Automation and Control Engineering Technology (W, N, S)
Automation and Control Engineering Technology is an instructional program that provides the student with the technical knowledge and skills necessary for gaining employment as an automated manufacturing systems technician in maintenance diagnostics, engineering, or production in an automated manufacturing environment. The program is now offered on the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, and at the Simpson County Center. The focus of this program is on electricity/electronics, fluid power, motors and controllers, programmable controls, interfacing techniques, instrumentation, and automated processes. Many of our recent graduates are now employed at impressive businesses like Nissan Canton, Georgia-Pacific, Grand Gulf, Sanderson Farms, Entergy, and more!
This curriculum is designed as a two-year technical program. Graduates of the program will be qualified to seek employment as entry-level electronics, instrumentation, robotics, automation, and maintenance technicians. Students who graduate from the program will also be better prepared to continue their education in advanced-engineering related fields.
Special Admission Requirements
- Minimum ACT composite of 14
- Meet requirements for Intermediate Algebra