Operations Engineering Technology (Automated Manufacturing)
Area of Study: Operations Engineering
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science in Operations Engineering Technology with a concentration in Automated Manufacturing
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Operations Engineering Technology with a concentration in Automated Manufacturing is designed to enable students to obtain the necessary background to become an effective supervisor or manager in a manufacturing/production setting that uses automated manufacturing processes. Production, logistics, basic design principles, automated manufacturing processes, and the basics in managing manufacturing processes is covered within the program. The program is designed to tie the fundamentals of automated manufacturing with the fundamentals of managing production processes. This program ties into 4-year bachelor degree programs aimed at automated manufacturing.
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.
Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology Academy (AMETA)
AMETA technicians are a sub-sector of engineering technicians who solve technical problems in manufacturing, research and development, construction, inspection, sales and maintenance using the principles and theories of science, mathematics and engineering.
AMETA technicians work under the direction of engineers or scientists, usually in research and development. In quality control, electromechanical technicians inspect processes and products, perform tests and gather data. Those who work in manufacturing may help with development, production or product design.
Typically, AMETA technicians perform similar tasks as engineers, combining understanding of mechanical engineering technology with that of electrical and electronic circuits. They create, develop, test and build computer-controlled and electronic mechanical systems. For example, they may work to build a robotic assembly machine, or they may operate these machines in other worksites and factories. Their work sometimes overlaps that of mechanical engineering technicians and electronic engineering technicians.
- SolidWorks – Associate Certification
- FANUC Robotics 1– Operations Certification
- FANUC Robotics 2 – iRVision Certification
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Certification
- Electrical circuits
- Mechanical/electrical print reading
- Technology labs
- Associate of Applied Science degree
Steps in the Selection Process
- Program information session
- Technical evaluation
- Placement testing
- College Enrollment
- Qualified high school students based on College Credit Plus (CCP) criteria
- Adults 18 and over
- CCP eligible, GED, high school diploma, associate degree or completed some college
- Interest in automation and robotics
- Interest in entry-level career or career change