Automation technicians play a critical role in modern industries by ensuring the efficient operation of automated systems. From calibration and installation to maintenance and operation of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), transmitters, instruments, and other automation equipment, these professionals are indispensable for maintaining productivity and safety standards.

Workforce Solutions (WIOA) Eligible

Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other financial assistance and support from Workforce Solutions. See, call (432) 367-1449 (option 5), or open the flyer for information on the services they provide in partnership with Midland College. The Workforce Solutions office is located on Midland College's main campus, in room 138 of the Technology Center (TC) Building. Note: Students receiving federal and state financial aid are not eligible for WIOA assistance.

Program Details

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Midland College Automation Technology program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree designed to equip students with the comprehensive skills required in the field of automation technology. Our curriculum covers a wide range of topics essential for success in this dynamic industry.

Students will gain in-depth knowledge of electronics, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, communication systems, PIDs (Proportional – Integral – Derivative) controllers, and electrical diagrams. Understanding these concepts is crucial for troubleshooting, maintaining, and optimizing automated systems effectively.

In addition to theoretical knowledge, our program emphasizes hands-on training and practical experience. Students will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art automation equipment in laboratory settings, allowing them to develop the necessary skills and confidence to excel in real-world scenarios.

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Department Chair

Erick Gutierrez
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Cogdell Learning Center
Cogdell Technical Building, Room
(432) 686-4917



Automation Faculty Contact Information

Division Office

Applied Technology

Marie Hall Academic Building
Room 176
(432) 685-4676
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