD
  • Technical Software Essentials
  • Industrial Electrical Applications
  • PLC 4
  • PLC 5
  • Robotics 1
  • Robotics 2
  • Robotics Integration
  • Instrumentation & Process Control 1
  • Instrumentation & Process Control 2
  • Visual Basic Programming 1
  • Visual Basic Programming 2
  • Computer Systems & Networks 2
  • Instrumentation & Process Control 3
  • Enterprise Integration 1
  • Enterprise Integration 2
  • Cell Integration

General Studies

  • College Technical Math 1A
  • Written Communication
  • Math & Logic
  • Psychology of Human Relations
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • Economics

Suggested Electives

  • Exploring PLC Platforms
  • Semiconductors 1
  • Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 1

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition fee: $13,000

Please contact the university for more information.


Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 60 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • Perform work safely.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and devices.
  • Communicate technical information.
  • Integrate automation and mechanical control systems.

Career paths

  • Automation Engineer
  • Control Cell Supervisor
  • Design Engineer
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Robotic Technician

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About this institute

Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice...

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Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

Contact info

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

Phone no: +1 920-735-4878

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