Higher Technician
for Automation and Packaging

Edition 2015-2017 Rif PA 2015-4165/RER
Edition 2016-2018 Rif PA 2016-5633/RER
Edition 2017-2019 Rif PA 2017-7215/RER

Higher Technician
for Automation and Packaging

Edition 2015-2017 Rif PA 2015-4165/RER
Edition 2016-2018 Rif PA 2016-5633/RER
Edition 2017-2019 Rif PA 2017-7215/RER


Nowadays automatic machines are complex mechatronic systems which require highly specialized personnel, able to intervene in a responsible manner and manage aspects and issues connected to both mechanical and electrical components as well as the control software.


Thanks to the highly specialized training which is both theoretical and applicative which ensures strong integration of the different competences required, the Higher Technician for Automation and Packaging is able to operate in the ambit of mechanical assembly, electric cabling and final testing, but also to contribute to the design of mechanical parts, electrical panels and software for the control of the machine.


  • Mechanical assembly
  • Electrical assembly
  • Mechanical final tester
  • Electrical final tester
  • Designer/drawer in the technical office
  • Electromechanical assembly
  • Assembly abroad
  • Final tester of control software

    ITS MAKER Foundation:
    Bologna site

    Via S. Bassanelli 9/11 - 40129
    +39 051 4151911


    2.000 hours, 800 of which involve didactic work experience in a company.


    The course offers the possibility to do an internship abroad either as a curricular activity or as an extracurricular activity (during summer holidays and outside training course hours)

    Percentage of students who have successfully completed ITS MAKER courses and are currently employed in companies in relevant sectors, with roles that are coherent with the course profile.


    • the two-year training course is designed for 22 students with a secondary school diploma preferably of a technical or scientific nature.
    • It is divided in four semesters for a total of 2000 hours, 800 of which involve didactic internship/project work in leading packaging companies in the Bologna area.
    • Classes are held every day from Mondays to Fridays
    • Preliminary extracurricular re-alignment courses in mechanics, electronics and English are organized taking into account the initial knowledge of participants admitted
    • Attendance is compulsory with a minimum participation of 80% of the total hours
    • The course is free of charge, apart from a 200 Euro admission fee
    • The course is heavily oriented to the “know-how” culture, to work and professional development
    • The focus is on a pratical, laboratory teaching methodology alternated with theoretical lessons in the classroom and in companies, practical tasks and group work in laboratories with specialist software.
    • Company visits and trips to the most important automation trade fairs in Italy are included.


    The majority of teaching is entrusted to professionals from the world of work. Experts from the sector and specialized company technicians constitute 75% of the faculty of the ITS Course in Bologna.


    Students who pass the final exam are issued with a Higher Level Technician diploma indicating the technological area of the national reference figure ( V level EQV) Higher Level Technician in Automation and Mechatronics systems

    The diploma allows access to public selection processes and represents the equivalent of the practicing period required to sit the state exams to be recognized within the Industrial Technician profession

    In addition the EUROPASS certificate is issued in Italian and English language


    The ITS MAKER Foundation welcomes canditatures of teachers who would like to come forward on the basis of the call for trainers for the four sites of Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia and Fornovo (PR).
    Teachers must have matured in the subjects relating to the course they are interested in at least:

    • Five years of experience, if from the working world,
    • Three years of teaching experience, if from the world of School, University and Professional Training