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Industrial Automation Technology

Courses

Core Courses

  • Fluid Power
  • Fluid Power Systems II
  • Fluid Power Applications
  • Advanced Fluid Power and Servo Systems
  • Electrical Systems and Advanced Electrical Systems
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • Industrial Safety Mechanical Systems
  • Mechanical Power Transfer
  • Motors and Controls
  • Electric Motor Drives
  • PLC Programming
  • PLCs II and III
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Machine Shop Processes
  • Electromechanical Maintenance
  • Schematics for Electromechanical Techs
  • DC Controls Circuits
  • Semiconductors for Industrial Applications
  • General CNC Lathe Maintenance
  • General CNC Mill Maintenance
  • Applied Industrial Robotics
  • Motion Control
  • Industrial Networking

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 69
Program Start: Fall only

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Careers

Positions

Graduates generally work in industrial maintenance positions and find employment in manufacturing, food processing, and business environments. Positions include but are not limited to: 

  • CNC installation/maintenance technician
  • Industrial electricians
  • Industrial mechanics
  • Industrial programmers
  • Industrial maintenance workers

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Robotics Technicians $42,300 $60,400 $69,500
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $35,400 $48,200 $54,700
Machinery Maintenance Workers $30,100 $42,700 $49,000
General Maintenance and Repair Workers $24,600 $37,800 $44,400

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Advanced Heat Treat Corporation Waterloo, IA
Blackhawk Engineering Cedar Falls, IA
ConAgra Foods, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Iowa Laser Technology Cedar Falls, IA
John Deere Waterloo, IA
Nestlé USA Waverly, IA
Rockwell Automation Cedar Rapids, IA
Target Distribution Center Cedar Falls, IA
TDS Automation Inc. Waverly, IA
Tyson Foods, Inc. Waterloo, IA

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Admissions Requirements

STEP #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application to apply and be considered for the Industrial Automation Technology program.

  2. Request to have your transcripts sent to the Admissions office.

STEP #2: Basic Skill Competencies

In order to be eligible for the Industrial Automation Technology program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or complete required success courses. Success course credits do not apply towards graduation or the AAS degree.

Students must meet the minimum assessment score of the ACT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS assessment or have completed the required success course in each math, English, and reading.

ACT ACCUPLACER COMPASS ASSET Success Course
Math 14 40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 38 Numerical MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math
English/Writing 19 82 Sentence Skills 65 40 ENG-061 College Preparatory Writing II
Reading 19 76 82 38 RDG-040 College Preparatory Reading III

STEP #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Natasha Ceasar Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Program Advisor Dan Utley Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1730 Butler Hall 123B
Program Advisor Doug Kruger Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1303 Butler Hall 127
Department Secretary Kendra Wyatt Email me 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 131
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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