Automation Engineer Technology/Technician Major

A major/degree in Automation Engineer Technology/Technician 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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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Automation Engineer Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "automation" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Engineering?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Engineering Majors page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Automation Engineer Technology/Technician?

If you are interested in a major in this field, you will need a bachelor’s degree to embark on a career.  With such, you will likely enter the field as an automation engineer technician.

 

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Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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