Automation Systems Technology (Robotics)

Automation Systems Technology (Robotics)

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-664-1

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Automated systems have become standard in many industries to provide reliable ways to program and control machine movements. In this program, learn about robotics and programmable logic controllers, discover how automation principles apply to business/industry, and develop skills to work with complex computers and machinery in automated production lines.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any PC with at least 8GB memory
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
      • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
      • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
      • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
      • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to admissions@wctc.edu.

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Enrollment Counselor.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at enroll@wctc.edu.

If you like to program or operate robots, have an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), are a logical thinker and a complex problem solver, a career in automation systems technology might be for you. This solutions-focused career is great for analytical thinkers.

  • Automation Systems Technician
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • System Designer
  • Field Service Technician
  • Industrial Controls Technician

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$46,800 – $69,300 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

Develop skills in WCTC’s state-of-the-art Terry Lutz Integrated Manufacturing Center.

2

Hands-on training includes programming state-of-the-art Fanuc robots.

3

Partner with organizations such as Discovery World to build automated systems that engage and inspire students.

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Program Pathway

Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Automation Systems Technology Pathway

Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work or volunteer experience.

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Associate Degree
  • Automation Systems Technology (this program)

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

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High School Dual Credit

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
UW-MilwaukeeBA Computer Science60+
College Program Name Credit Awards
MSOEB.S. Technical & Business ManagementJunior Standing

 

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