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Studying Controls Technology at Weber State

Weber State’s controls technology program allows students who are completing or have completed the industrial automation technician certification from local applied technology college programs to earn their associate’s degree.

Controls Technology Highlights

Along with your Weber State coursework, you can choose an industrial automation maintenance technician certification program from one of the following colleges:

  • Bridgerland Applied Technology College
  • Davis Applied Technology College
  • Ogden-Weber Applied Technical College

If you’ve already completed your IAMT certification from an approved college, you can easily transfer to Weber State with 25 credit hours toward your Associate of Applied Science.

Beyond the Classroom

As a controls technology student, you can join a variety of student organizations, including the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to interact with students who have similar interests.

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

Weber State’s controls technology program prepares you to work as a controls technician in automated manufacturing facilities. The curriculum includes:

  • Digital systems
  • AC and DC circuits
  • Power and motors
  • Industrial controls
  • Process automation

What You CAN DO After Weber

With your degree, you can work as an automation and controls technician responsible for the installation, maintenance and support of highly automated manufacturing equipment for a variety of companies, both local and outside of Utah. If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective


It is exciting to interact with students who use technologies in real-world applications. This program provides a pathway for students to build on prior education and industrial experience, qualifying them for advanced technical positions.

Julanne McCulley