Information on the alignment requirements for the Automation Engineer Technology Program

CIP Code: 15.0406
CIP Name: Automation Engineer Technology
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, installing, calibrating, modifying and maintaining automated systems. Includes instruction in computer systems; electronics and instrumentation; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); electric, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems; actuator and sensor systems; process control; robotics; applications to specific industrial tasks; and report preparation.

Approval Status

The Automation Engineer Technology alignment was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on May 15, 2014.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment.

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation

The state Business and Industry committee endorsed the International Society of Automation (ISA) credential, Control Systems Technician (CST), upon completion of a Certificate C and/or AAS degree. 

Alignment Map

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Common Courses: (16 credit hours) 
Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

AC/DC Circuits 4 credit hours (pdf)
Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) 3 credit hours (pdf)
Industrial Fluid Power 3 credit hours (pdf)
Actuator & Sensor Systems 3 credit hours (pdf)
Industrial Robotics 3 credit hours (pdf)

Support Courses: (up to 3 credit hours) 
Institutions may utilize existing like courses which adhere to the agreed upon course lengths and competencies.

OSHA 10 or 30 1 to 3 credit hours

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.