Program Success Elements

  • Acquire high-demand automation skills in as little as 2 months;
  • You're never left alone when doing work -- our AI-based teaching platform is there helping you at all times;
  • Receive individualized career coaching throughout your training;
  • Study anywhere, any time -- never miss training sessions because of family and work responsibilities;
  • Receive a Northwest Missouri State University Automation Technician Career Certificate;
  • Get a great job when you graduate, or maybe even before.


Automation is taking over manufacturing, healthcare, energy and utilities, financial services, warehousing and distribution, laboratories of all kinds, agriculture, and many other areas by storm. Along with it comes an opportunity to join this new work environment and the rewards that it offers.

This Automation Technician career training program provides you automation-related hard and soft skills that employers are looking for in new employees.

In 160 hands-on hours, you master hard skills that include Workplace Math, Data Handling, Machine Programming, Spatial Reasoning, (and Blueprint Reading, Introduction to CNC, Introduction to Electricity, Introduction to Hydraulics, and Introduction to Mechanics, as electives); they are the hard skills that employers want new hires to have.

You also learn soft skills that include problem solving, attention to detail, critical and logical thinking, perseverance, professional communication, time management, and adaptability that employers expect you to have.

When you graduate from this training, employers who have queued up in our Employer Recruitment Portal will be wanting to interview you.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much of a need is there for people with automation skills?

There is a huge need for employees with automation skills and employers are willing to pay for employees with those skills.

In manufacturing alone, the latest 2021 report by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte estimates that there will be 2.1 million jobs that will go unfilled over the next ten years because of the lack of automation-related skills in the labor force.

What happens when I complete my training?

Upon successful completion of the training, you’ll have the knowledge, practical experience, competency, and confidence to start your new career. You’ll have in hand a Northwest Missouri State UniversityAutomation Technician Career Certificate. Employers who have queued up in our Employer Recruitment Portal will be wanting to interview you. You'll also be fully prepared to pass widely recognized certifications, including ACT's Workkeys NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) and the TOSA Certificate.

I want to know more about this program -- what should I do?

Click the Details tab to see additional details about the program.

Click the Learn-By-Doing tab to learn how our training is done.

Click the Pricing tab to learn how the program is priced.

Click the Apply tab to learn about our admission process.

Finally, click the NCLab tab to learn about NCLab, the vocational training company behind this training program.

Is this Automation Technician Career Training right for me?

This Automation Technician career training program is for you, if you are wanting to have a better life and are willing to put in the effort to do the required work to get there.

If you'd like to determine whether you're a natural to become an Automation Technician using our learn-by-doing training, click on the video icon below to see how our AI-based teaching platform is at your side throughout our training, helping you with your assignments in realtime and providing you a feeling of accomplishment.

If you still have doubt about whether our training would work for you, click here to find out why close to 100% of our enrollees successfully graduate.

Finally, we have a powerful free assessment that lets you see for yourself whether you are a fit for this training program. Click Here to learn more about it.

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What Our Trainees Say About Us

This is how I like to learn

“This is how I like to learn, at my own pace. I like the bite-sized tutorials and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I complete the exercises that follow them.” M.J.

The program is great

“I cannot compliment enough any training that involves students actually working on the problems rather than just listening.” A. S.

Compliments to the NCLab team

“Please extend my compliments to the NCLab team if you can, and keep advocating for this type of learning, if at the very least as an option for people like me who learn well this way.” F. A.

I’m really enjoying this class

“The emphasis on working at your own pace removes the stress of a normal class, and I can work around my other classes. NCLab is much better than similar programs, such as DataCamp. Not only do I learn the material, I retain it. Each lesson uses all or most of the previous concepts, which provides additional practice and ensures that you don’t forget the previous material. This is one of the most enjoyable and informative programs I’ve taken.” N. L.

If you are wanting more than a job, this career training is for you.