Industrial Automation

Career & Technical Certificate

Modes of Instruction

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Many people think of automation as labor saving technology. But while automation takes over some jobs that humans used to engage in, the industry itself has created a number of new job opportunities for those trained in computer, automation and robotics to meet the requirements of today’s high technology workplace. Many of the jobs relocating to this country are due to the automation of robotics, and technicians are needed for this area.

Kaskaskia College’s Industrial Automation certificate will focus on automating industrial mechatronics, which is a combination of mechanical and electronic systems. This program covers the use of computers in commercial and industrial automation including robotics, industrial computers such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).

Industrial Automation also includes the networking of these systems, much like the computer networking we use every day. KC's instructors have extensive experience, so that your learning in the classroom reflects skills that are needed in the industry. With the growth in technology, computers, automation, and robotics, the field is always expanding.


Program Details


Industrial Technology Faculty

Lyle Gross

Lyle Gross

Associate Professor Industrial Technology/Wiring

Contact Us

Lyle Gross

Associate Professor Industrial Technology/Wiring

Phone  |  618-545-3404

Location  |  Centralia

Office  |  Crisp Technology Center, CRP 128


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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