Make more money, get a job, and work with automated control systems, including robots and unmanned systems. Automation is one of the fastest growing areas of technology. With an 88% placement rate and an average starting salary of $51,000, CVTC’s Automation Engineering program is the right choice for anyone who is interested in a career in modern manufacturing. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to repair, troubleshoot, and maintain automated equipment commonly used in robotics.
Automation engineering technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development. There are endless career opportunities for CVTC graduates to utilize the skills they gain in this two-year program.
With multiple start dates and locations, you will have the flexibility to begin when it is convenient for you. While pursuing your Automation Engineering Associate Degree, you will earn your ElectroMechanical Maintenance Technician technical diploma during the first year. This technical diploma will allow you to begin working in the manufacturing field faster, as you finish your education. Additionally, if you decide to pursue further education, this program has numerous articulation agreements with many regional universities which will allow you to apply credits from this program towards a Bachelor of Science degree.
Throughout the two-year program you will learn about:
- Engineering & design
- Industrial drives/motor maintenance
- Industrial system maintenance
- Mechanical power systems and maintenance
- Motion & automation controls
- Programmable logic controllers
- Supervisory control & data analysis
- Systems troubleshooting and maintenance
Get started at CVTC today, with the application process. In just twenty minutes, you will be on your way to a rewarding, lucrative career in automation engineering.
Technical Diplomas within this Program
Earn a ElectroMechanical Maintenance Technician technical diploma. If you decide to pursue the Automation Engineering Technology associate degree, your diploma will apply towards that degree.
Just the Facts
Automation Engineering Technology
70 Credit Associate Degree
Length of Program:
Face to Face
Eau Claire (1st & 2nd Year)
River Falls (1st Year)
August and January in Eau Claire
August in River Falls
Financial Aid Eligible: Yes
Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $13,163
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