Get the skills you need to get into this growing field FAST!
Do you like solving problems to keep things running smoothly? Can you see the bigger picture and think you have what it takes to keep critical automated processes running at max capacity on the kind of equipment you’ll find in manufacturing and production facilities all over northern Michigan…not to mention anywhere in the country if you’re getting an itch to try a different town, city or even state?
Would you excel in a team environment where everyone is working together to keep things rolling? Would your problem-solving skills help spot a problem and fix it before it becomes a major issue?
Did you know an unplanned work stoppage in any type of a facility with automated systems can cost hundreds of thousands — even millions — of dollars in lost production, lost output, equipment and employee wages.
Don’t want an office job? Don’t want to spend four years (or more?) in college? Good for you! You sound like someone who is a perfect fit for an Automation Process Control (APC) career.
Sounds cool?!! Sure, but still — what is it and am I’m going to put some Benjamins in my wallet every payday?
Let’s start with the easy question — money! Industry is growing. Automated processes will only become more and more in demand as our manufacturing and production facilities evolve and change to keep up with ever-changing technology in the workplace. Automation to maximize efficiency isn’t going away, guaranteed!
What kind of wages are we talking about? Well, as an example, an Electro-mechanical Technician can expect a median salary of $56,740 and count on a job growth outlooks of 4% between now and 2026. That’s solid stuff.
Plus, there’s a whole generation of professional (skilled) trades workers on the brink of retirement. Do you know what’s going to happen? There are going to be job openings in every Pro Trades field that employers are going to be desperate to fill. In fact, the State of Michigan is projecting 545,000 pro trades that need to be filled by now and 2026. Think about it!
Ok, so the jobs are there and the money is gonna be solid. So what will I be doing?
-Your best bet for a complete overview of the industry and diving down into the skills you have to make you successful in the field should really be a chat between you and an APC advisor at Kirtland. But big picture, this program is for people who are:
- curious about the technical management of cutting-edge manufacturing plants
- interested in all aspects of the electrical control of machines
- willing to plan for and make repairs of machines inside a timeline
- ready to become part of a manufacturing process team
- willing to gather manufacturing data needed to evaluate processes
Jobs in APC involve industrial automation, robotics and instrumentation to control processes. They are in a wide range of areas from wood processing, oil and gas to automotive. In this fast-track program, you’ll have certified skills to work in complex manufacturing plants. Plus, a lot of industries are looking for apprenticeship and intern employees. That means you might be able to start making good money before you even finish your certification or degree.
The jobs available in automation process control are plenty, and employers are saying graduates of our program will find their names at the top of the list of prospective employees.
When you choose to attend a community college like Kirtland, you’re getting the most bang for your buck. It’s easily accessible from I-75, US 127, M-32 and M-72. You might be surprised to find out just how affordable community colleges are! And the programs are all fast track, convenient and ready to set you on the path to a high-pay career. Check out kirtland.edu and visit the APC program page to see exactly what’s up.
You’re good with your hands. You’re great with you head. You like to find and fix problems to keep things running. You’re flexible and a solid team player. You want a job you love and you don’t want to be stuck behind a desk. You’re a perfect fit for an APC career!
It’s the real deal — manufacturing and production facilities are everywhere. Technology is ruling the school when it comes to putting out high output, high quality products with max efficiency. Get the skills to make YOU a vital addition in any industry using technology and automated processes and you can write your own ticket. No joking!
Go ahead and apply for admission or give us a call (leave us a message if it’s after hours right now. so you’ll be one step closer): 989-275-6745. What are you waiting for?