Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Advanced Manufacturing Technology?

  • The skills of the future are in demand today—ride the wave to in-demand job opportunities and a great salary.
  • The perfect career for those interested in cutting-edge technologies and automation.
  • Be a critical driver of new technologies to optimize manufacturing processes.
Industry 4.0 is here. What does a high-tech manufacturing career look like? Advanced manufacturing technology combines smart automation, robotics, and IT cyber security, and networking to maximize efficiency in manufacturing and industrial production.

Program Locations

AMETA™ Center
5000 Coye Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

What You'll Learn

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program combines foundational coursework in the areas of electromechanical and automation systems with advanced coursework in Industry 4.0 concepts and quality manufacturing. Students gain hands-on experience with tools and equipment used in the field. 

In this program you’ll learn to operate and program robotics, troubleshoot computer networks, and interface digital logic circuits. You’ll set up, make, and maintain automated systems, such as machines interacting with machines and machines making decisions (AI). You’ll also use sensors within the system to map, explore, and execute a variety of tasks, such as deliver, pick up, and sort. 


  • Identify appropriate automation and smart technology and implement them into manufacturing processes.
  • Install, operate, and optimize automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Use networking capabilities and smart sensor technology to gather data.
  • Integrate automation, electrical, and mechanical systems and devices.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,809.29
  • Books: $2,500.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $12,309.29

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications  4
  10801136 English Composition 1  3
  10605105 Electrical Circuits I  3
  10462106 Mechanical Power Transmission 3
  10605117 Automation 1 - Beginning PLC  3
  Term Total   16 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10801198 Speech  3
  10664120 Intro to Industrial Internet of Things 2
  10623114 Intro to Inventor 1
  10605118 Automation 2 - Advanced PLC 3
  10462133 Electric Controls for Industrial Automation 3
  10664110 Intro to Mechatronics 2
  Term Total   14 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10809198 Introduction to Psychology  3
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology  3
  10664115 Engineering Drawings 2
  10605119 Automation 3 - HMI's & Robotics 2
  10623112 Manufacturing Practices 2
  10664121 Vision and Smart Sensors 2
  10664104 Industrial Control Systems Applications 2
  10605145 Industrial Networking 2
  Term Total   16 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10809195 Economics  3
  10804196 Trigonometry with Applications 3
  10664123 Advanced Industrial Robotics 2
  10462120 Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3
  10664124 Integrated Systems Capstone 3
  10196189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
  Term Total   17 Credits
  Program Total   63 Credits



  • Automation Technician
  • Control Systems Technician
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Automation Engineering Technician


High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

"My degree from Mid-State and the encouragement I received from my teachers gave me the skills and confidence to move forward in my life and excel in my career."


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Pathway