Certificate of Completion in Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology program is intended to be the capstone CCL leading to the AAS degree in Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology. Upon completion of this CCL the student will possess the skills necessary to be proficient in Robotics Operations and Programming and Automation System Integration. Additionally, this CCL is appropriate for industry personnel with background in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Automation to advance their skill level.


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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Academic Plan
Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology (CER)
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Program Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe and adhere to safety, health and environmental rules and regulations.
  2. Operate, monitor and interpret machine operation.
  3. Install, test, and troubleshoot DC and AC electric motors and power supplies.
  4. Program, install, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and related components.
  5. Measure current, voltage, resistance and interpret electrical control and power schematics.
  6. Perform machine maintenance, preventive maintenance, and predictive maintenance utilizing the correct selection and safe use of hand tools.
  7. Utilize dimensional measurement and hand tools to inspect, adjust, align and troubleshoot mechanical drives and power transmissions.
  8. Install, adjust, service and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic components and piping systems.
  9. Explain fundamental theories related to industrial robotics and demonstrate the operation of a robot program.
  10. Create, record and troubleshoot programs on a robotic material handling software and perform production setup.
  11. Install, test, operate and troubleshoot an AC variable frequency drive in an electric motor drive system.
  12. Demonstrate operation and troubleshooting techniques for starting, braking, and reversing electric motors and control systems.
  13. Interpret and identify components in process control system documentation.
  14. Calibrate, adjust and test proportional valves and transmitters in a process control system.
  15. Develop and apply effective control of an integrated automation system.
  16. Install, test, and troubleshoot sensors, vision systems, and electro-mechanical components in an integrated automation system.
  17. Use a hand-held scientific calculator to solve algebraic problems including English and metric system conversions.
  18. Solve geometry problems involving triangles, polygons and circles and trigonometric functions to solve practical problems.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AIT276Robotics Operations and Programming3
ATP100Introduction to Manufacturing and Programmable Logic Controllers3
ATP106Industrial Electrical Systems3
ATP111Mechanical Systems and Maintenance3
ATP115Fluid Power3
ATP190Industrial Robotics3
ATP201Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Systems3
ATP205Electric Motors and Controls3
ATP210Process Control3
ATP215Automation System Integration3
GTC/MIT/OSH106Industrial Safety2
GTC107Technical Mathematics I (3) OR
Satisfactory score on math placement test0-3
GTC108Technical Mathematics II3

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Full Award Details

First Term
2020 Fall
Final Term
2021 Summer
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Financial Aid Eligible?
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.