- Commercial & Industrial Equipment Technician
- Electro-Mechanical Technician
- Installation, Maintenance & Repair Technician
- Planned – AMIST Certification (Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology)
- OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Program Entrance Recommendations:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Algebra I or Geometry
- Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Hand-eye coordination
- Mechanical aptitude
Robotics & Automation Technology
15 months, 1635 hours
The core curriculum includes two college level dual enrollment courses, MET 120 – Industrial Mechanical Systems and MET 130 – Industrial Electrical Systems.* In addition, students will earn an OSHA Safety certification as part of the Level 1 curriculum. This industry certification is highly recognized in the field and is portable. Some of the topics included in the Level 1 electrical systems curriculum include power supplies, switches, resistors, capacitors, inductors, motors, transformers, solenoids, lights, fuses, circuit breakers and rheostats. Students will combine motor, electro-pneumatic, and electro-hydraulic control components with relays, timers and counters to create logic and sequential control circuits and develop elementary ladder diagrams. Finally, students will install, test and troubleshoot electrical and electronic components and systems. On the mechanical systems side of the curriculum, students will calculate speed, torque, power, pitch, ratio and mechanical efficiency. Also, students will install, maintain and troubleshoot V-belt drive systems, chain drive systems and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
The Level 2 and Level 3 curriculum will provide more in-depth instruction in robotics and automation. Students will complete coursework related to the following topics: DC Circuits, Single Phase Transformers, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Basic Mechanical Power, Electrical Motors and Controls, Programmable Logic Controls, and Robotics.
The Robotics and Automation Technology program gives students the opportunity to work with “smart machines”– robots. The combination of high speed computers and artificial intelligence software has advanced the field of robotics to produce a need for engineering technicians with a broad range of advanced technical skills. This field continues to evolve creating an increasing demand for “smart human”– engineers, engineering technicians, electronic designers and robotic installation, maintenance and repair.
* Adult students do not earn college credits for MET 120 & MET 130.