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College Catalog: Science, Technology, and Computing: Principles of Robotics

Program: Principles of Robotics
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-733-02
Length: 24 credit hours, 2 semesters
Program Head: Keisha Nichols

Purpose: This program provides a student with an entry level knowledge of robotics, programming, problem solving and the principles of technology.

Occupational Objectives: Upon completion of the Principles of Robotics Career Studies Certificate program, graduates possess the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment where automated control systems exist, as robot operators, as a robot technician, as a field service technician, or as a machine operator. This program is committed to preparing students to be successful in the workplace as leaders and members of a technical team.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Principles of Robotics Career Studies Certificate program, graduates will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and function of input/output assemblies, the central processor unit, the power supply, and programming device.
  • Create, design and troubleshoot a variety of robotic programs.
  • Utilize a variety of test instruments to measure voltage, resistance, fluid viscosity, mass, temperature, pressure, and density.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while solving technological problems.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admissions requirements established by the College.

Principles of Robotics Career Studies Certificate (221-733-02)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
Fall Semester
IND 160 Introduction to Robotics 2
MEC 140 Intro to Mechatronics 3
IND 165 Principles of Industrial Technology I 4
IND 166 Principles of Industrial Technology II 4
Total Semester Credits 13
Spring Semester
ETR 286 Principles & Application of Robotics 3
IND 265 Principles of Industrial Technology III 4
IND 266 Principles of Industrial Technology IV 4
Total Semester Credits 11
Total Program Credits 24