School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

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Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 106283


Robotics and industrial automation are growing fields with great career potential. As a student in the Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology program at Madison College, you will:

  • Build robotic systems
  • Control automated machines
  • Learn hands-on how to program and assemble machines
  • Build fully automated machines
  • Learn to solve problems to keep production going
  • Work with professional engineers on robotics solutions
  • Gain the skills for a high-demand job in manufacturing or other highly automated industries

Program Details

Students in the Robotics and Automation program can attend full time.

Robotics and Automation program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester

Second Semester

3 credits

Third Semester

Fourth Semester


MATC Robotics and Automation program graduates are prepared to:  

  • Utilize practical AC/DC electronic fundamentals in wiring, integrating and troubleshooting industrial devices and systems
  • Understand the operation, wiring and control of motors, drives and hydraulic/pneumatic systems
  • Apply computer skills to real-world industrial applications and projects, including operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, computer hardware, and networking
  • Design, program, integrate and troubleshoot PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) programs and systems
  • Utilize various communications networks to integrate industrial devices such as computers, PLCs, vision systems, robots and drives 
  • Integrate manufacturing data acquired from machines, PLCs, sensors and vision systems, and share that data with the business-side databases to improve quality, boost efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Design, program and troubleshoot programs for computers, PLCs, vision systems, robots and other industrial software
  • Design and program color touch-panel displays (HMIs -- Human Machine Interface) for a wide variety of industrial and business applications such as material handling, palletizing, process control applications, paper making, and converting, food production and manufacturing
  • Integrate safety hardware and software such as light curtains, laser scanners, safety switches and safety controllers into industrial systems to reduce the risk of injury
  • Utilize SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software to monitor and control various types of industrial and business applications such as water treatment, energy, process control applications, paper making, and converting, food production and manufacturing
  • Program, integrate, maintain and troubleshoot robots and robotics systems for industrial applications
  • Develop programs, calibrate devices and tune PID parameters for various types of process control systems such as pressure, level and temperature controls
  • Understand and choose industrial programs, and integrate devices to create automated systems
  • Work with and supervise other skilled tradespeople when installing and troubleshooting systems



Earning your Associate Degree in the Robotics and Automation program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:  

  • Automation Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Robotic Programmer
  • Electro-Mechanical Tech
  • Field Service Technician
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems Analyst
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technician 

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