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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.
Median Advanced Automation & Robotics Technology Salary in Indiana
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Annual Advanced Automation & Robotics Technology Salary Range
$46,864 - $74,015
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

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.

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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.

Next Level Jobs

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You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships  in place.

Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Ivy Tech Community College has several AART industry partners that provide graduates possible careers upon completion of their accreditation, this includes Aisin Drivetrain, Inc., Subaru of Indiana Automotive, INC. and Honda Manufacturing. Graduates of the AART program will be able to work as an automated equipment technician in almost any industry.



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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. You can also learn more about MSSC Certified Production Technician certifications

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


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)

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

Completion Guide

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Applied Science - Advanced Automation and Robotics

Program Locations

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