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Get trained in our Robotics & Automation program, which is coming soon pending regulatory approvals to the Universal Technical Institute campus in Lisle, Illinois! Being a robotics and automation technician means using robots to help automate tasks, as well as working alongside engineers to integrate, maintain, and troubleshoot robotic work cells and automated systems.
Interested in robotics and automation? With our program, you could prepare for a career in an exciting field in just 51 weeks.1
Because our courses are designed to build your knowledge from the ground up, no prior experience is needed for our Robotics & Automation Technician training program. Here are some of the courses students can take (course titles and descriptions are subject to change):
Students gain knowledge of technology used in the field of manufacturing. Students acquire an understanding of safety, automation processes, types and uses of industrial robots, machine tools, and various other equipment used within the field of automation. Students are evaluated based on their knowledge through testing and lab projects.
Students use obtained knowledge from prior course content to build their programming foundations to an industrial control level. Programming is explored in reference to industry-specific control applications like manufacturing and process control, along with additional practical applications. Students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by completing lab projects that are further developed for future applications in this program.
Students gain knowledge of industrial robotic systems, programming methods, safety and maintenance. Students explore robot operations, frame setup, program writing/execution/modification, robot integration and system troubleshooting. The programming of these robots is done hands-on with equipment that mirrors the industry, as well as with simulation software just like the kind used in the field.18 Students demonstrate operation, programming and troubleshooting of industrial robots and are evaluated based on their knowledge through testing and lab projects.
Students gain basic knowledge of computer-aided design software and mechanical drawings. This course covers 2D and 3D designs, symbols, lines, types of views, title block information, dimensioning, and tolerances. Students work with a variety of technical tooling practices to replicate components, create models for application and design drawing layouts based on drawing standards. Students bring these designs to life using additive manufacturing equipment, which they will work hands-on with to prepare both the file and equipment for printing. Software parameters and equipment settings are discussed and practiced as students test their abilities to meet specified criteria for design and editing.
Robotics and automation technician training can offer a number of career paths to pursueMost of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:77
With the bustling city of Chicago nearby, UTI Lisle can be a great place to train and work! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for robotics and automation technicians in Illinois was $89,250 in May 2021.59 This means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.
Photo from MIAT College of Technology campus. Program coming soon pending regulatory approvals to UTI Lisle.
Robotics and automation can be a good career for the right person! According to CareerExplorer, robotics and automation technicians rate their job satisfaction level at an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars. For those who embrace challenges and love computers and hands-on work, it can be a very good industry to pursue.
Robotics and automation technicians are often self-starters who have a passion for computers and technology, a love of problem-solving and hands-on work, and math skills.
The amount of time required to become a robotics and automation technician can vary depending on the school and training program you choose. With our Robotics & Automation Technician training program at UTI Lisle, you could complete training in just 51 weeks to pursue an entry-level career.
With Chicago just 27 miles away, UTI’s Lisle campus location offers plenty of entertainment while you train. Plus, you can find things to do right in Lisle with a beautiful downtown district, the Morton Arboretum, and the multimillion-dollar Benedictine University Sports Complex! And most importantly, the UTI campus in Lisle equips students with knowledge and hands-on experience to help prepare them for entry-level careers in the robotics and automation industry.1
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18) UTI now offers all of its automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training in a blended learning format consisting of online lecture courses along with in-person, hands-on lab training.
59) The Robotics & Automation program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as robotics & automation technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for graduates. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Graduates’ achievements vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as robotics & automation technicians, such as control systems technicians and maintenance technicians. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians (17-3024) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $43,670 to $52,960 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled robotics & automation technicians in North Carolina is $26.76 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages, Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $22.71 and $17.96, respectively.
77) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI prepares graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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