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Career Area: Manufacturing
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-664-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Automation Systems Technology Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Automated Systems Technician
Controls Technician

System Designer
Field Service Technician

Average Median Wage


Automation Systems Technology Programs

Interested in building robots or creating automated systems to efficiently perform repetitive tasks? Automated systems have become the standard in many industries to provide reliable ways to program and control machine movements. The Automation Systems Technology (AST) program focuses on the integration of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and robotic methods. Learn about robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) the principles of automation and how they apply to multiple businesses and industries, and develop skills to work with complex computers and machinery in automated production lines.

  • Prepare for jobs such as automated systems technician, controls technician, system designer or field service technician.
  • Internship experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school Project Lead the Way courses.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
Automation Systems Technology Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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Western Mechatronic & Robotic Engineering Technology at Western