Play the game of higher education and win at Kirtland
When it comes to picking a career field, you can do better than to just CHANCE it and roll the dice. Get strategic about your skills and your interests, and turn them into professional success in a growing field.
Modern manufacturing requires high-tech integrated systems and robotics, which require automation professionals skilled in robot installation maintenance, automation equipment installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and PLC programming.
With an associate degree in Industrial Automation and Controls Technology, you’ll have all the necessary skills to WIN.
No chutes, all ladder
We teach SMART technology—Industry 4.0— to combine traditional troubleshooting techniques and practices with high-tech computer applications and diagnostic measures. That means you’re on the cutting edge, and never sliding backwards. With a degree from Kirtland you’ll be positioned to climb the career ladder, with expertise in how to install, maintain and repair the mechanical, controls, fluid power systems, electrical and electronic equipment in diverse fields and industrial settings.
Pass GO and Collect $$$$$
Earn a cutting-edge degree that leads to high-tech, high-demand careers. Jobs include everything from Industrial Engineer Technician to Mechanical Engineer Technician to Electrical and Electronic Repairers, with median salaries in Michigan between $50,000 and $65,000 per year. That’s a lot of passing GO!
Clue yourself into the best career skills
Over the two years of your program, you’ll become a well-rounded and highly sought after professional, with courses in everything from human machine interface and pneumatics to hydraulic systems and predictive and preventive maintenance. Beyond that, you’ll take classes in OSHA health and safety, as well as a service learning internship, giving you a broad base of theory and hands-on learning.
Win at LIFE
To succeed in modern manufacturing you’ll need high-tech skills and the ability to evolve. With a degree from Kirtland, employers across Northern Michigan will know you have both—plus, our program aligns with Michigan Works and the Going Pro programs.
Don’t just game the system, succeed in your career and LIFE with valuable skill sets employers are looking for.
Get a CLUE and check out the Industrial Automation and Controls Technology program at Kirtland. You won’t be SORRY you did.