Associate of Applied Science Degree
Certificates of Completion:
• Automation and Manufacturing
• Basic Manufacturing and Bridge
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend these programs can be found by clicking the Gainful Employment Disclosure link.
Electromechanical automation and manufacturing is an evolving, high-tech field, with applications in such areas as aerospace, food processing, and the pharmaceutical industry. It offers some of the highest salaries in the industrial sector, along with ample opportunities for rapid advancement. Automation and manufacturing technicians are responsible for production operation, as well as equipment monitoring, adjustment, maintenance, and repair in both routine and emergency situations.
Using modern industrial production equipment, DACC’s Automation and Manufacturing Technology program provides training for desirable entry-level positions in electromechanical automated processes, as well as skills upgrading for those already working in the field. The program encourages the development of problem-solving skills, enabling students to adapt quickly to rapidly changing conditions brought on by automation and new technologies. The program is based on skills standards established for the high-tech manufacturing industry by the American Electronics Association’s Workforce
Skills Project, among others.
Students learn systems interfacing and automation using digital control circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and computer-controlled interfaces. Hands-on preventive and corrective maintenance procedures are taught in modern laboratory facilities with the same state-of-the-art, automated production equipment found in the manufacturing industry.
Graduates of the Automation and Manufacturing Technology program are prepared to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot automated systems which may include electromechanical,
pneumatic, hydraulic, ultrahigh-vacuum, and Power-RF plasma subsystems.
Whether taking classes or working on a job site, students enrolled in this program will be required to perform the same job duties and be able to meet the same physical requirements that they will as a graduate in the field.
For further information about the Automation and Manufacturing Technology program, call (575) 527-7599.