Program Entrance Recommendations:
Reading at grade level
Algebra I or Geometry
Problem solving/ troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Commercial & Industrial Equipment Technician
Installation, Maintenance & Repair Technician
Students will earn an OSHA Safety certification as part of the Level I curriculum. This industry certification is highly recognized in the field and is portable. Some of the topics in the Level I and Level II curricula include: DC and AC circuits, various electrical components including: power supplies, switches, resistors, capacitors, inductors, motors, transformers, solenoids, fuses, circuit breakers and rheostats. Students will combine electric motors, electropneumatic, and electro-hydraulic control components with relays, timers, and counters to create logic and sequential control circuits.
Students will construct and evaluate mechanical systems based on calculated speed, torque, power, pitch, ratios, and mechanical efficiencies. Also, students will install, maintain, and troubleshoot V-belt drive systems, chain drive systems, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. A variety of control systems are used to integrate the various electro-mechanical components to create functional operating systems.
The Level III curriculum will provide more in-depth instruction in robotics and automation. Students will complete coursework related to the following topics: pneumatics, hydraulics, basic mechanical power, electrical motors and controls, digital circuit, semiconductors, programmable logic controls, and robotics.
The Engineering Technologies Program integrates mechatronics, robotics, and electronics content to provide a robust foundation for students who are considering engineering, robotics, mechatronics, or automation as a career. This field continues to evolve creating an increasing demand for engineers, engineering technicians, electronic designers and robotic installation, maintenance and repair. The Engineering Technologies program prepares students for post-secondary education or immediate work in industry, based on the career aspirations of the individual student.
The Robotics and Automation Technology program provides students the opportunity to work with robotic and automation technologies. This field continues to evolve creating an increasing demand for engineers, engineering technicians, electronic designers and robotic installation, maintenance and repair.
Planned – AMIST Certification (Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology)
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):
Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student
College Advanced Credits
ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY
by Stephen L. Herman Year Published:
ISBN 13 # 978-1-111-53917-7
ISBN 10 #1-111-53917-0
Must Purchase Lab Manual New: $99.00 (Approx. Cost)
by Michael E. Brumbach and Jeffrey A. Clade Year Published:
ISBN 13 #978-1-133-13119-9
ISBN 10 #1-133-13119-0
Approximate Cost – New: $160.00 to Gently Used: $78.00