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Robotics/Automation is a 21-month (seven-term) program, which includes the nine-month (three-term) Electronic Technician diploma program, plus four terms (12 months) of additional concentration in the major. This program prepares graduates to troubleshoot and repair industrial robots and integrated manufacturing work cells as used in industry. Approximately 45 percent of the training is received through actual problem solving in industrial labs. Hands-on laboratory activities are emphasized as an integral part of the program. Students learn to program automated equipment such as robots and programmable logic controllers. Teamwork, effective communication, and documentation skills are also emphasized. Graduates are employed in industry as field service engineers, control technicians, programmers, application engineers, and electrical maintenance technicians.
Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program is a certified training and education site for Fanuc robotics material handling program software. Upon meeting all the requirements, students can also earn a certificate for Fanuc Handling Tool Operation and Programming. This major may be entered at the beginning of the Fall or Spring terms.