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Industrial Automation Engineering Technology

American industry is under constant pressure to find new ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency. As a result, domestic companies continue to implement technologies such as robotics, process control, computers and factory automation in order to enhance productivity.

Industrial automation, computer-assisted manufacturing and robotics have opened new fields in the planning, installation and service of automated equipment and systems. Many industrial companies are improving their production and processing operations by incorporating changing technology.

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council reports that nearly 90% of manufacturers in the U.S. are now using computer-aided design, and more than two-thirds use computer-numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, statistical process control, just-in-time inventory control, total quality management and computer-aided manufacturing.

People who have industrial automation skills and knowledge can perform a variety of functions. They can help make factories more efficient in the use of personnel, materials and machines. They could also have responsibilities for workflow and analyzing production. Some may be involved in the design, development and testing of new manufacturing techniques and systems.

The Industrial Automation Engineering Technology program at the ITT Technical Institutes is designed to help graduates prepare to perform tasks associated with many areas of industrial automation. Among types of job tasks in which graduates may apply the skills taught in this program are: process planning, tool engineering, inventory control, quality control, plant engineering, plant maintenance, manufacturing methods, value analysis and manufacturing research and development.

Graduates of this program may pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions involving industrial automation, such as technical sales representative, automation technician, machine technician, manufacturing technician, service technician, process control technician, field service technician and production maintenance technician.

This program is available at the following campuses. Please select a campus to learn more about this program.

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