Automation Engineer Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, installing, calibrating, modifying and maintaining automated systems. Includes instruction in computer systems; electronics and instrumentation; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); electric, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems; actuator and sensor systems; process control; robotics; applications to specific industrial tasks; and report preparation.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology is a 4-year private university of technology, arts, and design in northwest New York State. RIT is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. Additionally, RIT offers a co-op program that...

“…RIT accepts a lot of people, but not many stay. It's not because the brilliant computer labs, gym, pool, libraries, pleasant dorms and grounds, or the other great amenities are dissatisfying... It is because RIT is a genuinely challenging, hands-on...” – Gabrielle from Franklinville, NY

Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College is a public institution located primarily in Dayton, Ohio, with satellite campuses in Centerville, Englewood, and Huber Heights. The college offers a full array of degree and certificate programs, and provides additional...

“…despite being the largest centrally-located community college in the state of ohio, scc is easy to navigate and a very well-rounded school. the individual attention and assistance is remarkable. i am so proud to call myself a scc tartan. ” – Brittany from Dayton, OH

Vincennes University

With campus overlooking the Wabash River, Vincennes University is a 4-year public school in southwest Indiana. The first public college founded in the state, VU operates four campuses around Indiana and confers bachelor’s degrees in 18 academic...

“…They are a great school, with one on one teacher assistance. I love it being local and to have classes that work around my busy life. The smaller classes make it easier to interact with the professor and other students. All questions I have had, were...” – Tina from Holland, IN

Johnson County Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Overland Park, Kansas. Academics at Johnson County feature a wide variety of course delivery methods, including self-paced, face-to-face, online, hybrid, internships, and...

“…The professors at JCCC are outstanding, especially in the Mathematics and Science departments. Each professor I've come into contact with has taken an interest in my personal journey as well as other students in the classroom, and has gone above and...” – Kristian from Spring Hill, KS

Louisiana Tech University

Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a 4-year public school in northern Louisiana. Louisiana Tech is home to five colleges of Liberal Arts, Applied & Natural Sciences, Business, Education, and Engineering conferring undergraduate degrees....

“… It is my opinion that school is school wherever you go, but it is the people who teach there and attend with you and what the school is about that will either draw you in or repel you. The wee town of Ruston is as cozy as a campfire in December and...” – Leah from Shreveport, LA

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College is a two-year institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The school operates eight other campuses throughout the state. The school operates its own Hotel at Kirkwood Center which is assisted by Hospitality and Culinary Arts...

“…very personable and small classes. experienced teachers. world class learning.” – Seth from Cedar Rapids, IA

Grand Rapids Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Michigan. GRCC values experiential learning, offering students the ability to learn in environments beyond the traditional classroom in Service Learning...

“…grand rapids community college is a school that wants the best for you. this college is all about preparing you for the future. if you want a quality education without paying through the nose to get it this is the college for you.” – Isabelle from Grand Rapids, MI

Lake Land College is a 2-year community college in eastern Illinois offering associate degrees in over 40 areas of study and numerous certificates in subjects such as John Deere Tech and Renewable Energy. In addition, Lake Land designates over 15...

“…Lake Land College is a nice place to go if you are from a small rural area or if you are from a large city. Lake Land College has a lot to offer students, from sports to a fantastic library. There is a lot of open parking in all of the lots that make...” – Tami from Charleston, IL

College of Southern Idaho

College of Southern Idaho is a public two-year institution located in Twin Falls, ID. CSI operates several outreach programs around the state, in Boise, Gooding, Hailey, and Burley. Popular majors include licensed practical nurse training, baking and...

“…i really like going to school at csi because the class sizes and its a small campus but still a lot of people. i can get help one on one if needed by the teacher and or tutor. its amazing school and i will hate to leave when i have to transfer...” – Theran from Middleton, ID

Hutchinson Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Kansas. In addition to the main campus, HCC maintains two satellite locations in Newton and McPherson, as well as an online campus. Visitors to the campus can...

“…I would say my time at hutch right now is very great. The teachers here are awesome and the students here are all friendly.” – Juwan from Oklahoma City, OK

Clovis Community College is a 2-year community college in eastern New Mexico. CCC offers over 70 degrees and certificates in three academic divisions, and they also partner with Eastern New Mexico University for a number of classes. The campus...

“…Great teachers that are fun to be around. Friendly students you will make friends around here. Also always VERY clean.” – Justin from Clovis, NM

Madison Area Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Wisconsin. The college maintains four campuses in Madison along with four satellite locations in Reedsburg, Portage, Watertown, and Fort Atkinson. Students...

