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Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology
Advanced Automation and Robotics is designed for students interested in great careers in a global marketplace with world-class companies. There is a huge shortage of skilled employees in manufacturing, and this degree will provide you with the skills needed to be successful in the modern manufacturing environment.

The Advanced Automation and Robotics (AART) program at Ivy Tech offers hands-on learning with modern equipment in classes taught by faculty who have spent their careers working in manufacturing.  Students will be able to troubleshoot automated manufacturing equipment like PLCs, robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and motors and controls.

For even more real-world experience, this degree offers the opportunity for a paid internship at local companies where students will work two days per week and attend class three days per week.  A few of the companies we partner with include Eli Lilly, Ingersoll Rand, Oerlicon, Alcoa, Amatrol, Dupont and Allison Transmission.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the AART program will be able to work as an automated equipment technician in almost any industry.  Students will earn several certifications that will make them even more valuable to employers including the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential, the OSHA Certification and the Siemens Level 1 certification.

Transfer Partners

Ivy Tech is a transfer partner for the Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology associate degree with Indiana State University. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.


Mechatronics Level I
(27 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Automation and Robotics Technology
(34 credit hours = 3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(75 credit hours = 6 semesters)

Gainful Employment Information

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Outcomes

Program Locations

The Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology program is offered at the above Ivy Tech campuses: