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The Robotics & Automation program gives students the opportunity to learn about 3D design and manufacturing, applied physics and precision measuring, drafting and computer-aided design, digital electronics and circuits, and more.

Robotics & Automation Courses

When you take our automation and robotics courses training, you’ll be learning on real equipment that’s used in the industry. You’ll get to work on machinery that’s used by professionals today, and after you finish automation training courses, you’ll be ready to apply for entry-level work in the robotics field.1

What can you expect from our automation and robotics technician course catalog? Get an idea of the robotics and automation course curriculum.

Robotics & Automation Program Overview

Our Robotics & Automation Technician program takes about a year and a half or less to complete. It&rsquos designed to teach students the essential skills they need to prepare for entry-level careers in the robotics and automation field.

The program curriculum was created based on entry-level positions in robotics and automation throughout the United States. Instructors have real-world experience in the field and are available to help students.

Graduates may choose to pursue robotics and automation industry certifications after completing the program and obtaining employment. These certifications may have additional requirements other than completing a training program.

Robotics & Industrial Automation Training Courses Overview

Our Robotics & Automation program covers computer technology, electricity, industrial robotics and other topics that prepare students for entry-level careers in the field. Students enrolled in the program will take robotics and automation technician courses like the following (course titles and descriptions are subject to change):

Applied Physics and Precision Measuring

This course covers the proper interpretation and use of precision measuring devices, including calipers, depth gauges, micrometers, dial indicators and thread pitch gauges. Students learn why precision measuring devices matter, and the course covers physics concepts, calculations, tools and techniques.

Computer-Aided Design

This course covers 2D and 3D tooling in a variety of computer-aided design (CAD) software applications for design and drafting. Students work with a variety of technical tooling to design blueprint layouts, replicate components and create models for application.

C Programming

In this course, students learn about C/C++ programming and its practical applications in areas like systems operations and microcontrollers. Students practice their knowledge by building, programming, designing and troubleshooting various projects.

DC and AC Electricity

This course teaches students about direct current (DC) electrical applications and theory. Students learn about electrical circuit schematics and diagrams, including storage and charging functions. The course also covers electrical fundamentals and motor and generator maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and operations.

Industrial Networking

The industrial networking course teaches students the basics of industrial networking, including applications related to industrial automation. Students develop their knowledge of physical components like bridges, routers, switches, cabling, hubs and other devices. The course also covers subjects like LAN, WAN, encryption, wireless communication, network operating systems and industrial network protocols.

Industrial Robotics

In this coursework, students learn basic programming methods, maintenance and safety involved with industrial robots. Students complete lab projects and testing that demonstrate skills and knowledge concerning robotic systems and the basic tools needed to integrate them.

Manufacturing Systems and Technology

In this course, students learn about various areas of manufacturing technologies, theory and processes. The course covers lean manufacturing principles, automation types, basic computer functions, 3D printer calibration, basic troubleshooting and prototyping with computer-aided design.

Programmable Logic Controllers

This course teaches students how to use programming in manufacturing, automation and other practical applications. Students complete lab projects that involve programming for operational functions.

Troubleshooting

Students learn how to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems, including how to use electronic, electrical, mechanical and physical corrections for various types of controllers, programs, industrial networks and electrical mechanical systems.

In the Robotics & Automation program, students learn all these skills and more in true-to-life situations, using real equipment. Supportive instructors are there to assist along the way.

Robotics & Automation Training Courses Help Prepare You for the Future

Technology is constantly evolving, and that includes tech found in automation and robotics industries. Students enrolled in our Robotics and Automation program will gain the knowledge required to use current technology, methods and theories. Our curriculum evolves along with technology, which means you’ll be prepared to pursue entry-level positions upon graduation.

We have relationships with industry leaders who help create coursework that’s relevant to today’s industries.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Does robotics require math?

    Robotics does require some basic math skills. Our program teaches the mathematics used in formulas, imperial systems, metric systems, conversions and other relevant areas.

  • What courses should I take to study robotics?

    The courses in our Robotics and Automation program cover topics including manufacturing systems and technology, math, OSHA, first aid, applied physics and precision measuring, DC and AC basic electricity, instrumentation, controls, basic and advanced electro-mechanical devices, industrial networking, advanced electrical theory, C programming, digital electronics and circuits, programmable logic controllers, basic and advanced industrial robotics, advanced troubleshooting and control systems, drafting and computer-aided design, critical thinking and communication, design and imaging, and hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical systems.

  • Is robotics a good career?

    The answer depends on what your career goals are. If you enjoy using computers and technology, are seeking a hands-on career and have a passion for solving problems and designing innovative solutions, you might be interested in pursuing a robotics career.

  • How long does it take to become a robotics technician?

    You can complete training to apply for entry-level automation and robotics technician jobs in about a year and a half or less.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD A ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION CAREER PATH

If the coursework described here sounds interesting and you want to learn more about robotics and automation technician career paths, contact us about the Robotics & Automation program. Call 800-834-7308 or click the button below to contact us online, and we’ll be in touch.