Students enrolled in the Automation and Robotics program will utilize industry standard tools, manufacturing equipment, and procedures for entry-level technicians. Students will design, build, test, and troubleshoot automated technology, which is directly tied to industrial processes. The program offers students the opportunity to apply hands-on learning to prepare them to meet industry needs in their respective fields. Students of the Automation Technology program have the opportunity to practice safety measures, industrial controls, mechanical, fluid power systems, robotics, refrigeration, electronics, instrumentation-process control, communications, programmable logic controllers, building automation, plumbing, solar panels, solar thermal water systems, and other forms of alternative energy.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 900 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Digital Book Access Fee: $589
  • Scrubs/Uniform: $5
  • Supplies/Tools/Equipment: $15
Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

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Automation and Robotics
Classroom Hours

8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

4:30pm – 9pm


8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

4:30pm – 9pm


8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

4:30pm – 9pm


8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

4:30pm – 9pm


8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • ADULT STUDENTS: Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must be at least 16 years of age AND be in 11th or 12th grade
  • Complete program placement assessments as noted below.

Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)

  • Electronics 1
  • Electronics 2

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Automation and Robotics program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Utah Tech University
Weber State University


92%Placement Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT Dale Lake
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
  • FT Dale Rappelye
  • Robotics Automation Systems Technology Certificate (from UVU)
  • Associate's Degree from College of the Sequolas
  • 801-593-2383
  • FT Ryan McDaniel
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • 801-593-2034
  • FT Stacy Hatch
  • Certificate from Ogden-Weber Applied Technology
  • 801-593-2433
  • PT Allen Miller
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Dane Leifson
  • Master's Degree from Weber State University
  • PT Darin Beardall
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
  • PT David Caulford
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
  • PT Gary Smith
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • High School Diploma from
  • PT Jacob Johnson
  • Bachelor's Degree from Weber State University
  • PT Jennifer Hobson
  • PT Jeremy Smith
  • Certificate from Bridgerland Technical College
  • PT Kael Harris
  • Master's Degree from Weber State University
  • PT Madysen Tullis
  • PT Melvin Robinson
  • Master's Degree from Brigham Young University
  • PT Racheal Urban
  • Master's Degree from Mississippi State University
  • PT Robert Hawkes
  • Bachelor's degree from Utah State University
  • PT Stewart Girres
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.