Factory Automation and Robotics

Award: Career Studies

Purpose: The Factory Automation and Robotics Career Studies Certificate is designed for persons who are seeking employment in an automated production environment. Persons that would benefit from this program include, but are not limited to those who are seeking initial employment, those currently employed seeking advancement, those wanting to improve or update their skill set and those seeking a career change. The curriculum provides an understanding of the common elements that comprise a modern automated production system.

Occupational Objectives: The Career Studies Certificate in Factory Automation and Robotics is designed to prepare participants to enter into the field as a factory equipment operator or technician.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements of the College, entry into this program requires a basic level of computer proficiency and one unit of college preparatory high school Algebra. Strengths and weaknesses can be determined by an appropriate placement test as recommended by your counselor. You may correct any deficiencies though the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Requirements: To receive the Career Studies Certificate in Factory Automation and Robotics, you must complete 17 credits of the courses listed below.

Course Sequence

IND 195 Intro to Automation and Robotics 2 credits
ELE 115 Basic Electricity 3 credits
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics 3 credits
INS 121 Intro to Measurement and Control 3 credits
ELE 143 Programmable Controllers I 3 credits
ETR 286 Principles and Applications of Robotics 2 credits
IND 199 Supervised Study 2 credits
  Total Minimum Credits 18 credits

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Factory Automation and Robotics Career Studies Certificate will:

  1. Demonstrate how modern manufacturers use people, technologies and materials to make highly engineered products at a competitive cost.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate technical concepts and ideas effectively.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic automation and robotics used by manufacturers in the production of products.
  4. Demonstrate the operation or maintenance of at least one type of automated production equipment or component.

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