• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 60
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The Controls Engineering Technician Diploma degree emphasis is a 60-credit program. The program combines a thorough understanding of how computers and machines communicate as well as system level troubleshooting, Mechatronics systems, Robotic systems, Machine Vision Systems and a solid education in electrical engineering technology fundamentals. Students are prepared to install Mechatronics systems and how to analyze and implement feedback control systems (automation). The emphasis of this program is on the Electronic Control systems utilized in a modern manufacturing facility and on Packaging Equipment.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are wide-spread in Minnesota and throughout the United States. Extensive opportunities exist as Electrical and Electronics Technicians for industrial equipment, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Industrial Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Engineering Technicians, and as Packaging Technicians.

Award Outcomes:

  • Diagnose and solve root problems to ensure production flow is maintained.
  • Utilize local area network for remote system control.
  • Apply technical documents to the installation and troubleshooting of automated packaging equipment.
  • Manipulate objects and dimensions in engineering drawings and electrical schematics.
  • Appraise operations for adherence to safety standards.
  • Administer controllers to for single and multiple variable systems control.
  • Appraise control equipment and systems for applications and operations in automation and packaging systems.
  • Utilize project management practices for the life cycle of automation and packaging equipment.
  • Integrate automated systems into new and existing packaging and manufacturing lines.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 54 Credits
General Education Requirements 6 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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