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This program is not currently accepting new students.

Automation programNHTI's Automation certificate program prepares you for employment in advanced manufacturing. You'll master fundamentals by taking courses in engineering design, controls, computer programming, and robotics and automation. 

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Admission Requirements

It is strongly recommended engineering technology applicants have satisfactorily completed high school-level courses in Chemistry, Physics, and least three years of college preparatory math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry) with minimum grades of C.

Career Information

Students who complete this program can enter into the following professions (not an inclusive list): automation technician, engineer, and automation maintenance mechanic.

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Program Learning Outcomes
  • Understand basic electric circuits, controls, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  • Apply basic principles of engineering to design and analyze processes, subsystems, and components.
  • Design and develop the software to control automation equipment.
  • Integrate automation equipment components such as motion control, vision systems, PLCs, and robotic arms.
  • Apply knowledge, problem solving techniques, and hands-on skills in the design and application of
    manufacturing systems, automated manufacturing processes, process controls, and systems integration.