AAS, DIPLOMA, CERTIFICATE
In the Automated Systems Technology (AST) program, the student will be introduced to both electrical and mechanical systems and learn how they work together. Students will focus on building a foundation of knowledge in AC and DC electricity, fluid power systems, mechanical systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), motor controls, and robotics.
Students will develop both the technical skills that are associated with the subjects above and soft skills by working on projects individually and within groups. They will learn the importance of teamwork and individual responsibilities and how they correlate to the overall success of a project. These projects mirror projects in industry, familiarizing students with project scopes, timelines, system designs, project documentation, individual and group responsibilities, system testing, troubleshooting, machine startups and training.