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Manufacturing Manufacturing Technology: Factory Automation

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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The AAS degree program in Manufacturing Technology offers the technologies required for maintenance mechanics in the manufacturing or service industries and covers theory and practical projects. The program is appropriate for career changers, high school graduates, general education diploma holders, and machining workers with a need to enhance their careers.

Factory Automation technicians operate, maintain, repair, and install automated production equipment used through manufacturing. In addition to the traditional mechanical and electrical skills, modern production requires digital, programmable skills such as robotic programming, sensor technology, and the use of Programmable Logic Controllers.

This certificate provides foundational mechanical and electrical skills for entry level jobs in maintenance, repair and installation of manufacturing production equipment. Program completers will be employable as a maintenance mechanic trainee or helper, and as a building maintenance trainee. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) credential in Maintenance Awareness.


Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Program General Requirements

12 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The AAS model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

Program Core Requirements

35 CH

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Program Elective Requirements

15 CH
​Students should select Manufacturing 146 OR Physics 131.

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Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing

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