Automation Technology

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SouthwestTech_Icon_IndustrialAs the world of technology is ever-changing, skilled maintenance technicians are in high demand. Get your hands-on experience in the Automation Technology Program at Southwest Technical College. With a strong foundation in industrial safety, this program will give the necessary skills in mechanical, electrical, and programming diagnostics and repairs. Coursework is both flexible and self-directed.

Cost: $3,450.00
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Start Dates: This program starts every month during the academic year. Call 435.586.2899 for more information. Want to enroll? Click here to get started.

Program Length: 30 Credit Hours (This program can be completed in approximately 15 months, based on enrollment of 15 hours per week. If possible, students are encouraged to enroll in more hours per week to graduate faster.)

Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building

Admissions Requirement: CASAS Assessment or equivalent. Click here for more information. To schedule your CASAS Assessment, click here


Program Outcome:

  • Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Proficiency

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High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)


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“From the very beginning, my experience has not only met my expectations but exceeded them in almost every way. I have never felt so at home while in an academic environment. The instructors go above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and appreciated, and they actually care about my education as much as I do. Furthermore, the staff is extremely patient and kind in every situation that may arise, as well as very efficient in getting any problems solved in a very reasonable manner. Southwest Tech is an amazing school that I strongly recommend to all who are willing to give it a try!”

Shaun Halstead

Industrial Maintenance Student

Highlight Videos

Program Highlight Video

Student Highlight – Cody Cochrane

Student Highlight – Anthony “AJ” Largo

Student Highlight – Marty Amateis

What is Automation Technology?

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

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