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Robotics Certificate

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If you seek a hands-on career in the high-tech industry, and quick entry into the job market, consider a certificate as a Certified Robotics Technician. Our program prepares you to be an effective, interdisciplinary problem solver. You will learn to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering used in automated manufacturing, and distribution. You will become efficient at controlling a robotic device to sort, stack, assemble, paint and perform other automated functions.

Program Overview

The Robotics program supplies local industries with knowledgeable robotic technicians who can operate, maintain, and perform preventative and routine maintenance on various robotic devices. The program is designed to prepare workers to pass the Kuka Robotics Technology certification exam.

Students will gain understanding of the technology utilized in modern distribution and processing industries. Hands-on laboratories, in areas such as electricity and electronics, mechanics, fluid power, and the basics of programmable logic controllers will assure the students are "work ready". This program will give students a skill set that paves the way for a continuation into the Mechatronics A.A.S. program to become a certified technician.

Career Opportunities

Robotics Technicians are in high-demand around the globe, earning an average of $16 – $20 per hour, depending on their geographic region. Prospective employers in the region include: EcoLab, Quad Graphics, Monoflo, O'Sullivan, New World Pasta and other firms in West Virginia, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania.

Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Robotics

General Education Core 6
Technical Core 24
Total Credit Hours Required 30

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