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Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 106283

Overview

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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Admission

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. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 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

10-801-195

3 credits


10-804-107

3 credits


10-623-300

1 credits


10-623-301

2 credits


10-623-310

1 credits


10-623-408

2 credits



10-628-401

1 credits



Second Semester

10-809-195

3 credits


10-103-186

2 credits


10-420-126

2 credits


10-462-320

3 credits


10-623-100

1 credits


10-623-200

2 credits



10-628-302

2 credits


10-628-402

1 credits


Third Semester

10-801-197

3 credits


10-809-199

3 credits



10-623-409

2 credits




Fourth Semester

10-809-166

3 credits


10-809-197

3 credits






Outcomes

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

 

Careers

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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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    67
    Tuition
    $9145.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1421.08
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $10566.58
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 9 6 13
    Number of Surveys Sent 9 6 13
    Number of Surveys Returned 9 6 12
    Percent of Surveys Returned 100.00% 100.00% 92.30%
    Available for Employment 9 6 12
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 9 6 12
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 8 5 11
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 88.90% 83.30% 91.70%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 1 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 11.10% 16.70% 8.30%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.8 3.5
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 9 6 12
    Very Satisfied 5 5 6
    Percent Very Satisfied 55.60% 83.30% 50.00%
    Satisfied 4 1 6
    Percent Satisfied 44.40% 16.70% 50.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 9 6 12
    Preparation for Getting a Job 7 4 6
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 77.80% 66.70% 50.00%
    Career Change 1 2 2
    Percent Career Change 11.10% 33.30% 16.70%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 0 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 11.10% 0.00% 16.70%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 8.30%
    Personal Interest 0 0 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 8.30%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 9 6 12
    Before Enrollment 1 1 3
    Percent Before Enrollment 11.10% 16.70% 25.00%
    While Attending the College 4 2 2
    Percent While Attending the College 44.40% 33.30% 16.70%
    After Training at the College 4 3 7
    Percent After Training at the College 44.40% 50.00% 58.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 9 6 12
    In College District 6 3 10
    Percent In College District 66.70% 50.00% 83.30%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 2 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 33.30% 33.30% 8.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 16.70% 8.30%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 8 5 8
    Average Monthly Wage $4,099 $3,964 $3,987
    Average Hourly Wage $23.83 $23.05 $23.18
    Average Work Hours per Week 45.5 44.4 45.6
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
    Average Hourly Wage $17.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 20
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 93 72
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 4 6
    Total Jobs 97 78
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    CNC Solutions Robot Programmer Johnson Creek
    Dynavap Automation Engineer DeForest
    Gamache Systems Electrical Engineer New Berlin
    Hartfiel Automation Inside Application Specialist-Controls Eden Prairie MN
    Machined Products Inc CNC Programmer & Automation Specialist Watertown
    Madison Area Technical College Part-Time Instructor
    Research Products Corporation Manufacturing Engineering Technician Poynette
    Saint Gobain Maintenance Technician Portage
    Teel Plastics Inc Automation Technician Baraboo
    Wolf Appliance Manufacturing Engineering Controls Technician Fitchburg

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu