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 technology is applied to a wide variety of systems such as communications and process controls.

The Automation Engineering program prepares students to work as automation and robotics engineering technologists. You’ll learn to work with robots, computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). You’ll also gain fundamental knowledge in the principles of mechanical engineering technology, electrical and electronic circuits, quality control, and research and development techniques.

The program offers a short-term certificate that can be earned in one semester as well as Associate Degrees. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.

Automation Engineering Programs

Short-Term Certificates

Maintenance Technician


Associate Degrees

Automation Engineering Technology – Systems Specialist

Automation Engineering Technology – Maintenance/Repair


University Partnership Programs

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – On LCCC’s Campus

Our Engineering Program courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to this University Partnership program:

 Bachelor of Science in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.