Automation Engineering Technology

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Engineering Division

Automation engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance. Their work is more practically oriented than that of scientists and engineers. Many engineering technicians assist engineers and scientists, especially in research and development. Others work in quality control—inspecting products and processes, conducting tests or collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design and development, process design or production. Others work with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), a hot field in the area of automation engineering technology that involves working with special-purpose computers to synchronize all of the technologies used for a manufacturing process. PLC professionals program set up and use these special-purpose computers.

Automation engineering technology is applied to a wide variety of systems such as communications and process controls. Automation engineering technicians combine fundamental principles of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits to design, develop, test and manufacture electrical and computer controlled mechanical systems, which are becoming the foundation of operation in industry.

The automation industry is a branch of the electronics field and is one of the fastest growing areas of our national and international high-technology economy. It combines the fields of electronics, electrical, and mechanics and includes the interaction and control of motors, computers, pneumatics, hydraulics and other processes used in manufacturing.

The program prepares students to work as automation and robotics engineering technologists in all phases of industry where the control of production, distribution and/or manufacturing is conducted by an automated process. Graduates of the Automation Engineering Technology program may develop and test industrial process control systems, supervise the building and testing of prototypes, or supervise and conduct the installation and operation of such systems. They may calibrate operating systems and components, or write specifications, schedules and reports in addition to controlling schedules and budgets. They may carry out research under the direction of scientists or engineers, or set up and operate specialized test equipment to test, diagnose and analyze performance. They may troubleshoot and offer suggestions for improvement and functionality of automated control systems.

Educational Opportunities in Automation Engineering Technology

Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Associate of Applied Science in Automated Engineering Technology –Maintenance/Repair
The Automation Engineering Technologies degree trains students to repair, troubleshoot, and maintain automated equipment commonly used in industry such as robots and computer numerical control equipment (CNC).

Associate of Applied Science in Automated Engineering Technology –Systems Specialist
Integration is a key word in advanced technologies: combining different automated equipment, such as robots, into coordinated systems that complete specific tasks like loading/ unloading machines, sorting, inspecting, and assembling parts. The automation engineering technologies program trains students to be systems specialist.  Concentration of abilities for installing and operating robots and other industrial material handling and processing technologies, as well as engineer and program equipment for systems integration. 

Other Educational Opportunities in Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science Programs

One Year Technical Certificate / Certificate of Proficiency

Short-Term Technical Certificate/Certificate of Completion

Educational Opportunities at LCCC through its University Partnership

Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
The Electrical Engineering Technology is a two-year upper-division program leading to a bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology degree. A bachelor of science in engineering technology graduate is qualified to work in positions requiring the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities, as stated by ABET.

The University of Akron
Bachelor of Science in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Many manufacturing companies in Ohio and nationwide are providing career opportunities for highly trained professionals in the field of production supervision and management, quality assurance, production control, manufacturing, and plant engineering all positions filled by graduates of The University of Akron’s Bachelor of Science in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.

Ohio University Master of Science in Engineering- Engineering Management
The Russ College of Engineering offers a graduate program of study with an emphasis in engineering management. The degree conferred is a Master of Science in Engineering. This program is designed for, but not limited to, individuals holding undergraduate degrees in engineering, chemistry, physics, or other technical degrees.

You will develop the appropriate skills for the management of technology-based companies. The program includes courses emphasizing the skills required of technology managers including coursework in information technology, supply chain management, finance, and statistics. Typically, two courses will be offered each quarter until completion.

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