As 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 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: 630 hours (This program can be completed in approximately 10 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
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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!”
Program Highlight Video
Student Highlight – Cody Cochrane
Student Highlight – Anthony “AJ” Largo
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: