Industrial Maintenance and Automation

Launching in 2024, Salina Tech’s Industrial Maintenance and Automation program is designed from the ground up with the needs of local manufacturing companies in mind. Major employers are increasingly turning to automated systems as part of their production process, and this program teaches the skills needed to set up, configure and maintain these complex systems.

Individual classes include Blueprint Reading, Fluid Power, Industrial Robotics and more.

Students have the option of pursuing a two-year technical certificate or taking a few additional general education classes and earning an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Length Program Cost Degree Earned Expected
9 Months $9,769 Technical Certificate $43,770-$69,190
Two Years $13,624 Associate Degree $43,770-$69,190


  • Operate machine tool equipment commonly found in industry including manual and computer controlled lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and cutting machines.

  • Manufacture parts from various materials in accordance with specifications from blueprints, electronic drawings, and shop sketches.

  • Solve quality problems using process planning, technical knowledge, teamwork, mathematics, and critical thinking.

  • Apply safety principles in a work environment to minimize hazards and prevent losses to productivity.

  • Demonstrate employability skills needed to obtain and retain employment in machine tool and related fields.


  • Machine Operator

  • Machinist

  • Tool & Die Maker

  • Tool Room Technician

  • Quality Control Professional

  • CNC Operator

  • Assembly Professional

  • CNC Programmer

  • Manufacturing Manager



Contact the Salina Tech admissions with any questions, admissions requirements, or to set up program shadowing or tours.