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Automated Manufacturing Technician Program

Technical Diploma│1 Year│23 Credits│Fond du Lac Campus

Median Annual Earnings for Fond du Lac and Washington Counties: $43,500

Develop the skills required to work in an automated manufacturing environment with the Automated Manufacturing Technician Diploma at Moraine Park.

Moraine Park’s Automated Manufacturing Technician program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to the identification and resolution of production problems in the manufacture of products. Includes instruction in machine operations, production line operations, engineering analysis, systems analysis, instrumentation, physical controls, automation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and manufacturing planning.

Moraine Park’s Automated Manufacturing Technician program provides students with the principles of advanced manufacturing and quality. Students are trained in print reading, develop design skills, develop measurement skills, and Statistical Process Control knowledge. Students also learn basic skills related to automation, including electrical concepts, pneumatics and hydraulics concepts, robotic programming concepts, and programmable logic controller concepts.

All courses in this diploma can be applied to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Quality and Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 

Program Outcomes

  • Develop manufacturing processes for a product or part.
  • Solve manufacturing problems. 
  • Apply lean manufacturing principles. 

The Automated Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma prepares you to work as a production worker or entry-level quality person in a manufacturing environment.  With additional experience and/or education, you could find yourself in one of many manufacturing-related careers, such as: 

  • Continuous Improvement Technician 
  • Quality Assurance Technician 
  • Process Engineering Technician 
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician 
  • CNC Programmer 
  • Robotics and Material-Handling Technician 
  • Industrial Engineering Technician

Median Annual Earnings for Fond du Lac and Washington Counties: $43,500

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Introduction to Mechatronics
  • CAD 3-D SolidWorks
  • Introduction to Industrial Control Systems
  • More

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

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If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

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Books and required tools, supplies, or attire are additional.

High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.

Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

Our recruiters on any of the three campuses are ready to help you plan your future!