• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 33
  • Academic Planning Guide:


The automated machinery operator/set-up person is skilled in the hands-on operation and changeover of automated production and packaging machines used in manufacturing. The person is competent in basic mechanical skills and standard operation procedures.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are entry-level positions in manufacturing companies.

Award Outcomes:

  • Diagnose root problems impacting production flow.
  • Solve root problems to maintain production flow.
  • Perform basic electrical, electronic, welding, machining, laser, vision system, robotic, and fluid power operations.
  • Apply electrical and mechanical machine control concepts.
  • Set up production lines.
  • Work effectively with a wide variety of packaging materials.
  • Accept responsibility.
  • Display a professional attitude.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 28 Credits
  • ARET1125 Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems 4
  • ARET1130 Maintenance Operations 2
  • ARET1140 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
  • ARET1155 Automation Controls 3
  • ARET1160 Packaging Machinery Systems 4
  • ARET1165 Vision Systems for QA/SPC 3
  • ARET1170 Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery 3
  • ARET1175 Industrial Electricity and Electronics I 3
  • ARET1180 Industrial Electricity and Electronics II 3
General Education Requirements 4 Credits
  • COMM1050 Communication in the Workplace 2
  • PHYS1000 Fundamentals of Physics 2
  • MATH1007 Math for the Trades 2
  • MATH1050 Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers 4
  • MATH1060 Math Pathways for College and Careers 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 1 Credits
  • Any ARET course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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