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Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology

If you enjoy working with your hands, fixing machines and working with robots, the Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology associate degree program at Gateway Technical College is a great fit for you. This two-year program will train technicians to work in factories with high levels of manufacturing automation as they repair and program automated systems.

The program is offered at both the Elkhorn and Kenosha Campuses, where students have access to the latest automation technologies including Fanuc robotics and Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human machine interfaces. Students will also benefit from program instructors who each have at least 10 years of experience in the manufacturing industry.

Core courses include hands-on training with up-to-date technology, right from the start. Within just three weeks of class students will be programming Fanuc robots, wiring pushbuttons to lights and relays and making air cylinders extend and retract with electricity. Students will progress to more advanced projects like programming stop lights, having robots build and manipulate items and building and programming a flexible manufacturing cell.