Automation Technology

Associate Degree  |  Ozark Campus  |  In-Person

Automation Technology provides for a study of components, circuits, instruments and control techniques used with industrial automated systems. Students will develop skill sets which enable the integration of: electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer controls.

The focus of study is on two main areas. The first is control techniques for industrial components, such as electric motors, variable-speed drives, programmable logic controllers, servomechanisms and sensors. The computer system area of concentration covers how to repair, upgrade, or network a complete computer system, both hardware and software.

The diverse educational training provides for a host of integrated skills that can be applied in a variety of job contexts to include: green energy technology, electronics, robotics, manufacturing and production.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Students of the program work on equipment in a lab setting.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Build and test a circuit using semi-conductors.
  • Build and test a digital logic circuit.
  • Calculate voltage current or resistance using Ohms Law.

 

About This Degree

TUITION

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility

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CAREER OPTIONS

You could work as a(n):

  • Controls Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Maintenance Technician

Alumni of our program work at:

  • ABB Motors
  • Hiram Walker Allied Domecq
  • Tokai Carbon
  • Tyson Foods

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies

Point of Pride

Our students placed first in the state at the last Skills USA Robotics competition in Little Rock.

 

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Program faculty

 

 

Hutain

Ron Hutain
Program Chair

Electronics Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext 6640
rhutain@atu.edu

 

 

Chrisman

Jody Chrisman
Instructor

Electronics Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6641
jchrisman@atu.edu