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College Catalog: Science, Technology, and Computing: Industrial Automation and Robotics

Program: Industrial Automation and Robotics
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-733-03
Length: 28 credit hours, 2 semesters
Lead Faculty: Keisha Nichols

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.

Purpose: This program is designed to provide students with basic Machine Language programming skills, problem solving skills, and troubleshooting techniques used in various industrial and robotic technological fields. This program is committed to preparing students to be successful in the automated workplace as members of a technical team.

Occupational Objectives:  Upon completion of the Robotics Certificate Program graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for entry into the fields of industrial automation, robot operators, robotic service technicians, robotic consultants and robotic engineers.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Robotics 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 equipment to measure voltage, current, resistance and power.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math to solve technological problems.

Admission Requirements: General admission to the college is required.

Program Requirements: The curriculum in Robotics combines instruction in the areas required for competence as an entry level employee in industry, government, and other organizations. Candidates for the Robotics Career Studies Certificate must successfully complete all required courses and earn a minimum grade of “C” in all ELE, ETR, IND, and MEC courses.

Industrial Automation and Robotics (221-733-03)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
Fall Semester
ELE 150 AC and DC Circuit Fundamentals 3
IND 165 Principles of Industrial Technology I 4
IND 195 Intro to Automation 2
MEC 140 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
MTH 121 Fundamentals of Math 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Spring Semester
ELE 239 Programmable Logic Controls 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing 3
ETR 286 Principles and Application of Robotics 3
IND 166 Principles of Industrial Technology II 4
Total Semester Credits 13
Total Program Credits 28