The Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology degree program is a hands-on program. Within just three weeks of class, students will be in the lab building the basics. Core classes are self-paced as students are assigned lab projects that are to be completed by the end of the semester. Self-paced courses allow for students to complete the assigned projects independently. Several open lab times are available so students can work around their schedule to complete projects.
In each class, students will work with automation equipment that they will see on the job. Some of the state-of-the-art equipment at Gateway includes; Fanuc robotics, Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers and human machine interfaces, three phase motors, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mills and lathes.
Gateway has relationships with a number of local companies, which offer field trips, guest speakers and internships. Some of these companies include; Scot Forge, Titan, Advanced Technology Services (ATS), Borg Indak and SC Johnson Wax. Students will also attend the International Machine and Technology Show in Chicago, IL. These experiences give students the opportunity to see actual factories and stay up-to-date with industry trends.