Program Success Elements

  • Acquire high-demand Industry 4.0 career skills in as little as 2 months.
  • Receive an Shasta College Automation Technician Career Certificate.
  • Receive individualized instructional support and career coaching throughout your training.
  • Learn actively, by doing rather than by listening to lengthy lectures.
  • Never miss training sessions because of family and work responsibilities.
  • Get a great job when you graduate, or maybe even before.

Acquire Industry 4.0 Skills That Employers Are Looking For.

Automation is taking over manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, banking, retail, logistics, and many other areas by storm. Along with it comes an opportunity to join this new environment and the rewards that it offers.

This Automation Technician career training program provides you Industry 4.0 automation-related hard and soft skills that employers are looking for in new employees.

In 160 hands-on hours, you’ll master hard skills that include workplace math, working with data, machine programming (and Introduction to CNC, Introduction to CAD, and blueprint reading, as electives); they are the hard skills that employers want new hires to have.

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

Upon completing the program, you will have shown that you are able to learn and apply new knowledge that your new job will require and you will have acquired the hard and soft skills needed to be a very effective Automation Technician. You will also be ready to pass widely industry-recognized certifications including the ACT Workkeys NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) and TOSA.

When you graduate from this training, employers who have queued up will be wanting to interview you.

NCLab's Training Is Transformational.

NCLab's training doesn’t consist of a set of lengthy lectures followed by unassisted work assignments, as is the case with other online training programs.

Instead, NCLab's proprietary Artificial Intelligence-based training platform delivers you bite-sized knowledge that is immediately followed by assisted hands-on mini projects, during which it watches your every step, grading your work in real-time, and helping you with contextual information, hints, and templates, as needed.

To ensure your success, you’ll be provided an assessment before you enroll to confirm that this program is right for you and, once you enroll, you'll be assigned career coaching and instructional support personnel who will:

  • Meet with you weekly to review your progress;
  • Teach you soft skills that you will use throughout your career;
  • Be available to you, as needed, throughout your training.

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


Frequently Asked Questions

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

There is a huge need for employees with Industry 4.0 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.

Who is this training for?

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, independent of your level of formal education. While other training programs expect individuals to have a strong math background, prior programming experience, and/or a certain level of formal education, NCLab training programs incorporate foundational training for you if you need to start there, at no extra cost.

We have a powerful free pre-enrollment self-assessment that lets you see for yourself whether you are a natural to acquire Industry 4.0 automation-related hard and soft skills using this career training program. Click Here to learn more about the self-assessment.

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 as an Automation Technician. You’ll have in hand a Shasta CollegeAutomation Technician Career Certificate. You'll also be fully prepared to pass widely recognized certifications, including ACT's Workkeys NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) and TOSA, and employers who have queued up will be wanting to interview you.

What happens if my job or family responsibilities interfere with my training?

Because the training is self-paced, the only effect that responsibilities will have is that they will extend the time it'll require you to complete your training but you'll never miss training sessions because of family and work responsibilities.

What kind of support will I receive?

At NCLab, you will receive more personal attention than with any other training provider. You won't be working at home alone after the in-person or video lecture has ended. It's your journey, but we will walk together.

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.

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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.

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