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Automated Manufacturing Technician Certificate

The Automated Manufacturing Technician Certificate is offered at LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

Men and women working as Field Service, Petroleum Field Service and Automated Manufacturing Technicians complete highly technical tasks that require advanced training and knowledge. Due to the advancements in electro-mechanical systems, interdisciplinary fields are rapidly developing to address the design, operation and maintenance of products and systems that require a working knowledge of both mechanical and electronic components.

A field service technician installs and maintains oil field service equipment, instrumentation, controls, and electro-mechanical systems. After completing the Field Service technician certificate, a student can choose to enter one of two certificate/degree tracks.

The Petroleum Field Service Technician certificate and degree prepares a student for entry into the Upstream Development side of the Oil and Gas industry with an emphasis in drilling and the supporting systems needed for the completion of Oil and Gas wells. The Automated Manufacturing Technician Certificate and degree prepares a student to enter the industrial automation industry with an emphasis in robotics, programmable logic controls and automatic electromechanical systems.

A fast track program is also available with the Oil Field Service Technician MSA (Marketable Skills Award) that allows students to enter the workforce in as little as one semester. It provides training in Hydraulics/Pneumatics, DC/AC Circuits and Petroleum Instrumentation. This certificate prepares a student to enter the industry as a technician in support of electro-mechanical, petroleum and manufacturing technologies.

Program Plan

First Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits OR 4
CETT 1402 Electricity Principles  
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Math  
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading & Sketching 3
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
PTRT 1191 Special Topics-Petroleum Technology 1
IEIR 1310 Motor Controls 3
INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives 3
RBTC 1401 Programmable Controllers 4
OSHT 1316 Material Handling 3
INTC 1341 Principles of Automatic Control 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:


Second Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1401 Intro to Computers 4
KINE   Any physical activity course 1
Elective   Technical 3
Elective   Technical 3
POFI 1270 Field Reports and Data Transfer 2
Elective   Technical 3
Elective   Technical 3
Elective   Technical 4
SPCH 1311 Intro to Speech Communication 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Year:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Engineering Technician AAS :


  1. Students must choose all technical electives from either track A-Automated Manufacturing Technician or track B-Petroleum Field Service Technician listed below.

Technical Tracks

Choose only one Technical Track A or B:

Track A-Automated Manufacturing Technician (C2_AMT2)

  • MCHN 1319, ELMT 2341, RBTC 1305, INMT 1417
  • Capstone course: INMT 2388

Track B-Petroleum Field Service Technician (C2_PFT2)

  • PTRT 1301, PTRT 1391, PTRT 1312, PTRT 1424
  • Capstone course: PTRT 2380
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