Automated Manufacturing

Nancy Wilson,  Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Director

 The Automated Manufacturing is a multi-discipline program which includes robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing and industrial maintenance. Automation technicians may have a variety of job titles, depending on their specific duties and the industry in which they work. Formal training should cover four basic areas: mechanics, electronics, computer science, and process control. These disciplines also known as mechatronics is the core of automation technology. 

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Opportunities: Classes are delivered through in class lecture and hands-on laboratory assignments.


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Award Types and Course ListingsThis program consists of one certificate, one A.A.S. degree and two specialty short certificates 


Outlook Statistics

Automated Manufacturing Technology includes a variety of job titles including: Robotics Technicians, , Mechatronics Technicians, industrial Maintenance Technicians, Machinists and CNC technicians.


Employment Potential for Robotics Technicians **

• The average growth rate for electromechanical technicians is 4 percent from 2012 to 2022.
• The median annual wage for Robotics Technicians is $51,820 per year
**According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012. Additional information available at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electro-mechanical-technicians.htm


Employment Potential for Mechatronics Technicians **

• The average growth rate for Mechanical Engineering Technicians is 5 percent from 2012 to 2022.
• The median annual wage for Robotics Technicians is $51,820 per year
**According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012. Additional information available at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mechanical-engineering-technicians.htm


Employment Potential for Industrial Maintenance Technicians**

• Employment of Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2012 to 2022.
• The median annual wage for Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights is $45,840.
**According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012. Additional information available at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/industrial-machinery-mechanics-and-maintenance-workers-and-millwrights.htm


Employment Potential for Machinists**

 

• Employment of Machinists is expected to grow by 8 to 14 percent. • The median annual wage for Machinists is $39,500
**According to the American Job Center. Additional information available at
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4041.00#WagesEmployment


Employment Potential for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic**

• Employment of CNC Machine Tool Programmers is expected to grow by 22 percent
• The median annual wage for CNC Machine Tool Programmers is $45,920
**According to the American Job Center. Additional information available at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4012.00#WagesEmployment


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