Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54

Industrial Automation Technician, Certificate of Completion

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School of Applied Technology (AT)

The Industrial Automation (Mechatronics) Technician program prepares students to work in highly automated industrial manufacturing environments. The program includes operation, maintenance and troubleshooting instruction in mechanical components, industrial electricity and electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), hydraulics and pneumatics. 

Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is an: Certificate of Completion
  • This educational option can be completed: Full-Time
  • This educational option is designed for: Students interested in working in an industrial setting in support of manufacturing processes; and STEM-focused students interested in lab work at national labs like Sandia, LANL and AFRL.  The current proposal does not focus on students interested in transfer to a 4-year degree.
  • This educational option can be started: Fall
  • Primary course location: ATC

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations
  • This program is pending  Financial Aid approval.
    • Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.

Educational Opportunities

The curriculum is based on Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) standards and curriculum and local industry needs. Students will be able to earn industry-recognized certifications and micro-credentials as they complete the program. Students who pass the written test and complete the associated lab work can receive SACA gold certification.

Career Opportunities

This program is in response to community needs and will position CNM as a leader in training for Industry 4.0, industrial automation, electro-mechanical technology and other in-demand and evolving industrial and manufacturing trends.  Amazon, Honeywell, Intel, and Sandia National Labs have a need for these technicians.

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