Purdue Engineering Technology


Automation Program Flyer
 2-4 Semesters

STEM-Engineering Technology
STEM-Automation Technology                                                                           
Pathway Title  Purdue Engineering Technology Automation Technology Careers
High School Courses  Advanced CTE
College Credit Semester I & II
 Automation and Robotics I & 11
College Credits  Purdue Engineering Technology college credits (13 credits)  Ivy Tech college credits
Industry Certifications  FANUC Robot - Operator I FANUC Robot - Operator I
Internships and Work Experiences  1st Year - Job Shadowing

2nd Year - 30-week Internship with Magna or Mursix
 1st Year - Job Shadowing

2nd Year - 30-week Internship with Magna or Mursix

  • The opportunities for a successful and rewarding career are endless in the areas of robotics, automation, engineering, design, and innovation. Companies are looking to employ individuals with knowledge and skills ready to work in this field, but they also support individuals who want to continue to learn and advance in this career field by offering college tuition-reimbursement programs.
  • Indiana manufacturing companies reported serious to moderate shortages of qualified workers in 2019. The most critical shortages were for skilled (62%) and unskilled (31%) production workers. Forty-five percent also reported moderate shortages for production support personnel as well as scientists and design engineers. 
  • These two new programs will be taught by a Purdue University instructor  through a joint-partnership between Purdue, Ivy Tech-Muncie Campus, and Muncie Community Schools. 
  • Students will learn through direct instruction, project-based and problem-based learning, and through work-based learning experiences with Magna Powertrain and Mursix Corporation.
  • The first-year course will be a one-hour course offered at Muncie Central High School; the second-year course will be a three-credit hour course that includes internship days at Magna or Mursix with alternating classroom/lab instruction at Madjax, Muncie Central, and the company worksite. 

What career options will this program prepare me to pursue? 
Machine Operator   MACC Graduate $32,950 
Quality Control Inspector  MACC Graduate $34,460 
Occupational Health & Safety Technician  MACC Graduate $47,440 
Industrial Engineering Technician   Community College  $50,980 
Electro-mechanical Technician   Community College  $51,820 
Industrial Production Manager  4-year College  $89,190