Additional information available on the Robotics & Automation Technology Department website.
Recommended basic skills courses are
- College Reading & Writing Literacy
- College Quantitative Literacy
This Associate degree program in Robotics and Automation is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level technician careers in the robotics and automation field. Graduates become qualifies to work in electronic automation and in control systems environments. Students in this program focus on the principles behind robotic and automation technology. Classroom instruction focuses on principles of robotics, design, programming, operation of robotic systems, and robotics system maintenance. Automation systems include topics such as Programmable Logic Controllers, Sensors and Transducers and Fundamentals of DC/AC. Other classes focus on robotic language control, system repair, and robot computer systems, and design. A lab course is a mandatory component of this robotics degrees program, allowing students to work one-on-one with various types of robots and automation systems. To maximize student success in this program student are taught basic electronics and electronics assembly as well as other core course titles that include:
- Electro mechanics
- Electrical theory DC/AC
- Electrical circuits and wiring
- Computer aided design
- Robotic systems and design
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
- Industrial Ethernet and Fiber Optic LANS
- Digital Devices
- Computer Aided Drafting 2D
Students who want to focus on a specific area of Robotics and Automation are encouraged to meet with the program faculty as there are options for electives and Certificate programs.
Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Robotics and Automation Systems Technology degree program, students should be able to:
- Follow safety policies and/or procedures according to industry standards
- Perform troubleshooting techniques
- Interpret, analyze, and evaluate technical material
- Apply understanding of electrical circuits in DC and AC circuits
- Program a robot to perform a variety of tasks