Production Automation Technology (Weakley County Campus)


The Production Automation Technician program provides students with a thorough understanding of the theory and operation of industrial plant and manufacturing systems. Students gain the skills necessary to become successful in an advanced manufacturing position. Production Automation Technology is a high skill, high wage, and high demand occupation. These technicians are responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining the electronic equipment in manufacturing environments such as PLC’s, Robotics, and Human Machine Interface Trainers. Students enrolled in this program of study will attain a College of Applied Technology diploma and certification from Allen Bradley Controls and FANUC Robotics.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,260
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,077.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Electrical Assistant432Certificate
PLC Technician864Certificate
Production Automation1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Weakley County Campus
8250 Highway 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Job Duties

Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 3,020

Current job openings per year: 80

Salary Range


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