“…Quaint, practical, intellectual @ bargain price” – JN from Rolla, MO

Hawkeye Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Waterloo, Iowa, with satellite facilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Dubuque, Des Moines, Davenport, and Sioux City, as well as in four other states. HCC offers over 40 career...

“…So far I think it is a great school., I love the atmosphere and after one week of school it seems like we have very caring teachers that want to help you succeed” – Jesse from Bellevue, IA

Gateway Technical College is a technical school serving southeast Wisconsin. It maintains 9 campuses and centers, offers more than 70 associate degrees and diplomas, and has transfer agreements with more than 47 schools. Through the Transcripted...

“…Gateway is a great school whether you're receiving an associate degree, a certificate, or just taking a class for fun. Gateway has a wide range of degree/certificate programs to satisfy different interests and career focuses. Since Gateway has...” – Megan from Mt. Pleasant, WI

Fox Valley Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Appleton, Wisconsin. Along with the main campus, FVTC also maintains a large number of satellite campuses and centers throughout the region, including the recently built...

“…Great hands on education. Putting into perspective everything you are learning and how to use it in your current or future career. Instructor's are very helpful and student services offers a wide variety of resources for any type of help students...” – Terrie from Hortonville, WI

Southwestern Michigan College is a 2-year community college featuring over 40 degrees and certificates, as well as an honors program. In addition, SMC partners with Ferris State University to provide an opportunity to earn six bachelor’s degrees on...

“…It is a great 2 year college with the full 4 year experience. They have an amazing student life and a perfect balance of academics. SMC is a great place to start your college experience/career. ” – August from Dowagiac, MI

Des Moines Area Community College is Iowa’s largest and most diverse 2-year community college. In addition to the numerous academic programs DMACC offers on its various campuses, distance learning students can also earn four different degrees...

“…DMACC is a very good school for both part and full time students. Most of the teachers are very good and want to see you succeed. The school and teachers are willing to work with you to see that you have the best education possible. ” – Samantha from Missoula, MT

Ridgewater College is a 2-year community and technical college in central Minnesota. Ridgewater ranks as the best community college in Minnesota for Career Preparedness according to the ACT and offers over 100 degrees and certificates. Students who...

“…The kindness of the staff has simply blown my mind. Online information runs quick and you get quick answers back. Every one has been very helpful. ” – Theresa from Willmar, MN

Cleveland Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Shelby, North Carolina. CCC offers over 180 academic programs, awarding diplomas, certificates, and associate’s degrees for job placement and college transfer. Students have...

“…A great way to build yourself up to go to a University. A way to meet new people that may have a lot to offer you, and a way to stay close to home if you do not want to leave or are not able to leave.” – Tia from Kingstown, NC

Copiah-Lincoln Community College is a public, 2-year institution primarily located in Wesson, Mississippi. The college hosts satellite locations in seven other counties within the state as well. Students enrolled at Co-Lin can take advantage of a...

“…Great classes Great teachers Hard to get in touch with over the phone.” – Stuart from Bogue Chitto, MS

With two campuses located in the Minneapolis suburbs of Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Hennepin Technical College is a public technical school training students hailing from the Twin Cities area. In 2012, both campuses were renovated and updated...

“…Great options in the Graphic Design program allowing students to customize their Graphic Design experience. The campus is easy to access. The facility and staff are committed to helping all students succeed.” – Deborah from Blaine, MN

Surry Community College is a 2-year institution in the Blue Ridge Mountains area of North Carolina. SCC offers degrees and certificates in 48 areas of study and the college makes eight degrees and six certificates available entirely online. Students...

“…Surry Community College has wonderful business administration and accounting departments and excellent instructors in their faculty. They offer online classes for both degree programs. The distance education instructors are dedicated professionals...” – Tina from East Bend, NC

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi is a technology-focused institution based in the Catskill Mountains. SUNY Delhi offers bachelor and associate degree programs as well as one-year technical certifications. Noted programs include culinary arts, golf...

“…Teachers play close attentions to there students. They make themselves readily available so that students will always get the help they need. In addition my professors have experience in the field I want to get into and I love to hear their stories...” – Tiffany from Bronx, NY

With campus a short distance from the Minnesota River, South Central College is a 2-year community college and part of the Minnesota State system. SCC is home to 10 academic departments featuring over 40 degree and certificate programs. To prepare...

“…The school was awesome. Always helpful! They understood me so well and me me feel like I was at home!”

Waukesha County Technical College is a 2-year institution in the western suburbs of Milwaukee. WCTC offers degrees and certificates in over 150 programs through the college’s four schools of Applied Technologies, Business, Health, and Protective &...

“…waukesha county technical college has changed my life. the teachers and staff are so caring and understanding, they truly are there to help you succeed and achieve your goals. i rate wctc a 10/10!” – Stacey from New Berlin, WI

Northland Community and Technical College is a technical and vocational school with three campuses and a satellite location in northern Minnesota. Northland is home to 12 academic divisions offering over 80 degree and certificate-granting programs....

“…This is a great school. It's small enough for one on one instruction if needed. The School provides a great environment.” – Jodelle from Grand Forks, ND

With campus a short walk from the banks of the Mississippi River, St. Cloud Technical and Community College is a 2-year institution and the second oldest technical college in central Minnesota. St. Cloud is home to six academic departments hosting...

“…I enjoy the staff very much. I feel like I can get the help that I need. Everyone is there to help.” – Holly from Clearwater, MN

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a 2-year institution in Sioux City. WITCC offers degrees and certificates in over 70 academic fields of study and the college’s Culinary Arts program includes a demonstration kitchen for students to practice...

“…western iowa tech community college is really a great school, specially to start out at. the people here are quite friendly and truly try and help you succeed. also, the class sizes here are perfect for you to get attention and one-on-one time with...” – Kory from Hartley, IA

Featuring a main campus a short walk from the US/Canada border, St. Clair County Community College is a 2-year institution in eastern Michigan. Known as “SC4,” the college features degree and certificate programs in five academic departments,...

“…St. Clair Community College offers many classes and majors for a college student. SC4 also offers many tranfer options and programs from other colleges or universities. SC4 is also a very safe, cheap, and community oriented college.” – Taylor from Port Hope, MI

Established in 1972, West Virginia Northern Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Wheeling, Weirton, and New Martinsville. WVNCC offers over 70 associate’s degree and certificate programs, including a variety of...

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in Williamson, with satellite facilities in Mount Gay, Hamlin, and Saulsville. Southern offers over 30 associate’s degree and certificate programs in...

“…Southern West Virginia and Community and Technical College has helped me open my eyes. This is a great cheap college where you can receive all the knowledge to pursue your future dreams and goals.” – Amy from Delbarton, WV

Established in 1968, Mitchell Technical Institute is a public, 2-year institution located in South Dakota. MTI offers 33 career-oriented academic programs, as well as five programs available for online enrollment. MTI’s campus features the Center for...

“…Mitchell Tech is great! There is a lot to do on and off campus. Not to mention the Faculty is very helpful when needed.” – Sheritha from Mitchell, SD

Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution with five campuses and two extension sites in southwest Minnesota. Minnesota West offers degrees and certificates in over 60 academic subjects. Of those, 46 degrees and...

“…They have good online course choices. I have enjoyed going to MWCTC. This has been a good experience.” – Jennifer from Rochester, MN

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two extension sites in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Blue Ridge offers associate degrees in 37 fields of study and 32 certificate-granting programs....

“…Blueridge has been wonderful in all they have helped me with in getting back to school after 28 years. The Human Resource department has gone beyond the call of duty to make the transition back to school a pleasurable experience. I only hope that...” – Lisa from Martinsburg, WV

The Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College is a 2-year community college sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River in central Minnesota. CLC is home to 11 academic departments and an Honors Program. In addition to classroom space, CLC Brainerd...

“…CLC is easy to enroll in. The employees are helpful and cheerful. The instructors that I have worked with are respectful. ” – Paula from Baxter, MN

Alexandria Technical & Community College is a 2-year vocational school and community college in central Minnesota. ATCC offers seven academic areas of study conferring over 40 associate degrees and certificates. To promote diversity on campus, ATCC...

“…Its a great community, and a very nice place to live. The people there are all friendly and try to help. And its a great place to get your technical degree or just start out at college.” – Heidi from St. Cloud, MN

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro is a regional campus of the TCAT system with two locations in the Nashville metro area. TCAT Murfreesboro offers 17 technical and vocational programs conferring degrees and certificates. The...

Uintah Basin Technical College is a vocational institution and the first technical college established in the state of Utah. UBTech hosts certificate-granting programs in 25 career-centered fields of study. The college consists of a main campus and...