Automation and Production Technology Program / Course

Preparing highly skilled workers to meet the challenges of the 21st century.


The Automation and Production program prepares individuals with technical skill proficiency, reasoning, and problem solving along with occupation-specific skills. The skills include but are not limited to certifications in 3d industrial design such as Solidworks Certified Associate, Solidworks Certified Professional and Solidworks Certified Expert. Computer numerical Control (CNC) certifications are available through MasterCam via the Mastercam Associate Programmer and the MasterCam Professional Certified Programmer.

Career Opportunities:

  • Industrial Designer
  • CNC Programmer
  • CNC Machine Operator
  • Production Worker

Employment Outlook:

Employment opportunities for individuals with Solidworks and Mastercam Certification is projected to grow 7% through the year 2024.



Starting wages are relative to experience and certification(s). Wages for industrial Designers and CNC Programmers start in the $12.00 – $17.00 per hour range.


Location and Hours:

  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 600 Hours)


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